Saturday, November 3, 2012

Turkey Song, Game, and Snack

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.

Turkey Songs

10 Little Turkeys Song(Tune of “Ten Little Indians)

One little, two little,
Three little turkeys;
Four little, five little
Six little turkeys;
Seven little, eight little,
Nine little turkeys,
Ten turkeys running to hide!

Turkey Trot...
(Hokey Pokey)

You put your right wing (arm) in.
You put your right wing out.
You put your right wing in,
And you shake it all about.
You do the turkey trot,
And you turn your self around.
That's what it's all about.

(Repeat bold words after each verse.)

Additional Verses:
You put your left wing (arm) in,
You put your right drumstick (leg) in,
You put your left drumstick (leg) in,
You put your Stuffing (stomach) in,
You put your Wattle (head) in,
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, goose)

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?

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