Thanksgiving & Turkey Talk…

‘Tis the season to be thankful and tackle some turkey trivia! Hopefully you will find some new facts to dazzle your family with at the dinner table… First read about different traditions at National Geographic Kids to see how your celebration compares:

One tradition in the article is the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. This is a favorite of mine for many different reasons. I remember always watching it while my mom and grandmother were preparing our family feast. Later, it was always on the television for my kids to watch while we adults prepared the meal. One year, we were so excited to tune in because my daughter and her high school pom squad were invited to perform in the parade! It’s always entertaining to watch the balloon handlers wrestle the giant sized Snoopy, Spiderman, or Kermit and guess what new character might make an appearance. A great book that we have tells about Tony Sarg who came up with the idea for these grand “Balloons Over Broadway” that make this a beloved holiday tradition:

Perhaps you would like to know more about turkeys or how they became a Thanksgiving tradition. The Farmer’s Almanac has facts and figures to help you. Be sure to scroll all the way to the end of their article for other Thanksgiving topics:

All About Birds is another great website to prepare yourself to talk turkey around the table. Keep it in mind to find out about any other birds that might interest you: has a list of Thanksgiving activities, some of which you may already be doing:

or their page geared for children:

The Good Housekeeping website also has some ideas for starting new traditions or updating old favorites:

And everyone is a pro at this or zooming:

Before you call or zoom, visit this riddle website to keep the call fun for all!

Try these for a few laughs….

Is turkey soup good for you?
Not if you’re the turkey.

What do turkeys like to eat on Thanksgiving?
Nothing, they’re already stuffed.

Why did they let the turkey join the band?
Because it had the drumsticks.

This Thanksgiving may be a little different this year for all of us, but we truly are grateful for all of you,

and we wish you a safe, healthy, and Happy Thanksgiving!

Kindness counts…..

World Kindness Day is November 13th, so it’s a good time to remember that we can show kindness to one another every day, especially since this year has been full of twists and turns!

Remember our “kindness rocks” activity from earlier this year? Try putting some more out in your neighborhood, at parks, or even around your house and yard.

The Days of the Year website shares:

You don’t have to limit kindness to others….you can be kind to the earth, animals, and even yourself! This poster has lots of ideas to get started:

For more ideas and activities, visit the Nature’s Path website:

…and simple, easy ideas, at this website, A Fine Parent:

Don’t forget, we have many resources here at the library too, so let us help you find a story or two to share!

And keep these words from “anonymous” in mind…

“When is the best time to be kind? Every time.”