Story Time

Thanksgiving/Food/Sharing
Submitted by: Judy Larson, Maud Marks
Audience
• Pre-school • Schoolage
Books
Stone Soup by:Marcia Brown
Three hungry soldiers find a clever way to feed an entire village.
Little Red Hen by:Byron Barton
This story shows an industrious little red hen and her three chicks planting seeds; harvesting, threshing and grinding wheat; and baking bread--while a lazy pig, duck and cat repeatedly refusing to lend a hand.
I Know an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Pie by:Allson Jackson
A hungry relative comes to Thanksgiving dinner with a pie which she eats entirety before she even gets in the house. She then has to swallow some cider to moisten the pie, the Thanksgiving pie, which was really too dry, /Perhaps she'll die." The story continues in this vein and ends in delightful way.
Songs
Notes
These three wonderful stories are perfect for audience participation. The repetitive text and themes of cooperation and sharing make for a great Thanksgiving storytime.