We read the story Run, Turkey, Run! by Diane Mayr today (and yesterday and the day before that...). This is such a cute story for young children. It combines everything they love with silly humor they can understand. It also makes a great story for choral reading.
It is about a farmyard turkey trying to hide among the various animals to escape the notice of the farmer. He finally runs off to hide in the trees, leaving the farmer to eat grilled cheese for Thanksgiving!
I rolled each their hands with brown paint and had them press them onto ivory colored cards. Once they dried, Little J helped me add a googly eye and using a marker, make them into little turkeys. We wrote, "I'm thankful for you" on them to send to their grandparents.
After they finished painting we had a big game of hide and seek in the house!