When my second son was in kindergarten 4 years ago, he came home one early November day singing the Thanksgiving Turkey Song~I don’t want to eat the turkey, with so much exuberance and gusto that it has stuck in all of our heads as a favorite each year. It is a cute little song about a child who has come to love the live turkey, and wants to keep it as a pet. This could get controversial (vegetarians?) and really some kids might get sad when thinking about it, so you decide if it’s right for your family. We love it, so I wanted to share. It’s to the tune of Battle Hymn of the Republic which most adults know, and it’s easy enough for kids to catch on.
I originally shared the version below, but updated the song printable with this one I like better.
I don’t want to eat the turkey Download HERE
Click here for brown version or on the image to download.
It’s 8×10 in size, so can easily be transferred onto a Word Document to print at home, or printed as a picture.
For another fun Thanksgiving Idea,