Five Little Turkey Rhymes With Props

Five Little Turkeys Finger Play For Thanksgiving

Make Turkey Puppets

Turn old gray, brown or beige knit gloves into neat Thanksgiving puppets to use as props for Thanksgiving rhymes and finger plays.

Rhymes and finger plays are an integral part of any early childhood program. They help teach language and pre-reading skills Creatively incorporating finger plays into the curriculum can also help teach concepts like counting, number words, addition, subtraction and much more.


And, they’re just plain fun, especially if you use props for the kids to actively participate dramatically, rather than just holding up fingers. This Thanksgiving, enhance those fun rhymes and finger plays with fun turkey puppets.


Here’s How

Materials Needed:

  • Old neutral colored knit gloves
  • Orange craft foam
  • Red craft felt
  • Small googly eyes
  • Craft feathers
  • Hot glue


  1. Wash and dry knit gloves
  2. Snip off the ends of the four fingers
  3. Insert a colored craft feather into the slot and secure with a dab of hot glue
  4. Cut red felt comb and waddle
  5. Cut orange craft foam triangle for the beak
  6. Glue on features and googly eyes on each side

Some Thanksgiving Rhymes to Use


Five little turkeys standing in a row.

First little turkey said, “I don’t want to grow.”

Second little turkey said, “Why do you say that?”

Third little turkey said, “I want to get fat.”

Fourth little turkey said, “Thanksgiving is near.”

Fifth little turkey said, “Yes, that’s what I hear.”

Then the five little turkeys that were standing in a row,

All said together, “Come on, let’s go!”


Five little turkeys by the front door.

One waddled off, then there were four.

Four little turkeys under the tree.

One waddled off, then there were three.

Three little turkeys had nothing to do.

One waddled off, then there were two.

Two little turkeys, out in the sun.

One waddled off, then there was one.

One little turkey, you better run away

Because soon it will be Thanksgiving Day!


Five Fat Turkeys Sitting on the gate

The first one said, “Oh my, it’s getting late!”

The second one said, “Thanksgiving is near.”

The third one said, “That makes me shake with fear!”

The fourth one said, “Let’s run, run, run!”

The fifth one said, “Here comes the farmer with his gun!”

“Let’s have turkey dinner,” they heard the farmer say.

So the five fat turkeys flew far, far away!

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