Feather Week 2017

We will continue our turkey theme this second week in November and add feathers to our activities. You can talk to the children about ways animals stay warm – do they have feathers or fur, do they live in a house or outside, do they hibernate when it gets cold or go south where it is warmer? Talk about how some animals like the cold and some do not. You can talk about what they do when it is colder outside. Ask the childen how they stay warm and what they can do when it is colder that they cannot do when it is warmer.
With the change in weather we will have the children filling our bird feeders in the garden area.  We have two seed feeders and one hummingbird feeder. After we fill the feeders we will  have a lot of new guests with wings in the play area. This week, while you are outside, see if you can find any of the birds.  They are at the feeder and in the trees and bushes of our garden.

Along with our turkey Songs and Rhymes from last week we will add:
Five little turkeys
Five little turkeys by the barn door,
One waddled off, then there were four.
Four little turkeys out under the tree,
One waddled off, then there were three.
Three little turkeys with nothing to do.
One waddled off, then there were two.
Two little turkeys in the noonday sun,
One waddled off, then there was one.
One little turkey – better run away!

Turkey Feather Game:
The adults say:
Mr. Turkey is so sad
He lost the feathers he once had
Now he wants us to help him find
All his feathers. Oh that’s so kind.

The children sing:
Found a feather, found a feather, found a feather on the ground
Oh I am so very lucky for a feather I have found.


Thanksgiving Feathers