Toddler Tuesday was all about Thanks this past Tuesday. With Thanksgiving coming up on Thursday- turkeys seemed an appropriate animal to learn about. We learned how to sign Thank you Turkey!
We passed around the thanker-chief and said what we were grateful for. Eamonn is grateful for his mommy and his daddy and Makenzie said she was grateful for her toys. I love the responses I get in this program.
After thanker-chief activity we did the turkey trot to Turkey in the Straw. We trotted, scratched, flapped our wings and gobble, gobble gobbled. Next we played pin the waddle on the turkey. Everyone gave it a go, blindfolds or no.
We ended with a fun story called A Plump and Perky Turkey by Teresa Bateman. It is a fun rhyming read about how a turkey outwits a turkey starved town.
In honor of the turkey sculptures that the town of Squawk Valley made to attract the turkey in our story, we made our own sculptures out of pine cones:
Happy thanksgiving and remember to say “thank you turkey!”