“Turkey Trot” Thanksgiving music therapy and education activity for children with motions

 
Age: 0 to 5 and older
Goal Area: Listening skills, Thanksgiving
Name of Activity: Adapted Turkey Trot
Objective: Kids follow directions of song lyrics, sing “gobble, gobble” and clap/chant 1,2,3 at the correct time
Materials: song and kids
Submitted by: Margie@musictherapytunes.com
Tune: Turkey in the Straw 
 Source:  Ron Brown’s Turkey Strut available on “Intelli-Tunes”
 This is my adaptation of the song
C
Pull your hands right in.
Stick your elbows out.
Then you flap your wings
          G
And walk about.
You can gobble to the left.
You can gobble to the right.
Then you shake your tail
                         C
With all your might.
 
(chorus) Gobble, gobble, 1 2 3 (chord C)
Gobble, gobble, 1 2 3  (chord F)
Gobble, gobble, 1 2 3 (C)
Gobble, gobble along with me! (CCGC)
 
Repeat as needed. 
 
I got this additional verse from Scholastic’s Clifford’s Listen and Do poster:
 
Strut like a turkey: go,go,go.
Scratch like a turkey with  your toe, toe, toe.
Flap like a turkey with a wobble, wobble, wobble.
Talk like a turkey with a gobble, gobble, gobble.
(to chorus)
 
 
 

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