10 Songs About Thanksgiving for Preschoolers

Fun tunes to sing while you are getting ready for turkey time

songs about Thanksgiving for preschoolers
While you are working to get dinner on the table this Thanksgiving, try singing some of these songs with your preschooler. Blend Images - Jose Luis Pelaez Inc

Thanksgiving is a wonderful holiday that brings together families from all across the country. While your preschooler might not quite understand what this food-filled holiday filled with turkeys is all about, they are sure to be excited to get in on the fun! These Thanksgiving songs do a great job of focusing on important parts of Thanksgiving -- food, friends, family, and of course, turkey! -- so they can give your child a good idea of what is going on.

Singing songs are a great way to teach a lot of simple lessons to kids and a great way to teach children about things, because they are singing and saying words in context (which helps with comprehension of the meaning). These songs about Thanksgiving for preschool feature simple words and tunes that are most likely known to them, so they are easy to learn and fun to sing.

Songs are also a great way to teach a lot of simple lessons to kids (and adults) because not only are they singing and saying words in context (which helps with comprehension of the meaning), but singing also serves as a great mnemonic device that can aid in improving memory. So by singing songs about Thanksgiving to your preschooler, they can learn about concepts such as family and being thankful, but about pilgrims, the harvest, and Native Americans as well.

Thankful Song

(sung to the tune of Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star)

Thank you, thank you, very much
For everything I can touch.
Thanks a lot for nature’s food.
And for when I’m feeling good.
Thank you, thank you very much.
For moms and dads and friends and such.

The First Thanksgiving

(sung to the tune of Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star)

Pick the corn and pick the beans,
Pick the squash and other greens!

It is harvest time you see!
Come and share a feast with me!
Bring your family out to play,
we'll call this Thanksgiving Day

Albuquerque Turkey

(sung to the tune of Oh 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's the best pet you can get yet,
better than a dog or cat!
He's my Albuquerque turkey,
and I'm awfully proud of that!
And my Albuquerque turkey,
is so happy in his bed!
'Cause for our Thanksgiving dinner, 
we have pizza pie instead!

Hello, Mr. Turkey

(sung to the tune of If You're Happy and You Know It)

Hello, Mr. Turkey, how are you?
Hello, Mr. Turkey, how are you?
With a gobble, gobble, gobble,
And a wobble, wobble, wobble.
Hello, Mr. Turkey, how are you?

I'm a Little Turkey

(sung to the tune of I'm a Little Teapot)

I'm a little turkey
short and fat!
Thanksgiving Day is coming
Now what do you think of that?
I had better run as fast as I can,
or your mommy will roast me in a pan!

Mr. Turkey

(sung to the tune of Are You Sleeping?)

Mr. Turkey, Mr. Turkey
Run away, run away.
If you are not careful,
You will be a mouthful,
On Thanksgiving Day,
On Thanksgiving Day. 

Little Friends

(sung to the tune of Twinkle Twinkle Little Star)

Little Pilgrim dressed in gray,
on that first Thanksgiving Day.
Little Indian dressed in brown,
Came to visit Plymouth Town,
They both came to eat and pray
on that first Thanksgiving Day.

Mr. Turkey

(sung to the tune of Are You Sleeping?)

Mr. Turkey, Mr. Turkey, big and fat! 
Big and fat!
I am going to eat you!
I am going to eat you!
Just like that!
Just like that!

Mr. Turkey

(chant, fingerplay)

I have a turkey, big and fat.
(Make a fist with one hand and the thumb out for the turkey's head)
He spreads his tail and walks like that.
(Attach "tail" by spreading out fingers of your other hand. Join the two hands together)
His daily corn he would not miss.

(Poke with thumb at floor)
And when he talks, it sounds like this:
Gobble Gobble Gobble

Five Fat Turkeys


Five fat turkeys sitting on a fence
The first one said, "Oh, my am I immense!"
The second one said, "I can gobble at you!"
The third one said, "I can gobble too!"
The fourth one said, ""I can spread my tail"
The fifth one said, "Don't catch it on a nail"
The farmer came by and had to say, "Turkeys look best on Thanksgiving Day!"

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