A turkey chant with movement is perfect for this time of year when kids need a brain break! There is a youtube cartoon video that kids also enjoy of this chant. It is difficult to read the words on the cartoon so I created a PDF that is bright, colorful and attractive to students. This also helps connect with reading goals your school has. There is also a black and white page with pictures for students to color with the words to take home. I encourage students to teach their parents what they have learned in music. Happy Thanksgiving!
Create your own movement to go along with the chant or have students create the movement with you. I have students plant their feet on the floor and move for the first two sections to the beat. Their feet are not allowed to move. Snapping, patting, swaying are all acceptable ways to move among others. In section 3 and 4 do what the words say. The first side close I move to the right twice and on the second side close I move to the left. Very fun!