I found this book Thanks for Thanksgiving when I was creating a thanksgiving-themed lesson plan for a class assignment. I ended up buying it so that my partners and I could use it in our autism classroom for a lesson as well. It’s perfect for any student – typical or special ed, from prek-3. The illustrations are fantastic – so colorful and lively. The text is simple and easy to understand, but also points out a variety of things that you could be thankful for, besides your family. Overall, I love this book and I seriously recommend it to any early childhood or elementary teacher!
Here is a link to a thankful book that can be used to make (obviously) a personal book for each student to take home, as well as other group activities. The images can be used to make a chart or to do a brainstorm of things the students are thankful for prior to doing a writing activity or a craft such as a thankful turkey or wreath.