It’s time to put away the Halloween costumes and talk turkey, preparing for Thanksgiving. Preschools are busy painting feet and hands to provide the body for a feathered turkey, and using play doh for turkey feasts.

Today I was working with a 3 year-old on /k/ and /g/ and found a turkey to be the perfect thing to get him going with back placement of his tongue. This little guy loves to pretend play with small representational toys, such as the Fisher Price little people, so he started out on a trip to the camping grounds for a picnic and we decided to make turkeys out of play doh. Taking a cooler on our picnic of turkey and gravy offered many opportunities to practice /k/ and /g/.

Max and Ruby were waiting for the feast as we rolled out the dough and used our turkey cookie cutter to make the picnic.