Mr. Turkey Takes A Walk Start with hands behind back Mr. Turkey went out one day one hand is turkey, and comes out to front In bright sunshiny weather He met Mr. Duck along the way other hand is duck, and comes out They stopped to talk together Gobble, gobble, gobble, quack, quack, quack Gobble, gobble, gobble, quack, quack, quack And then they both went back hands go back behind back Quack!
The Turkey The turkey is a funny bird. Hook thumbs together and spread fingers to create turkey tail. Its head goes wobble, wobble. Wobble head back and forth. And all it knows is just one word: Hold up one finger. “Gobble, gobble, gobble.” Make mouth shape with hand, opening and closing it while sounding like a turkey.
Do the turkey hop – hop, hop, hop
Do the turkey run – run, run, run
Do the turkey gobble – gobble, gobble, gobble
It is lots of fun – gobble, gobble, gobble
Now flap your wings – flap, flap, flap
Like the turkeys do – flap, flap, flap
Then hide from the farmer (hide eyes)
Before he catches you! (run!)
Several years ago I found a Turkey song about a turkey named Albuquerque. It is sung to the the tune of Clementine. There are several variations floating around the internet. Around the same time I picked up a turkey puppet from Folkmanis that is absolutely adorable. I decided that they were meant to go together. Unfortunately it seems like Folkmanis no longer stocks it.
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?