Thanksgiving Songs for the Kids

Thanksgiving traditionally revolves around the food, family, and friends. Unlike this holiday’s seasonal counterparts, Christmas and Halloween, music does not usually play a huge role in the celebration. Thanksgiving kid songs are pretty rare and generally unknown. However, Thanksgiving songs for children can add a fun, musical element to your holiday atmosphere.

 
 
This year, try a few of these Thanksgiving songs for kids at your celebration for a unique spin on a traditional celebration!

I'm a Little Pumpkin (to the tune of "I'm a Little Teapot")

I'm a little pumpkin
Orange and round.
Here is my stem,
I grew in the ground.
When I get all cut up,
Don't you shout!
Just open me up
And scoop me out!


Mr. Turkey (to the tune of "Frere Jacque")

Mr. Turkey, Mr. Turkey
Run away, Run away
If you don't be careful
You will be a mouthful
Thanksgiving Day
Thanksgiving Day


Five Little Turkeys

Five little turkeys standing at the door,
One waddled off, and then there were four.
Four little turkeys sitting near a tree,
One waddled off, and then there were three.
Three little turkeys with nothing to do,
One waddled off, and then there were two.
Two little turkeys in the morning sun,
One waddled off, and then there was one.
One little turkey better run away,
For soon it will be Thanksgiving Day.


Albuquerque is a Turkey

And he's feathered and he's fine
And he wobbles and he gobbles
And he's absolutely mine.
He's the best pet that you can get...
Better than a dog or cat.
He's my Albuquerque turkey
And I'm awfully proud of that.
He once told me, very frankly
He preferred to be my pet,
Not the main course at my dinner,
And I told him not to fret.
And my Albuquerque turkey
Is so happy in his bed,
'Cause for our Thanksgiving dinner...
We had egg foo yong instead
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Enjoy making music as a family with these Thanksgiving songs! The lyrics and tunes are easy for everyone to learn. They will also work as preschool Thanksgiving songs for the younger kids.
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