Thanksgiving: Preschool Storytime

Books We Shared

Flannel Boards We Shared

Four Silly Turkeys

Based on the book Five Silly Turkeys by Salina Yoon

Action Songs & Bounces We Shared

We share a lot of songs, bounces & rhymes during storytime!
You’ll find lyrics/words to those songs & rhymes we shared without CD accompaniment here.

Mr. Turkey and Mr. Duck

Tune: Yankee Doodle

(Start with hands behind back)

Mr. Turkey went out one day
(one hand is turkey, and comes out to front)

In bright sunshiney weather

He met Mr. Duck along the way
(other hand is duck, and comes out )

They stopped to talk together

They said:

Gobble, gobble, gobble, quack, quack, quack

Gobble, gobble, gobble, quack, quack, quack

And then they went away
(hands go back behind back)


The Gobble Gobble Pokey

Put your right wing in,
Put your right wing out,
Put your right wing in,
And you shake it all about!
You do the Gobble Pokey and you turn yourself around,
That’s how you shake your feathers!

Goodbye Friends (song in sign)

Click here for video:  Goodbye Babies (Friends) 

Goodbye friends, goodbye friends
Goodbye friends, it’s time to say goodbye.

Music from CDs We Shared

Children love to sing and dance to music.  Here are some of the songs on CD that we used in storytime.

“Song in My Tummy” and “I Know a Chicken” from The Best of the Laurie Berkner Band.

“I Was a Bird” from Wiggleworms Love You

Video We Shared

We watched a clip from A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving, the part where Snoopy prepares the Thanksgiving dinner.

Continue the Fun

Here are some more books about time to check out at your Pasadena Public Library Branch:

AnnMarie Kolakowski

I'm a youth services librarian currently working at the Lamanda Park Branch Library while Central Library is closed for seismic repairs. I purchase juvenile fiction for grades 2-8, and some foreign languages. I do a lot of programs with school-age kids, including 3 regular book clubs (Windows and Mirrors, Read Around the World, and Lucha Libros), as well as writing workshops and STEAM/science programs. I also Infant/Toddler Storytimes and Preschool Storytimes, and outreach to local area preschools. I love what I do, working with kids of all ages to inspire them to learn and use their curiosity and imaginations. Outside of my work at the library, I am also the author of a book on creative writing activities for kids.

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