The Firefighters’ Thanksgiving
A Picture Book by: Maribeth Boelts
Illustrated by: Terry Widener
Calls to fires, an injured friend, and cooking disasters threaten to keep a group of firefighters from enjoying Thanksgiving dinner.
Possible Lessons / Morals to the Story:
- Firefighters (and other civil servants) work tirelessly, even through holidays to keep us safe.
- Service is a great way to give thanks this season.
- Thinking of others who can’t be with their families on Thanksgiving is a great way to express gratitude for what we have.
- Why were the firefighters not with their families on Thanksgiving?
- What did they spend the night doing?
- What problems did they encounter?
- Tell me about the firemen in this story, how do you think they felt?
- How do you think it would feel to have such a busy holiday?
- What did the community members do to help?
- What would you like someone to do for you if you couldn’t be home with family for Thanksgiving?
- How can you help someone near you this holiday season?
How You Could Use this Resource:
- To help a group/family come up with a holiday service project.
- To illustrate how to think of others during holidays.
- For another perspective on what people do on Thanksgiving.