Thanksgiving Storytime

OPENING SONG: Can’t Wait to Celebrate

OPENING RHYMES:

BOOK 1: 10 Fat Turkeys by Tony Johnston
FINGERPLAY: The Turkey

The turkey is a funny bird.
Hook thumbs together and spread fingers to create turkey tail.

Its head goes wobble, wobble.
Wobble head back and forth.

And all it knows is just one word:
Hold up one finger.

“Gobble, gobble, gobble.”
Make mouth shape with hand, opening and closing it while sounding like a turkey.

Source: The Mother Huddle

SONG: If You’re Thankful and You Know It

If you’re thankful and you know it, clap your hands.
If you’re thankful and you know it, clap your hands.
If you’re thankful and you know it, Then your face will surely show it.
If you’re thankful and you know it, clap your hands.

(Repeat with….stomp your feet, shout I am, do all three)

BOOK 2: Thanks for Thanksgiving by Julie Markes

ACTION SONG: The Turkey Hop
by Carole Peterson from the album H.U.M
Great turkey action song!

FLANNEL SONG: Did You Ever See a Turkey?

Did you ever see a turkey, a turkey, a turkey,
Did you ever see a turkey, with feathers so bright?
With red ones and orange ones and yellow ones and brown ones,
Did you ever see a turkey with feathers so bright?

Did you ever see a turkey, a turkey, a turkey,
Did you ever see a turkey, with feathers so bright?
With spotted ones and striped ones and sparkly ones and cow ones,
Did you ever see a turkey with feathers so bright?

Credit: Miss Sarah Storytime

*This is a group favorite! Leah made these a few years ago and did such a good job I had to use them again 🙂 See her post here.

ACTIVITY: I Know an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Pie
This was a fun activity that the whole group really enjoyed. I put the food pieces on the flannel board and went through each one as the old lady ate them all! The kids loved to see the food actually go in her mouth 🙂 All pieces are printed and laminated, while the old lady is made from a baby wipes container!  To get the kids involved, you could print out multiple pieces of food and let the kids feed her!

Source: Playing with Words
Source for Clip-Art: OMazing Kids


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CLOSING RHYME: Tickle the Clouds

CLOSING SONG: Skinnamarink

CRAFT: Shape Turkeys
We ordered this turkey craft from Oriental Trading. They were fun and easy- foam stickers! I highly recommend them 🙂
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SNACK: Oreo Turkeys
I had to share this treat with everyone because they are SO easy to make- even fun for the kids to do themselves 🙂 Put chocolate frosting on oreo and place candy corn to make feathers and Hershey kiss to make the face. Lastly, using a dab of chocolate frosting , add red mini M&M to make the gobbler (wattle). Enjoy!

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