Take your little learner on a trip back in time. Share these incredible books about Pilgrims for preschoolers!
With Thanksgiving coming upon us, it is a great time to introduce little learners to Pilgrims. Books can teach young readers about the life of Pilgrims, their incredible voyage, and the first friendly feast of Thanksgiving. From the adventures on the Mayflower to the landing on Plymouth Rock, preschools will enjoy learning everything about the Pilgrims and their new life in the New World.
Celebrate this Thanksgiving holiday by teaching the customs, cultures, and traditions of the Pilgrims. Read books that focus on Pilgrims during the month of November, as a supplement to a Thanksgiving holiday theme unit, or just as a fun storytime read!
The following collection of Pilgrim books are perfect to share with preschoolers.
Children’s Books About Pilgrims
The Littlest Pilgrim by Brandi Dougherty
Make friends in this heartwarming book about a small Pilgrim. The story line is relatable for young students and it delivers a very sweet message.
The Story of the Pilgrims by Katharine Ross
Learn about the Pilgrims’ first year in America with this informative read. With easy-to-read text and clear images, this book is a good introductory story for preschoolers.
The Itsy Bitsy Pilgrim by Jeffrey Burton
Introduce little learners to the story of the first Thanksgiving with this rhyming read. Young children will love listening to this as a fun story for circle time.
One Little, Two Little, Three Little Pilgrims by B.G. Hennessy
Get ready for the harvest feast with young Pilgrim and Wampanoag children. This counting storybook is both exciting and educational.
Giles Hopkins’ First Year at Plymouth by Rebekka Parry
Meet Giles in this amazing fact-based story of Pilgrim life. This book takes young readers on an interesting journey as they experience the New World.
The First Thanksgiving by Kathryn Lynn Davis
Be a part of the first Thanksgiving with this interactive board book. Filled with a hidden surprise on every page, children will easily stay engaged throughout this story.
Off to Plymouth Rock by Jack Hayford and Dandi Daley Mackall
Take a voyage with the Pilgrims and land on Plymouth Rock. Little learners will be captivated by the rhyming verse and vivid colors.
Sarah Morton’s Day: A Day in the Life of a Pilgrim Girl by Kate Waters
Join Pilgrim Sarah Morton from the time she wakes up til the time she goes to bed. The realistic photographs and easy-to-understand information make this a great read for preschool.
Samuel Eaton’s Day: A Day in the Life of a Pilgrim Boy by Kate Waters
Experience Pilgrim life as young Samuel Eaton takes readers through his day. The interesting storyline and incredible photographs will keep the attention of young students.
The Story of the Mayflower by Patricia A. Pingry
Set sail on the Mayflower in this exciting board book! The simple story provides historical facts in a way that preschoolers can understand.
Books Featuring Pilgrims for Preschool
This collection of books featuring Pilgrims is wonderful for preschool! From the Pilgrims’ incredible journey to experiencing the first Thanksgiving, any one of these wonderful reads will make a great addition to a homeschool learning library.