Thanksgiving Story Time – Toddler

Opening song

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

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 Song & Flannel: “Thanks A Lot” by Raffi: Quiet Time (credit: Mel’s Desk) (kids sign the words “thanks” and “a lot.”)

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Song: “If You’re Thankful and You Know It” (Tune: “If You’re Happy 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: Thanksgiving by Trudi Strain Trueit

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Song: “Turkey Hop” – Carole Peterson: H.U.M. All Year Long

Rhyme: Popcorn
You put the oil in the pot and you let it get hot
You pour 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!)

Book: Theo’s Thanksgiving by David Steinberg, illustrated by Julia Woolf

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Song: “I’m Gonna Eat (On Thanksgiving Day)” w/ props – Laurie Berkner: Whaddaya Think of That?

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Song: “Hello Mr. Turkey, how are you?” (Tune: “If you’re happy and you know it”)

Hello Mr. Turkey how are you,? (clap twice)
Hello Mr. Turkey how are you,? (clap twice)
With a gobble, gobble, gobble and a wobble, wobble, wobble (flap and walk like a turkey)
Hello Mr. Turkey how are you? (clap twice)

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

Closing rhyme

Craft: Indian corn out of paper, tissue paper squares, and craft sticks (Credit: Play and Learn with Dana)

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