Thursday, November 13, 2008

Incognito!

Mr. Turkey Mr. Turkey
Run Away Run Away
If you are not careful
You will be a mouthful
On Thanksgiving Day
On Thanksgiving Day
(Tune of Frere Jacques)

Every November I send home family homework. It is a time for my pre-k kids to engage in a project with their families. In doing the project the family gets to spend quality time together and we get a cute display for our room. It's a win win situation...

I send home a blank turkey pattern and a note explaining to the parents that they need to disquise the turkey's so that they will not get eaten for Thanksgiving dinner. It is such a fun project. The kids and the parents really get into it...










Aren't these so stinkin' cute. I love how creative some of my parents are...

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57 comments:

Chris said...

What a great project. These are all great, but I love the guy with the antlers -- I was completely fooled.

Liz said...

That is sooo cute...What a great idea. The families did a fabulous job! Our first grader has a monthly family project...we have to make something from scratch that involves the whole family. This month it was, of course, a turkey. we made the turkey out of one foot and the hands of all family members. Our 11 months olds hands ended up being the tuft on the top of the turkey's head.

Naturally Caffeinated Family said...

Sooo cute! You are amazing, what a cool project! And thank you sooo much for your sweet comment, I appreciate it so much!

justlori2day said...

Will you move to Minnesota (SW) and teach Kindergarten to my son??? I actually sent his K teacher to your blog to see your tshirt project. You have such cool ideas!!!

imbeingheldhostage said...

What a fabulous idea! I love the turkeys you got back!!

My home - My life said...

What a cute project - thanks for showing us what they came up with. And what a wonderful idea to get the whole family involved!

Mrs. S. said...

These are great!!! Hmmm...this might be one to pass down to our preschool or to keep for my third graders. What a great idea!!!

Becky K. said...

The turkeys are great! It is so fun to see the variety in creativity out there.

Becky K.

lmerie said...

Yes, those are stinkin cute! How fun! Love the one with the boa . . .

Smile!

SondreLyn said...

Those are hilarious! What a great idea!

Amy said...

That's a very clever idea...and those parents must have really enjoyed doing this with their children.

You are a wonderful teacher, Ms. Becky!;)

God Bless,
Amy:)

April said...

You have the coolest things for your kids to do. Everytime I read one I want to run and tell Toots teacher. I hope she doesn't mind me butting in. She did like the idea for Halloween I had. It's a christian day school and they let the kids dress up as long as they were not scary. I told her next year, they should dress up as animals and do a Noahs Ark theme. She thought I was a genious. I actually got the idea from when Little Man was in pre-school. Only problem was I had to buy 2 costums because he wanted to be Woody from Toy Story for trick-or-treating.

yeahexceptfornot said...

What a cute idea! love it!

earthlingorgeous said...

Oh my! They are awesome! You are such a good teacher to have such cool project for the kids and parents to enjoy! Bonding time! A real win win situation indeed!

I love all those turkey!

Rebecca Jo said...

Those are HILARIOUS!!! I LOVE the Spiderman Turkey...& the lamb...& all the Princess turkey's... kids are so creative!!!

Carol said...

How adorable! They're all so cute I can't pick a favorite! Enjoy your weekend.

Carol said...

How adorable! They're all so cute I can't pick a favorite! Enjoy your weekend.

The White Family said...

Those are great!! The sheep turkey was my absolute favorite "baa baa"!

Julie said...

I LOVE this post... oh my what a fun project...can you send me the template... I want to do it too... :) Also, please pass along to me some of the fun things you guys do...I only have the blog world to inspire me here... thanks Becky!!!

Jennifer said...

That is such a fun project!! I kinda want to make one now! I love the princess turkey, haha.

Maggie said...

I LOVE IT!! They did a fabulous job!!! I love to do crafts like this with my kids - it is so much fun!! I think I enjoy it more than they do!! ha ha

Thanks for stopping by my blog! =)

Lisa said...

OH I LOVE IT!! Those are so creative and what a great idea by the teacher!! Thanks for sharing those pictures with us. I really enjoyed looking at them. It is pretty fun to see how creative the parents can be : )

Megan said...

What a great idea!! These are so cute!

sassy stephanie said...

Love the leopard skirt. So cute!

We have a big feather we are doing, then teacher will make a huge turkey on the wall with all of the feathers. Fun!

kelliebean said...

Awesome -again- Becky! My 8 y.o. DD wants to be a Kindergarten teacher when she grows up, so I showed her this. We were just rolling on the floor -I love the lamb and Santa; DD loves Spidey.

Yes, too stinkin cute - those kids must have a terrific teacher!

Glamorous Life of a House Wife said...

I love the lamb one. So sweet.

Jo-Jo said...

You have such wonderful idea! I love it!

Grand Pooba said...

Oh that is so funny, what a great idea! If I had kids, I would LOVE to do that with them! Those pictures are great!

Liz said...

I am answering the question you asked on my blog...seems like there should be an easier way to "talk" to each other! OK anyway, I use Fotofusion and print my books using shutterfly..which is very expensive, but I haven't found anyone else that will print the books with the same quality. I have purchased adobe photoshop, but it's not working on my computer for some reason...but i hear it's awesome...

Solei said...

Looks like the PARENTS got an A+

Super cute project, and great memories for the kids!
I tell ya girl, you rock! I wish you were my daughter's teacher!
=0D

Lindsey said...

I just think you are the most fun teacher! This is an awesome project and I love the creativity in the designs!

Liz said...

I added a link to my most recent scrapbook if you want to see...it's on the same post, under I LOVE scrapbooking...

He And Me + 3 said...

Great idea...you are such a fun teacher. I love the Santa one and the spiderman was cute too...they were all great!

Kelly said...

Captain Chubby is the BEST!

Kelli @ Gohn Crazy said...

That is a really really cute idea! You sound like such a fun teacher.

Michelle said...

Those are awesome turkeys. A few other bloggers have posted their preschoolers incognito turkeys. This wasn't a project my kids ever did, but I wish they would have. Totally funny.

Melissa Ellen Tweak said...

oh my goodness! I love those. My favorite is the basketball player with the bow. SOO cute - and such a good disguise! I really wish I played a larger role in childrens' lives. They really amaze me. Parents are cool too to really help their child develop their creativity and "think outside" the turkey!

I wish I had you as a teacher when I was a kid - but I think we would have been the same age so that wouldn't really work huh?

have a great weekend!

Megan said...

Wow.. that is SO awesome..and SO creative. I would have ended up crying and my turkey would have been eaten..

koopermom said...

Seriously. That spiderman turkey? Awesome.

valerie said...

Oh my gosh....they are creative!
I used to hate when my kids had creative things they had to do at home because we are so not creative.
These are great! What a fun idea.
Kinda makes me miss teaching. :(

Izzy 'N Emmy said...

I love the sheep!! Oh and the princess too.

What a fun idea! Thanks for sharing all the designs.

Megryansmom said...

That is so cute, I'm going to use your idea next week with my grandson, song and all. Keep those crafty projects coming, it's a long winter here on The Avenue.

Sandy Toes said...

OH my goodness, that is so cute...I love this!!! How fun!!!
-sandy toes

Smiling Shelly said...

What a cute project! Why couldn't my baby (no longer a baby, as she's now twelve GULP!) have a cool teacher like you?? I would have LOVED doing a fun project like this.

Pleasant Drive said...

These are precious! You make me want to teach a lower grade level. You have the most fun with your class! What a blessing you must be to your students and their families.

Elaine said...

Oh my goodness, what a great project. You are so stinking creative. And the outcome, wow, very nice. I want to be at your school. :)

J'Ollie Primitives said...

Too.Stinkin.Cute. I'll have to show this to my pre-school teaching niece, she'll get a huge kick out of it.

LOVE all of them, bu the Spiderman turkey is insanely funny.

Carrie said...

Wow those are great cute idea!

HiHoOhio said...

My girls did these in 1st grade in our San Antonio School, I love them, still have them and put themo out at thanksgiving! we have a baseball player and ballerina!

Jennifer said...

These are too cute!! They were very creative! I love the Santa ones!!

Amy McMean a.k.a McSunshine said...

Oh my gosh I love the sheep. so cute.

Pamela's Pink Pencil said...

You must have GREAT parents. I am in Pre-Service Kindergarten and if I would have sent this home, I MAAAYY have received it back by Christmas!

Straight to Your Hart said...

That is such a great project!! All of them worthy to not get eaten tehe!

Ruby Red Slippers said...

I LOVE IT!!! When can I do one!?!

Employee No. 3699 said...

Those were all just adorable and I'm sure the parents had just as much fun as their kids doing this!

"J" said...

I love them!!!! =) Sooooooooooooooooooooo CUTE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Pamela's Pink Pencil said...

Our students did this project as well and we got a pirate and a Florida football player.