Thanksgiving Poems For Kids

Try These Thanksgiving-Themed Poems To Add Some Fun To The Celebrations

Thanksgiving is just around the corner, so it’s the perfect time to teach some Thanksgiving poems for kids. Sharing and reciting poems for kids over the holidays is a wonderful way to bond as a family. It also helps children learn to appreciate poetry. Poems are also a great way to boost a child’s cognitive and language skills. We’ve compiled a list of 10 amazing Thanksgiving poems for kids that are perfect for the celebration. 

List Of Thanksgiving Poems For Kids

10 Thanksgiving Poems For Kids

Here is a list of 10 wonderful Thanksgiving poems for kids that are sure to make the festival more special.

  1. A Thanksgiving Dinner
  2. By Maude M. Grant

    Take a turkey, stuff it fat,

    Some of this and some of that.

    Get some turnips, peel them well.

    Cook a big squash in its shell.

    Now potatoes, big and white,

    Mash till they are soft and light.

    Cranberries, so tart and sweet,

    With the turkey we must eat.

    Pickles-yes-and then, oh my!

    For a dessert a pumpkin pie,

    Golden brown and spicy sweet.

    What a fine Thanksgiving treat!

  3. Thanksgiving Day
  4. By Unknown

    Thanksgiving Day will soon be here

    It comes around but once a year

    If I could only have my way,

    We’d have Thanksgiving every day.

  5. Turkey In The Barnyard
  6. By Unknown

    Turkey in the barnyard, what does he say?

    Gobble, gobble, gobble, gobble, gobble all day.

    Turkey on the table, what do I say?

    Yummy, yummy, yummy, yummy, yummy all day.

    Turkey in my tummy, what do I say?

    Yawn, yawn, yawn, yawn, yawn, I ate too much on Thanksgiving Day!

  7. Thanksgiving Comes But Once a Year
  8. By Thornton W. Burgess

    Thanksgiving comes but once a year,

    But when it comes it brings good cheer.

    For in my storehouse on this day

    Are piles of good things hid away.

    Each day I’ve worked from early morn

    To gather acorns, nuts, and corn,

    Till now I’ve plenty and to spare

    Without a worry or a care.

    So light of heart the whole day long,

    I’ll sing a glad Thanksgiving song.

  9. Poor Mrs. Peel
  10. By Caroline Smith

    There once was an old Mrs. Peel

    Who cooked till her hands could not feel

    A Thanksgiving feast!

    One nap, at least.

    Then she slept right through the meal.

  11. All in a Word
  12. By Aileen Fisher

    T for time to be together, turkey, talk, and tangy weather.

    H for harvest stored away, home, and hearth, and holiday.

    A for autumn’s frosty art, and abundance in the heart.

    N for neighbors, and November, nice things, new things to remember.

    K for kitchen, kettles’ croon, kith and kin expected soon.

    S for sizzles, sights, and sounds, and something special that abounds.

    That spells ~~~THANKS—for joy in living and a jolly good Thanksgiving.

  13. Albuquerque Turkey
  14. By Unknown

    Albuquerque is a turkey

    And he’s feathered and he’s fine

    And he wobbles and he gobbles

    and he’s absolutely mine.

    He’s the best pet that you can get.

    Better than a dog or cat.

    He’s my Albuquerque turkey

    And I’m awfully proud of that.

    He once told me, very frankly

    He preferred to be my pet,

    Not the main course at my dinner,

    And I told him not to fret.

    And my Albuquerque turkey

    Is so happy in his bed,

    ‘Cause for our Thanksgiving dinner..

    We had egg foo yong instead.

  15. Thanksgiving Observance
  16. By Unknown

    Count your blessings instead of your crosses;

    Count your gains instead of your losses.

    Count your joys instead of your woes;

    Count your friends instead of your foes.

    Count your smiles instead of your tears;

    Count your courage instead of your fears.

    Count your full years instead of your lean;

    Count your kind deeds instead of your mean.

    Count your health instead of your wealth;

    Count on God instead of yourself.

  17. Thanksgiving Time
  18. By Unknown

    When all the leaves are off the boughs,

    And nuts and apples gathered in,

    And cornstalks waiting for the cows,

    And pumpkins safe in barn and bin,

    Then Mother says, “My children dear,

    The fields are brown, and autumn flies;

    Thanksgiving Day is very near,

    And we must make thanksgiving pies!”

  19. Thanksgiving Prayer
  20. By Susan Noyes Anderson

    I’m thankful for my mother, and

    I’m thankful for my dad.

    I’m thankful for my sisters, and

    for all the fun we’ve had.

    I’m thankful for my brother, Tom,

    (even when he’s jerky.)

    But most of all, I’m oh-so-thankful

    not to be a turkey.

For more poems like funny poems for kids and other learning material for kids, check Osmo’s kids learning section.

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