Story Time

Thanksgiving
Submitted by: Lynn Flanigan, Tomball
Audience
• Pre-school
Books
Clifford's Thanksgiving Visit by:Norman Bridwell
Emily Elizabeth visits her grandma for Thanksgiving. Clifford has many adventures on his way to visit his mom in the city. After being separated for the holiday, Clifford and Emily Elizabeth are very thankful for each other.
The Thankful Book by:Todd Parr
A little boy celebrates being thankful for things like ears, feet, hands, friends, gardens, bubble baths and holiday family get-togethers. This book has colorful, fun illustrations and shows children how to appreciate the little things in their lives.
Thanksgiving Is For Giving Thanks by:Margaret Sutherland
A little girl lets us know about how special Thanksgiving is to her. She shows Thanksgiving as a day to be thankful for things that make you happy such as family, teachers, friends, dogs, cats, books and lollipops.
Bear Says Thanks by:Karma Wilson
Bear wants to make a big dinner to share with his friends. However, his cupboard is bare. Bear's friend begin to show up at his cave with food, and Bears say thanks to each one. Then he realizes that he does not have any food to share. His friends let him know that he has something special to share, and they have a wonderful feast. This rhyming book is beautifully illustrated and teaches lessons in gratitude and sharing.
Songs
Turkey Pokey
This action song is sung to the tune of "Hokey Pokey". Lyrics can be found be found at this website: http://thanksgiving.123holiday.net/
thanksgiving_kid_songs.html
Thanksgiving Song
Sung to the tune of "Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star." Lyrics can be found at this website:
http://thanksgiving.123holiday.net/
thanksgiving_kid_songs.html
Five Fat Turkeys
Storyteller uses a monkey mitt and 5 turkey finger puppets. Children use their 5 fingers. The mitt, turkeys, and lyrics are found at this website: http://melodyhousemusic.com/catalog/
monkey-mitt-song-storytelling-sets/five-fat-turkeys. In addition, this song or fingerplay has several versions on youtube.com.
Craft
Make a fun turkey hat craft. Materials needed and directions can be located on this website: http://spoonful.com/crafts/turkey-hat