DIY Storytime – Turkeys

Enjoy this Do-It-Yourself Storytime on the theme of TURKEYS whenever is convenient for your family.

BOOKS

book The Silly Turkey PartyThe Silly Turkey Party
• Written by Steve Metzger
• Illustrated by Jim Paillot
• Published by Scholastic
• Presented by Amazing Read Alouds for Kids
The turkeys want to have a quiet Thanksgiving dinner, but the other barnyard animals have a different idea.
https://video.link/w/kCPFc
Busy Toddler has directions for making a Thankful Turkey:
https://busytoddler.com/2016/11/teaching-toddlers-to-be-thankful/

 

book Turkey TotTurkey Tot
• Written by George Shannon
• Illustrated by Jennifer K. Mann
• Published by Holiday House
• Presented by Simply Storytime
Turkey Tot comes up with a plan for reaching some juicy berries growing high in a bush.
https://video.link/w/NCPFc
House of Burke has instructions for making turkey posters using cut-outs and prints of your child’s hands and feet.
https://www.thehouseofburkeblog.com/2013/11/turkey-print-crafts.html

book ten fat turkeysTen Fat Turkeys
• Written by Tony Johnston
• Illustrated by Rich Deas
• Published by Scholastic
• Presented by Read with Me
Ten turkeys walking along a fence, fall off one by one in this silly counting story.
https://video.link/w/zDPFc
Easy Peasy and Fun has instructions for making a turkey using colorful fall leaves:

The printable turkey template is here:
https://www.easypeasyandfun.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/Leaf-Turkey-Crafting-Template.pdf

SONGS

Do the Turkey Dance by Lil Kurios
https://video.link/w/bEPFc

Do the Turkey Hop by The Kiboomers
https://video.link/w/DEPFc

Gooble Gooble Turkey Woobly by Koo Koo Kanga Roo
https://video.link/w/aFPFc

RHYMES AND MOVEMENT ACTIVITIES

Albuquerque Turkey
(tune: “My Darling Clementine”)

Albuquerque is a turkey
And he’s feathered and he’s fine.
And he wobbles and he gobbles
And he’s absolutely mine.

He once told me very frankly
He preferred to be my pet
Not the main course at my dinner
So I told him not to fret.

Now my Albuquerque Turkey
Is all safe and sound in bed
‘Cos for our Thanksgiving dinner
We had egg foo young instead!

The Turkey Is a Funny Bird

A turkey is a funny bird
His head goes bobble bobble (nod head)
And all he says is just one word
Gobble, gobble, gobble. (hand motions talking)

A turkey is a funny bird
He won’t drink from a bottle
A piece of skin hangs from his throat
A wattle, wattle, wattle. (stroke under chin)

A turkey is a funny bird
He’ll take his time and dawdle
He doesn’t fly, he walks around
Toddle, toddle, toddle. (walk in small steps, swaying from side to side)

The Turkey Lurkey
(tune: “The Hokey Pokey”)
(Fold your arms to look like bird wings and dance to the song)

You put your right wing in (put right wing forward)
You put your right wing out (put right wing back)
You put your right wing in (put right wing forward)
And you shake it all about (flap right wing up and down)
You do the turkey lurkey (sway to the right and left)
And you turn yourself around (turn around)
And gobble, gooble, gooble away! (nod head up and down)

(do the same with left wing)

You put your right drumstick in (put right leg forward)
You put your right drumstick out (put right leg back)
You put your right drumstick in (put right leg forward)
And you shake it all about (wiggle your leg)
You do the turkey lurkey (sway to the right and left)
And you turn yourself around (turn around)
And gobble, gooble, gooble away! (nod head up and down)

(do the same with left leg)

You put your wattle in (put chin forward)
You put your wattle out (put chin back)
You put your wattle in (put chin forward)
And you shake it all about (wiggle your leg)
You do the turkey lurkey (sway to the right and left)
And you turn yourself around (turn around)
And gobble, gooble, gooble away! (nod head up and down)

You put your tail feathers in (turn around and wiggle your butt)
You put your tail feathers out (face front and wiggle your butt)
You put your tail feathers in (turn around and wiggle your butt)
And you shake it all about (face front and wiggle your butt)
You do the turkey lurkey (sway to the right and left)
And you turn yourself around (turn around)
And gobble, gooble, gooble away! (nod head up and down)

turkey coloring page

 

 

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