We Give Thanks

“We Give Thanks,” Friend, Nov. 2008, 32

We Give Thanks

We give thanks for birds with wings,

(Flap arms)

For worms and snakes and squirmy things,

(Make a snaking motion with hand)

For puppy dogs with waggly tails,

(Move an index finger back and forth)

For tiny fish and great big whales,

(Measure a little fish with fingers, then extend arms for big whales)

For the families that we love,

(Place hand over heart)

For earth and sea and sky above,

(Form a circle with arms above head)

For clothes and shoes upon our feet,

(Point to your clothes, then shoes)

And for the food we soon will eat.

(Rub stomach with hand)

Illustrations by Val Chadwick Bagley