Reading Aloud Activity

Posted on Dec 2, 2014 | Resources


Suggested Age: Toddler-Grade 1

Submitted by Sri TenCate, State Librarian, Molokai Public Library


The Thankful Book by Todd Parr
Biscuit Is Thankful by Alyssa Satin Capucilli


The Molokai Public Library holds a monthly “READ TO ME Family Night.” We start the program with the introductory song, “If You’re Happy and You Know It,” and sing songs related to the monthly theme. One of our regular volunteers is a musician who plays her Vietnamese bamboo instrument and accompanies the singers, which include parents, volunteers, children, and staff. At times, her husband comes with a guitar and forms a “band.” Then we share theme-related books to read aloud. The read-aloud is followed by craft activities with supplies provided. After the completion of the activities, every child chooses a new book to keep.


Activity: Toilet Paper Roll Turkey


  • Toilet paper roll
  • Feathers
  • Cutouts for beak and eyes (or googly eyes)
  • Glue
  • Scissors


  1. Cut the toilet paper roll in half. Use half a roll for one turkey.
  2. Wrap colored or designed paper around the toilet paper roll. Push excess into the ends.
  3. Glue beak and googly eyes (or cutout eyes) for the face.
  4. Glue feathers to the back for the tail.

Beak Template


Eye Templates