Suggested thanksgiving poems/ songs for younger children

Rather than just thanksgiving poems, I am conscious that it is good to have some thanksgiving songs to perform for variety. This is my very simple but effective thanksgiving song, to the tune of "If you're happy and you know it, clap your hands". It goes through all of the different types of food (fruit, vegetables, dairy, meat etc), and is very adaptable if you want to amend it to include any of your own verses. Click on the following button to see this thanksgiving song, which is quite simply called...

Suggested harvest / thanksgiving poem for older children:

This is my favourite of my harvest poems, as it is visual as well and uses the letters of the word "HARVEST" held aloft to spell out 2 new words for each verse. Each word is applicable to harvest- time and highlights the message of each verse (eg SHARE, STARVE, HAVE, SAVE, etc). This makes it a good poem to use in class also as it uses the concept of anagrams which you could take further in class. I have chosen and ordered the words carefully to make the swapping around of the letters as minimal as possible so that is will be easy to perform. , but I have included 'stage directions' in the poem script. Click on the following button for the last of my thanksgiving / harvest poems called, quite simply.....

I will add more harvest / thanksgiving poems and songs as I write them: I hope you enjoy them.