Thursday, May 5, 2016

Turkeys in spring!

So, after the vendor fair in April, I've been overwhelmingly busy making flannel board stories to fulfill all my orders.  I've been happily cutting away, but I miss producing new stories for my own use.  I have nothing new to post!

I do have a few sets I made long ago that I haven't posted yet, and one of those is this week's installment.  Completely irrelevant at this time of year, but pretty adorable nonetheless.  Here are my Five Fat Turkeys:

This particular set isn't for sale, but please check out my shop with many of my other sets:

We used to do this only as a finger play, but I find the addition of these cute turkeys and adorable chef makes it even better...  I am pretty sure I modeled my turkeys after these guys, and the chef was inspired by clipart.

Five Fat Turkeys
Five fat turkeys are we. (hold up five fingers)
We slept all night in a tree. (make fingers into fist)
When the cook came around we couldn’t be found. (thumb of other hand looks around the fist)
Hmmmm….Where did all my turkeys go?!  (thumb wiggles as it talks)
Hmph, hmph, hmph, hmph, hmph, hmph, hmph! (thumb stomps away!)
And that’s why we’re here you see, yippee! (open fist so turkeys can cheer!)

You could also start with only one turkey in the tree and sing the song for that one turkey, and then add the other turkeys one by one.

One fat turkey that’s me
I slept all night in a tree
When the cook came around I couldn’t be found
Hmmm…Where did all my turkeys go?
Hmph, hmph, hmph, hmph, hmph, hmph, hmph!
And that’s why I’m here you see, yippee!

Then have that little guy call for another turkey friend to join him in the tree, and so on until all five are in the tree.

We also act this out, with "lots of fat turkeys" hiding in one corner of the room all curled up, and lots of chefs coming to look for them and then stomping away, and then all the turkeys jump up and cheer.  It's awesome.  Especially if you're a pescatarian like me :)

Flannel Friday is being hosted this week by Kathryn at Fun with Friends at Storytime.  You can also find lots of wonderful ideas at Pinterest and Facebook.

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