Song: This is the Way...
Book/Song: One Little, Two Little, Three Little Pilgrims – B.G. Hennesey
Flannel/Song: Hurray, It's Thanksgiving Day
Book/Song: Over the River & Through the Woods - Child/Westcott (other nice editions available)
Songs: Gobble, Gobble --> 10 Little Turkeys (I do a sampling, not all of them)
Optional: Shakey Eggs to "I Know a Chicken" from Laurie Berkner album's "Whaddaya Think of That" and "The Best of the Laurie Berkner Band."
Prop/Song: I Know An Old Lady Who Swallowed a Pie – based on the book by Alison Jackson (great song for helping kids work on their memory skills – try to have them remember the different foods in the countdown; can also use rhyming reminders (phonemic awareness) as clues.) (We use a cardboard old lady with a plastic see-through stomach panel and a cardboard box mounted behind for the food items.) Lyrics and more images: www.4gaslps.com/IKnewAnOldLadyWhoSwallowedAPie.doc
Action Songs: Turkey Trot & Frozen Thanksgiving Meal .
Flannel/Song: The Turkey Ran Away
Song: The Turkey Shot Out of the Oven
Glove Puppets : Uno, Dos, Tres Amigos (reinforces idea that we all have come from different places but celebrate together; enumeration practice, learn/reinforce Spanish language numbers)
Diez Amigos "10 Friends" (glove puppets)Tune: “10 Little Indians”
Uno, dos, tres amigos,
Quatro, cinco, seis amigos,
Siete, Ocho, Nueve amigos,
Diez amigos son.
One, two, three friends,
Four, five, six friends,
Seven, Eight, Nine friends,
Ten friends are we.
Song (make motions or use puppets): We've Got the Whole World
Songs: Thanks a lot and/or All I Really Need