About two and a half weeks ago, Isabelle’s speech and music therapists worked with us to create a Thanksgiving song to the tune of “Hot Cross Buns.” During that time, I’ve worked with Isabelle to brainstorm a list of things and people she was thankful for this year. Since thankfulness is a pretty tough concept for a toddler to grasp, we started out by talking about things she loved. The list ranged from her family to our neighbors’ dogs to her friends to her teacher to Chocolate World.
In an effort to keep the song manageable and reverent for today’s festivities, I whittled the list down to family members, the neighbors’ dogs, and to Chocolate World. (Especially because the neighbors’ dogs, Tiny, Rudy, and Lexie, as well as Chocolate World, were in her version of the song every time she practiced singing it.) Also, I created a chart with pictures to help guide her through the song. Here she is, singing her song (with my assistance), earlier this evening:
Finally, I’d be remiss if I didn’t mention the fact that tonight was also the second night of Chanukah, aka: Thanksgivukkah. We lit the menorah and sang a few Chanukah songs. Other than that, the day belong to Thanksgiving. (Thankfully, there are six more nights of Chanukah left for us to celebrate!)
7 thoughts on “A Toddler Song of Thanksgiving”
I LOVE THIS!!
Thanks for sharing! Happy Holidays!
Thank YOU for the inspiration!
Really love the chart you made with pictures!!! Wow!! Good work! Love it!
So fun to hear Izzy’s voice, Stacey, & what a great idea to make the picture chart! I love that Chocolate World was in there too!
Thanks Linda! The kid loves her chocolate. 🙂
what a wonderful poster! Thank you for sharing your recording and photo. Her singing made me smile.
It makes me smile too. Thanks for all of your work that made this possible, too.