Here is another fun songwriting activity you can do with your groups for Thanksgiving. My Thanksgiving Foods (to tune of
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Here is another fun songwriting activity you can do with for Thanksgiving.

Ask the group what some of their favorite Thanksgiving foods are.

From the list, you can rewrite the words to songs from "The Sound of Music".

This is a fun group activity that gets the group sharing and laughing!

My Thanksgiving Foods

(to tune of "My Favorite Things")
by Renee O’Connell

Turkey and dressing
And yams and potatoes
Gravy and biscuits and fresh stewed tomatoes
Crimson red cranberries sure beat the blues
This is a list of my Thanksgiving foods

Creamed spinach soufflé and bacon with green beans
Broccoli, steamed carrots and let’s have more protein
Virginia ham for the rest of the brood
This is a list of my Thanksgiving foods

Corn in cheese sauces with paprika spices
Casseroles baking with wild brown rices
Silvery champagne could bring some new moods
This is my list of my Thanksgiving foods

When the pie burns
When the cake flops
When I'm feeling sad
I simply remember my Thanksgiving foods
And then I don't feel so bad


The House Now Abounds

(to the tune of “The Sound of Music”)
by Renee O’Connell

The house now abounds with the smell of turkey
With foods we have cooked for so many days
These smells fill my home and it makes me perky
To fill up my plate, celebrate today

My hands want to roll all the dough of the bread that bakes from the stove to the feast
My hands want to break all the bread in our grace that rose from the yeast
To raise a toast and be glad once again we are here for the day
To love all of life like a song who is yearning to play

I go to this place when I’m feeling hungry
I know I will eat what we’ve had before
My heart will be blessed with the love of family
And we’ll feast once more


Dough, A Pumpkin Pie

(to the tune of “Do Re Mi” in The Sound of Music)
by Renee O’Connell

Dough, a pie, a pumpkin pie
Pray, a peace for everyone
Be, a game we call it life
Star, somewhere beyond the sun

So, I need a piece of bread
Ah, as if you didn’t know
See, I’ll have some pie instead
That will bring us back to dough…

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Solange 3rd Nov 2017 Diversional Therapist
I love the Thanksgiving food song!
How creative!
Renee 5th Nov 2017 Music Practitioner
Solange,

Thank you! It was fun to do! I hope you have fun with it and I'd love to hear how it goes over in your sessions if you use it! :)
Susan 2nd Nov 2017 Activity Director
Here is an activity I call "What's My Thanksgiving Line?"
http://activitiesdirector.blogspot.com/2017/11/whats-my-thanksgiving-line.html
Renee 3rd Nov 2017 Music Practitioner
Susan, I love your game on Thanksgiving foods based on, "What's my line?" That's very clever! Thank you!
Kim 30th Oct 2017 Life Enrichment Coordinator
Cute! I'd love to have a copy of your own version too!
Renee 31st Oct 2017 Music Practitioner
Hi thank you. I always have a completed version to work with since some of the people are not very verbal or responsive. Here is my completed one and it is also attached. I hope you have fun with it!

My Thanksgiving Foods (to tune of “My Favorite Things”) by Renee O’Connell

Turkey and dressing
And yams and potatoes
Gravy and biscuits and fresh stewed tomatoes
Crimson red cranberries sure beat the blues
This is a list of my Thanksgiving foods

Creamed spinach soufflé and bacon with green beans
Broccoli, steamed carrots and let’s have more protein
Virginia ham for the rest of the brood
This is a list of my Thanksgiving foods

Corn in cheese sauces with paprika spices
Casseroles baking with wild brown rices
Silvery champagne could bring some new moods
This is my list of my Thanksgiving foods

When the pie burns
When the cake flops
When I'm feeling sad
I simply remember my Thanksgiving foods
And then I don't feel so bad
Renee 28th Oct 2017 Music Practitioner
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