I picked up this rhyme from Sunflower Storytime. I liked that we can be silly with different feather patterns and not just the colors. It worked out that in my rather large pile of felt I had sheets with patterns on it that matched the rhyme so I could cut this out rather quickly. It is sung to the tune of “Did You Ever See A Lassie?”
Did you ever see a turkey, a turkey, a turkey, Did you ever see a turkey, with feathers so bright? With red ones and orange ones and yellow ones and brown ones, Did you ever see a turkey with feathers so bright?
Did you ever wee a turkey, a turkey, a turkey, Did you ever see a turkey, with feathers so bright? With spotted ones and striped ones and zebra ones and cow ones, Did you ever see a turkey with feathers so bright?
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!