Story Time

Thanksgiving
Submitted by: Nancy Rodriguez, Baldwin Boettcher
Audience
• Pre-school
Books
The Ugly Pumpkin by:Horowitz, Dave
An odd shaped pumpkin finds out where he belongs.
Over the River - A Turkey's Tale by:Anderson, Derek
Based on the traditional song, a turkey family gathers at Grandma and Grandpa's house for Thanksgiving fun and celebration.
Thanks for Thanksgiving by:Markes, Julie
At Thanksgiving, children share their thanks for the people and things in their world.
Songs
Hello Mr. Turkey
(Tune: 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
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!
Craft
Please follow the links below for two of my favorite Thanksgiving crafts. Both projects have been favorites with my story time audiences. Die cut leaves in an assortment of fall colors can make wonderful, seasonal tail feathers.

Turkey Hat
http://fun.familyeducation.com/thanksgiving/childrens-art-activities/35220.html

Paper Bag Turkey

http://fun.familyeducation.com/thanksgiving/childrens-art-activities/35220.html