Ok, a few pics for ya'll:
"Watercolor" turkeys... give each kiddo a coffee filter and let them color it with washable markers. Dip in a glass of water and set out to dry. Ta-da! I think you may want to leave the full coffee filter.... mine came out slightly peacock-ish. NBC, anyone? :)
Also, I'm starting "Rainbow Rings" with the Dolch site words. You can find primer, 1st, 2nd, and 3rd grade dolch lists in flashcard format here. Run each page off on a different color. When a student masters that set, they get to add the entire color to their ring (shower curtain ring- the large ones!). It becomes a status symbol when they can add to their rainbow. :) Pics to come.