“Thanksgiving” toddler storytime

toddler thanksgiving

Opening Rhyme
(to the tune of The Farmer in the Dell)
We’re all here today. We’re all here today.
Let’s clap our hands and sing together.
Hip, hip, hooray!
Source: (To be honest, my library was using this before I started so I’m not sure where the previous librarian found it, but it looks like a modified version of Jean Warren’s Preschool Express song here.)

Hello, Hands. Good-bye, Hands.
Hello, hands. (Wave hands in front of face.)
Good-bye, hands. (Hide hands behind back.)
Hello, hands. Good-bye, hands.
My hands were feeling shy today. (Keep hands hidden.)
But now they’re feeling better! (Bring hands out, wave frantically, and smile HUGE.)
Repeat with feet, face, etc.
Source: King County Library System

Book – Thankful Book by Todd Parr

Pumpkin, Pumpkin
Pumpkin, pumpkin,
Sitting on a wall. (make a fist with one hand and put it on top of the other arm)
Pumpkin, pumpkin,
Tip and fall. (rock fist back and forth, make your fist fall off arm)
Pumpkin, pumpkin,
Rolling down the street. (roll one fist over the other)
Pumpkin, pumpkin,
Mmm, let’s eat! (throw arms up in the air, and shout)
Source: King County Library System

Peek a Boo
“Scarf Toss”
1,2,3, wee!
1,2,3, wee!

To the tune “The Farmer in the Dell”,
My scarf goes up.
My scarf goes down.
My scarf goes round and round and round And round and round and round.
My scarf goes in.
My scarf comes out.
My scarf flies about, about, about.
Source: Oakland Schools

 

Book – 1 Little, 2 Little, 3 Little Pilgrims by B. G. Hennessy

 

Pumpkin, Pumpkin on the Ground
Pumpkin, pumpkin on the ground
How’d you get so big and round?
Once you were a seed so small
Now you are a great big ball!
Pumpkin, pumpkin on the ground
How’d you get so big and round?
Source: Jbrary

Turkey Fat (London Bridge)
Let’s all be a turkey fat
turkey fat, turkey fat.   (flap arms)
Let’s all be a turkey fat
For Thanksgiving day FREEZE!
Let’s all be a jello mold
jello mold, jello mold   (wiggle all over)
Let’s all be a jello mold
For Thanksgiving Day. FREEZE!
Let’s all be a dinner roll,
Dinner roll, dinner roll.  (rock)
Let’s all be a dinner roll
For Thanksgiving day FREEZE!
Let’s all be a pumpkin pie,
Pumpkin pie, pumpkin pie.
(Circle face with cheeks puffed out)
Let’s all be a pumpkin pie
For Thanksgiving Day. FREEZE!
Source: King County Library System

Bubbles – best bubble machine ever! (IMHO, of course)

 Rainbows in my Bubbles
Tune of She’ll be Coming Round the Mountain)
I’ve got rainbows in my bubbles, yes, I do
I’ve got rainbows in my bubbles, yes, I do
When I look up towards the sun,
They’ve got rainbows every one.
I’ve got rainbows in my bubbles, yes, I do.
Source: Preschool Express

Good-bye Song
(Tune of Ten Little Indians)
Wave with one hand, then with the other
Wave with one hand, then with the other
Wave with one hand, then with the other
Wave with both feet now
Repeat with other body parts
Source: King County Library System

Play Time!

Early literacy tip:  Allow your child to help measure ingredients when cooking. This encourages self-confidence and develops pre-math skills!

 

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