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Who Will Carve the Turkey This Thanksgiving? - Storytime Online


Hello everyone! We hope you are all excited for Who Will Carve the Turkey This Thanksgiving? by Jerry Pallotta


Michelle and I have put together a bunch of fun activities and crafts for the little ones. Starting on Tuesday, November 1st (tomorrow), the kits are available to pick up for our online storytime this month!


Enjoy a FREE copy of the book and more!


"Who Will Carve the Turkey This Thanksgiving?" by Jerry Pallotta


"It’s Thanksgiving Day and the turkey needs to be carved. Who will do the job? A killer whale, or a saber-toothed tiger, or a Tyrannosaurus rex? None of those seem quite right. So who will carve the turkey this Thanksgiving?"



to watch Lakeville Community Access Media’s Miss Teresa read the story. Then, enjoy the activities. Everything is yours to keep!


Kits include:

  • a FREE copy of Who Will Carve the Turkey This Thanksgiving?

  • information page

  • colors game (5 colored tyrannosaurs)

  • 3 activity pages

  • 2 coloring pages

  • rhymes/song pages with weblinks (instrument included)

  • turkey sticker craft

  • 3 magnets from the story

  • autumn and Thanksgiving stickers


*Here are the following pages that you will receive with your kit!*


HANDOUT GAMES – play with included T-rex handouts


Can You Show Me…?

(Tune: “Here We Go Round the Mulberry Bush”)


Can you show me the brown T-rex?

Brown T-rex, brown T-rex?

Can you show me the brown T-rex?

And wave it in the air?

Black… red… yellow… orange



Hold It High – Choose one T-rex from handouts

Hold your T-rex high and stand

Now wave it around in gestures grand!

Hold your T-rex below your chin

Now hold it way up high again


Hold your T-rex against your nose

Now touch the T-rex to your toes

Touch your T-rex to the ground

Now wave that T-rex all around!


Hold your T-rex in front of you

Now turn around – one time, two!

Hold your T-rex and jump up high!

Now let your T-rex fly fly fly (throw it in the air)



SONGS & INSTRUMENT – use included instrument


Thanksgiving Feast by the Learning Station


Turkey Hokey Pokey Dance by The Kiboomers:


Gobble Gobble by Zebra Nursery Rhymes


Five Little Turkeys by the Learning Station



BOUNCE RHYME (bounce along with child in lap)


Did You Ever See a Turkey?

(Tune: “Did You Ever See a Lassie?”)


Did you ever see a turkey,

A turkey, a turkey,

Did you ever see a turkey

Jump this way and that?

Jump this way and that way and this way and that way

Did you ever see a turkey jump away?


Did you ever see a turkey,

A turkey, a turkey,

Did you ever see a turkey

Run this way and that?

Run this way and that way and this way and that way

To keep from being dinner on Thanksgiving Day!



ACTION RHYMES


Ha, Ha, Turkey in the Straw

(Tune: “Skip to My Lou”)


Turkey in the brown straw, ha, ha, ha,

Turkey in the brown straw, ha, ha, ha,

Turkey in the brown straw, ha, ha, ha.

Turkey in the straw, my darling.


Turkey in the white snow, ho, ho, ho,

Turkey in the white snow, ho, ho, ho,

Turkey in the white snow, ho, ho, ho.

Turkey in the snow, my darling.


Turkey in the blue sky, hi, hi, hi,

Turkey in the blue sky, hi, hi, hi,

Turkey in the blue sky, hi, hi, hi.

Turkey in the sky, my darling.


Turkey in the red barn, harn, harn, harn,

Turkey in the red barn, harn, harn, harn,

Turkey in the red barn, harn, harn, harn.

Turkey in the barn, my darling.



If You’re Thankful and you Know It

(Tune: “If You’re Happy and You Know It”)


If you’re thankful and you know it, clap your hands.

If you’re thankful and you know it, clap your hands.

If you’re thankful and you know it, then your face will surely show it.

If you’re thankful and you know it, clap your hands.


Additional verses:

If you’re thankful and you know it, stomp your feet…

If you’re thankful and you know it, shout “I am!” …

If you’re thankful and you know it, do all three…



Five Little Turkeys

5 little turkeys sat in their pen.

“Hide, turkeys, hide!” said the little red hen.

One little turkey hopped out the door,

And when he was gone, there were (4).


4 little turkeys sat in their pen.

“Hide, turkeys, hide!” said the little red hen.

One little turkey flew far away

But the other (3) decided to stay.


3 little turkeys sat in their pen.

“Hide, turkeys, hide!” said the little red hen.

One little turkey flapped her wings and flew.

And when she was gone, there were (2).


2 little turkeys sat in their pen.

“Hide, turkeys, hide!” said the little red hen.

One little turkey flew far away.

But the last ...(1) decided to stay.


1 little turkey sat in his pen.

“Hide, turkey, hide!” said the little red hen.

The last little turkey flew off toward the sun

And when he was gone, there were (none).



EXTRA LINKS!


Jerry Pallotta’s site:


Illustrator David Biedrzycki’s site:


LakeCAM’s Facebook page:







Let us know what your little ones thought of Who Will Carve the Turkey This Thanksgiving? What did they think of the activities? Do you have any suggestions for us?

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