Thursday, November 5, 2015

ALBUQUERQUE TURKEY

Albuquerque Turkey
(Tune: “My Darlin’ Clementine” – HAPPY EVERYTHING CD)
Albuquerque is a turkey (Put hands on hips like wings.)  
And he’s feathered and he’s fine.
And he wobbles and he gobbles (Strut and wiggle.)
And he’s absolutely mine.

He’s the best pet you can get, (Pretend to stroke a turkey’s head.)
Better than a dog or cat.
He’s my Albuquerque turkey,
And I’m awfully proud of that.

Albuquerque is a turkey,
And he’s happy in his bed. (Lay hands on palms as you smile.)
Cause for our Thanksgiving dinner,
We’ll have pizza pie instead! (Palm up in the air like a pizza.)
video
Here's the link so you can download the book.  Make four copies of the song and put it in the listening center so children can follow along.
http://www.drjean.org/html/monthly_act/act_2007/11_Nov/1booksNov/albuTurkey.pdf

Handprint Turkey

This idea is old as the hills, but it will be new to the children in your classroom. Have children place their hand on a sheet of paper extending all the fingers. Trace. Children turn the thumb into the head of the turkey and color the other fingers to look like feathers. Add legs, and there’s your turkey! You can also do this with paint. Paint brown paint on the child’s palm, red on the thumb, and a different color on each finger. Press firmly on a sheet of paper. Add legs and other details.

Turkey Glyph
What a fun math project for a small group of a center.  Each child will need a cut out of a turkey's body. Provide them with paper feathers in the following colors. Children can add feathers to their turkey according to the foods they plan to eat for their Thanksgiving Dinner:
     green – beans or peas
     yellow – corn
     white - mashed potatoes
     orange – pumpkin pie
     red – cranberries
     purple – gravy
     blue – dressing
     brown – turkey
     black – roll
                                
*Challenge children to identify what their friends will eat from their turkeys.