Activities Writing


A 3D collage made with magazine clippings shows a woman and a man smiling and holding wine glasses and facing each other. The woman is white with short, curly, dark red hair and is wearing hanging earrings, a light blouse, and black pants. The man has short white hair and glasses and is wearing a red polo shirt and black pants. They are indoors in a room with vertically striped walls and horizontally striped floors. On the wall are two blue frames with a dark yellow dot in one, and a green geometric leaf and small tree with blue leaves in the other. There is a light colored sectional couch behind the woman and a windowsill with a curtain, a lamp, potted plants, and two plates behind the man. In the center of the wall is a large window that shows a cheetah lurking outside and staring at the man through the glass.
Collage by Elizabeth Lokon

How To Do It

  • Together, use your imaginations to create an original story based on this picture.
  • Write down your ideas in response to the questions below.
  • Give the story a title and read aloud with emotions the story you just created.
  • The last question asks you to connect the picture to your own stories.


  1. What do you think is happening here?
  2. What do you think the two people are celebrating? What names shall we give them?
  3. Why do you think there is a cheetah outside the window?
  4. How might the two people respond to the cheetah?
  5. What sounds could be heard there? What could you smell in the air?
  6. What do you think might happen next?
  7. Share stories of your favorite celebrations.
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