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Preschool Songs for Kids-Children's Songs About Thanksgiving

Updated on October 31, 2012
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Learning Through Singing

There are so many ways for children to learn. One of the best ways for kids to learn about new things, is through song. I know that with my own preschool aged child, singing is an integral part of his day. I hear him singing from the time he wakes up in the morning, until he goes to bed at night. So here are some songs that we enjoy singing together for the Thanksgiving holiday.

Songs About Turkeys

These first two songs are fun and catchy songs that focus on the main event of Thanksgiving, the turkey. The tune is upbeat and fun in each song and the words are simple and repetitive to help children remember them even beyond the initial teaching.

Hello Mr. Turkey

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

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

With a gobble, gobble, gobble

And a wobble, wobble, wobble

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

Run Little Turkey

(Sung to the tune of Skip to My Lou)

Run little turkey, run away,

Run little turkey, run away,

You'll be dinner on Thanksgiving Day

So run, little turkey, run away.


Gobble, gobble, you can't catch me.

Gobble, gobble, you can't catch me.

I'll run away and I'll be free.

Gobble, gobble, you can't catch me!

Songs About Giving Thanks

These next two songs are perfect for reminding our young people that Thanksgiving is about acknowledging and appreciating all that we have. Gratitude is an important idea for children to become aware of and these songs are a great start.

Thank you, Thank you, This We Say

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

Thank you for the earth and sky,

Thank you for the the birds that fly.

Thank you for the food we grow.

Thank you for the streams that flow.

Thank you, thank you, this we say,

Thanks for all we have today.

On Thanksgiving Day

(Sung to the tune of Mary Had a Little Lamb)

Turkey is so good to eat,

Good to eat, good to eat.

Turkey is so good to eat,

On Thanksgiving Day.


Friends and family gather round,

Gather round, gather round.

Friends and family gather round,

On Thanksgiving Day.


For all these blessings, we give thanks,

We give thanks, we give thanks.

For all these blessings, we give thanks,

On Thanksgiving Day.

Songs About Native Americans

Although many people may feel that the following song is not politically correct, it is a fun song about Native Americans. And of course we know that the pilgrims would not have made it without the help of the Native Americans.

Ten Little Indians

One little, two little, three little Indians,

Four little, five little, six little Indians,

Seven little, eight little, nine little Indians,

Ten little Indian children.


They jumped in the boat, and the boat tipped over,

Jumped in the boat, and the boat tipped over,

Jumped in the boat, and the boat tipped over,

Ten little Indian children.


They swam and they swam and they swam to the shore,

Swam and they swam and they swam to the shore,

Swam and they swam and the swam to the shore,

Ten little Indian children.


They were cold and wet and they ran home to Mother,

Cold and wet and they ran home to Mother,

Cold and wet and they ran home to Mother,

Ten little Indian children.


She fed them and hugged them and put them to bed,

Fed them and hugged them and put them to bed,

Fed them and hugged them and put them to bed,

Ten little Indian children.


Sharing Thanksgiving Songs

Whether you are a teacher for young children or you are a parent of young children, these songs would be a great addition to share at any Thanksgiving feast! Happy Thanksgiving!

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      Susan 

      22 months ago

      Thank you for sharing.

    • cardelean profile imageAUTHOR

      cardelean 

      5 years ago from Michigan

      Lol, thanks Sunshine! There is always singing going on in my house.

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      cardelean 

      5 years ago from Michigan

      Thanks starstream. I try to make things as fun as possible when teaching both my own kids and my students. No one wants to be bored! :)

    • cardelean profile imageAUTHOR

      cardelean 

      5 years ago from Michigan

      Glad to help out PM! Hope that they enjoyed them. :)

    • cardelean profile imageAUTHOR

      cardelean 

      5 years ago from Michigan

      Thanks Stephanie. My kids love to sing so it is perfect for them. Hopefully it will help out some other parents and teachers.

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      Linda Bilyeu 

      5 years ago from Orlando, FL

      It's bound to be a Happy Thanksgiving hearing kids singing these songs!

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      Dreamer at heart 

      5 years ago from Northern California

      How timely and the words are so helpful to children for learning in a fun and interesting method.

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      Marissa 

      5 years ago from United States

      Perfect timing! I was trying to think of some songs for the kids to sing just yesterday. Thanks for sharing!

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      Stephanie Henkel 

      5 years ago from USA

      These are so cute! Just the thing to involve the little kids in some fun activity on Thanksgiving Day! Voted up and shared!

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      Denise Handlon 

      5 years ago from North Carolina

      I was hoping you would. :)

    • cardelean profile imageAUTHOR

      cardelean 

      5 years ago from Michigan

      Thanks RTalloni! Glad to have you visit.

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      RTalloni 

      5 years ago from the short journey

      Neat hub… :)

    • cardelean profile imageAUTHOR

      cardelean 

      5 years ago from Michigan

      Thanks, I'll be adding a video of the little stinkers singing some of them once it calms down around here. :)

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      Denise Handlon 

      5 years ago from North Carolina

      Cara--thanks for sharing these catchy little tunes for the holiday. I'm already humming it in my head (Run little turkey...) haha How clever you are to post these just in time for the Thanksgiving holiday. :)

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