Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Thanksgiving Songs for Preschool

It's tricky to find songs that are easy enough to learn for preschool but still let you have some fun with Thanksgiving!  We have a few that we have enjoyed so far that I would like to share.

5 Little Turkeys
(*This is much like 5 little pumpkins, which is helpful so it's easy to learn

5 little turkeys sitting on the ground. (Hold up one hand with 5 fingers spread out)
The first one said "Oh my! We're getting round! (take your hand and make a big belly motion) 
 The second one said, "I smell Pumpkin Pie!" (sniff with your nose)
The third one said, "But we won't cry!" (shake head back and forth and use hand in a crying motion)
The fourth one said, "Let's run! Let's run!" (running motion with your arms)
The fifth one said, "Thanksgiving isn't fun." (Look scared or sad and shake your head)  
Then out came the farmer with all his might! (march with arms and make an angry face)
And the 5 little turkeys RAN out of sight! (run in place)  

10 Pumpkin Pies on the Wall
(*this was found in a story called Pumpkin Countdown)

10 pumpkin pies on the wall
!0 pumpkin pies!
Take one down pass it around 
8 Pumpkin pies on the wall.

8 pumpkin pies on the wall 
8 pumpkin pies!
...you see where this is going right????? 
Finish the song down to zero!    
10 little Pilgrims 
(or you can sing it with pumpkins or Indians *please note that I have tried to sing it with the term "Native American" but it just doesn't work with the cadence of the song so please do what you feel comfortable with.)

1 little, 2 little, 3 little Pilgrims
4 little, 5 little, 6 little Pilgrims
7 little, 8 little, 9 little Pilgrims
10 little Pilgrim Boys and Girls!   
 *if you sing it with pumpkins you would say 10 little pumpkins in the pumpkin patch! ALSO you can use these songs to count backwards which is still a harder concept for preschool kiddos!

*sing to Clementine
(p.s Totally found this on the internet!)

Leaves are falling!
Winter's calling!
We are thankful for our friends!
It's November once again!  

Hope you can use and enjoy these songs in your classroom or in your home with your kiddos! 

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