Tuesday, November 25, 2008

'Twas the night before Thanksgiving


UPDATE:Since the last post Makenzie decided to diguise another turkey and it turned out really cute. It's now a Pilgrim.








I was looking for fun homeschool ideas and came across this great website that's been a wonderful resource for me this year. Today we talked about the very first Thanksgiving and of course the Pilgrims and Indians and then we did a turkey craft that goes with this poem. Kylan disguised his turkey as Darth Vader and Kenzie disguised her turkey as a pumpkin.



Twas the Night Before Thanksgiving (Readers Theater)
by Tracy Lee

‘Twas the night before Thanksgiving,
When all through the forest,
There was a young turkey,
Whose first name was Morris.
This turkey was happy,
He played all the day,
Till he got some bad news
That took all that away.

It seems that a lady,
Who lived on the hill,
Was looking for Morris
A young turkey to kill,
And eat for Thanksgiving.
A juicy delight!
And hearing this news
Gave Morris a fright!
He had to do something
To save his dear life.
So his kids would’t miss him
As well as his wife.
A disguise might be good
To hide him away.
He’d try almost anything
On this very sad day!

So he gave it some thought
Started using his thinker.
Came up with a costume.
What a cute little stinker!
You’d never have known him!
I promise! It’s true!
Now show how he looked.
It’s all up to you!




Click here if you want to print out your own turkey, disguise and writing pages.
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