Thanksgiving Art

 

 


Contact_FullName: vanessa

Contact_Email: nessa@oneota.net

date:: 11/03/01

Area: Thanksgiving-songs

Idea:

Five Pilgrims fish in the morn.
(pretend to fish)

Five Indians help them plant corn.
(pretend to plant)

The Indians bring the corn
(hold up right hand)

The Pilgrims bring the meat.
(hold up left hand)

Ten new friends sit down to eat.
(Fold hands together)


Contact_FullName: Kristen

Contact_Email: jkkroll@yahoo.com

date:: 11/02/01

Area: Thanksgiving - songs

Idea:

I've been singing this song with my kids for years and they all love it!

This old road is hard and bumpy

Five fat turkeys wild and jumpy

Driver driver not so jerky

Or you'll make us loose a turkey

(spoken)

Driver! Driver! Stop I say!

One fat turkey got away!

repeat each verse until just one turkey is left and say:

Driver! Driver! stop I say!

Let's save this turkey for Thanksgiving Day!


Contact_FullName: Debbie

Contact_Email:

date:: 11/02/01

Area: Thanksgiving - songs

Idea:

Mr. Turkey

Gobble, gobble, Mr. Turkey

All around the big farm yard!

Wobble, wobble, Mr. Turkey

But you better stand your guard!

Gobble, wobble, gobble, wobble

Farmer Jones has plans for you!

Better keep one strut ahead

Or you'll turn into turkey stew!


Contact_FullName: Emmy

Contact_Email: rokimmer@cs.com

date:: 10-29-01

Area: Thanksgiving - songs

Idea:

Gobble, Gobble
(tune: Clementine)

Gobble, gobble, said the turkey
Soon twill' be Thanksgiving Day
The way they treat me-
They're going to eat me-
Guess I'd better run away!

(Gobble Gobble Gobble can be said at the end while you "run away")


Name:
Traci
Email:
TMAB99@aol.com

11-30-00

Thanksgiving Day is a happy day and we say thank you God 
Thanksgiving Day is a happy day and we say thank you God


Name:
Pat
Email:
pfr3410@yahoo.com

11-30-00

Thanksgiving (tune - Where is Thumpkin)

Thanksgiving, Thanksgiving 
Here it comes, here it comes. 
Turkey on the table, turkey on the table. 
MMM good, MMMM good.

Cornbread muffins, chestnut stuffing, 
Pumpkin pie, ten feet high. 
We were so much thinner, before we came to dinner. 
Me oh my, me oh my!


Name:
Debbie
Email:
mouserdeb@aol.com

11-18-00

We Eat Turkey(tune:Are you sleeping?) 

We Eat Turkey 
We Eat Turkey 
Oh so Good 
Oh So Good 
Always On Thanksgiving 
Yum,yum,yum 
Yum,yum,yum 

Mashed potatoes 
Mashed potatoes 
Oh so good 
Oh so good 
Always on Thanksgiving 
Always on Thanks giving 
Yum,yum,yum 
Yum,yum,yum

etc... Add your own favorite turkey day feasts foods.  The kids love adding what they will bring to the feast.


Name:
Kristi
Email:
klbeach@csrlink.net

11-18-00

"See All the Turkeys" (tune: Shortnin' Bread)

See all the turkeys up in the tree, 
All the little turkeys try to hide from me. 
All the little turkeys go gobble, gobble, 
All the little turkeys go just like this.... 
All the little turkeys go wobble, wobble,
  All the little turkeys go just like this..


Name:
Florence Dunbar
Email:
dunbar4@midmaine.com

11-18-00

Fun Thanksgiving Song- 

The cranberry ran away, on Thanksgiving Day, 
He/she said "they'll make a sauce of me if I should stay!" 
The pumpkin ran away, on Thanksgiving Day, 
He/she said "They'll make a pie of me if I should stay!" 
The turkey ran away, on Thanksgiving Day, 
He/she said "They'll make a feast of me if I should stay!"


Contact_FullName:
Mary Lou
Contact_Email:
mheitman@means.net

11-12-00

Here's a Thanksgiving song

Turkey in the barnyard what does he say? 
Gobble, Gobble, Gobble, Gobble, Gobble all day.

Turkey on the table what do I say? 
Yummy, yummy, yummy in my tummy all day.

Turkey in my tummy what do I say? 
I ate too much on Thanksgiving Day.

Tune: f f f f f c(middle c)a a a a c c d d c c b(flat)b(flat)a a g f


Contact_FullName:
Barbara
Contact_Email:
davnbabs@airmail.net

11-7-00

Mr. Turkey (sung to the tune of "Clementine")

Mr. Turkey, Mr. Turkey, Are you getting nice and fat? 
We are waiting for Thanksgiving, 
Now what do you think of that?


Contact_FullName:
Kristen
Contact_Email:
kcordes@kc.rr.com

11-7-00

I went to a workshop through the Lewisville School District in Texas. In the pile of stuff we received, I found this song.

"10 Days of Thanksgiving"

On the first day of Thanksgiving the Natives gave to me... a pumpkin in a pumpkin patch. On the second day of Thanksgiving the Natives gave to me... Two turkey gobblers, and a pumpkin in a pumpkin patch. On the third day of Thanksgiving the Natives gave to me... three Native headdresses, two turkey gobblers, and a pumpkin in a pumpkin patch. On the fourth day of Thanksgiving, the Natives gave to me... four cornucopias, three Native headdresses, two turkey gobblers, and a pumpkin in a pumpkin patch. On the fifth day of Thanksgiving, the Natives gave to me... five bows and arrows, four cornucopias, three Native headdresses, two turkey gobblers, and a pumpkin in a pumpkin patch. On the sixth day of Thanksgiving, the Natives gave to me... six pairs of moccasins, five bows and arrows, four cornucopias, three Native headdresses, two turkey gobblers, and a pumpkin in a pumpkin patch. On the seventh day of Thanksgiving, the Natives gave to me... seven Native teepees, six pairs of moccasins, five bows and arrows, four cornucopias, three Native headdresses, two turkey gobblers, and a pumpkin in a pumpkin patch. On the eighth day of Thanksgiving, the Natives gave to me... eight woven blankets, seven Native teepees, six pairs of moccasins, five bows and arrows, four cornucopias, three Native headdresses, two turkey gobblers, and a pumpkin in a pumpkin patch. On the ninth day of Thanksgiving, the Natives gave to me... Nine ears of corn, eight woven blankets, seven Native teepees, six pairs of moccasins, five bows and arrows, four cornucopias, three Native headdresses, two turkey gobblers, and a pumpkin in a pumpkin patch. On the tenth day of Thanksgiving, the Natives gave to me... ten native tom-toms, nine ears of corn, eight woven blankets, seven Native teepees, six pairs of moccasins, five bows and arrows, four cornucopias, three Native headdresses, two turkey gobblers, and a pumpkin in a pumpkin patch!


Contact_FullName:
Dawn
Contact_Email:
dawnbrad@aikenelectric.net

11-7-00

I learned this song in elementary school. Now I teach it to my 4 year olds every year.

Good Morning Mr. Turkey, Thanksgiving's almost here (Wave) 
And I've come to tell you, you'd better disappear. ("Shoo away" turkey) 
Mother doesn't know it, nor does Farmer Gray (Put finger to lips)
Shhhh I've opened up the gate so you can run away (Pretend to open gate) 
Run away, run away, run away. (Shoo away turkey again)


Contact_FullName:
Maria
Contact_Email:
tolizmom@aol.com

11-7-00

Turkey Song

Happy Thanksgiving hurray, hurray, hurray, 
Aren't you glad your not a Turkey on this Thanksgiving Day 
Hey!


Contact_FullName:
Jan
Contact_Email:
janrobinv@aol.com

11-7-00

Five Fat Turkeys Sitting on the gate 
The first one said, "Oh my, it's getting late!" 
The second one said, "Thanksgiving is near." 
The third one said, "That makes me shake with fear!" 
The fourth one said, "Let's run, run, run!" 
The fifth on said, "Here comes the farmer with his gun!" 
"Let's have turkey dinner," they heard the farmer say. 
So the five fat turkeys flew far, far away!


Contact_FullName:
Corinne Pulham
Contact_Email:
cpulham@integrityonline.com

11-7-00

"Turkey Wore His Red Feather" (Sung to the tune of "Mary Wore Her Red Dress")

Turkey wore his red feather, red feather, red feather. 
Turkey wore his red feather, all day long!

Turkey wore his orange feather, orange feather, orange feather. 
Turkey wore his orange feather, all day long.

Repeat the song using all of the colors of the rainbow then sing...

Last line: Turkey wore his rainbow feathers, rainbow feathers, rainbow feathers. Turkey wore his rainbow feathers, all Thanksgiving long!

Hand out several feathers of each color and have the children wave their feather when their color is sung about. Then all of the feathers will be waved at the end to make a rainbow of feathers! �


11-4-00

The Turkey is a funny bird, 
His head goes wobble wobble. 
All he says is just one word..... Gobble gobble, gobble!


Contact_FullName:
Regina
Contact_Email:
mraltieri@nccoast.net

11-4-00

Mr. Turkey (tune of Are You Sleeping?)

Mr. Turkey, Mr. Turkey, 
Run away, run away, 
If you aren't careful, You will be a mouthful, 
On Thanksgiving Day, On Thanksgiving Day!


Contact_FullName:
dee
Contact_Email:
mo2ki@aol.com

11-4-00

Turkey Song (The children love this one!) 

I heard Mr. Turkey say GOBBLE GOBBLE GOBBLE 
Soon will be Thanksgiving Day GOBBLE GOBBLE GOBBLE 
Some folks think that it's great fun 
But I think that I will run 
And hide until the day is done GOBBLE GOBBLE GOBBLE!!!!!


Contact_FullName:
Susan Ley
Contact_Email:
susan_ley@hotmail.com

11-4-00

To the tune of The Ants go marching one by one

The pilgrims are coming to celebrate 
Hurrah Hurrah 
The pilgrims are coming to celebrate 
Thanksgiving Day 
The pilgrims are coming so don't be late 
They'll sing and dance to celebrate 
And we'll all have fun so hurry and don't be late!


Contact_FullName:
Susan Ley
Contact_Email:
susan_ley@hotmail.com

11-4-00

Let's Be Thankful (To the tune of Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star)

Let's be thankful for this day 
Four our friends and our play 
Let's be thankful; let's be glad 
For our food and the things we have 
Let's give thanks for you and me 
And our home and family.


Contact_FullName:
Susan Ley
Contact_Email:
susan_ley@hotmail.com

11-4-00

Fat Turkey's Song (to the tune of "Did You Ever See a Lassie?")

Oh, gobble, gobble, gobble, 
Fat turkeys, fat turkeys. 
Oh, gobble, gobble, gobble, 
Fat turkeys are we. 
We walk very proudly and gobble so loudly, 
Gobble, gobble, gobble, gobble, gobble. 
Oh, gobble, gobble, gobble. 
Fat turkeys are we.


Contact_FullName:
Susan Ley
Contact_Email:
susan_ley@hotmail.com

11-4-00

The turkey is a funny bird 
Its head goes Wobble-wobble; 
And all he knows is just one word...
GOBBLE-GOBBLE GOBBLE!


Contact_FullName:
Michelle
Contact_Email:
shellroiz@usa.net

11-4-00

Thank You Song (Sung to the tune of "Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star")

Thank you for the sun so bright 
Thank you for the moon at night 
Thank you for my family 
Thanks for friends who play with me 
Thanks for everything I see 
I am thankful, yes sirree!

(This is a great song to do with sign language)


Contact_FullName:
AnneMarie
Contact_Email:
Honeysuckle1008@aol.com

11-4-00

Sing to the tune of "Did You Ever See A Lassie"

I'm glad I'm not a Turkey, a Turkey ,a Turkey 
I'm glad I'm not a Turkey on Thanksgiving Day 
They stuff you and bake you 
And then they will taste you 
I'm glad I'm not a Turkey on Thanksgiving Day!


Contact_FullName:
Elaine
Contact_Email:
 

11-4-00

Mr. Turkey (to the tune of "Frere Jacque") 

Mr. Turkey, Mr. Turkey 
Run away, run away 
You better be careful 
Or you'll be a mouthful On Thanksgiving Day.

Hello, Mr. Turkey Hello, Mr. Turkey, how are you? 
Hello, Mr. Turkey, how are you? 
With a wobble, wobble, wobble and a gobble, gobble 
Hello Mr. Turkey how are you?


Contact_FullName:
Kirsten
Contact_Email:
Sugarbaby1@aol.com

11-4-00

For Thanksgiving each year we sing the "Fat Turkey" song with our 3 and 4 year olds. It goes like this: 

Gobble Gobble Gobble 
Fat Turkey, Fat Turkey (putting hands in front of stomach to appear hefty) 
Gobble, Gobble, Gobble Fat Turkey's are we 
We Gobble so proudly We gobble so Loudly (shouting) 
Gobble, Gobble, Gobble, Fat Turkey's are we.


Contact_FullName:
Suzanne
Contact_Email:
stlavallee@aol.com

11-4-00

The Pilgrims sailed on the Mayflower(2) The Pilgrims sailed on the Mayflower when they came to America ,to America, to America, when they came to America.

They made great friends with the Indians(2) They made great friends with the Indians, when they came to America.


Contact_FullName:
Jennifer
Contact_Email:
jlstandard@hotmail.com

11-4-00

Mr. Turkey (tune: If you're happy and you know it)

"Gobble Gobble, Gobble Gobble" says the bird. 
"Gobble Gobble, Gobble Gobble" says the bird. 
Mr. Turkey Gobble Gobbles, and his feet go Wobble Wobble. 
"Gobble Gobble, Gobble Gobble" says the bird.


Contact_FullName:
Nancy
Contact_Email:
peppielepue@gateway.net

11-4-00

There's a big, fat turkey 
Out on Grandpa's farm. 
And he thinks he's very gay. 
But you'll hear him singing 
In a different style, 
When it comes Thanksgiving day!


Contact_FullName:
Beverly
Contact_Email:
beverlysan@aol.com

10-23-00

Five Fat Turkeys

Five fat turkeys are we. 
We slept all night in a tree. 
When the cook came around, 
We couldn't be found. 
That's why we're here you see!


Contact_FullName:
Donna
Contact_Email:
dht0218@aol.com

10-23-00

Five little turkeys

Five little turkeys are we (wiggle fingers) 
We slept all night in a tree (pretend to sleep) 
When the cook came around, we couldn't be found (pretend to look everywhere) 
That's why we're here, you see! (point to self)


Thanksgiving Day

Five little turkeys sitting by the barn door, One ran away, and then there were four. Run, turkey! Run, turkey! Run far away! Soon it will be Thanksgiving Day.

Four little turkeys sitting under a tree. One ran away, and then there were three. Run, turkey! Run, turkey! Run far away! Soon it will be Thanksgiving Day.

Three little turkeys playing Skip-To-My-Lou. One ran away, and then there were two. Run, Turkey! Run, turkey! Run far away! Soon it will be Thanksgiving Day! Two little turkeys lying in the sun. One ran away, and then there was one. Run, turkey! Run, turkey! Run far away! Soon it will be Thanksgiving Day. One little turkey, having no more fun. He ran away and then there were none. Run, turkey! Run, turkey! Run far away! Soon it will be Thanksgiving Day.


Who ate the Turkey?

My mama cooked the turkey; Everybody cheered! But, when the turkey plate was passed, the LEG had disappeared! Who ate the turkey?! All but a crumb? Mama and pawpaw softly said, "Yum-yum-yum!"


Contact_FullName:
whitney
Contact_Email:
whitney1128@hotmail.com

9-10-00

MR. Turkey (Are You Sleeping?)

Mr. Turkey, Mr. Turkey, 
Big and fat, Big and Fat. 
I'm gonna eat you! I'm gonna eat you! 
Just like that! Just like that!


My Turkey

As you recite the poem below, have the children act out the movements described.

I have a turkey, big and fat.
He spreads his wings
And walks like that.
His daily corn he would not miss,
And when he talks he sounds like this
Gobble, gobble, gobble.


Turkey Talk

Choose two children to be turkeys.  Have them go to the center of the circle. Recite, with the other children, the poem below. When the poem is done, encourage the two "turkeys" to chat with each other in turkey talk.

Two turkeys went out to play
On one fine sunny day.
When they got together,
This is what they had to say!


Turkey Strut

Use pieces of masking tape to make turkey footprints all over the floor. Start playing some music. let the children pretend to be turkeys and strut around the room. When you stop the music, have the turkeys find footprints to stand on (one turkey to a footprint). When you start the music again, have the turkeys continue strutting around the room.


The Turkey Dance (done to the German Folk Song- The Chicken Dance)

Find a recording of the Chicken Dance and have the children pretend to be turkeys.  Teach the children the movements:

Make your hands like they are "talking" 4 times

Pretend to "flap" your wings 4 times

Wiggle your bottom 4 times

Clap four times

Continue until you are tired out or the music stops~~~Which ever comes first!


Turkey Wobble

Play music of your choice and encourage the children to move like:

BIG turkeys

Little turkeys

Tired turkeys

Happy turkeys

Scared turkeys

Etc.


Contact_FullName:
Peggy
Contact_Email:
jstefa7575

idea

Mr. Turkey

Mr. Turkey's tail is big and wide He swings it when he walks, His neck is long His chin is red He gobbles when he talks.

Date: 11-23-99


Contact_FullName:
Michele
Contact_Email:
kahles@intelos.net

idea

I HEARD MR. TURKEY SAY. . . Gobble, Gobble, Gobble . . . Soon 'twill be Thanksgiving Day . . . Gobble, Gobble, Gobble . . . People think it is such fun . . . but I think that I shall run . . . and hide until the day is done . . . Gobble, Gobble, Gobble.

This song was taught to me by my grandmother who is now 80. She learned it from my father when he was in grade school - he is now 61.

Date: 11-21-99


Contact_FullName:
Judy
Contact_Email:
Zos@prodigy.net

idea

Here is a verse that I've been using for years. Add actions and the students love it.

Thanksgiving Day is coming So Mr. Turkey said, "Now I must be real careful Or I will lose my head."

The pumpkin heard the turkey, "I'm frightened too, oh my! They'll mix me up with sugar and spice and I'll be pumpkin pie"

Date: 11-14-99


Contact_FullName:
Amanda
Contact_Email:
Amanda019@aol.com

idea

Thanksgiving Day Song

Thanksgiving day is a happy day so we say thank you God.

repeat 3 times. This song is really easy. We are singing it with our young 2's. They are starting to get it, very slowly! But if you want an easy song this is it.

Date: 11-13-99


Contact_FullName:
cathy
Contact_Email:
csc54@home.com

idea

I really liked the Thanksgiving rap about Bert the dancing turkey. I was practicing it at home when my fifteen year old daughter thought up a second verse to the rap. That is what I would like to submit...

A turkey named Bert thought he'd make up a dance and do it for the king and the queen. If he did a good job and they liked it allot they wouldn't eat CUZ that'd be MEAN! He went slide...close slide...close Shake your tail and wiggle your nose slide...close slide...close flap your wings and touch your toes DANCE< DANCE Bert deserves a chance DANCE, DANCE, Bert deserves a chance

SECOND VERSE....

SOOOoo that turkey named Bert well he preformed his dance, and he did it for the queen and the king. And he did a good job and they liked it a lot so they danced till the morning bird sings. They went slide...close slide...close flap your wings and touch your toes DANCE< DANCE That turkey can dance! DANCE, DANCE, THAT TURKEY CAN DANCE!

Date: 11-13-99


Contact_FullName:
ILleen
Contact_Email:
IMTwirl@aol.com

idea

Rhyme 

I am a little turkey 
MY head goes wobble,wobble 
I say just one word 
gobble gobble gobble

Date: 11-13-99


 

Contact_FullName:
Peggy
Contact_Email:
ellermb@appstate.edu

idea

(Song) "We Are Thankful (sung to Where is Thumbkin?

We are thankful We are thankful For our food (family, friends) For our food (family, friends) And our many blessings, And our many blessings, Amen! Amen! (or Thank You! Thank You!)

Date: 11-6-99


Contact_FullName:
Maureen
Contact_Email:
j..myers@worldnet.att.com

idea

Sail The Mayflower Children sit with feet touching, face to face, stretch arms and hold hands (partners) They rock back and forth as they sing the song. Sail, Sail ,Sail the Mayflower Gently across the sea Merrily , Merrily , Merrily Pilgrims now are free. Repeat Sing to Row Row Row Your Boat

Date: 11-6-99


Contact_FullName:
Barbara
Contact_Email:
Barbmc93@aol.com

idea

Mr duck went out in (sunny) weather He met Mr. Turkey on the way. They stopped to talk together. Gobble, gobble, gobble. Quack, quack, quack. Then they walked back.

Variations add stormy, rainy, cloudy, etc.

Date: 11-6-99


Contact_FullName:
Stacie
Contact_Email:
sich@bloomnet.com

idea

Mr. Turkey Sung to are you sleeping

Mr. Turkey, Mr. Turkey, Run away, Run away. If you do not hurry You will be a mouthful Thanksgiving Day, Thanksgiving day.

Date: 10-31-99


Contact_FullName:
Pat
Contact_Email:
pnally@capecod.net

idea

Mr. Turkey (this is more of a chant than a song but the children love it because you hold the note ending "OH" in each verse Mr. Turkey, Mr. Turkey Mr. Turkey, OHHHHHH (hold this note for as long as you want) When he walks he wobbles When he talks he gobbles Mr. Turkey, OHHHHH (hold note again)

Date: 10-17-99


Contact_FullName:
Km
Contact_Email:
laugh248@yahoo.com

idea

Turkey Wobble

Make your hands like they are " Talking" 4 times Pretend to "flap your wings" (arms) 4 times Wiggle bottom 4 times Shout "Gobble" 4 times

Repeat until you want to stop

Date: 10-14-99


Contact_FullName:
Daphne
Contact_Email:
Dee_dee28@hotmail.com

idea

A turkey sat on a backyard fence as he sang this sad, sad tune. Thanksgiving Day is coming gobble, gobble, gobble, gobble And I know I'll be eaten soo-on.

Gobble, gobble, gobble, gobble, gobble, gobble, gobble I don't like Thanksgiving Da-ay.

Gobble, gobble, gobble, gobble, gobble, gobble, gobble I would like to run aw-ay.

Date: 10-11-99


 

Contact_FullName:
Connie
Contact_Email:
31950883@3WEB.NET

idea

I believe the name of the tune I use for this song is "There ain't nothing like a dame" from Annie Oakley

I am a turkey I walk sort of jerky (put hands in armpits for wings and strut) Around the old barnyard I hobble. Hobble. (strut) This is my head (point to head) And this is my tail (point to tail) I shake them (shake head and tail) And say gobble, gobble. GOBBLE!


Contact_FullName:
Cathy
Contact_Email:
CMelo41558@aol.com

idea

Turkey Pokey (to the tune of Hokey Pokey) Give the children a feather for each had, stand in a circle, and sing: You put your right wing in You put your right wing out You put your right in And you shake it all about You do the Turkey pokey and you turn yourself around That's what its all about Gobble Gobble 2. Your left wing 3. Your tail feathers 4. Your left foot 5. Your right foot 6. Your beak 7. Your whole turkey self etc.


Date Submitted: 9-19-99

Name:
Daniella
E-Mail:
fisherwr@cinci.infi.net

Date: 1-19-99

Sing this to the tune of "If you're happy 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 then your face is sure to show it. If you're thankful and you know it clap your hands.

Follow this with a list of what each child is thankful for. You can substitute the hand clapping with other body movements (e.g., jumping, hopping, shouting) to provide physical education as well.

Another option is to sing: If you're thankful and you know it shout your praise. If you're thankful and you know it shout your praise. If you're thankful and you know it then your voice is sure to show it. If you're thankful and you know it shout your praise.

Follow with "shouting" out what you're thankful for.


Name:
Cheryl
Email:
cjoseph@netscape.net

Date: 11-19-98

I use a song that we have used in our contemporary worship services at church and change it a little to fit our Thanksgiving theme. The song goes like this: Thank you, Lord, for this fine day. Thank you, Lord, for this fine day. Thank you, Lord, for this fine day. Right where we are.

Alleluia, praise the Lord! Alleluia, praise the Lord! Alleluia, praise the Lord! Right where we are.

I ask the children to think of things we are thankful for and we put these words in the song in place of "This fine day". We have even gone so far as to illustrate what they are thankful for and then the kids can hold up their illustrations as we sing the song.


Name:
Jennifer
Email:
kevdavis@ctc.net

Date: 11-19-98

"I'm Mr. Turkey"

I'm Mr. Turkey, Turkey, Turkey
I'm Mr. Turkey Big & Fat.
I've got feathers, feathers, feathers
I've got feathers down my back.
When I walk I wobble, wobble, wobble
When I talk I gobble, gobble, gobble
I'm Mr. Turkey, Turkey, Turkey
I'm Mr. Turkey Big & Fat.


Name:
Barbara
Email:
dwrpwr@earthlink.net

Date: 11-7-98

THE TURKEY

He's big and fat and he gobble gobble gobbles.
He spreads his tail and he gobble. gobble gobbles.
But when Thanksgiving Day is here it's our turn to gobble gobble gobble.


Name:
Maureen
Email:
j..myers@worldnet.att.com

Date: 11-7-98

Tom Turkey

There was a tom turkey that waddled around on yonder farm
He had a plump belly that touched the ground and wiggled as he sang this song.
oooh e oooh a a wing wang gobble gobble ding dang
ooh e oooh aa wing wang gobble gobble ding dang


Name:
Cindy
Email:
jacobson@pcez.com

Date: 10-31-98

Fat Turkeys Are We

Gobble, gobble, gobble Fat turkeys are we. We're not here for livin' We're here for Thanksgivin' Gobble, gobble, gobble Fat turkeys are we.


Name:
Carolyn
Email:
cbbjbb@aol.com

Date: 10-31-98

Little Pilgrim tune of Twinkle Twinkle

Little Pilgrim dressed in gray on that first Thanksgiving Day.
Little Indian dressed in brown,
Came to visit Plymouth Town,
They both came to eat and pray on that first Thanksgiving Day.


Name:
Kathy
Email:
hgnhouse@aol.com

Date: 10-27-98

Over The River

Over The River And Through The Woods

To Grandmother's House We Go

The Horse Knows The Way

To Carry The Sleigh

Through The White and Drifted Snow-Oh!

Over The River And Through The Woods

Now Grandfather's Cap I Spy

Hooray For The Fun

Is The Turkey Done?

Hurry For The Pumpkin Pie!


10-25-98

Name: Jane
E-Mail: Janiepet@aol.com

The Turkey Song (Tune:I'm a Little Teapot")

I'm a little turkey
Short and Fat
Thanksgiving Day is coming
Now what do you think of that ?
I had better run as fast as I can
Or your mommy will roast me in a pan!


10-21-98

Name: Marylin
E-Mail: Marylin334@aol.com

Here is a turkey with his wings spread wide...
He see's the Farmer coming and he tries to hide..
He runs across the barnyard with a Wobble, Wobble, Wobble,
Talking that Turkey talk
Gobble, Gobble, Gobble


10-14-98

Name: Patsy
E-Mail: willspat@hotmail.com

The First Thanksgiving (twinkle, twinkle)

Pick the corn and pick the beans,

Pick the squash and other greens

It is harvest time you see

Come and share a feast with me.

Bring your family out to play,

We'll call this Thanksgiving Day


8-8-98

Name: Susan

E-Mail: flbrat@hotmail.com

Turkey Dinner (Tune: Are you sleeping)

Turkey Dinner, Turkey Dinner

Gather Round, Gather Round

Who will get the drumstick?

Yummy Yummy drumstick

All sit down, all sit down.

Cornbread, muffins,

Chesnuts, stuffing,

Pudding pie ten feet high.

We were all much thinner, before we sat for dinner!

Me, oh, my me, oh, my.


2-14-98

Name: Debi              E-Mail: jr8 @ msn.com

Bert The Turkey (A Thanksgiving Rap)

A Turkey named Bert thought he'd make up a dance,

And he'd dance it for the king and queen.

If he did a good job and they liked it a lot,

Then they wouldn't eat him, cuz that'd be MEAN!

He went sli-i-i-de, close, sli-i-i-de, close,

Shake your tail and wiggle your nose!

He went sli-i-i-de, close, sli-i-i-de, close,

Flap your wings and touch your toes!

DANCE, DANCE, BERT DESERVES A CHANCE!

DANCE, DANCE, BERT DESERVES A CHANCE!

Make your own rap beat and clap to the first part. Then slide first to one side (one foot at a time) shake your "tail" and wiggle your nose (with your finger). Then repeat slide to other side and flap your wings etc. When you sing/shout "Dance, Dance etc. have kids wave or shake arms high in the air! Our kids loved this so much we did it for the Holiday Program and the parents thought it was GREAT!


Name: alison              E-Mail: ALGWVU@aol.com

Hello Mr. Turkey

--to the tune of "If Your Happy and You Know It"

Hello, Mr. Turkey-How are you?

Hello, Mr. Turkey-How are you?

With a Gobble, Gobble, Gobble

And a Wobble, Wobble, Wobble

Hello, Mr. Turkey-How are you?

Repeat and clap in between verses


Albuquerque Turkey   Sung to My Darlin Clementine

Albuquerque is a turkey

And he's feathered and he's fine

And he wobbles and he gobbles

And he's absolutely mine!

He's the best pet you can get yet

Better than a dog or cat

He's my Albuquerque turkey

And I'm awfully proud of that!

And my Albuquerque turkey

Is so happy in his bed

'Cause for our Thanksgiving Dinner

We have spaghetti instead!


Name: teri       E-Mail: prektchr1@aol

Mrs. Duck went to visit Mr. Turkey

Mrs. Duck went to visit Mr. Turkey

And she walked with a waddle, waddle, waddle

"Hello!" she said to Mr. Turkey

And he answered with a "Gobble, Gobble, Gobble"


Name: Susan      E-Mail: misssue952@aol.com

A Turkey Ran Away       Sung to tune of "Farmer in the dell"

A turkey ran away,

Upon Thanksgiving day, said he

They'll make a roast of me

And so I will not stay.

(Continue with other Thanksgiving foods)eg. A cranberry ran away..... they'll make a sauce of me... A pumpkin ran away... they'll make a pie of me... etc.


Name: Debbie                       E-Mail: costlow@erols.com

Turkey, Turkey (tune:Twinkle, Twinkle)

Turkey, Turkey look at you

please be careful what you do

Thanksgiving Day will soon be here

We eat turkey every year

Go and hide out in the woods

We'll eat pizza as we should.


THANK YOU

Mother, Father, Sister, Brother, Baby too will say;

"Thank you, thank you, thank you on this Thanksgiving Day."


MR. TURKEY AND MR. DUCK

Mr. Turkey took a walk in a very fine way.

Mr. Duck took a walk on the very same day.

They walked together-gobble, gobble, gobble;

Quack, quack, quack.

Goodbye Mr. Turkey, goodbye Mr. Duck.


THANKSGIVING TIME

Thanksgiving Day will soon be here.

It comes along but once a year.

If I could only have my way,

We'd have Thanksgiving every day.


THANKSGIVING MEAL

The turkey is my favorite bird and

Pumpkin is my favorite pie and

Cranberry is my favorite sauce,

I wonder why.

I'm thankful for them all, Aren't you?

And for the stuffing too.


I'M THANKFUL

Mother said she was thankful for me.

And daddy said he was too.

"That's funny," said I.

"Because you see,

I'm thankful for both of you."


MR. TURKEY

I have a turkey, big and fat.

(Make a fist with one hand-thumb Out for turkey's head)

He spreads his tail and walks like that.

(Attach "tail" by spreading Out fingers of other hand and join together)

His daily corn he would not miss.

(Poke with thumb at floor)

And when he talks, it sounds like this:

Gobble Gobble Gobble


A BIG TURKEY   Tune: London Bridges

The pilgrim had a big turkey,

Big turkey, a big turkey;

The pilgrim had a big turkey

And he kept him in a fence.


FIVE LITTLE TURKEYS

Five little turkeys were standing by a door; one saw some corn, and then there were four.

Four little turkeys flew up in a tree; one fell down and then there were three.

Three little turkeys gobbled as they do; a dog chased one and then there were two.

Two little turkeys strutting in the sun; the wind came along and then there was one.

One little turkey saw a farmer with an ax; look at that turkey run! run! run!


Name:  Jill       e-mail:  JKF0708

Five Fat Turkeys

Five fat turkeys are we

We slept all night in the tree

The cook came around

We couldn't be found

So that's why wer'e here you see, that's why wer'e here you see!


Name: Eileen               E-Mail: EgCruella@aol.com

Thanksgiving song from "Leading Young Children To Music" by Haines and Gerber

Thanksgiving Day

Thanks - giv-ing, Thanks-giv-ing, thanks-giv-ing day.

c c d e f g a f Bb a g f g (chords)

With blue skies and frost-y nights and win-ter on its way!

a c a a c a f d f d

Thanks-giv-ing, thanks-giv-ing, all the year through,

c c d e f g a f Bb a g f

Each day's a thanks-giv-ing day be-cause I'm friends with

f

you.

Just a sweet little thanksgiving song I found that children can sing easily. Signing it might be a nice addition.


Funny Turkey

A turkey is a funny bird

His head goes wobble, wobble

And all he says is just one word

gobble, gobble, gobble


Did You Ever See A Turkey?  (Sung to the tune of "Did you ever see a Lassie")

Did you ever see a turkey a turkey a turkey

Did you ever see a turkey go this way and that

(children make up turkey movements etc.)

Go this way and that way and this way and that way

Did you ever see a turkey go this way and that?


We Eat Turkey (sing to the tune of "Where is thumbkin")

We eat turkey we eat turkey

Yum, yum, yum

Yum, yum, yum

Always on Thanksgiving a

Always on Thanksgiving

Yum, yum, yum

Yum,yum,yum

Add other foods we eat at Thanksgiving


Five Fat Turkeys Sitting On A Fence

Five fat turkeys sitting on a fence

The first one said," Oh, my am I emense!"

The second one said, "I can gobble at you"

The third one said, " I can gobble too"

The fourth one said, ""I can spread my tail"

The fifth one said, "Don't catch it on a nail"

The farmer came by and had to say, "Turkeys look best on Thanksgiving Day!"


PILGRIM

The brave little pilgrim

Went looking for a bear.

He looked in the woods

He looked everywhere.

The brave little pilgrim

Found a big brown bear.

He ran like a rabbit

OH!!what a scare!


Gobble Gobble Gobble

I met a turkey gobbler

When I went out to play.

Mr Turkey Gobbler

How are you today?

Gobble, gobble, gobble,

That I can not say.

Don't ask me such a question

On Thanksgiving Day.


The Turkey

The turkey is a funny bird,

His head goes wobble, wobble,

And all he says is just one word,

Gobble, gobble, gobble.


Hello Mr. Turkey

Sung to: "If You're Happy and You Know It"

Hello, Mr. Turkey how are you?

Hello, Mr. Turkey, how are you?

With a gobble, gobble, gobble,

And a wobble, wobble, wobble.

Hello, Mr. Turkey, how are you?


Five Little Turkeys

Hold up five fingers at the beginning of the fingerplay.  As you say each verse, lower the corresponding finger.

Five little turkeys by the barn door,

One waddled off, then there were four.

Four little turkeys out under the tree,

One waddled off, then there were three.

Three little turkeys with nothing to do.

One waddled off, then there were two.

Two little turkeys in the noonday sun,

One waddled off, then there was one.

One little turkey - better run away!

Soon will come Thanksgiving Day.


Run Fast Little Turkey

Act out the following with your kiddo's

The brave little Pilgrim

Went out in the wood

Looking for a meal

That would taste really good.  

First she/he picked cranberries

Out in the bog.

Then she saw a turkey

Hiding in a log.  

Run fast little turkey.  

Run fast as you may.

 Or you will come to dinner On Thanksgiving Day!


ontact_FullName:
Beverly
Contact_Email:
beverlysan@aol.com

10-23-00

Five Fat Turkeys

Five fat turkeys are we. 
We slept all night in a tree. 
When the cook came around, 
We couldn't be found. 
That's why we're here you see!


Contact_FullName:
Donna
Contact_Email:
dht0218@aol.com

10-23-00

Five little turkeys

Five little turkeys are we (wiggle fingers) 
We slept all night in a tree (pretend to sleep) 
When the cook came around, we couldn't be found (pretend to look everywhere) 
That's why we're here, you see! (point to self)


Thanksgiving Day

Five little turkeys sitting by the barn door, One ran away, and then there were four. Run, turkey! Run, turkey! Run far away! Soon it will be Thanksgiving Day.

Four little turkeys sitting under a tree. One ran away, and then there were three. Run, turkey! Run, turkey! Run far away! Soon it will be Thanksgiving Day.

Three little turkeys playing Skip-To-My-Lou. One ran away, and then there were two. Run, Turkey! Run, turkey! Run far away! Soon it will be Thanksgiving Day! Two little turkeys lying in the sun. One ran away, and then there was one. Run, turkey! Run, turkey! Run far away! Soon it will be Thanksgiving Day. One little turkey, having no more fun. He ran away and then there were none. Run, turkey! Run, turkey! Run far away! Soon it will be Thanksgiving Day.


Who ate the Turkey?

My mama cooked the turkey; Everybody cheered! But, when the turkey plate was passed, the LEG had disappeared! Who ate the turkey?! All but a crumb? Mama and pawpaw softly said, "Yum-yum-yum!"


Contact_FullName:
whitney
Contact_Email:
whitney1128@hotmail.com

9-10-00

MR. Turkey (Are You Sleeping?)

Mr. Turkey, Mr. Turkey, 
Big and fat, Big and Fat. 
I'm gonna eat you! I'm gonna eat you! 
Just like that! Just like that!


My Turkey

As you recite the poem below, have the children act out the movements described.

I have a turkey, big and fat.
He spreads his wings
And walks like that.
His daily corn he would not miss,
And when he talks he sounds like this
Gobble, gobble, gobble.


Turkey Talk

Choose two children to be turkeys.  Have them go to the center of the circle. Recite, with the other children, the poem below. When the poem is done, encourage the two "turkeys" to chat with each other in turkey talk.

Two turkeys went out to play
On one fine sunny day.
When they got together,
This is what they had to say!


Turkey Strut

Use pieces of masking tape to make turkey footprints all over the floor. Start playing some music. let the children pretend to be turkeys and strut around the room. When you stop the music, have the turkeys find footprints to stand on (one turkey to a footprint). When you start the music again, have the turkeys continue strutting around the room.


The Turkey Dance (done to the German Folk Song- The Chicken Dance)

Find a recording of the Chicken Dance and have the children pretend to be turkeys.  Teach the children the movements:

Make your hands like they are "talking" 4 times

Pretend to "flap" your wings 4 times

Wiggle your bottom 4 times

Clap four times

Continue until you are tired out or the music stops~~~Which ever comes first!


Turkey Wobble

Play music of your choice and encourage the children to move like:

BIG turkeys

Little turkeys

Tired turkeys

Happy turkeys

Scared turkeys

Etc.


Contact_FullName:
Peggy
Contact_Email:
jstefa7575

idea

Mr. Turkey

Mr. Turkey's tail is big and wide He swings it when he walks, His neck is long His chin is red He gobbles when he talks.

Date: 11-23-99


Contact_FullName:
Michele
Contact_Email:
kahles@intelos.net

idea

I HEARD MR. TURKEY SAY. . . Gobble, Gobble, Gobble . . . Soon 'twill be Thanksgiving Day . . . Gobble, Gobble, Gobble . . . People think it is such fun . . . but I think that I shall run . . . and hide until the day is done . . . Gobble, Gobble, Gobble.

This song was taught to me by my grandmother who is now 80. She learned it from my father when he was in grade school - he is now 61.

Date: 11-21-99


Contact_FullName:
Judy
Contact_Email:
Zos@prodigy.net

idea

Here is a verse that I've been using for years. Add actions and the students love it.

Thanksgiving Day is coming So Mr. Turkey said, "Now I must be real careful Or I will lose my head."

The pumpkin heard the turkey, "I'm frightened too, oh my! They'll mix me up with sugar and spice and I'll be pumpkin pie"

Date: 11-14-99


Contact_FullName:
Amanda
Contact_Email:
Amanda019@aol.com

idea

Thanksgiving Day Song

Thanksgiving day is a happy day so we say thank you God.

repeat 3 times. This song is really easy. We are singing it with our young 2's. They are starting to get it, very slowly! But if you want an easy song this is it.

Date: 11-13-99


Contact_FullName:
cathy
Contact_Email:
csc54@home.com

idea

I really liked the Thanksgiving rap about Bert the dancing turkey. I was practicing it at home when my fifteen year old daughter thought up a second verse to the rap. That is what I would like to submit...

A turkey named Bert thought he'd make up a dance and do it for the king and the queen. If he did a good job and they liked it allot they wouldn't eat CUZ that'd be MEAN! He went slide...close slide...close Shake your tail and wiggle your nose slide...close slide...close flap your wings and touch your toes DANCE< DANCE Bert deserves a chance DANCE, DANCE, Bert deserves a chance

SECOND VERSE....

SOOOoo that turkey named Bert well he preformed his dance, and he did it for the queen and the king. And he did a good job and they liked it a lot so they danced till the morning bird sings. They went slide...close slide...close flap your wings and touch your toes DANCE< DANCE That turkey can dance! DANCE, DANCE, THAT TURKEY CAN DANCE!

Date: 11-13-99


Contact_FullName:
ILleen
Contact_Email:
IMTwirl@aol.com

idea

Rhyme 

I am a little turkey 
MY head goes wobble,wobble 
I say just one word 
gobble gobble gobble

Date: 11-13-99


 

Contact_FullName:
Peggy
Contact_Email:
ellermb@appstate.edu

idea

(Song) "We Are Thankful (sung to Where is Thumbkin?

We are thankful We are thankful For our food (family, friends) For our food (family, friends) And our many blessings, And our many blessings, Amen! Amen! (or Thank You! Thank You!)

Date: 11-6-99


Contact_FullName:
Maureen
Contact_Email:
j..myers@worldnet.att.com

idea

Sail The Mayflower Children sit with feet touching, face to face, stretch arms and hold hands (partners) They rock back and forth as they sing the song. Sail, Sail ,Sail the Mayflower Gently across the sea Merrily , Merrily , Merrily Pilgrims now are free. Repeat Sing to Row Row Row Your Boat

Date: 11-6-99


Contact_FullName:
Barbara
Contact_Email:
Barbmc93@aol.com

idea

Mr duck went out in (sunny) weather He met Mr. Turkey on the way. They stopped to talk together. Gobble, gobble, gobble. Quack, quack, quack. Then they walked back.

Variations add stormy, rainy, cloudy, etc.

Date: 11-6-99


Contact_FullName:
Stacie
Contact_Email:
sich@bloomnet.com

idea

Mr. Turkey Sung to are you sleeping

Mr. Turkey, Mr. Turkey, Run away, Run away. If you do not hurry You will be a mouthful Thanksgiving Day, Thanksgiving day.

Date: 10-31-99


Contact_FullName:
Pat
Contact_Email:
pnally@capecod.net

idea

Mr. Turkey (this is more of a chant than a song but the children love it because you hold the note ending "OH" in each verse Mr. Turkey, Mr. Turkey Mr. Turkey, OHHHHHH (hold this note for as long as you want) When he walks he wobbles When he talks he gobbles Mr. Turkey, OHHHHH (hold note again)

Date: 10-17-99


Contact_FullName:
Km
Contact_Email:
laugh248@yahoo.com

idea

Turkey Wobble

Make your hands like they are " Talking" 4 times Pretend to "flap your wings" (arms) 4 times Wiggle bottom 4 times Shout "Gobble" 4 times

Repeat until you want to stop

Date: 10-14-99


Contact_FullName:
Daphne
Contact_Email:
Dee_dee28@hotmail.com

idea

A turkey sat on a backyard fence as he sang this sad, sad tune. Thanksgiving Day is coming gobble, gobble, gobble, gobble And I know I'll be eaten soo-on.

Gobble, gobble, gobble, gobble, gobble, gobble, gobble I don't like Thanksgiving Da-ay.

Gobble, gobble, gobble, gobble, gobble, gobble, gobble I would like to run aw-ay.

Date: 10-11-99


 

Contact_FullName:
Connie
Contact_Email:
31950883@3WEB.NET

idea

I believe the name of the tune I use for this song is "There ain't nothing like a dame" from Annie Oakley

I am a turkey I walk sort of jerky (put hands in armpits for wings and strut) Around the old barnyard I hobble. Hobble. (strut) This is my head (point to head) And this is my tail (point to tail) I shake them (shake head and tail) And say gobble, gobble. GOBBLE!


Contact_FullName:
Cathy
Contact_Email:
CMelo41558@aol.com

idea

Turkey Pokey (to the tune of Hokey Pokey) Give the children a feather for each had, stand in a circle, and sing: You put your right wing in You put your right wing out You put your right in And you shake it all about You do the Turkey pokey and you turn yourself around That's what its all about Gobble Gobble 2. Your left wing 3. Your tail feathers 4. Your left foot 5. Your right foot 6. Your beak 7. Your whole turkey self etc.


Date Submitted: 9-19-99

Name:
Daniella
E-Mail:
fisherwr@cinci.infi.net

Date: 1-19-99

Sing this to the tune of "If you're happy 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 then your face is sure to show it. If you're thankful and you know it clap your hands.

Follow this with a list of what each child is thankful for. You can substitute the hand clapping with other body movements (e.g., jumping, hopping, shouting) to provide physical education as well.

Another option is to sing: If you're thankful and you know it shout your praise. If you're thankful and you know it shout your praise. If you're thankful and you know it then your voice is sure to show it. If you're thankful and you know it shout your praise.

Follow with "shouting" out what you're thankful for.


Name:
Cheryl
Email:
cjoseph@netscape.net

Date: 11-19-98

I use a song that we have used in our contemporary worship services at church and change it a little to fit our Thanksgiving theme. The song goes like this: Thank you, Lord, for this fine day. Thank you, Lord, for this fine day. Thank you, Lord, for this fine day. Right where we are.

Alleluia, praise the Lord! Alleluia, praise the Lord! Alleluia, praise the Lord! Right where we are.

I ask the children to think of things we are thankful for and we put these words in the song in place of "This fine day". We have even gone so far as to illustrate what they are thankful for and then the kids can hold up their illustrations as we sing the song.


Name:
Jennifer
Email:
kevdavis@ctc.net

Date: 11-19-98

"I'm Mr. Turkey"

I'm Mr. Turkey, Turkey, Turkey
I'm Mr. Turkey Big & Fat.
I've got feathers, feathers, feathers
I've got feathers down my back.
When I walk I wobble, wobble, wobble
When I talk I gobble, gobble, gobble
I'm Mr. Turkey, Turkey, Turkey
I'm Mr. Turkey Big & Fat.


Name:
Barbara
Email:
dwrpwr@earthlink.net

Date: 11-7-98

THE TURKEY

He's big and fat and he gobble gobble gobbles.
He spreads his tail and he gobble. gobble gobbles.
But when Thanksgiving Day is here it's our turn to gobble gobble gobble.


Name:
Maureen
Email:
j..myers@worldnet.att.com

Date: 11-7-98

Tom Turkey

There was a tom turkey that waddled around on yonder farm
He had a plump belly that touched the ground and wiggled as he sang this song.
oooh e oooh a a wing wang gobble gobble ding dang
ooh e oooh aa wing wang gobble gobble ding dang


Name:
Cindy
Email:
jacobson@pcez.com

Date: 10-31-98

Fat Turkeys Are We

Gobble, gobble, gobble Fat turkeys are we. We're not here for livin' We're here for Thanksgivin' Gobble, gobble, gobble Fat turkeys are we.


Name:
Carolyn
Email:
cbbjbb@aol.com

Date: 10-31-98

Little Pilgrim tune of Twinkle Twinkle

Little Pilgrim dressed in gray on that first Thanksgiving Day.
Little Indian dressed in brown,
Came to visit Plymouth Town,
They both came to eat and pray on that first Thanksgiving Day.


Name:
Kathy
Email:
hgnhouse@aol.com

Date: 10-27-98

Over The River

Over The River And Through The Woods

To Grandmother's House We Go

The Horse Knows The Way

To Carry The Sleigh

Through The White and Drifted Snow-Oh!

Over The River And Through The Woods

Now Grandfather's Cap I Spy

Hooray For The Fun

Is The Turkey Done?

Hurry For The Pumpkin Pie!


10-25-98

Name: Jane
E-Mail: Janiepet@aol.com

The Turkey Song (Tune:I'm a Little Teapot")

I'm a little turkey
Short and Fat
Thanksgiving Day is coming
Now what do you think of that ?
I had better run as fast as I can
Or your mommy will roast me in a pan!


10-21-98

Name: Marylin
E-Mail: Marylin334@aol.com

Here is a turkey with his wings spread wide...
He see's the Farmer coming and he tries to hide..
He runs across the barnyard with a Wobble, Wobble, Wobble,
Talking that Turkey talk
Gobble, Gobble, Gobble


10-14-98

Name: Patsy
E-Mail: willspat@hotmail.com

The First Thanksgiving (twinkle, twinkle)

Pick the corn and pick the beans,

Pick the squash and other greens

It is harvest time you see

Come and share a feast with me.

Bring your family out to play,

We'll call this Thanksgiving Day


8-8-98

Name: Susan

E-Mail: flbrat@hotmail.com

Turkey Dinner (Tune: Are you sleeping)

Turkey Dinner, Turkey Dinner

Gather Round, Gather Round

Who will get the drumstick?

Yummy Yummy drumstick

All sit down, all sit down.

Cornbread, muffins,

Chesnuts, stuffing,

Pudding pie ten feet high.

We were all much thinner, before we sat for dinner!

Me, oh, my me, oh, my.


2-14-98

Name: Debi              E-Mail: jr8 @ msn.com

Bert The Turkey (A Thanksgiving Rap)

A Turkey named Bert thought he'd make up a dance,

And he'd dance it for the king and queen.

If he did a good job and they liked it a lot,

Then they wouldn't eat him, cuz that'd be MEAN!

He went sli-i-i-de, close, sli-i-i-de, close,

Shake your tail and wiggle your nose!

He went sli-i-i-de, close, sli-i-i-de, close,

Flap your wings and touch your toes!

DANCE, DANCE, BERT DESERVES A CHANCE!

DANCE, DANCE, BERT DESERVES A CHANCE!

Make your own rap beat and clap to the first part. Then slide first to one side (one foot at a time) shake your "tail" and wiggle your nose (with your finger). Then repeat slide to other side and flap your wings etc. When you sing/shout "Dance, Dance etc. have kids wave or shake arms high in the air! Our kids loved this so much we did it for the Holiday Program and the parents thought it was GREAT!


Name: alison              E-Mail: ALGWVU@aol.com

Hello Mr. Turkey

--to the tune of "If Your Happy and You Know It"

Hello, Mr. Turkey-How are you?

Hello, Mr. Turkey-How are you?

With a Gobble, Gobble, Gobble

And a Wobble, Wobble, Wobble

Hello, Mr. Turkey-How are you?

Repeat and clap in between verses


Albuquerque Turkey   Sung to My Darlin Clementine

Albuquerque is a turkey

And he's feathered and he's fine

And he wobbles and he gobbles

And he's absolutely mine!

He's the best pet you can get yet

Better than a dog or cat

He's my Albuquerque turkey

And I'm awfully proud of that!

And my Albuquerque turkey

Is so happy in his bed

'Cause for our Thanksgiving Dinner

We have spaghetti instead!


Name: teri       E-Mail: prektchr1@aol

Mrs. Duck went to visit Mr. Turkey

Mrs. Duck went to visit Mr. Turkey

And she walked with a waddle, waddle, waddle

"Hello!" she said to Mr. Turkey

And he answered with a "Gobble, Gobble, Gobble"


Name: Susan      E-Mail: misssue952@aol.com

A Turkey Ran Away       Sung to tune of "Farmer in the dell"

A turkey ran away,

Upon Thanksgiving day, said he

They'll make a roast of me

And so I will not stay.

(Continue with other Thanksgiving foods)eg. A cranberry ran away..... they'll make a sauce of me... A pumpkin ran away... they'll make a pie of me... etc.


Name: Debbie                       E-Mail: costlow@erols.com

Turkey, Turkey (tune:Twinkle, Twinkle)

Turkey, Turkey look at you

please be careful what you do

Thanksgiving Day will soon be here

We eat turkey every year

Go and hide out in the woods

We'll eat pizza as we should.


THANK YOU

Mother, Father, Sister, Brother, Baby too will say;

"Thank you, thank you, thank you on this Thanksgiving Day."


MR. TURKEY AND MR. DUCK

Mr. Turkey took a walk in a very fine way.

Mr. Duck took a walk on the very same day.

They walked together-gobble, gobble, gobble;

Quack, quack, quack.

Goodbye Mr. Turkey, goodbye Mr. Duck.


THANKSGIVING TIME

Thanksgiving Day will soon be here.

It comes along but once a year.

If I could only have my way,

We'd have Thanksgiving every day.


THANKSGIVING MEAL

The turkey is my favorite bird and

Pumpkin is my favorite pie and

Cranberry is my favorite sauce,

I wonder why.

I'm thankful for them all, Aren't you?

And for the stuffing too.


I'M THANKFUL

Mother said she was thankful for me.

And daddy said he was too.

"That's funny," said I.

"Because you see,

I'm thankful for both of you."


MR. TURKEY

I have a turkey, big and fat.

(Make a fist with one hand-thumb Out for turkey's head)

He spreads his tail and walks like that.

(Attach "tail" by spreading Out fingers of other hand and join together)

His daily corn he would not miss.

(Poke with thumb at floor)

And when he talks, it sounds like this:

Gobble Gobble Gobble


A BIG TURKEY   Tune: London Bridges

The pilgrim had a big turkey,

Big turkey, a big turkey;

The pilgrim had a big turkey

And he kept him in a fence.


FIVE LITTLE TURKEYS

Five little turkeys were standing by a door; one saw some corn, and then there were four.

Four little turkeys flew up in a tree; one fell down and then there were three.

Three little turkeys gobbled as they do; a dog chased one and then there were two.

Two little turkeys strutting in the sun; the wind came along and then there was one.

One little turkey saw a farmer with an ax; look at that turkey run! run! run!


Name:  Jill       e-mail:  JKF0708

Five Fat Turkeys

Five fat turkeys are we

We slept all night in the tree

The cook came around

We couldn't be found

So that's why wer'e here you see, that's why wer'e here you see!


Name: Eileen               E-Mail: EgCruella@aol.com

Thanksgiving song from "Leading Young Children To Music" by Haines and Gerber

Thanksgiving Day

Thanks - giv-ing, Thanks-giv-ing, thanks-giv-ing day.

c c d e f g a f Bb a g f g (chords)

With blue skies and frost-y nights and win-ter on its way!

a c a a c a f d f d

Thanks-giv-ing, thanks-giv-ing, all the year through,

c c d e f g a f Bb a g f

Each day's a thanks-giv-ing day be-cause I'm friends with

f

you.

Just a sweet little thanksgiving song I found that children can sing easily. Signing it might be a nice addition.


Funny Turkey

A turkey is a funny bird

His head goes wobble, wobble

And all he says is just one word

gobble, gobble, gobble


Did You Ever See A Turkey?  (Sung to the tune of "Did you ever see a Lassie")

Did you ever see a turkey a turkey a turkey

Did you ever see a turkey go this way and that

(children make up turkey movements etc.)

Go this way and that way and this way and that way

Did you ever see a turkey go this way and that?


We Eat Turkey (sing to the tune of "Where is thumbkin")

We eat turkey we eat turkey

Yum, yum, yum

Yum, yum, yum

Always on Thanksgiving a

Always on Thanksgiving

Yum, yum, yum

Yum,yum,yum

Add other foods we eat at Thanksgiving


Five Fat Turkeys Sitting On A Fence

Five fat turkeys sitting on a fence

The first one said," Oh, my am I emense!"

The second one said, "I can gobble at you"

The third one said, " I can gobble too"

The fourth one said, ""I can spread my tail"

The fifth one said, "Don't catch it on a nail"

The farmer came by and had to say, "Turkeys look best on Thanksgiving Day!"


PILGRIM

The brave little pilgrim

Went looking for a bear.

He looked in the woods

He looked everywhere.

The brave little pilgrim

Found a big brown bear.

He ran like a rabbit

OH!!what a scare!


Gobble Gobble Gobble

I met a turkey gobbler

When I went out to play.

Mr Turkey Gobbler

How are you today?

Gobble, gobble, gobble,

That I can not say.

Don't ask me such a question

On Thanksgiving Day.


The Turkey

The turkey is a funny bird,

His head goes wobble, wobble,

And all he says is just one word,

Gobble, gobble, gobble.


Hello Mr. Turkey

Sung to: "If You're Happy and You Know It"

Hello, Mr. Turkey how are you?

Hello, Mr. Turkey, how are you?

With a gobble, gobble, gobble,

And a wobble, wobble, wobble.

Hello, Mr. Turkey, how are you?


Five Little Turkeys

Hold up five fingers at the beginning of the fingerplay.  As you say each verse, lower the corresponding finger.

Five little turkeys by the barn door,

One waddled off, then there were four.

Four little turkeys out under the tree,

One waddled off, then there were three.

Three little turkeys with nothing to do.

One waddled off, then there were two.

Two little turkeys in the noonday sun,

One waddled off, then there was one.

One little turkey - better run away!

Soon will come Thanksgiving Day.