Activity: Five Little Turkeys Finger Play
Lesson plan developed by Ms. Erika Geelhoed, BA Ed
* Lesson plan objective and assessment can be adapted to use this activity with mobile infants, toddlers or preschoolers.
CDA Competency Standard:
Prepare for the activity by creating the turkey finger puppet. Cut the foam or felt pieces into quarter-sized circles. Use the hot glue gun to attach the googly eyes and feathers to these circles. You will need to create 5 of these small turkeys. Glue them to each of the fingers of the glove. Find a comfortable spot to sing and play with the child. Sing the following rhyme:
Five little turkeys standing in a row. (Hold up 5 fingers)
First little turkey said, I don't want to grow. (Hold up 1 finger)
Second little turkey said, Why do you say that? (Hold up 2 fingers)
Third little turkey said, I want to get fat. (Hold up 3 fingers)
Fourth little turkey said, Thanksgiving is near. (Hold up 4 fingers)
Fifth little turkey said, Yes, that's what I hear. (Hold up 5 fingers)
Then the five little turkeys that were standing in a row,
All said together, Come on, let's go! (Move fingers like they're running away).
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