Thursday, November 21, 2013

Turkey Time!

It's very close to Thanksgiving - time for us to read about turkeys! The books we read today in story time were funny - Run, Turkey, Run by Diane Mayr, about a turkey trying to escape a farmer, and This is the Turkey by Abby Levine, the story of a family whose roasted turkey meets with a soggy disaster. We also read about being thankful in Thanksgiving is for Giving Thanks by Margaret Sutherland and Thanksgiving Mice by Bethany Roberts.

Of course, we made a turkey for our craft! Paper feathers shaped like diamonds were glued around a turkey body and then topped with soft, fluffy multicolored feathers. Googley eyes, a beak, and a wattle (or a snood) made the turkey look great! Look!

Here's our song for you to sing at home, too - (to the tune of "If You're Happy and You Know It!") Don't forget to clap your hands - it's the best part!
Hello, Mr. Turkey, how are you? (clap, clap!)
Hello, Mr. Turkey, how are you? (clap, clap!)
With a gobble, gobble, gobble, and a wobble, wobble, wobble
Hello, Mr. Turkey how are you? (clap, clap!)
And when it was time to leave, we adapted the song and sang "Good-bye, Mr. Turkey, see you soon!" 

Here's the link to the children's Thanksgiving song I mentioned. The tune is really catchy, especially the chorus! Check back next week for a special Thanksgiving link!

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