I thought that I would share a couple of Turkey themed ideas with you that I used when I taught preschool.
Simple Turkey Snack
My students all enjoyed making these cute, yet simple turkeys for snack time.
Here are the ingredients needed to make the cookies: sugar cookies, frosting,
raisins, and candy corn.
10 Little Turkeys Song(Tune of “Ten Little
One little, two little,
Three little turkeys;
Six little turkeys;
Seven little, eight little,
Ten turkeys running to hide!
You put your right wing (arm)
You put your right wing out.
You put your right wing in,
shake it all about.
You do the turkey trot,
you turn your self around.
That's what it's all
(Repeat bold words after each
You put your left wing (arm)
You put your right drumstick (leg) in,
You put your left drumstick
You put your Stuffing (stomach) in,
You put your Wattle (head)
You put your Tail Feathers (rear end) in,
You put your whole Turkey
Body (whole body) in.
Turkey Large Motor Game
Pilgrim, Pilgrim, Turkey Game(like duck, duck,
Sit in a circle facing each other. Have someone be “it”. The
person that is “it” walks around the outside of the circle, and as they walk
around the outside of the circle they gently tap the other participants’ heads
and say whether they are a “Pilgrim” or a “Turkey”. When someone is tagged the
“Turkey” they get up and try to chase the person that is “it” around the circle.
The goal is for the person who is tagged “Turkey” to touch the person who is
“it” before they are able to sit down in their spot. If “Turkey” is not able to
do this, they become “it” for the next round and play continues. If they do tag
“it”, the person tagged has to sit in the center of the circle. They can’t leave
until another person is tagged. Then the “Turkey” becomes “it” for the next
round. So fun!
I can't remember where I got the idea for the Pilgrim, Pilgrim, Turkey Game. If I am able to locate the source, I will add it to this post.
What are your favorite turkey songs, games, or snacks you do with your children or students?