Songs and Finger-Plays
One Fat Turkey (spoken, not sung)
One fat turkey went strutting by.
He shook his feathers and winked his eye.
He flapped his wings and his head gave a wobble,
As he looked at me and said, "Gobble, gobble, gobble."
The Turkey is a Funny Bird (tune of Pop Goes the Weasel)
The turkey is a funny bird.
His head goes wobble, wobble.
And all he says is just one word,
Gobble, Gobble, Gobble.
I'm a Little Turkey (tune: I'm a Little Teapot)
I'm a little turkey, look at me.
Fat and plump as I can be.
Don't you try to catch, 'cause you see,
I'll hide behind this old oak tree.
The Turkey (spoken)
Who gobbles when he talks.
He waddles when he walks. (waddle)
And on Thanksgiving Day,
And whoosh he flies away. (flap arms)
Five Little Pilgrims
Five little pilgrims on Thanksgiving Day (hold up five fingers)
The first one said, "I'll have cake if I may." (lower 5 fingers, then raise respective finger with each of the following)
The second one said, "I'll have turkey roasted."
The third one said, "I'll have chestnuts roasted."
The fourth one said, "I'll have pumpkin pie."
The fifth one said, "Oh, cranberries I spy,"
But before they ate any turkey or dressing,
All of the pilgrims said a Thanksgiving Blessing. (fold hands)