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stART ~ The Great Turkey Race November 21, 2012

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It has been a while since we have done a stART book project.  Hey, it’s been a while since I’ve had a blog post other than a Friday picture (I guess that’s what adding another family member does).  Here’s to getting back on the old blogging saddle.  We read the book “The Great Turkey Race” by Steve Metzger.  This is a cute book for Thanksgiving.  One of the turkeys in the barnyard overhears the farmers talking about choosing a special Thanksgiving turkey.  This turkey wants to be selected as the best turkey for the holiday.  He quickly shares this news with his turkey friends.  They organize a sort of track and field competition to earn the most medals to be crowned the special Thanksgiving turkey.  Partially through the games, another turkey realizes what being the Thanksgiving turkey really means.  Read the book to find out what happens to the turkeys!

For our project we decorated turkey cookies to take to daycare today.

I found this idea on Pintrest which led me to this page.  Since we were short on time we went ultra easy on this project.  Those of you who know me this generally isn’t my style.  Usually I think I need to go all out on things.  This time bring on the pre-made easiness!

Start with a package of Ready to Bake sugar cookies.

This is so easy — pull the dough off the plastic, plop them on the cookie sheet and bake!

To decorate you will need a can of chocolate frosting, candy corn, and mini M&Ms.

Using a zip lock bag (with a snipped corner) filled with the chocolate frosting make two dots of frosting and place a mini M&M on top of each frosting dot.  Then make a small dot on top of the M&Ms to make the eyes.  Also, use the frosting in the zip lock bag to draw on the beak and legs.

I made a thicker line of frosting at the top of each cookies to attach the candy corn as the turkey’s feathers.

Official Taste Tester!

Happy Thanksgiving from us to you!


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