Thanksgiving Songs


Fun Finger Play about this holiday’s most popular bird!

Mr. Turkey’s tail is big and wide

(spread fingers)

He swings it when he walks

(swing hands)

His neck is long

(stretch neck)

His chin is red

(stroke chin)

And he gobbles when he talks

(open and close hands, and gobbles)


Here’s a fun song that my 3’s and 4’s love to sing:

Hello Mr. Turkey! (If You’re Happy and You Know It)

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)


A Thanksgiving Song

(tune: “Row, Row, Row Your Boat”)

The Pilgrims sailed away,

Far across the sea.

They came to America

So they could be free.

The Native Americans

Helped them plant the corn.

Then they shared a great big feast,

Thanksgiving Day was born!


I’m a Little turkey

I’m a little turkey

My name is Ted.

Here are my feathers,

here is my head.

Gobble,gobble,gobble

Is what I say

Quick run.. It’s thanksgiving Day!


I’m A Little Turkey (sung to obviously “I’m A Little Teapot)

I’m a little turkey on a farm.

Here are my feathers, here is my beak.

When Thanksgiving comes I get real freaked, Please don’t eat me for your treat!

The kids really like this song…even though most of us do eat turkey for Thanksgiving…they think it’s funny.

Share an idea you have used in your classroom or at home that pertains to this theme.