Five Little Turkeys

I picked up the rhyme for “Five Little Turkeys” on DLTK’s website. It has been a number of years since I have made this set so I can’t remember what I used for a pattern. I did make sure that each turkey was unique. The color order of the feathers is different for each bird. I usually pick a handful of kids to come up and help put the turkeys on the flannel board before starting the rhyme. They love to help out!

Five little turkeys by the front door,
One waddled off, then there were four.

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

Three little turkeys with nothing to do,
One waddled off, then there were tow.

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

One little turkey—better run away!
Soon it will be Thanksgiving Day.

The Mouse and The Apple

The Mouse and the Apple is written by Stephen Butler. It tells the story of a mouse who found a beautiful apple hanging on a tree. While he is waiting for it to fall off, a hen, goose, goat, and cow come to join him.

The apple that is hanging from the tree is not attached and can be pulled off in the end for the mouse. A shiny sequin makes it extra special. The patterns for the animals came from Downeast Thunder Farm.

Hats-Toddlers

Books

A Good Day For A Hat by T. Nat Fuller
A Hat for Minerva Louise by Janet Morgan Soeket
The Cowboy by Hildegard Muller
Hat by Paul Hoppe
I Love My Hat by Douglas Florian
Old Hat by Emily Gravett
Twelve Hats for Lena by Karen Katz
Under My Hood I Have a Hat by Karla Kuskin
Which Hat Is That? by Anna Grossnickle Hines
Who Took the Farmer’s Hat? by Joan L. Nodset
Who’s Hat Is That? by Anita Bijsterbosch
Whose Hat Is This? by Sharon Katz Cooper

Flannel Boards

Music

Dropped My Hat by Kathy Reid-Naiman
Drop scarf, pick up, put on correct place
Hat…head
Shoe…foot
Dolly…toy box
Hat and Jacket, Pants and Boots by Carole Peterson
Point to each part of the body the clothing is worn on and every time you repeat the phrase, sing it faster
I Like My Hat by Carole Peterson
Wave a scarf around and use it to point to each part of the body–knee, elbow, foot, ear, finger, ankle, leg, shoulder, back, tummy, face, bottom, neck, and head.
My Hat Has Three Corners by Mr. Eric & Mr. Michael
My-point to self
Hat-make hat on head
Three-hold up three fingers
Corners-point to elbow