There’s a certain song I look forward to singing as soon as the leaves start turning colors, but I always hold out until November. The first line goes like this:
“On the first day of Thanksgiving, this is what I ate: some turkey on my plate.”
There are 9 more verses where that came from, all of which many of my students know by heart. Not surprising, considering this is the 3rd year in a row I’ve sung this song with them during the month of November. Even my fellow coworkers were asking about the 10 Days of Thanksgiving song way back in September.
My original recording is flying off the virtual shelves of Songs For Teaching, but I decided to give both the song and the visual aide (a 10-page PDF with pictures and lyrics for each day) that goes with it a facelift. I was so happy with the results that I wanted to make both available to you, as well as the instrumental version of the song. All three of these downloads, plus the full lyrics and chords, are available in a single album: 10 Days of Thanksgiving.
I use the visual aide two ways: 1) as a flip-book while I sing the song with one student or a small group, and 2) as individual pages that I pass out to a larger group for students to take turns holding up as their verse is sung. The song is great fun either way! Download it today for $6.00 and start using it with your own students in these next few weeks leading up to Thanksgiving.