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Turkey and Thanksgiving

Turkey Rhymes and Songs

Thanksgiving Turkey craft


Children will learn, memorize, and recite a rhyme.


  • Turkey puppet pattern

  • Colored pencils or markers
  • Craft sticks
  • Glue



Choose five children to be the turkeys. Let children act out the movements while you recite the rhyme. Make turkey puppets and let children use the puppets to act out the rhyme.

Five Little Turkeys
by Jolanda Garcia

Five little turkeys
That I once knew
Fat turkeys, skinny turkeys,
And short turkeys too.

But the one little turkey
With the loudest gobble,
He led the others with a
gobble-gobble, wobble-wobble.

See them walk with a wobble, wobble
Hear them talk with a gobble, gobble

One little turkey ruffled his feather into a ball
And fell asleep still standing tall.

Four little turkeys, three, two, . . .

One little turkey thought -- I better run away
Soon it will be Thanksgiving Day!
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Mr. Turkey
(Author Unknown)

Mr. Turkey’s tail is big and wide (Spread fingers wide.)
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 gobble.)


Hello Mr. Turkey!
(Tune: If You’re Happy and You Know It)
(Author Unknown)

Hello Mr. Turkey, how are you? (Clap, clap)
Hello Mr. Turkey, how are you? (Clap, clap)
With a gobble, gobble, gobble (Make gobbling noises)
And a wobble, wobble, wobble, (Wobble back and forth)
Hello Mr. Turkey, how are you? (Clap, clap)


Thanksgiving Friends

Five Pilgrims fish in the morn. (Pretend to fish)
Five Indians help them plant corn. (Pretend to plant)
The Indians bring the corn. (Hold up right hand)
The Pilgrims bring the meat. (Hold up left hand)
Ten new friends sit down to eat. (Fold hands together)


Thanksgiving Day

The cranberry ran away on Thanksgiving Day. 
She said, “They’ll make a sauce of me if I should stay!”
The pumpkin ran away on Thanksgiving Day. 
He said, “They’ll make a pie of me if I should stay!”
The turkey ran away on Thanksgiving Day. 
He said, “They’ll make a feast of me if I should stay!”

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Five Fat Turkeys

Five fat turkeys, short and plump,
The first one hid way high upon a stump.
The second one said, “We should run, run, run.”
The third one said, “Or we’ll be done.”
The fourth one said, “I don’t want to be dinner.”
The fifth one said, “I wish I were thinner!”