November 23rd, 2011
To celebrate Thanksgiving this year in school, my daughter’s 5th grade class invited their families to an event called "Poetry and Pie". Instead of the traditional little Thanksgiving meal in class, the kids read poems and afterwards served seasonal pies to their families. Each kid chose their own poem to read. They practiced reciting their […]
November 15th, 2011
The poem The Landing of the Pilgrims by Felicia Hemans (1749-1835) is about why the pilgrims made the perilous journey to the new land… to have religious freedom. Here we present the poem with an mp3 recording. First I wanted to to show a photo of Plymouth Rock. It’s the site believed to be where […]
November 11th, 2011
The Pumpkin was written by John Greenleaf Whittier (1807 – 1892). Here’s an excerpt – the part about Thanksgiving and pumpkin pie… Ah! on Thanksgiving day, when from East and from West, From North and from South comes the pilgrim and guest; When the gray-haired New Englander sees round his board The old broken links […]
November 7th, 2011
Here’s a cool version of Five Little Turkeys with the lyrics so you can learn it in time for Thanksgiving… Five Little Turkeys Five little turkeys standing at the door, One waddled off, and then there were four. Four little turkeys sitting near a tree, One waddled off, and then there were three. Three little […]
November 18th, 2010
Here are links to Thanksgiving material we’ve posted in the past…
November 2nd, 2009
Here’s a Thanksgiving poem I wrote in honor of turkeys all over the U.S. in autumn. It’s geared towards older kids. You can click on the mp3 below to hear my husband and me recite it… You’re Not Supposed to Say That! “Cock-a-doodle-doo!” said the turkey. “What?!” went the rooster. “Cock-a-doodle-doo!” “You’re not supposed to […]
November 17th, 2005
Here’s a pretty little poem about Thanksgiving… Thanksgiving The year has turned its circle, The seasons come and go. The harvest all is gathered in And chilly north winds blow. Orchards have shared their treasures, The fields, their yellow grain, So open wide the doorway … Thanksgiving comes again! Come visit Mama Lisa’s Thanksgiving Pages […]
November 12th, 2005
Here’s another poem for Thanksgiving… Five Little Turkeys Five little turkeys standing in a row. (Hold up 5 fingers) First little turkey said, “I don’t want to grow.” (Hold up 1 finger) Second little turkey said, “Why do you say that?” (Hold up 2 fingers) Third little turkey said, “I want to get fat.” (Hold […]
November 6th, 2005
Here’s a Popular Thanksgiving Poem… Five Little Pilgrims Five little Pilgrims on Thanksgiving Day. (Hold up 5 fingers) The first one said, “I’ll have cake if I may.” (Point to the thumb) The second one said, “I’ll have turkey roasted.” (Point to the index finger) The third one said, “I’ll have chestnuts toasted.” (Point to […]
November 5th, 2005
It’s November and that means Turkeys! Here’s a favorite Thanksgiving rhyme for kids… Five Little Turkeys Five little turkeys by the barn door, One waddled off, then there were four. Four little turkeys under a tree, One waddled off, then there were three. Three little turkeys with nothing to do, One waddled off, then there […]
November 3rd, 2005
Thanksgiving Poem, which later became the song Over the River and Through the Woods, plus how the writer of the poem was a real-life heroine When November comes, life becomes a whirlwind of activity. In the middle of it all, we start thinking about what we have to be thankful for. I’m thankful we have […]
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