FIVE FAT TURKEYS
This old road is hard and bumpy
Five fat turkeys wild and jumpy
Driver, driver, not so jerky
Or you'll make us lose a turkey.
Driver! Driver! Stop I say!
One fat turkey got away!
repeat each verse until just one turkey is left and say:
Driver!Driver! Stop I say!
Let's save this turkey for Thanksgiving Day!
I'm planning to leave off the last segment & let all my turkeys escape. One nice thing about the clothesline is that it can be shaken for the "hard and bumpy" & "jerky" parts.
I made my turkeys with an XL Ellison die & sandwiched two together with a small piece of red paper between so the turkeys can face either direction.
Since I'm using a clothesline, this song could also be done with 5 small plush turkeys. I didn't have any on hand, but took this photo to give you an idea of what I mean.
You need a sturdy line (clotheslines are available at most dollar stories) and some clothespins. If you don't have anyplace to attach it, draft two parents to be your holders. When I do "Old MacDonald", I'll hand out beanie babies & let the children come up and pin them on which they love doing.
I work with our local community college and two students took this idea into their preschool. It was so popular, they set up a clothesline in the play area and preschoolers could use it for sequencing, sorting or just playing.
This week's host is Amanda at Trails & Tales where you'll find a special Thanksgiving edition of Flannel Friday.