Bible Concept: 
I should be thankful to God.

November Themes
The Five Senses
Thanksgiving


November's Songs and Poems

Related Links for November


Themes:

1) The Five Senses
(PDF containing a detailed planning sheet)

Bible Memory:

Proverbs 17:22
A cheerful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones.

2) Thanksgiving
(PDF containing a detailed planning sheet)

Bible Memory:

Psalm 136:1a
Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good.

 


November's Songs and Poems


We Use Five Senses
(Tune: 'B-I-N-G-O')

We use five senses every day to help us learn and play!
Touch, see, hear, smell, taste
Touch, see, hear, smell, taste
Touch, see, hear, smell, taste
We use them every day!


I Touch With My Hands
(Tune: 'The Farmer in the Dell')

I touch with my hands.
I touch with my hands.
Hi - ho - the derry - oh.
I touch with my hands.

Alternate verses...
I see with my eyes.
I hear with my ears.
I smell with my nose.
I taste with my tongue.

Be Careful Little Eyes

Be careful little eyes what you see.
Be careful little eyes what you see.
For the Father up above,
is looking down in love.
So, be careful little eyes what you see.

Additional verses...
Be careful little hands what you touch.
Be careful little ears what you hear.
Be careful little feet where you go.
Be careful little mind what you think.


Use Your Ears

Use your ears. Use your ears.
Listen now and hear!
Use your ears. Use your ears.
What kind of sounds do you hear?


Popcorn

Pop! Pop! Pop! Popcorn in the pot.
(Hands jump up and down quickly.)

Pop! Pop! Pop! Watch out! It's hot!
(Pill hand back quickly.)

Pop! Pop! Pop! Fill up your dishes.
(Scoop with one hands into cupped other hand.)

Pop! Pop! Pop! Popcorn is delicious!
(Rub tummy.)


Sing a Song of Senses
(Tune: 'Twinkle Twinkle Little Star')

There's a rainbow in the sky.
I can see it with my eye.

Here's a flower called a rose.
I can smell it with my nose.

It's a ringing bell I hear.
I can hear it with my ear.

Puppies, soft. His name is Dan.
I can pat him with my hand.

Here's an apple, red and sweet.
My mouth can taste it when I eat.


We Are Thankful
(Tune: 'Frere Jaques')

We are thankful.   We are thankful.
For our families.    For our families.
On Thanksgiving Day,
You will hear us say, 
Thank you, God.  Thank you, God.

(repeat with 'for our friends', 'for our food', etc.)


Thanksgiving Day Thanks
(Tune: The Farmer in the Dell")

Thanksgiving Day is here.
Thanksgiving Day is here.
Let's give thanks for all we have.
Thanksgiving Day is here.

For our moms and dads,
For our families.
Let's give thanks for all we have.
Thanksgiving Day is here.

For flowers and the trees,
For all the birds and bees.
Let's give thanks for all we have.
Thanksgiving Day is here.

(Repeat, letting children sing what they are thankful for!)


Turkey Strut
(Tune: 'The Hokey Pokey')
(from Little Hands Fingerplays and Action Songs: Seasonal Rhymes and Creative Play for 2 to 6 Year Olds by Emily Stetson, p. 34.)

You put your right wing in.
You put your right wing out.
You put your right wing in,
and you shake it all about.
You do the turkey strut
and you turn yourself around.
That's what it's all about!

Additional Verses...
left wing (left arm)
drumstick (leg)
stuffing (belly)
wattle (head)
tail feathers (backside) 
Turkey body (whole body)


The Turkey

The turkey is a funny bird.
His head goes wobble, wobble.
All he says is just one word,
"Gobble, gobble, gobble!"


Pumpkin Pie

First you cook the pumpkin until it's done.
(Pretend to open and close the oven door.)

Then you put it in a bowl and mash it some.
(Pretend to mash the pumpkin.)

Add some spices, milk, and eggs.
(Pretend to sprinkle, pour, and crack the items into the bowl.)

And stir it some more until it is yummy.
(Pretend to stir.  Then, rub your tummy!)

Pour it in a pie shell and bake it right.
(Pretend to pour it into a shell and then place it in the oven.)

Let it cook a little for dessert tonight!
(Rub tummy!)


Jack-O-Happy

Here is Jack-O- happy.
Here is Jack-O- sad.
Here is Jack-O- sleepy. 
Here is Jack-O- mad. 
This is Jack in pieces small, 
But in a pie, he's best of all!