Read, Repeat, and Recite


‘Five Silly Turkeys’

Read, Repeat, and Recite this Fall Finger Play

Once Upon A Story there was a Thanksgiving fingerplay-book called, “Five Silly Turkeys.” A finger play is a short song that often rhymes, and is paired with finger motions. (example – 5 Little Pumpkins and The Eensy-Weensy Spider) I love any finger play that has the ‘5 little’ theme and I especially love them when they have a matching book! “Five Silly Turkeys” is about 5 turkeys that have fun together, but one keeps leaving for a silly reason. At the end, all 5 turkeys end up eating a Thanksgiving feast together!

img_3866Singing, “Five Silly Turkeys,” is fun, but reading it is even better! Use this Thanksgiving finger play-book to help your little learner develop recalling skills, hear rhyme, and strengthen their ability to memorize through repetition. Nemours, “Reading BrightStart” states that, “Repetition helps to improve speed, increases confidence, and strengthens the connections in the brain that help children learn.”* “Five Silly Turkeys,” is perfect for giving your little learner a repetitive and interactive reading experience this fall season!

WANT MORE? When I use this finger play book to teach, I also discuss the following:

= rhyming words

= subtraction

= cause and effect: why does each turkey leave?

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Thanksgiving is such a sweet time! I hope you have fun reciting this silly turkey finger play with your little learner! Click HERE to visit my TeachersPayTeachers store to download and print my ‘5 Silly Turkeys’ recalling stick puppets! FREE for the next 3 days :) Use these stick puppets while you read, repeat, and recite this adorable Thanksgiving finger play. Children learn best through multi-sensory learning, and using my turkey recalling puppets will give your little learner just that!

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Happy Repeating and Happy Thanksgiving!

Gobble Gobble!

~i’d love for you to visit my website and check out my newly, published early sight word readers!~

Blessings~ Joanna <3



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