Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Mr. Tom Turkey is Strutting About Part 1 Videos, Songs, Poems and Games!



Mr. Tom Turkey is most certainly strutting about at our homeschool, what about yours? 




If not, the following vintage Turkey videos will get your wee ones off to a good start – Gobble, Gobble!!!


And we will begin with my weest ones doing the Mr. Tom Turkey strut:






Here are our FAV vintage Turkey cartoons from years gone by. I watched them as a child when I was young many decades ago, my children watched them (PTL for VHS!) and now my grandbabes watch them every year as well:


Jerky Turkey from Tex Avery in 1945:




Turkey Shoot Snuffy Smith:




Daffy Duck and Tom Turkey:





Casper Do or Diet:





Pluto Cold Turkey: 





And here are some newer turkey themed cartoons we have added to our viewing pleasure:






Buttons and Rusty - The Turkey Caper from 1985:





Here is the Berenstain Bears Thanksgiving Turkey in an Audio Book format:





Minnie and Daisy are cooking up a tasty turkey in Turkey Time on Disney Jr.:



Another Disney afternoon delight was A Bonkers Thanksgiving:




We perform the following fingerplays, songs, and poems to help bring in the Thanksgiving Holiday as well:  



A Turkey I Saw

A turkey I saw on thanksgiving,
Her tail was spread so wide.
Shhh....don't tell that you've seen her,
(Make a shhh sound with forefinger to lips)
For she's running away to hide.
(make fist for turkey and spread fingers of other hand for tail) 



A Turkey is a Funny Bird

Sing to:  All Around the Mulberry Bush

A turkey is a funny bird,
His head goes wobble, wobble, wobble.
And all he says is just one word,
"Gobble, gobble, gobble."

Another Version:

Sing to:  Pop Goes the Weasel

A turkey is a funny bird,

His head goes wobble, wobble.

He knows just one funny word,

Gobble, Gobble, Gobble!



A Turkey Sat on a Backyard Fence

A turkey sat on a backyard fence
And he sang this sad, sad tune:
"Thanksgiving Day is coming (Gobble,gobble, gobble, gobble)
And I know I'll be eaten soon!
Gobble, gobble, gobble, gobble,
Gobble, gobble,gobble, gobble,
I would like to run away--
Gobble, gobble, gobble, gobble
Gobble, gobble, gobble, gobble,
I don't like Thanksgiving Day!"



Albuquerque the Turkey

Sing to: O' My Darlin' Clementine

Albuquerque, he's my turkey,
and he's feathered and he's fine
and he wobbles and he gobbles
and I'm awfully glad he's mine.

He's the best pet you could ever get
better than a dog or cat
Albuquerque, he's my turkey
and I'm awfully glad of that.

Albuquerque, he's my turkey
he's so cozy in his bed
because for our Thanksgiving dinner
we had scrambled eggs instead.

Another Version:

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 that you can get,
Better than a dog or cat.
He's my Albuquerque turkey,
And I'm very proud of that.

He once told me, very frankly,
He preferred to be my pet--
Not the main course at my dinner,
And I told him not to fret.

Now my Albuquerque turkey
Is so happy in his bed,
'Cause for our Thanksgiving dinner,
We had egg foo yong instead. 



Did You Ever See a Turkey?


Sing to: Did You Ever See a Lassie?
Did you ever see a turkey,
A turkey, a turkey,
Did you ever see a turkey
Run this way and that?
He runs, and he runs,
But he won't get away.
He is going to be my dinner on Thanksgiving Day!




Five Fat Turkeys
Five  Fat  Turkeys  were
sitting  on  a  fence.
The  first  one  said,
“I’m  so   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.”
Then  out  came the  cook with  a  great  big  pan.
Away  flew  the  turkeys,
their  tails  in  a  fan!

Another Version:

Five fat turkeys were sitting on a fence. (One hand up)
The first one said, 'I'm so immense.' (Point to thumb)
The second one said, 'I can gobble at you.' (Pointer finger)
The third one said, 'I can gobble, too.' (Middle finger)
The fourth one said, 'I can spread my tail.' (Ring finger)
The fifth one said, 'Don't catch it on a nail.' (Little finger)
A farmer came along and stopped to say (Pointer finger of other hand.)
'Turkeys look best on Thanksgiving Day.'

Another Version:

Five fat turkeys by the barn door,
One waddled off, then there were four.

Four fat turkeys out under the tree,
One waddled off, then there were three.

Three fat turkeys with nothing to do,
One waddled off, then there were two.

Two fat turkeys in the noonday sun,
One waddled off, then there was one.

One fat turkey - better run away!
Soon will come Thanksgiving Day!





Five Little Turkeys

Five little turkeys standing in a row,
First little turkey said, "I don't want to grow."
Second little turkey said, "Why do you say that?"
Third little turkey said, "I don't want to get fat."
Fourth little turkey said, "Thanksgiving is near."
Fifth little turkey said, "Yes, that's what I hear."
Then the five little turkeys that were standing in a row,
All said together, "Come on, let's GO!"






Gobble, Gobble

Sing to: If you're Happy & You Know It

"Gobble, gobble, gobble,gobble", says the bird-
"Gobble, gobble, gobble, gobble", says the bird.
Mr. Turkey gobble-gobbles
And his head goes wobble-wobble
"Gobble, gobble, gobble, gobble", says the bird.





Ha, Ha, Turkey in the Straw

Sing to: Skip to My Lou

Turkey in the brown straw, ha, ha, ha,
Turkey in the brown straw, ha, ha, ha,
Turkey in the brown straw, ha, ha, ha.
Turkey in the straw, my darling.

Turkey in the white snow, ho, ho, ho,
Turkey in the white snow, ho, ho, ho,
Turkey in the white snow, ho, ho, ho.
Turkey in the snow, my darling.

Turkey in the blue sky, hi, hi, hi,
Turkey in the blue sky, hi, hi, hi,
Turkey in the blue sky, hi, hi, hi.
Turkey in the sky, my darling.


Turkey in the red barn, harn, harn, harn,
Turkey in the red barn, harn, harn, harn,
Turkey in the red barn, harn, harn, harn.
Turkey in the barn, my darling.

Turkey in the yellow corn, horn, horn, horn,
Turkey in the yellow corn, horn, horn, horn,
Turkey in the yellow corn, horn, horn, horn.
Turkey in the corn, my darling.

Turkey in the green tree, hee, hee, hee,
Turkey in the green tree, hee, hee, hee,
Turkey in the green tree, hee, hee, hee.
Turkey in the tree, my darling.




Hello, Mr.Turkey

Sing to:  If You're Happy and You Know It)

Hello, Mr. Turkey
How are you? (clap, clap)
Hello, Mr. Turkey
How are you? (clap, clap)
With a wobble, wobble, wobble
and a gobble, gobble, gobble
Hello, Mr. Turkey
How are you?




Hide Turkeys Hide

10 little turkeys sat in their pen
"Hide, turkeys, hide!" said the little red hen.
One little turkey flew far away
But the other ...(9) decided to stay!

9 little turkeys sat in their pen
"Hide, turkeys, hide!" said the little red hen.
One little turkey flew out of the gate,
And when he was gone, there were...(8).

8 little turkeys sat in their pen.
"Hide, turkeys, hide!" said the little red hen.
One little turkey flew far away
But the other ...(7) decided to stay.

7 little turkeys sat in their pen.
"Hide, turkeys, hide!" said the little red hen.
One little turkey hid with the chicks,
And when she was gone, there were...(6).

6 little turkeys sat in their pen.
"Hide, turkeys, hide!" said the little red hen.
One little turkey flew far away
But the other ...(5) decided to stay.

5 little turkeys sat in their pen.
"Hide, turkeys, hide!" said the little red hen.
One little turkey hopped out the door,
And when he was gone, there were (4).

4 little turkeys sat in their pen.
"Hide, turkeys, hide!" said the little red hen.
One little turkey flew far away
But the other ...(3) decided to stay.

3 little turkeys sat in their pen.
"Hide, turkeys, hide!" said the little red hen.
One little turkey flapped her wings and flew.
And when she was gone, there were ,,,(2).

2 little turkeys sat in their pen.
"Hide, turkeys, hide!" said the little red hen.
One little turkey flew far away.
But the last ...(1) decided to stay.

1 little turkey sat in his pen.
"Hide, turkey, hide!" said the little red hen.
The last little turkey flew off toward the sun
And when he was gone, there were ...(none).



I am a Little Turkey 

I am a little turkey,
My name is Ted.
Here are my feathers
Here is my head
Gobble, gobble, gobble,
Is what I say,
Quick! Run! It's Thanksgiving Day!




I Have a Giant Turkey

Sing to: I'm a Little Teapot)

I have a giant turkey, big and fat.
He spreads his wings (fan hands at hip).
And walks like that. (strut back and forth).
 His daily corn he would not miss,  (pretend to eat corn).
And when he talks, he sounds like this ( gobble, gobble).



Mr. Turkey
Mr. Turkey's tail is big and wide. (spread hands)
He swings it when he walks. (swing hands)
His neck is long, his chin is red. (point)
He gobbles when he talks. (open and close hand like a mouth) 

Another Version:


Mr. Turkey went for a walk one day in the very best of weather. (Start with hands behind your back, then bring your right thumb out in front of you.)
He met Mr. Duck along the way (Bring left thumb out in front.)
And they talked together.  (Have thumbs look at each other.)
“Gobble, gobble, gobble.”  (Wiggle right thumb.)
“Quack, quack, quack.”  (Wiggle left thumb.)
“Good-bye.”   (Bow right thumb.)
“Good-bye.”   (Bow left thumb.)
And they both walked back! (Wiggle thumbs behind your back.)




Mr. Turkey Song

Sing to: If You're Happy and You Know It

Gobble-gobble, gobble-gobble says the bird.
Gobble-gobble, gobble-gobble says the bird.
Mr. Turkey gobble-gobbles,
And his feet go wobble-wobble.
Gobble-gobble, gobble-gobble says the bird.




Mrs. Duck and Mr. Turkey
 
Mrs. Duck went to visit Mr. Turkey,
And she walked with a wobble, wobble, wobble.
She said, "How do you do?" to Mr. Turkey.
And he answered with a "gobble, gobble, gobble." 





My Turkey
I have a turkey, big and fat
He spreads his wings, (Fan hands at hips)
And walks like that (Strut)
His daily corn he would not miss (Pretend to eat corn)
And when he walks, he sounds like this, ('Gobble, Gobble, Gobble')




Ten Fat Turkeys

Ten fat turkeys standing in a row.
They spread their wings and tails just so.
They look to the left,
Then they look to the right.
When they strut their stuff, they're quite a sight!

Another Version:

Ten fat turkeys standing in a row  (hold up ten fingers)
They spread their feathers and tails like so (spread fingers)
Thye strut to the left, they strut to the right. (move fingers left and right)
They say Gobble, gobble, gobble in the bright sunlight.

But you won't get to see them on Thanksgiving Day,
'Cause one by one they'll run away! 
Then count down, nine, eight, etc.



Ten Little Turkeys 

10 little turkeys sat in their pen
"Hide, turkeys, hide!" said the little red hen.
One little turkey flew far away
But the other ...(9) decided to stay!
9 little turkeys sat in their pen
"Hide, turkeys, hide!" said the little red hen.
One little turkey flew out of the gate,
And when he was gone, there were...(8).
8 little turkeys sat in their pen.
"Hide, turkeys, hide!" said the little red hen.
One little turkey flew far away
But the other ...(7) decided to stay.
7 little turkeys sat in their pen.
"Hide, turkeys, hide!" said the little red hen.
One little turkey hid with the chicks,
And when she was gone, there were...(6).
6 little turkeys sat in their pen.
"Hide, turkeys, hide!" said the little red hen.
One little turkey flew far away
But the other ...(5) decided to stay.
5 little turkeys sat in their pen.
"Hide, turkeys, hide!" said the little red hen.
One little turkey hopped out the door,
And when he was gone, there were (4).
4 little turkeys sat in their pen.
"Hide, turkeys, hide!" said the little red hen.
One little turkey flew far away
But the other ...(3) decided to stay.
3 little turkeys sat in their pen.
"Hide, turkeys, hide!" said the little red hen.
One little turkey flapped her wings and flew.
And when she was gone, there were ,,,(2).
2 little turkeys sat in their pen.
"Hide, turkeys, hide!" said the little red hen.
One little turkey flew far away.
But the last ...(1) decided to stay.
1 little turkey sat in his pen.
"Hide, turkey, hide!" said the little red hen.
The last little turkey flew off toward the sun
And when he was gone, there were ...(none). 



Turkey Dinner

Sing to: Thumbkin

Turkey dinner,
Turkey dinner.
Pumpkin Pie,
Pumpkin Pie.
Thanksgiving Day is coming,
Thanksgiving Day is coming,
My, oh my!
My, oh my!

Another Version:

Turkey Dinner, turkey dinner,
Gather round, gather round.
Who will get the drumstick?
Yummy, yummy drumstick,
All sit down, all sit down.
Cornbread muffins, chestnut stuffing,
Puddin’ Pie, one foot high!
All of us were thinner,
Before we came to dinner.
Me, oh, my, me oh, my!



The Turkey

A turkey I saw on thanksgiving,
Her tail was spread so wide.
Shhh....don't tell that you've seen her,
For she's running away to hide
(make fist for turkey & spread fingers of other hand for tail, Make a shhhsound)




The Turkey

(Open left hand, palm facing forward, place right hand fist in center of left palm with thumb extending outward)
"Gobble, Gobble." says the Turkey. (Wiggle thumb so show turkey speaking)
Soon t'will be Thanksgiving Day!
Will you eat me?
How you treat me!

I will run away! (Wiggle fingers and move both hands quickly behind back as turkey runs away)






The Turkey


The turkey is a funny bird. (Hook thumbs together and spread fingers to create turkey tail.)
Its head goes wobble, wobble. (Wobble head back and forth.)
And all it knows is just one word: (Hold up one finger.)
"Gobble, gobble, gobble." (Make mouth shape with hand, opening and closing it while sounding like a turkey.)


 




The Turkey on the Farm

Sing to: The Wheels on the Bus

The turkey on the farm says, "Gobble, gobble, gobble.
Gobble, gobble, gobble. Gobble, gobble, gobble."
The turkey on the farm says, "Gobble, gobble, gobble."
Thanksgiving Day is near.

The farmer on the farm goes chop, chop, chop.
Chop, chop, chop. Chop, chop, chop.
The farmer on the farm goes chop, chop, chop.
Thanksgiving Day is here.

The turkey on the farm says, "Please help me!
Please help me! Please help me!"
The turkey on the farm says, "Please help me!"
Thanksgiving Day is here.

The children on the farm say, "Come and hide.
Come and hide. Come and hide."
The children on the farm say, "Come and hide."
Thanksgiving Day is here.

The wife on the farm looks all around.
Looks all around. Looks all around.
The wife on the farm looks all around.
Thanksgiving Day is here.

The people on the farm eat Kentucky Fried Chicken.
Kentucky Fried Chicken. Kentucky Fried Chicken.
The people on the farm eat Kentucky Fried Chicken.
Thanksgiving Day is here.

The turkey on the farm says, "Gobble, gobble, gobble.
Gobble, gobble, gobble. Gobble, gobble, gobble."
The turkey on the farm says, "Gobble, gobble, gobble."
Thanksgiving Day has passed.



There's A Big Fat Turkey 

Sing to: Little White Duck 

There's a big, fat turkey
Down on the farm.
A big, fat turkey
Who stays away from harm.
He's always gone on Thanksgiving Day
For some odd reason he just runs away
There's a big, fat turkey
Down on the farm
Gobble! Gobble! Gobble!




Turkey Trot

Sing to:  Hokey Pokey

You put your right wing in,
You put your right wing out,
You put your right wing in,
And you shake it all about.
You do the turkey trot
And you turn yourself around.
That's what it's all about!

Additional Verses:

Left Wing
Drumsticks
Stuffing
Wattle
Tail Feathers
Turkey Body






Turkey Trouble

Sing to: Mary Had a Little Lamb
We cooked turkey, nice and hot,
Nice and hot, nice and hot.
We cooked turkey nice and hot
On Thanksgiving Day.

We eat turkey a whole lot,
A whole lot, a whole lot.
We eat turkey a whole lot.
It will not go away!

Sandwiches and soup are fine.
By the way, would you like mine?
Pot pie lasts a long, long time,
It's turkey every day!


 

Up, Down, Turn Around Mr. Turkey

Mr. Turkey took a walk one very fine day ALong came Ms. Duck and they talked together Gobble gobble gobble Quack quack quack Hello Good-bye And they both walked back.



We Eat Turkey
 
Sing to: Frere Jacques
We eat turkey, we eat turkey
Oh so good, Oh so good
Always on Thanksgiving, always on thanksgiving
Yum, yum, yum. Yum, yum, yum.

Mashed potatoes, etc.
Baked yams, etc.
Yellow corn, etc.
Apple pie, etc



Here are 16 Turkey Songs your babes will love:




And now my FAV when I was a wee one, Turkey in the Straw:





And Now for your FREEBIE!! This vintage Turkey in the Straw Song Sheet so you and yours can sing along:





Well, that is all for today, we hope you enjoyed traveling back in time to the Mr. Tom Turkey videos, songs and poems from American years gone by!  Come back this week for part two of our Mr. Tom Turkey is Strutting About Part 1 Videos, Songs, Poems and Games! See you then!


C.S. Calkins