A few weeks ago, I sent home a blank turkey with each student. I attached a note to the turkey asking parents to help their children think of things they are thankful for. After the child decorated their turkey as they wanted to, the parent either drew or wrote the things the child was thankful for OR the parent and child found pictures or photos to represent those things and glued them to the turkey. This week the children have been bringing their turkeys to school and sharing them at line time. It is a nice opportunity for them to pratice speaking in front of a group. I have been so pleased with the variety of turkeys that were created as well as the time the children spent with their parents working on this project.
Here is a photo of the blank turkey. I copied them on white cardstock for sturdiness.
Once presented the turkeys were hung on the bulletin board in our waiting area next to the tree covered with our watercolor-painted leaves.
Here is a closer-up view of a few of the turkeys.