Do you Want a Free Thanksgiving Emergent Reader?


Use this free printable Thanksgiving emergent reader to teach gratitude in your classroom. The books are simple to assemble and feature simple sentences and pictures for young kids.  Print them today for your Thanksgiving theme literacy center.

Gratefulness Throughout the Year

Thanksgiving season is a great time to talk about gratitude with children.  I made this little Thanksgiving emergent reader and would love to share it with you.  The free printable emergent readers will be a great addition to your fall lessons and Thanksgiving-themed unit. They provide a simple way to discuss gratitude.  But, don’t just use the books in November.  You can use them year-round.

A printable I am Thankful book for kids

The Easy-to-Assemble Emergent Reader

I enjoy making all kinds of learning games and activities for kids.  I don’t mind spending time constructing activities that can be used over and over again. However, I never really enjoyed assembling emergent readers.   I just didn’t like all the copying, cutting, collating, and stapling.  That’s why I created these easier-to-assemble emergent readers.

Assemble the little Thanksgiving book with a stapler.

The little books print 4 per page.  To assemble you just need to print, place a set in a pile, staple the edges, and cut it into 4 separate readers. Check out the video below to see a quick tutorial. It will really help you if you are a visual learner

Perfect for Your Literacy Center

When you download the little book you will see that it includes a cover and 6 pages.  Print them all, or only print some.  The pages include simple, repetitive text…perfect for little learners.

A page from the Thanksgiving book - It says "I am thankful for my home?"

I also included a page without illustrations.  Kids can customize it with their own pictures and/or words.  You can even print multiple copies of this page and eliminate the other pages to let kids customize their entire book.  This could be a great keepsake for parents.

Kids can customize a page in the little Thanksgiving book.  This page says "I am thankful for...." and kids can draw a picture of something that they are thankful for, like a dog.

Download the Thanksgiving Emergent Reader

The little printable Thanksgiving emergent reader is a freebie in my TPT store. Click below to find it in my Thanksgiving resources at the store.

Thanksgiving Emergent Reader

Interested in more Thanksgiving-themed learning activities?  Check out these fun, interactive Thanksgiving theme activities from my store:

November fine motor activities
turkey name puzzles