T is for turtle, tortoise, and terrapin. My totem animal, I had kept a terrapin in the class aquarium. He was a bit of a grump. He ate the tadpoles a child brought-in for show and tell. We loved to give him a spot on the lawn and make a cage for him from building-blocks, that he wouldn’t wander. Unfortunately, one day he ran-off and never returned.
The turtle can be made with a large oval for the shell. Three small circles can represent legs and a head. Children have fun drawing their turtle’s face, and all their creations have personality. I’ve also added a wee little tail behind the shell.