Thanksgiving Story Time – Toddler

Opening song

Sign language: thank you

Book: Thanks for Thanksgiving by Julie Markes, illustrated by Doris Barrette

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Flannel: “Thanks a Lot” – Raffi: Quiet Time (sign “thanks” and “a lot”)
(Credit: Mel’s Desk)

 thanks a lot

Song: “If You’re Thankful and You Know It”
If you’re thankful and you know it, Clap your hands.
If you’re thankful and you know it, Stomp your feet.
If you’re thankful and you know it, Shout “I am!”
If you’re thankful and you know it, Do all three.

Book: Is that Wise Pig? By Jan Thomas

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Flannel: Five little kernels
[Put up the five kernel shapes on the board, as spread out as you can.] [When you say POP! slap a white popcorn shape right on top of one of the kernels.]
Five little kernels sizzling in the pot
All of a sudden, one went POP! [When you say POP! slap a white popcorn shape right on top of one of the kernels.]

Four little kernels… etc.
(Credit: Mel’s Desk)

popcorn

Rhyme: Popcorn

You put the oil in the pot and you let it get hot
You put the popcorn in and you start to grin.
Sizzle, sizzle Sizzle, sizzle
Sizzle, sizzle Sizzle, sizzle, POP!

(Children begin in a crouched position, knees bent, then s-l-o-w-l-y rise until the final POP! when we jump up in the air!)

 Song: “Hot Potato” – The Wiggles: Hot Potatoes: The Best of the Wiggles

Book: Ladybug Girl Gives Thanks by David Soman and Judy Davis

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Song: “Can’t Wait to Celebrate” – Jim Gill: Jim Gill’s Irrational Anthem

Song: “Icky-Sticky Bubble Gum” – David Landau: Kids and Kitties

Closing rhyme

Craft: Pumpkin pies (idea from A Night Owl Blog)

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