Create your own animal. Fun website for the kids. After they create their animal, they could write about it. Another idea, they could do descriptive writing and then have a partner try to figure out which animal is there prior to seeing the pic of the animal.
This is a cute idea from Mrs. Goodroe, the wonderful kindergarten teacher across the hall from me who also came up with the other ladybug math idea. It is such a blessing to work with such talented teachers!!