Here are some examples of what this program is capable of. The angry, banana-throwing elf is my own creation, and the other two are Gingerbread Men already on the site that kids can customize.
Because I am a scrooge of a teacher, my students will have writing assignment that goes along with this experience. They will have to write directions for their Kindergarten Reading Buddies on how to use the site. They will be reading the directions, but the Buddies will have to follow them to the "T." We're working on details and sequencing. We'll see how it goes, and maybe I will post some of their creations.