Saturday, November 19, 2011

Storytime - Thanksgiving

This is Thanksgiving by Harriet Ziefert

Thank You, Thanksgiving by David Milgrim

Thanksgiving by Brenda Haugen (non-fiction)

I Know an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Pie by Alison Jackson

I told a version of this story on the felt board. The clip art images were downloaded from Lil' Country Kindergarten.

Did You Ever See A Turkey?

Sung to: "Did you ever see a Lassie"
Did you ever see a turkey a turkey a turkey
Did you ever see a turkey go this way and that
Go this way and that way and this way and that way
Did you ever see a turkey go this way and that?

Hello Mr. Turkey 
Sung to: "If You're Happy and You Know It"
Hello, Mr. Turkey how are you?
Hello, Mr. Turkey, how are you?
With a gobble, gobble, gobble,
And a wobble, wobble, wobble.
Hello, Mr. Turkey, how are you?

Felt Board
Turkey Feathers
The template and activities were from Felt Board Fingerplays by Liz and Dick Wilmes (Elgin, IL: Building Blocks, 1997). For more information about the two activities, see my Thanksgiving Flannel Friday post about them.

Pumpkin Pies. Materials: a quarter of a paper plate, one cotton ball, cinnamon, brown construction paper pie crust, tape, glue, and crayons. Glue the pie crust to the piece of pie, then glue the cotton ball (whipped cream) to the pie, and add some more glue. Sprinkle cinnamon on their pies. They smell delicious! *Disclaimer: I did not anticipate that the toddlers would 1. try to eat the cinnamon or 2. put the plate right up to their nose to smell it, resulting in cinnamon smudged noses. The idea came from Little Family Fun.

Turkey Puppets. The idea for the craft and the template came from All Kids Network. Instead of using a paper plate, we used small brown paper lunch bags. Materials: paper lunch bags, construction paper pieces, googly eyes, glue, tape, and crayons. This craft could also be used as a centerpiece for a table (put a toilet paper roll inside the turkey so it can stand up on its own).

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