Thanksgiving Songs and Poems Your Preschooler will Gobble Up!

Your toddler or preschooler will love singing Thanksgiving songs. You can find Thanksgiving fingerplays and songs or use Thanksgiving ideas in your favorite songs (One little, two little, three little turkeys…) Preschoolers will gobble up these songs!

These fun songs for kids teach fine motor skills, counting, and rhythm. These Thanksgiving songs and poems, Thanksgiving crafts, and other Thanksgiving activities will keep the kids at your Thanksgiving celebration entertained and happy!

The Turkey is a Funny Bird

The turkey is a funny bird
Its head goes bobble-bobble;

And all he knows is just one word...
And that is GOBBLE-GOBBLE!

Five Little Turkeys
This math song works for so many different holidays and themes. Have your kids use their hands to show how many turkeys for each line.

Five little turkeys by the barn door,
One waddled off, and then there were four.
Four little turkeys sitting under the tree,
One waddled off, and then there were three.
Three little turkeys with nothing else to do.
One waddled off, and then there were two.
Two little turkeys sitting in the sun,
One waddled off, and then there was one.
One little turkey - better run away!
Soon it will be Thanksgiving Day.

I’m a Little Turkey
A fun Thanksgiving song- sung to the tune of “I’m a Little Teapot.”

I'm a little turkey, Short and fat. (Round your arms at your sides and bend your knees to squat down)
Thanksgiving is coming,
Now what do you think of that? (Hold your hands up and shrug)
I had better run as fast as I can. (Move your arms in a running motion)
Or Mommy will roast me in a pan!

One Little, Two Little, Three Little Turkeys
The original lyrics to this song are… “One little, two little, three little Indians…” It is a fantastic counting song and you can change the lyrics to whatever works for you… “Native Americans”, “Turkeys”, “Feathers”.

One Little, two Little, three little turkeys
Four little, five little, six little turkeys
Seven little, eight little, nine little turkeys
Ten little turkeys GOBBLE, GOBBLE, GOBBLE!

I’m Glad I’m Not a Turkey
This is a fun kids song for Thanksgiving- sung to “The More We Get Together.”

Oh, I’m glad I’m not a turkey
A turkey, a turkey.
Oh, I’m glad I’m not a turkey
On Thanksgiving Day.
They’ll stuff you and baste you
And then they will taste you.
Oh, I’m glad I’m not a turkey
On Thanksgiving Day.

Thanksgiving Songs sung to the tune of “Frere Jacque”

We are thankful, we are thankful
For our families, for our families
On Thanksgiving Day, you will hear us say
Thank you, Thank you. Thank you, thank you.

Note: You can also do verses. Ask you child for ideas… friends, food, etc.

I eat Turkey. I eat Turkey.
Yes, I do. Yes, I do.
Turkey in my tummy. Is yummy, yummy, yummy.
Good for me. Good for you.

If You're Thankful and You Know It.
My two year old love this preschool song- sung to the tune of “If You're Happy & You Know It"

If you're thankful and you know it clap your hands. (Clap hands twice)
If you're thankful and you know it clap your hands. (Clap hands twice)
If you're thankful and you know it, then your face will surely show it.
If you're thankful and you know it clap your hands! (Clap hands twice)
Note: You can do additional verses… “stomp your feet”, “give a hug”, “say thank you!”

Thanksgiving Handprint Poem
This Thanksgiving poem is the perfect addition to the handprint turkey craft.

This isn't just a turkey,
As anyone can see.
I made it with my hand,
Which is a part of me.
It comes with lots of love.
Especially to say,
I hope you have a very happy
Thanksgiving Day!

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