Toddler Storytime-Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays, so I was very excited to get a toddler storytime all planned around it!  Here is what our plan was for the program:

1.Hello Song with Lambchop

2.) Book One: Gobble, Gobble, Tucker

3.) Song-Did You Ever See a Turkey

4.) Book Two: Five Silly Turkeys

5.) Flannel/Song-Five Nervous Turkeys 

6.) Book Three-Thanksgiving All Around

7.) Song-Hello Mr. Turkey

8.) Flannel/Song-Turkey Wore His Rainbow Feather

9.) Book Four-Corduroy’s Thanksgiving

10.) Song-I’m a Little Turkey

11.) Book Five-The Thankful Book

12.) Flannel/Song-10 Little Turkeys

13.) Goodbye Song with Lambchop




Hello Song (Tune of The Farmer in the Dell)

We clap and sing hello.  We clap and sing hello.  With our friends at storytime we clap and sing hello.  We stomp and sing hello.  We stomp and sing hello.  With our friends at storytime, we stomp and sing hello.  We wave and sing hello.  We wave and sing hello.  With our friends at storytime, we wave and sing hello!



This is a very cute book that got everyone in the Thanksgiving mood! Even the adults chuckled during this one.  I would recommend  it for your Thanksgiving storytime 🙂


Song-Did You Ever See a Turkey?

Did you ever see a turkey, a turkey, a turkey,

Did you ever see a turkey

with feathers so bright? With red ones, and orange ones, and yellow ones, and brown ones.  Did  you ever see a turkey with feathers so bright!



This was a fun interactive book where the kids would take one turkey down as I read the book.  If you have more kids, I had kids put up the turkeys and then take them down.  That way there is more turns.  This was the perfect book to lead into our next activity.




Flannel/Song: 5 Nervous Turkeys (Tune of My Bonnie)

5 Turkeys were getting quite nervous.  Thanksgiving soon would be here.  So one turkey put on a duck suit, and now he says, gobble, quack, quack! 

Do for 4, 3, 2, 1 Turkeys





The kids absolutely loved this book!! They loved the Berenstain Bears but mostly they loved getting to come up and open a flap during the story to see what surprise was underneath.  There are a ton of flaps in this book so everyone was able to have a turn.  A  really cute and fun interactive book !


Song-Hello Mr. Turkey

Hello Mr. Turkey, How are you? (clap, clap) x2

With a gobble, gobble, gobble, and a wobble, wobble, wobble. 

Hello Mr. Turkey, How are you? (clap, clap)

This was a hit 🙂 I got this from Library Village’s Blog.  I made motions for gobble and wobble and the kids did all the actions! We sang through this quite a few times !


Flannel/Song-Turkey Wore His Rainbow Feathers


This was a super simple flannel  to put together.  I used and got all of the images, printed them out, laminated them, and put felt on the back.  The kids seem to love these types of flannels and it’s easier for me to make and I feel more okay with them playing with them because I know they won’t ruin like some of my felt creations.

For this I put the turkey on the board and asked who is this?? What is he missing?? Then I handed out the feathers to the kids, I had two turkeys on the board that way everyone could have a feather.  Then I sang…

Turkey wore a red feather, red feather, red feather.  Turkey wore a red feather all day long.

To the tune of Mary Wears a Red Dress.  Then the kids would bring up their color.  I continued this song till everyone’s feathers were on the board.  It was a great time 🙂





Song-I’m a Little Turkey (Tune of I’m a Little Teapot)

I’m a little turkey, singing away, gobble, gobble, gobble, is what I say. I like to spread my tail and strut this way.  Just waiting for Thanksgiving day.

Very cute and the kids liked it! I am thinking of changing up some lyrics for next years.  I got this from State Library of Iowa’s Blog.



GREAT book 🙂 I would have rather started with this book because by the end the kids were ready to move around and play.  So I cut this short and added in a moving rhyme so that they could get their wiggles out while counting…


I did, ‘This is such a simple exercise‘ by: Jbrary!


Flannel/Song-10 Little Turkeys to the tune of 10 Little Indians


I had the kids come up and help me put the turkeys on the board and then we sang…

1 little, 2 little, 3 little turkeys

4 little, 5 little, 6 little  turkeys

7 little, 8 little, 9 little turkeys.

10 turkeys in a row!



Lastly we sang our goodbye song with Lambchop, which is the same as hello song but interchange hello with goodbye.


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