Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Thanksgiving Songs for Kids




We went to Scarlett's Preschool Thanksgiving Program.  Scarlett's favorite part of school is learning to sing lots of fun songs.  A few weeks before each program, Scarlett surprises us by singing her cute little songs throughout the day and teaching them to us as well.  I enjoy hearing her sing them in our home most of all, because as was the case yesterday, I could barely see her in the program, but in our home, we get a front row performance every time.

Although I couldn't see her very well yesterday, I could definitely hear her!  Last year, her teachers always positioned Scarlett in the center of the group, because she knows the words so well and sings out loud and clear!

Here are some of the songs that she learned this year.  (The I'm a Little Turkey one was a little rough, because the kids had trouble keeping the beat...clapping while singing, not yet their forte!)  But it's fun for me to watch all my kids trying to master this new skill and having such joy on their faces while doing it!

HAPPY THANKSGIVING, YA'LL!




I'm a Little Turkey
(Sung to "We Will Rock You)

I'm a little turkey.
I'm a little turkey.

I'm a little turkey.
plump and round
I fluff my feathers and I strut around
I have a beak and a big red waddle
I open my mouth and
gobble, gobble, gobble!

Have You Ever Seen a Pumpkin
(Sung to Have you Ever Seen a Lassie)

Did you ever see a pumpkin, a pumpkin, a pumpkin
Did you ever see a pumpkin that grows on a vine?

A large one, a tall one, a round one, a small one.

Did you ever see a pumpkin that grows on a vine?

Pumpkin, Pumpkin Pie Yummy 
(Sung To Peanut, Peanut Butter and Jelly)


First you take the pumpkin and you pick it,
You pick it, you pick it, pick it, pick it.
Pumpkin, Pumpkin Pie Yummy! Pumpkin, Pumpkin Pie Yummy!

Then you take the pumpkin and you carve it,
You carve it, you carve it, carve it, carve it.
Pumpkin, Pumpkin Pie Yummy! Pumpkin, Pumpkin Pie Yummy!

Next you take the spices and you mix it,
You mix it, you mix it, mix it, mix it.
Pumpkin, Pumpkin Pie Yummy! Pumpkin, Pumpkin Pie Yummy!

You put it in the oven and you wait,
You wait, you wait, you wait, you wait.
Pumpkin, Pumpkin Pie Yummy! Pumpkin, Pumpkin Pie Yummy!

You take it out the oven and you bite it,
You bite it, you bite it, bite it, bite it
And you chew it, you chew it, chew it, chew it, chew it. (Sing like your mouth is full)
Pumpkin, Pumpkin Pie Yummy! Pumpkin, Pumpkin Pie Yummy! 


Thanksgiving (Sung To: Where is Thumpkin)
Thanksgiving, Thanksgiving
Here it comes, here it comes.
Turkey on the table, turkey on the table.
Mmm-good, mmm-good.
Cornbread muffins, chestnut stuffing,
Pumpkin pie, ten feet high.
We were so much thinner, before we came to dinner.
Me-oh-my, me-oh-my!


The Pilgrims Sailed the Ocean Blue

(Sung to the tune of Mary Had a Little Lamb)


The Pilgrims sailed the ocean blue, ocean Blue, ocean blue. 
The Pilgrims sailed the ocean blue, to find a brand-new home.
They landed near Plymouth Rock, Plymouth Rock, Plymouth Rock.
They landed near Plymouth Rock. That’s where they made their home


It's Good to Give Thanks
(Sung to If You're Happy and You Know it)


It's good to give thanks to the Lord
It's good to give thanks to the Lord
It's good to give thanks, it's good to give thanks, 
It's good to give thanks to the Lord.


It's good to give thanks for our food.
It's good to give thanks for our food.
It's good to give thanks, it's good to give thanks,
It's good to give thanks for our food.


And our family's favorite:


The Turkey is a Funny Bird


The Turkey is a funny bird
His head goes wobble, wobble
But he can only say one word:
GOBBLE, GOBBLE, GOBBLE!



5 comments:

  1. what fun songs, another way for kids to learn...

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  2. Freddie Mercury's got nothin' on her!

    What a cutie. And she does a good job, too.

    =)

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  3. I think she had the best rhythm there! :) Thanks for the smile.

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  4. Very fun! Thanks for sharing the lyrics. Can't wait to teach them to my littles tomorrow :).

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