Add some silly poetry to your Thanksgiving table this year. Your grandkids will smile at these turkeys’ antics, and the poetry will help their reading skills, too.
Funny Thanksgiving Poems to Whet Your Appetite
It’s almost Thanksgiving, a day we revere for family time, delicious dishes, and football. (Don’t groan; football is just optional. No one will actually tie you down and make you watch guys in tights toss a ball around.)
Thanksgiving gives us an opportunity to count our blessings and ponder what we hold dear in our lives. It’s a simple and lovely day, barely a blip as it falls between the flashier Halloween and the king of all holidays: Christmas.
Considering the seriousness of Thanksgiving, why not add some fun touches – especially where kids are involved? These funny Thanksgiving poems are sure to elicit smiles as they’re shared around the table. They’ll also help promote literacy in your home, which is always important.
To help you get your creative juices flowing, Sherri and her family composed this funny Thanksgiving poem to tickle your funny bone! (scroll to bottom of post to print this poem)
Kill the turkey but not the breast, nobody ever eats the rest.
Squawk, Squawk, hit him till he’s dead, I don’t really care cause I don’t eat his head.
Let hin run with his scrawny little feet, that’s another part that nobody eats.
Mashed potatoes are the best, Why would you want to eat the rest?
Turkey is dry, gravy is slime, only the potatoes are sublime.
Spoon them up, pile them high, I’d like to eat them till I die.
Make the gravy, make the pies, if you don’t I think I’ll cry.
Eating vegetables? What a joke, give them to the healthy folk.
Here comes grandma with the rolls, It’s like heaven in my nose.
Sweet potato, sweet potato, pumpkin pie, touch my dessert plate get a fork in your eye.
Stretchy pants, stretchy pants I love you, you won’t believe what I am about to do!
Reading and even composing your own Thanksgiving poems promotes a culture of literacy in your home. Sure, it’s a holiday we’re talking about – a day off from school – but any opportunity to interject reading and writing is such a boon to children.
This article from Huffington Post outlines five hidden benefits reading gives children. Reading with our kids or grandkids helps build bonds, aids their success in school, enriches vocabulary, increases attention spans, and helps self-esteem and communication skills. Educator Jim Trelease points out that reading aloud advertises for reading for pleasure. When they discover books that hold their interest, kids will find that reading makes them laugh, cry, and widens their world. Also, children who read or are read to are exposed to more complicated and sophisticated language, giving them a greater advantage in school and life.
So, print out these cute Thanksgiving poems and add them to your festive table. Enjoy sharing them with the kids in your life!
Five Little Turkey from DLTK Holidays
A Thanksgiving Poem from Pinterest
It Must Be Thanksgiv’ from Short Story Time
I Ate Too Much from Loving 2 Learn
The Turkey Shot Out Of The Oven from Home Makers Corner