This post may contain affiliate links. For more information, please see my full disclosure policy.
With turkey day on the way, we’ve put together a list of some of our favorite Thanksgiving songs for preschoolers so that you and your little learners can enjoy them throughout the entire month of November!
It is not only a fantastic way to get your students up and moving (and of course, getting some of those wiggles out), but it can also help them improve their motor skills, develop their language skills, build self-confidence, and more!
Thankfully, there are tons of songs, rhymes, and fingerplays out there for pretty much any theme that you can think of and a Thanksgiving theme is certainly no different.
So, take a minute to browse through a list of Thanksgiving songs for preschoolers and share them with your own kids while you await the arrival of Thanksgiving day!
We’ve included YouTube videos for each of them as well so you can easily put them up on a projector or just play the song on your computer for your students.
Fun Thanksgiving Songs for Preschoolers
Whether you’re looking for a song that can help you teach your students about the Thanksgiving holiday or you’re simply looking for some fun dance songs to add to your classroom playlist, you’re sure to find the perfect Thanksgiving song on this list!
Do the Turkey Hop by Kiboomu
We’ve all had those days where it seems like our students have a ton of excess energy and this adorable Thanksgiving song is a fantastic way to deal with it!
Your students will get the chance to get up, move around, and get those wiggles out while they work on listening to the lyrics and following directions at the same time!
Albuquerque Turkey by The Learning Station
While Albuquerque Turkey might be played to a familiar tune, the lyrics of this song are anything but!
Your students are going to absolutely love this quirky song about a turkey named Albuquerque that ends up joining the Thanksgiving dinner table as a pet.
Turkey Hokey Pokey by the Kiboomers
You know the Hokey Pokey and I’m sure your students know it too, but have they ever done the Turkey Hokey Pokey?
Watch them learn about the different parts of a turkey as they put their right wing in, their drumstick out, and shake their wattle all about!
Turkey Dance Freeze by The Learning Station
The holiday season is always filled with lots of excitement.
From Halloween to New Year’s, there’s always something going on and it’s no surprise that kids have a harder time sitting still and focusing during this time of year.
Sometimes, you just need to get up and dance and with lots of repetition, the Turkey Dance Freeze is a fantastic way to do that, even with really young kids.
Ten Little Turkeys by The Learning Station
If you’re looking for a fun song that you can sing with your pre-k kiddos this Thanksgiving, Ten Little Turkeys is it!
Your students can work on their counting skills and if you’d like to make the learning a little more hands-on, you can grab a set or two of these turkey prop printables and have your students act out the song during circle time while they’re singing!
If You’re Thankful and You Know It by The Kiboomers
The month of November is the perfect time of year to start teaching young children about being thankful for the things that they have.
Things like spending time with family and making new friends are excellent examples that they’ll understand and If You’re Thankful and You Know It is such a fun way to jumpstart that discussion!
A Turkey is a Silly Bird by Miss Nina
If you’re looking for something short, sweet, and a little silly, A Turkey is a Silly Bird is the song for you!
This adorable song will have you and your students acting like you’ve got your own little turkey body while you practice what a turkey says.
Baby Shark’s Thanksgiving Day by Pinkfong
Watch Baby Shark and the rest of the family prepare the pumpkin pie, the cranberry sauce, and everything else they need for their Thanksgiving feast!
Until the turkey runs away, that is!
If your students enjoyed the original Baby Shark, they’re going to have an absolute blast with this song!
Gobble Gobble Turkey Wobble by Koo Koo Kangaroo
Kids can’t get enough of Koo Koo Kangaroo and that’s a good thing because it means that they’re going to go nuts over Gobble Gobble Turkey Wobble!
This lively track is quite a bit different than the rest of the Thanksgiving songs for preschoolers on our list and is one dance song that is loved by both preschoolers and kindergarteners alike!
It Smells Like Thanksgiving by The Kiboomers
A great Thanksgiving song for young children, It Smells Like Thanksgiving is a simple, catchy song that your preschoolers are going to love singing along to!
Turkey Stop by The Learning Station
Perfect for quick brain breaks, Turkey Stop is another fun listen and freeze song!
Let your students know ahead of time that they’re going to need to carefully listen to the lyrics so they’ll know when their dancing needs to stop!
Powwow: Thanksgiving Song by Jack Hartmann
Celebrate and show gratitude to nature and the bounty that it provides with this relaxing Native American style song from Jack Hartmann.
A Turkey Dance by The Learning Station
Dance along with A Turkey Dance by The Learning Station!
Whether they’re strutting their stuff or gobbling and wobbling, your students are sure to have a very happy Thanksgiving after learning this song!
Little Pilgrim by The Learning Station
Talking about pilgrims with your preschoolers this Thanksgiving? Add the Little Pilgrim to your classroom playlist!
Sung to the tune of Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star, this song provides your students with another reminder that this holiday is all about being thankful!