Early Childhood Turkey Unit Study

1. Gobble Gobble Prodigies Video

Enjoy this Thanksgiving Prodigies video as you get ready for Thanksgiving Day!


This Thanksgiving, we’re thrilled to share our first-ever Thanksgiving episode with “Gobble Gobble Gobble.”

In this free video, you and your kids can sing, hand-sign and play along! Grab some bells, Boomwhackers or get ready to hand-sign!

This song does have a Bb in it, but if you only have the C Major Bells, you can use an F in it’s place (which is notated lightly under the Bb).

We hope you have a wonderful thanksgiving and don’t forget to check out the sheet music download below as well as Cyber Savings inside the Prodigies Shop! 

We hope you enjoyed this free video from Prodigies… Happy Thanksgiving!

2. Popsicle Turkey Craft

If you’re looking for something to keep the kiddos busy while you cook Thanksgiving dinner, let them try this Popsicle Turkey Craft! It’s super easy and adorable! You can even make it a Prodigies turkey by painting the popsicle sticks solfege colors!

via The Spruce Crafts

3. Prodigies Turkey Coloring Sheet

If you missed last week’s Prodigies Turkey Coloring Sheet, go ahead and print it for Thanksgiving week!

              Turkey Coloring Sheet is on page 6 of PDF

4. Turkey Treats

These turkey treats would be the perfect surprise to give your students the last music class before Thanksgiving…big, fat turkeys filled with chocolate or candy!

via Clean and Scentsible

5. Thanksgiving Songs

The following are songs you can incorporate into circle time! Feel free to sing them alone or show the videos!     Turkey Hokey Pokey  

      Thanksgiving Feast Song  

6. Read Aloud Books

Go to your local library to gather up some books about Thanksgiving. Or, you can show a few of these read aloud book videos!   Charlie Brown Thanksgiving  

    Pete the Cat: The First Thanksgiving   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hPG-sVFxKo4&t=91s     Turkey Trouble Read Aloud   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4hvR9dox8G8     10 Fat Turkeys Read Aloud   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_i_isfkfBS4

7. Circle Time Activities

Living Montessori Now gives us a great collection of songs, rhymes, and finger plays you can use for circle time!

8. Mr. Grateful Turkey

This is a neat activity you can use to teach thankfulness to your students! Head over to De Su Mama for step-by-step instructions on how to create Mr. Grateful Turkey! You can also tweak it just a bit for a Prodigies activity. Instead of students writing what they are thankful for on the feathers, provide them with solfege colored feathers. Pass out all the feathers and then call out a note name. The child that has the correct solfege colored feather gets to come up and stick it on the turkey!

9. Pass the Turkey

Play Pass the Turkey with the assembled turkey from the activity #8! Have students sit in a circle and then turn on some fun Thanksgiving songs. Students will pass the turkey around the circle until the music is paused. Whoever is holding the turkey when the music stops is out of the game. Keep playing until you have one student left. They will be the winner!

Thanks for checking out our unit study! Happy Thanksgiving and Gobble, Gobble!