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What I'm Thankful For

After teaching this rhyme, invite children to think about things for which they are thankful. Then use the poem as a framework for helping children create their own "Thankful Rhymes."

For mom, dad, and Grandma Jane --
Who care for me each day,

For my teacher and my friends,
Who help me learn and play,

For all this food, piled high,
Turkey, pie, and more,

I give thanks, yes I do,
I'm a thankful kid -- for sure!


Sue LaBella, Education World's early childhood editor, is a former teacher who loves writing poems for young children. She especially enjoys writing rhymes that make children smile. Susan lives in Connecticut with her family and her bulldog named Daisy. She has written fun rhymes to fit many themes. Visit her archive of rhymes for early childhood classrooms.

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