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Thanksgiving is around the corner and we are fitting some Pilgrims and Indians into our week.

To introduce the story of Thanksgiving I printed some story cards online.
The boys practiced their cutting skills by cutting them out then we sat together for story time.

Before starting the story telling we identified each picture to make sure the boys knew what everything was. I asked the boys to tell a story using the cards. I got blank looks from both of them.  So I told a story first.
Then asked them to tell me a story.  They each identified their cards again and said they were done.  Not much creative story telling going on.

There was also a felt board Pilgrim, Indian, and Turkey for play.

Little Dragon could dress them up and move around the feathers on the turkey.

He has ventured over to this activity for at least 10 minutes everyday.  
Tonight during dinner he was playing with the turkey and I sang a Turkey Song for him.  The original can be found here.

Turkey Song
(Tune of Mary Wore a Red Dress)
The Turkey has a red feather, red feather, red feather
The Turkey has a red feather, Gobble, Gobble, Gobble.

The Turkey has a yellow feather, yellow feather, yellow feather
The Turkey has a red feather, Gobble, Gobble, Gobble.

.....Continue until the turkey has all his feathers

The Turkey has a all his feathers, all his feathers, all his feathers
The Turkey has all his feathers, he better run!

We are going to hunt the turkey, hunt the turkey, hunt the turkey
We are going to hunt the turkey, and eat him all up. Yum!


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