Turkey Songs


Here’s a song my 4’s love to sing. It’s to Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star

Gobble, gobble who was that

Mr. Turkey big and fat

Gobble, gobble what does he say

Meet me on Thanksgiving day!


Here is a finger play I have been using with my PreK classes for years.

See My Feathers Colored Bright

(sung to the tune of “London Bridge”)

(hold one hand open and wave back and forth) See my feathers colored bright, colored bright, colored bright.

See my feathers colored bright, what a pretty sight.

(make a fist from your other hand and place it, thumb side out, on the palm of your open hand) See my tummy big and fat, big and fat, big and fat.

See my tummy big and fat, now what do you think of that?

(stick thumb, from hand that is a fist, out and wiggle around) See my head look all around, all around, all around.

See my head look all around for corn upon the ground.

(twist fist and palm bak and forth to make “turkey” sway) See me as I strut and sway, strut and sway, strut and sway.

See me as I strut and sway for this is what I say…

Gobble, gobble, gobble!

I hope your children enjoy it as much as mine have. Happy gobbling!


Run Little Turkey

One little, two little, three little turkeys, Four little, five little, six little turkeys, Seven little, eight little, nine little turkeys, Run little turkey, Run!


Turkey Trot

You put your right wing in,

You take your right wing out,

You put your right wing in,

And you shake it all about,

You do the turkey trot,

And you turn yourself around,

That’s what it’s all about.

(other verses):

>left wing in…

>right leg…

You put your left leg in,

You take your left leg out,

You put your left leg in,

And you shake it all about,

You do the turkey trot,

And you turn yourself around,

That’s what it is all about,

GOBBLE!, GOBBLE!___


This song I have sang with my preschoolers for a few years and every year they love it!

“Hello Mr. Turkey”

Hello Mr. Turkey how are you?

how are you?

Hello Mr. Turkey how are you?

how are you?

With a gobble, gobble gobble and

a wobble, wobble, wobble

Hello Mr. Turkey how are you?

how are you?

we add hand movements to it to make it more fun, but the kids think it’s great!


I have a turkey, big and fat.

He spreads his wings and walks like that.

His daily corn he would not miss.

And when he talks, he talks like this, “Gobble, gobble, gobble.”

(This song has great opportunities to add hand gestures.)

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