Family turkey project is another fun way to inspire writing in your classroom. Read any Thanksgiving book to your class. I love "Twas the Night Before Thanksgiving". In this fun tale, the children try to save the turkeys from Thanksgiving dinner. Then brainstorm ways to disguise their turkey. Next, send home the turkey pattern, the directions, and their imagination. I've also included the wanted posters and a picture of my finished bulletin board. I have been doing different versions of this project for over 20 years in grades 3, 4, and now in kindergarten. The children love this activity.