Thanksgiving Songs and FingerPlays


~ THANKSGIVING SONGS AND FINGERPLAYS ~


Five Little Turkeys- Submitted by Christi

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.

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Five Little Pilgrims- Submitted by Christi
(Sung to Five Little Ducks)

Five little pilgrims sailing in a boat
(hold up five fingers)
Over the sea and water they float
(make wave motions with hands)
One little pilgrim said, "Land I see!"
(hold up one finger, then hold other hand above eyes as if searching)
They came to America to be free
(fold hands and bow head as if to pray).

Continue to repeat this song,
subtracting the number of pilgrims as you go
until there are no pilgrims left.

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Thanksgiving song- Submitted by Christi
(sung to Twinkle, Twinkle)

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

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Gobble-Gobble- Submitted by Christi

A turkey is a funny bird
His head goes bobble, bobble
And all he knows is just one word
Gobble, gobble, gobble,
gobble, gobble gobble.

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A Thanksgiving Prayer- Submitted by Christi

Dear God we give thanks to Thee
This Thanksgiving Day.
With bowed heads and grateful hearts,
Softly do we pray.

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Gobble, Gobble- Submitted by Sue
(Sung to "If you're Happy & You Know It")

"Gobble, gobble, gobble, gobble", says the bird
"Gobble, gobble, gobble, gobble", says the bird.
Mr. Turkey gobble-gobbles
And his head goes wobble-wobble
"Gobble, gobble, gobble, gobble", says the bird.

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A Turkey Sat on a Backyard Fence- Submitted by Sue

A turkey sat on a backyard fence
And he sang this sad, sad tune:
"Thanksgiving Day is coming
(Gobble, gobble, gobble, gobble)
And I know I'll be eaten soon!
Gobble, gobble, gobble, gobble,
Gobble, gobble, gobble, gobble,
I would like to run away--
Gobble, gobble, gobble, gobble
Gobble, gobble, gobble, gobble,
I don't like Thanksgiving Day!"

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Turkey on the Farm- Submitted by Sue
(Sung to "The Wheels on the Bus")

The turkey on the farm says,
"Gobble, gobble, gobble.
Gobble, gobble, gobble.
Gobble, gobble, gobble." The turkey on the farm says,
"Gobble, gobble, gobble."
Thanksgiving Day is near.

The farmer on the farm goes
chop, chop, chop. Chop, chop, chop.
Chop, chop, chop. The farmer on the farm goes
chop, chop, chop. Thanksgiving Day is here.

The turkey on the farm says,
"Please help me! Please help me!
Please help me!"
The turkey on the farm says,
"Please help me!" Thanksgiving Day is here.

The children on the farm say,
"Come and hide.
Come and hide.
Come and hide."
The children on the farm say,
"Come and hide."
Thanksgiving Day is here.

The wife on the farm looks all around.
Looks all around.
Looks all around.
The wife on the farm looks all around.
Thanksgiving Day is here.

The people on the farm
eat Kentucky Fried Chicken. Kentucky Fried Chicken.
Kentucky Fried Chicken.
The people on the farm
eat Kentucky Fried Chicken.
Thanksgiving Day is here.

The turkey on the farm says,
"Gobble, gobble, gobble. Gobble, gobble, gobble.
Gobble, gobble, gobble." The turkey on the farm says,
"Gobble, gobble, gobble." Thanksgiving Day has passed.

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Ha, Ha, Turkey in the Straw- Submitted by Sue
(Sung to "Skip to My Lou")

Turkey in the brown straw, ha, ha, ha,
Turkey in the brown straw, ha, ha, ha,
Turkey in the brown straw, ha, ha, ha.
Turkey in the straw, my darling.

Turkey in the white snow, ho, ho, ho,
Turkey in the white snow, ho, ho, ho,
Turkey in the white snow, ho, ho, ho.
Turkey in the snow, my darling.

Turkey in the blue sky, hi, hi, hi,
Turkey in the blue sky, hi, hi, hi,
Turkey in the blue sky, hi, hi, hi.
Turkey in the sky, my darling.

Turkey in the red barn, harn, harn, harn,
Turkey in the red barn, harn, harn, harn,
Turkey in the red barn, harn, harn, harn.
Turkey in the barn, my darling.

Turkey in the yellow corn, horn, horn, horn,
Turkey in the yellow corn, horn, horn, horn,
Turkey in the yellow corn, horn, horn, horn.
Turkey in the corn, my darling.

Turkey in the green tree, hee, hee, hee,
Turkey in the green tree, hee, hee, hee,
Turkey in the green tree, hee, hee, hee.
Turkey in the tree, my darling.

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I'm A Little Turkey- Submitted by Sue
(Sung to "I'm A Little Teapot")

I'm a little turkey; I like to play,
I'm very hungry; I eat all day.
When I see the hunter with his gun,
Then I know it's time to run.

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Thanksgiving Dinner- Submitted by Sue
(Sung to "Frere Jacques")

We eat tur-key, we eat tur-key.
Oh, so good. Oh, so good.
Al-ways on Thanks-giv-ing, al-ways on Thanks-giv-ing
Yum-yum-yum! Yum-yum-yum!

Verse 2: Mashed po-ta-toes. (Repeat as in verse 1)

Verse 3: Pie and ice-cream. (Repeat as in verse 1)

Verse 4: Home-made bis-cuits (Repeat as in verse 1)

Verse 5: Tur-key dress-ing (Repeat as in verse 1)

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I'm A Little Indian- Submitted by Sue
(Sung to "I'm A Little Teapot")

I'm a little Indian on the go, Here is my arrow and here is my bow. When i go out hunting, hear me shout- Bear and buffulo-better watch out.

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I'm A Little Pilgrim- Submitted by Sue
(Sung to "I'm A Little Teapot")

I'm a little pilgrim on the run,
Here is my knife and here is my gun.
When I go out hunting, hear my shout-
Deer and turkey- better watch out.

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Gobble, Gobble- Submitted by Sue

A turkey is a funny bird,
His head goes wobble, wobble.
And he knows just one word,
Gobble, gobble, gobble.

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Song for Thanksgiving- Submitted by Sue
(Sung to "Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star")

Thank you, thank you, very much
For everything that I can touch.
Thanks a lot for nature's food.
And for when I'm feeling good.
Thank you, thank you very much.
For moms and dads and friends and such.

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Gobbly, Wobbly Turkeys- Submitted by Sue
(Sung to "Ten Little Indians")

One little, two little ,three little turkeys,
Gobbly, wobbly, bobbly turkeys,
hurry, scurry, worry turkeys,
It's Thanksgiving Day!

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Turkey Trot- Submitted by Sue
(Sung to "Hokey Pokey")

You put your right wing in.
You put your right wing out.
You put your right wing in,
And you shake it all about.
You do the turkey trot
And you turn your self around.
That's what it's all about.

Additional verses:
Left wing, Drumsticks, Stuffing, Wattle(Head), Tail Feathers(Bottom), Turkey body.

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I'm Thankful- Submitted by Sue
(Sung to "Row, row, Row Your Boat")

I'm thankful for my friends
And my family.
I'm thankful for the food I eat-
I'm happy to be me!

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I Eat Turkey- Submitted by Sue
(Sung to "Frere Jacques")

I eat turkey,
(Point to self)
I eat turkey.
(Point to self again)
Yes, I do,
(Nod head)
Yes, I do.
Turkey in my tummy,
(Rub tummy)
Yummy, yummy, yummy.
Good for me,
(Point to self)
Good for you.
(Point to others)

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Thanksgiving Song- Submitted by Sue
(Sung to "Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star")

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

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10 Little Turkeys- Submitted by Cheryl

Cut a turkey shape out of brown felt. Cut out of coloured felt a pile of brown straw, a pile of white snow, a blue sky background, a red barn, a yellow bag of corn, and a green tree for the turkey to sit in. Place all the shapes, except for the turkey, on the flannel board. Then sing the song with the chlidren and let them take turns placing the turkey on the appropriate shapes.

10 little turkeys sat in their pen
"Hide, turkeys, hide!" said the little red hen.
One little turkey flew far away
But the other ...(9) decided to stay!

9 little turkeys sat in their pen
"Hide, turkeys, hide!" said the little red hen.
One little turkey flew out of the gate,
And when he was gone, there were...(8).

8 little turkeys sat in their pen.
"Hide, turkeys, hide!" said the little red hen.
One little turkey flew far away But the other
...(7) decided to stay.

7 little turkeys sat in their pen.
"Hide, turkeys, hide!" said the little red hen.
One little turkey hid with the chicks,
And when she was gone, there were...(6).

6 little turkeys sat in their pen.
"Hide, turkeys, hide!" said the little red hen.
One little turkey flew far away But the other
...(5) decided to stay.

5 little turkeys sat in their pen.
"Hide, turkeys, hide!" said the little red hen.
One little turkey hopped out the door,
And when he was gone, there were (4).

4 little turkeys sat in their pen.
"Hide, turkeys, hide!" said the little red hen.
One little turkey flew far away But the other
...(3) decided to stay.

3 little turkeys sat in their pen.
"Hide, turkeys, hide!" said the little red hen.
One little turkey flapped her wings and flew.
And when she was gone, there were ...(2).

2 little turkeys sat in their pen.
"Hide, turkeys, hide!" said the little red hen.
One little turkey flew far away.
But the last ...(1) decided to stay.

1 little turkey sat in his pen.
"Hide, turkey, hide!" said the little red hen.
The last little turkey flew off
toward the sun And when he was gone,
there were ...(none).

Ideas to Use With This:

1. Flannel board activity.
2. Magnet board activity.
3. Dramatize, with children being the turkeys.
4. Use stick puppet turkeys.

NOTE: I can already hear the children chanting: "Hide, turkeys, hide!" said the little red hen. They will love this repetitive line!

NOTE 2: If 10 turkeys are too many for your student's attention span, use only 5 turkeys!

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This is the Way on Thanksgiving Day- Submitted by Cheryl
(Sung to "Mulberry Bush")

This is the way to Grandma's house,
Grandma's house, Grandma's house This is the way to Grandma's house,
on Thanksgiving Day!

This is the way we drive the car,
drive the car, drive the car
This is the way we drive the car,
on Thanksgiving Day.

More Verses:

This is the way to carve the turkey....
This is the way to say a blessing...
This is the way to eat our pie...
This is the way to clear the table....
This is the way we say good-bye...
This is the way we drive back home.....

(We like to do hand motions with this one!)

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Turkey Dance- Submitted by Cheryl
(sung to "Turkey in the Straw")

Oh, you turkey to the left
(two steps to left)
and you turkey to the right
(two steps to right)
Then you heel and toe
(do motion with foot)
and you scratch with all your might.
(scratch with foot)
Now you flap your turkey wings
(put thumbs in armpits and flap)
while your head goes bobble, bobble.
(wobble head)
Turn around and then you say,
(turn around)
"Gobble, gobble, gobble!"

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Turkey Feathers- Submitted by Cheryl
(Sung to "Are you Sleeping?")

Turkey feathers, turkey feathers
Brightly colored, brightly colored
Who has a red one?
Who has a red one?
Add it now. Add it now.

Make a large turkey and lots of different colored feathers (at least two for each child) Put the turkey on the felt board. Lay all the feathers in a large basket or shallow box, so the children can easily see them. Walk around the group of children. Let each child pick a turkey feather. Walk around again and let them pick another.

Sing Turkey feathers with the children. Name a color and let the children who have that color add it to the turkey. Sing again, naming another color and adding those feathers to the turkey. Continue until the turkey is showing off all is feathers.

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Which One Is Missing?- Submitted by Cheryl
(Sung to "Are you Sleeping?")

Turkey feathers, turkey feathers
Red, yellow, green -- red, yellow, green
(orange, blue, purple)

Which one is missing?
Which one is missing?
Name it now Name it now.

Make a turkey, two red, yellow and green feathers as well a orange, blue and purple. Put the turkey on the felt board. In random order, put two or more red, yellow and green feathers on him.

Have the children cover their eyes. Take two or more feathers off the turkey. Have the children uncover their eyes and look carefully at the turkey as they sing "Which One is Missing?" After they've finished singing, have them call out which feathers they think are missing. As they do, bring that feather back and put it on the turkey. Play again and again, mixing up the colors and adding new colors.

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Little Indians- Submitted by Cheryl

Five little Indians, on a nice fall day,
(dance around)
Jumped on their ponies and rode far away,
(hands on next child, pretend to be ponies)
They galloped in the meadow,and they galloped up a hill,
(pretend to gallop)
They galloped so fast,they all took a spill.
(pretend to fall off the ponies)

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My Turkey- Submitted by Cheryl

I have a turkey big and fat
(bend out arms at sides)
He struts around this way and that
(strut around)
His Daily corn he would not miss
(pretend to peck at corn on ground)
And when he talks, he sounds like this
(make gobble sounds)

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Thank you, Thank you; This We Say" Song- Submitted by Cheryl
(sung to "Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star")

Thank you for the earth and sky.
(Form circle with fingertips; then point to sky)
Thank you for the bids that fly.
( Flap arms)
Thank you for the food we grow.
(Cup hands together; then slide one arm upward as if to grow)
Thank you for the streams that flow
(Flutter fingers as hands move to side)
Thanks you, thank you; this we say:
(Point to lips.)
Thanks for all we have today!
(Spread arms out wide.)

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I am Thankful- Submitted by Cheryl

I am thankful for pets.
I am thankful for school.
I am thankful when I
Can swim in a pool.

I am thankful for home,
And the food that I eat.
I am thankful for all
The new friends that I meet.

I am thankful for health,
And for my family.
I'm especially thankful
That I am just ME!

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Turkey Dinner- Submitted by Cheryl
(Sung to "Brother John")

Turkey Dinner, Turkey Dinner
Gather round, gather round
Who will eat the drumstick
Yummmy, yummy drumstick
All sit down, all sit down

Cornbread muffins, Chestnut stuffing
Punnin' pie, one foot high
All of us were thinner
Until we cam to dinner
Me-o-my, me-o-my

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There's A Big Fat Turkey- Submitted by Cheryl
(Sung to "Little White Duck")

There's a big, fat turkey
Down on the farm.
A big, fat turkey
Who stays away from harm.
He's always gone on Thanksgiving Day
For some odd reason he just runs away
There's a big, fat turkey
Down on the farm
Gobble! Gobble! Gobble!

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Five Fat Turkeys- Submitted by Cheryl

Five fat turkeys were sitting on a fence.
(One hand up)
The first one said, 'I'm so immense.'
(Point to thumb)
The second one said, 'I can gobble at you.'
(Pointer finger)
The third one said, 'I can gobble, too.'
(Middle finger)
The fourth one said, 'I can spread my tail.'
(Ring finger)
The fifth one said, 'Don't catch it on a nail.'
(Little finger)
A farmer came along and stopped to say
(Pointer finger of other hand.)
'Turkeys look best on Thanksgiving Day.'

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Thanksgiving Song- Submitted by Cheryl
(Sung to Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star")

Thank you, thank you, very much
For everything that I can touch.
Thanks a lot for nature's food.
And for when I'm feeling good.
Thank you, thank you very much.
For moms and dads and friends and such.

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The Turkey- Submitted by Cheryl

A turkey I saw on thanksgiving,
Her tail was spread so wide.
Shhh....don't tell that you've seen her,
( Make a shhh sound with forefinger to lips)
For she's running away to hide.
(make fist for turkey and spread fingers of other hand for tail)

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Alburquerque The Turkey- Submitted by Cheryl
Sing to tune of "O' My Darlin' Clementine"

Albuquerque, he's my turkey,
and he's feathered and he's fine
and he wobbles and he gobbles
and I'm awfully glad he's mine.

He's the best pet you could ever get
better than a dog or cat
Albuquerque, he's my turkey
and I'm awfully glad of that.

Albuquerque, he's my turkey
he's so cozy in his bed
because for our Thanksgiving dinner
we had scrambled eggs instead.

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I'm A Little Turkey- Submitted by Cheryl

I'm a little turkey,
My name is Ted.
Here are my feathers
Here is my head
Gobble, gobble, gobble,
Is what I say,
Quick! Run! It's Thanksgiving Day!

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Thanksgiving Day- Submitted by Cheryl
(sung to "Here We Go Round the mulberry Bush")

This is the day for giving thanks,
Giving thanks, giving thanks.
This is the day for giving thanks,
Celebrate Thanksgiving!

This is the day for thanking those
Who give us food and give us clothes.
This is the day a "thank you" goes
To family on Thanksgiving!

This is the day for thanking friends,
On friendship, everyone depends.
This is the day our thanks extend
To friends on Thanksgiving!

This is the day the Pilgrims ate,
And with the Indians shared their plate.
This is the day we commemorate
The very first Thanksgiving!

This is the day to be sincere,
Giving thanks that we are here.
In November every year
We celebrate Thanksgiving!

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Let Us Give Thanks Song- Submitted by Cheryl
(Sung to "Mulberry Bush")

Thanksgiving Day will soon be here
Soon be here, soon be here
Thanksgiving day will soon be here
Let us now give thanks!

For the blessings of the year
Of the year, of the year
For the blessings of the year
Let us now give thanks!

For our homes we love so dear
Love so dear, love so dear
For our homes we love so dear
Let us now give thanks!

When the Pilgrims came to this new land
They met the Indians and shook their hand
They had a feast of turkey and corn
And that is how Thanksgiving was born!

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I'm A Little Turkey- Submitted by Cheryl

I'm a little turkey, look at me
Fat and plump as I can be
Don't you try to catch me
"Cause you see,
I'll hide behind the old oak tree!

Mother, father, sister, brother
Baby too will say
"We are thankful for each other
on this fine Thanksgiving day!"

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Five Fat Turkeys- Submitted by Cheryl

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

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Dinner Table- Submitted by Cheryl

Every day when we eat our dinner
Our table is very small
There's room for daddy, mommy, and children,
That is all!
But when Thanksgiving day comes,
You can't believe your eyes
For that table stretches
Until it is just this size!

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Mr. Turkey- Submitted by Cheryl

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!
Gobble Gobble Gobble

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The Brave Little Pilgrim- Submitted by Cheryl

The brave little pilgrim went looking for bear
He looked in the woods
He looked everywhere!
The brave little pilgrim found a big bear
He ran like a rabbit--oh what a scare!

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Five Wild Turkeys- Submitted by Cheryl

Five wild turkeys,
Locked in a pen.
They can't fly out,
But they tried again.

Five wild turkeys,
Pushed on the door.
One flew out,
Then there were four.

Four wild turkeys,
Sad as can be.
One flew out,
Then there were three.

Three wild turkeys,
Don't know what to do.
One flew out,
Then there were two.

Two wild turkeys,
This is no fun.
One flew out,
Then there was one.

One wild turkey,
That's not many.
He flew out,
Then there weren't any

They flew to a tree,
And slept all night.
The cook couln't find them,
And that's all right.

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Turkey in the Barnyard- Submitted by Sherry

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

Turkey on the table, what do you say?
Yummy, yummy, yummy all day.

Turkey in my tummy, what do I say?
I ate too much turkey on Thanksgiving Day!

(hold your hand on your belly and make a pained face...the kids love this!)

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Five Turkeys In A Tree- Submitted by Sherry

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.

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Mr. Turkey Gobbler- Submitted by Sherry

Mr. Turkey Gobbler, wobbling all around,
He gobbles here, he gobbles there,
it's such a funny sound.
He spreads his tail into a fan,
and acts like he is mad,
But i like Mr. Gobbler, he really isn't mad.

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Mr. Turkey- Submitted by Sherry
(Sung to "Frere Jacques")

Mr. Turkey, Mr. Turkey
Run away, run away.
If you are not careful,
You will be a mouthful,
Thanksgiving Day, Thanksgiving Day!

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Run Fast Little Turkey- Submitted by Sherry

Act out the following with your children:

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!

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Bert The Turkey- Submitted by Sherry
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!

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Hello Mr. Turkey- Submitted by Sherry
(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?

Repeat and clap in between verses

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A Turkey Ran Away- Submitted by Sherry
(Sung to "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)

A cranberry ran away..... they'll make a sauce of me...
A pumpkin ran away... they'll make a pie of me... etc.

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Turkey, Turkey- Submitted by Sherry
(Sung to "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.

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Mr. Turkey and Mr. Duck- Submitted by Sherry

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.

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Thanksgiving Time- Submitted by Sherry

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.

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Thanksgiving Meal- Submitted by Sherry

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.

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I'm Thankful- Submitted by Sherry

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."

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A Big Turkey- Submitted by Sherry
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.

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5 Little Turkeys- Submitted by Sherry

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!

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Thanksgiving Day- Submitted by Lisa in VA

With a wobble wobble wobble
and a gobble gobble gobble
all the turkeys spread their feathers
on Thanksgiving Day.
When they see the farmer coming
All the turkeys start a running and they say
you can not catch me on Thanksgiving Day.

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Look at Mr. Turkey- Submitted by Lisa in VA

Look at Mr. Turkey
His tail is awfully bare,
_____, get a _____ feather
(child's name) (color)
And put it right up there!

Provide the children with different colored feathers to pick from

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Hush Little Turkey- Submitted by Lisa in VA
(Sung To "Hush, Little Baby")

Hush Little Turkey, don't you cry,
We'll save you some pumpkin pie.
If that pie doesn't turn out neat,
We'll make cranberry sauce so sweet.
If that sauce isn't fit for a queen,
We'll mix up some corn and bean.
If the corn and beans get smashed,
We'll make you potatoes mashed.
If potatoes aren't a blessing,
We'll stuff you full of turkey dressing.
With that dressing in your tummy,
We'll all have a feast so yummy.

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Pilgrims- Submitted by Lisa in VA

Pilgrims sailed on the Mayflower fleet
The natives helped them plant food to eat
The Pilgrims thanked them in a special way,
After crops were harvested and stored away
By sharing a feast on Thanksgiving day
And this is why we cheerfully say
"Happy Thanksgiving" on turkey day.

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The Night Before Thanksgiving- Submitted by Lisa in VA

The night before Thanksgiving
when I went to play
I met a turkey gobbler
Oh Mr. Turkey Gobbler how are you today?
Gobble , gobble, gobble, that I cannot say.
Don't ask me such a question on Thanksgiving Day.

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