Preschool Storytime- Thanksgiving

Hi everyone! I can’t believe ten weeks have passed by so quickly!  This is our last storytime for our fall session, but don’t worry we will be having holiday storytimes in December. Please check out our schedule of events.  Just pick up a schedule or check our website.  This week we will talking about Thanksgiving, turkey and what we are thankful for.

Song – So Happy You’re Here by Hap Palmer

Book – “Thanks for Thanksgiving”-by Julie Markes – At Thanksgiving time, children express their gratitude for the people and things in their lives.

Flannelboard – “Tommy Turkey”

Tommy was all brown and didn’t like the way he looked. He went for a walk and met a duck who was yellow and orange. The duck said, “Ha ha ha ho ho hee. You’re the funniest turkey I ever did see.” Tommy said, “I want to be orange and yellow like you.” So he put on orange and yellow feathers and didn’t like them. Then he met a snake who said, “Ha ha ha ho ho hee. You’re the funniest turkey I ever did see.” Tommy said ” I want to be green like you. So he put on green feathers and didn’t like them. Then he met a cardinal who said, “Ha ha ha ho ho hee. You’re the funniest turkey I ever did see.” Tommy said “I want to be red like you>” So he put on red feathers and didn’t like them either. Then he met the wise old owl. Tommy said, ” I don’t like the way I look, Mr. Owl.” Mr. Owl suggested that the children give him a bath and make all his colors run together. Well, he was the happiest and most beautiful turkey in the world and this is how the turkey got so many colors.

Credit – http://forums.atozteacherstuff.com/showthread.php?t=7725

Book – “Bear says Thanks” – Bear thanks his friends for bringing food dishes to his dinner party and finds a way of sharing something of his own.

Song- Thanksgiving Feast

(Sung To:Are you sleeping?)
We eat turkey, we eat turkey
Oh so good, oh so good
Always on Thanksgiving, always on Thanksgiving
Yum,yum,yum… yum,yum,yum

We eat pumpkin pie, we eat pumpkin pie
Oh so good, oh so good
Always on Thanksgiving, always on Thanksgiving
Yum,yum,yum… yum,yum,yum

We eat yams, we eat yams
Oh so good, oh so good
Always on Thanksgiving, always on Thanksgiving
Yum,yum,yum… yum,yum,yum

We eat mashed potatoes, we eat mashed potatoes
Oh so good, oh so good
Always on Thanksgiving, always on Thanksgiving
Yum,yum,yum… yum,yum,yum

Let your children make up their own verses

Credit- http://www.everythingpreschool.com/themes/thanksgiving/songs.htm

 Book – “Run, Turkey, Run!” – Diane Mayr – The day before Thanksgiving, Turkey tries to disguise himself as other animals in order to avoid being caught by the farmer.

Book- “I Know an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Pie” – by Alison Jackson – I know an old lady who swallowed a pie, a Thanksgiving pie, which was really too dry
And with that the feast begins! After the pie the old lady swallows a whole squash, all of the salad, and the entire turkey! As Mother and Father watch in shock, the two children are delighted to see the old lady growing fatter and fatter. And, in the end, the old lady makes a surprising and humorous contribution to the holiday.

 Closing Song – Shout and Whisper – by Hap Palmer

-Miss Ellen

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