Here is your teacher approved Thanksgiving video list for There are a few factual videos, so of course, use those at your discretion, but most of them are educational and fun!…two of my favorite things!
Gobble Gobble Turkey Wobble by Koo Koo Kangaroo (3:13)
This is a fun video that will have the kids moving and following directions. Super fun!
Thanksgiving Feast by The Learning Station (3:50)
This is a fun song about what people typically eat for Thanksgiving dinner. The song is repetitive and so the kids will learn the tune quickly.
They Were the Pilgrims by Harry Kindergarten Music by (2:22)
Harry Kindergarten has us covered with learning about the Pilgrims. This fun song not only teaches kids how to spell Mayflower, but it also goes over the basic concepts of who they were, why they came to America, and what generally happened when they got here.
Kids History: The First Thanksgiving by the History Channel (3:07)
If you are looking for a video about the story of Thanksgiving, this is a good option. It’s told my children and covers the basic ideas of what happened. I know that things like this are not always historically correct, but this video does a good job of just going over the basics in a way that is appropriate for young children. They can learn more in detail when they are older and more mature to handle content like that. Please note, it does talk about how they left England because they wanted to practice their own religion.
This is a good video to go along with our Thanksgiving Day Interactive Story. In this book your students will learn about the general story of Thanksgiving and each page has an interactive activity to help the kids understand the concept. For example, on the page where they talk about the feast, the kids will select foods they had that day and put them on the table.
If You’re Thankful and You Know It by Kidboomers (1:35)
This is a great song if you are having a Thanksgiving or Friendship feast. The video itself is only the band playing the song, but the message is so good that you will 100% want to do this one with your kiddos.
All You Turkeys Dance Around by Harry Kindergarten Music (5:12)
How cool is this? This is Harry Kindergarten’s coworker, Mr. Dave Plummer, wrote and sings this song. It is a fun movement song that is loaded with learning and vocabulary about turkeys.
And if you are learning about turkeys, you will love our Nonfiction Turkey Books with Activities. This is a six-page story all about turkeys. The sentences are simple and the pictures are real so the kids are sure to love them just as much as you do. The set comes with several different options on sizing and also has some great writing activities using those same pictures.
Gobble Gobble Turkey Song by Zebra Nursery Rhymes (1:15)
This is a great movement song that your kids will love. Super short and quick so it will make a great brain break.
Do the Turkey Hop by Kidboomers (1:45)
Another quick song with motions the kids will love. So simple, I don’t even need to describe it.
Five Little Turkeys by Zebra Nursery Rhymes (1:53)
This song uses the familiar tune of 5 little monkeys jumping on the bed so your students will be singing along for sure. It also provides a great visual for teaching/reviewing 1 less.
Five Little Turkeys by Teacher Tipster (1:53)
This takes the above video and really adds in the numbers and subtraction sentences. The song also reinforces how to say those sentences so it is really good math support for the kids.
These math videos go great with our Thanksgiving No-Prep Printables for Kindergarten. This unit is filled with reading and math printables and centers that require no prep. They cover everything from the alphabet to reading words to counting and addition and subtraction.
Ten Little Turkeys by The Learning Station (3:12)
This song has a fun tune and is great for teaching subtraction. The visuals on it are very strong to support the math concept, and so if you are teaching subtraction right now you will want to share this one.
The Berenstain Bears Count Their Blessings (Fast forward to 12:39)
Sister Bear learns a lesson about being grateful for what you have after she visits a friend’s house who has more toys than her. It’s a great video for teaching about character.
Looking for more projects to do in November? Check out what the Simply Kinder Teacher Group did last November. Click here to see.