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The Thanksgiving Song for kids is a celebration song.

It is a wonderful Thanksgiving Song to use when teaching a Thanksgiving theme unit.

The verses in the Thanksgiving Song take young learners through the journey behind the holiday of Thanksgiving.

From the times of the Pilgrims to today, eating and celebrating with family and friends, the Thanksgiving song is a great way to kick off a Thanksgiving lesson plan.

The Thanksgiving Song also helps teach preschoolers and kindergarten students to be grateful and thankful for everything they have.

The lyrics to the Thanksgiving Song can be found in our Songs & Lyrics section. Feel free to print as many as you need.

Before playing the Thanksgiving song, be sure to review any vocabulary words unfamiliar to students.

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Thanksgiving Song Lyrics:

Thank-you, thank-you, thank-you
Let’s all say thank-you
We will all say thank-you
On this special day
Thank-you, thank –you, thank-you
Let’s all say thank-you
On Thanksgiving Day!

Many, many years ago
When pilgrims first arrived
Crops were small, this made it all
A challenge to survive
In honor of their hard work
They all gathered ‘round and dined
And gave their thanks at harvest time

We celebrate this holiday
With friends and family
And thank the Lord for all our gifts
This joyful jubilee
There’s turkey, stuffing, pumpkin pie
Enough for everyone
Let’s eat and drink and have some fun

Thank-you, thank-you, thank-you
Let’s all say thank-you
We will all say thank-you
On this special day
Thank-you, thank –you, thank-you
Let’s all say thank-you
On Thanksgiving Day!

Thanksgiving Craft.

After listening to the Thanksgiving song, introduce a fun activity to the class.

Indian Corn!


Indian Corn.

This Thanksgiving craft is a ton a of fun for preschoolers and kindergarten students to make and a great way to celebrate the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday.

So, what are you waiting for?

Let’s make an Indian Corn craft for Thanksgiving!

Craft items you will need:

  • Paper bag
  • Paper roll
  • Yellow construction paper
  • Ziploc bags
  • Popcorn kernels
  • Paper plates for drying
  • Food coloring or paint
  • Glue
  • Scissors

Craft instructions:

Have the children cut out a strip of yellow construction paper that’s about an inch longer than the  paper roll.

Once cut, have the children roll the yellow strip around the toilet paper roll and either glue it or tape it to secure the yellow strip in place.

Next, have the children place 1 TBSP of popcorn kernels in a Ziploc bag.

Then, have the children add food coloring or paint into the Ziploc bag, close and shake.

When done, have the children pour the popcorn kernels onto a paper plate and let dry.

While the first batch of popcorn kernels are drying, have the children repeat the process again, but this time with a different color.

Once the children have popcorn kernels in all the Autumn colors, have the children apply glue all over the toilet paper roll.

Have the children attach the kernels to the glue and let dry.

After that, have the children cut out a rectangle shape, 5 inches by 3 inches, from a brown paper bag.

Using scissors, have the children cut strips (1/4-1/2 inch strips) from the top of the rectangle to about 2/3′s of the way down.  This will be the Indian Corn husk.

Lastly, have the children insert the Indian Corn husk inside the toilet paper roll.

And, voila, the children have now made Indian Corn for Thanksgiving.

We hope you’ll find a lot of ways to use this Thanksgiving song as a teaching tool at home or in the classroom with kids of all ages.


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2 Responses to Thanksgiving Song and Indian Corn Craft for Thanksgiving

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  2. Found this on Pinterest! Very cute for Thanksgiving!

    Just posted on Craft Gossip:)

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