Hiding or disguising the turkey is a traditional Thanksgiving activity for the kindergarten and first grade classes at my kid's school. The kids are given a piece of paper with a plump, Thanksgiving turkey on it; and as a family activity, you are supposed to hide or disguise the turkey, so that he won't be eaten.
When Nicky was in Kindergarten, we disguised his turkey as Santa Claus and turned his plumage into a sack of toys. Then, in First grade, Nicky's turkey masqueraded as a pirate.
When Lyndzi was in Kindergarten, we hid her turkey underneath an old fashioned gumball machine and in First grade, her turkey was transformed into a butterfly.
Last year, Kelsie's turkey assumed the identity of a ladybug and this year it's camouflaged as a bucket of popcorn.
I wish that I had thought about doing this blog BEFORE I covered the turkey up. I tried to find a replica of the original turkey so that you could see how well we'd done; but alas, he was REALLY allusive; so you'll just have to take my word for it... he's under there; and he is as large as the bucket of popcorn.
Can you tell that I LOVE this activity? The kids and I always have a fantastic time deciding what to do with the turkey and creating something together. I am THANKFUL for these times, indeed.