Story Time

Thanksgiving
Submitted by: Kim Tiller, North Channel
Audience
• Toddler • Pre-school
Books
Clifford's Thanksgiving Visit by:Norman Bridwell
The Big Red Dog and Emily Elizabeth discover how much they have to be thankful for on Thanksgiving as they experience challenges to be with family.
Thank you, Thanksgiving by:David Milgrim
A little girl is thankful for everyday things while on a holiday errand for her mom.
I Know an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Pie by:Alison Jackson
A feast gone wild retelling of I Know an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly with a Thanksgiving menu.
Run, Turkey, Run! by:Diane Mayr
Will Turkey escape the farmer by hiding with his farm buddies?
One Little, Two Little, Three Little Pilgrims by:B. G. Hennessy
Count with Pilgrims and Wampanoag Indians gathering food for a first feast. Cute illustrations with intersting Thanksgiving facts and tidbits at the end.
Songs
My Turkey
(Tune: I'm a little teapot)
I have a turkey, big and fat.
He spreads his wings
(fan hands at hips)
And walks like that.
(strut back and forth)
His daily corn he would not miss,
(pretend to eat corn)
And when he talks, he sounds like this!
(Gobble, Gobble!)
Turkey Trot
(Tune: Hokey Pokey)
You put your right wing in,
(right elbow)
You put your right wing out.
Your put your right wing in,
And shake it all about.
You do the Turkey Trot
And you turn yourself around.
That's what it's all about!

You put your left wing(left elbow)in,...etc.
You put your drumsticks(legs)in...
You put your stuffing (stomach)in...
You put your wattle (head)in...
You put your tail feathers (rear)in...
You put your turkey body in...etc.
My Little Turkey
(Tune: Mama's Little Baby Loves Short'nin' Bread)
My little turkey has feathers, feathers,
My little turkey has feathers of
(Red...)
Repeat with (Blue, Green, Yellow and Orange)
Craft
Make a simple turkey hatband with two brown construction paper strips to fit child's head. Glue stick on small round brown paper turkey face with google eyes and orange beak. Add colored paper or real feathers to back of band.
Other
Make a simple brown felt round circle turkey with circle shape turkey head up top and add google eyes and orange beak. Make colored feather shapes in red, blue, green, yellow and orange felt to pass out to children to use with My Little Turkey song listed above.