Activities Writing

The Owl’s Eggs and the Cheetah

A 3D collage made with magazine clippings and a painted landscape shows a pair of white owls with black striped feathers cuddling on a branch next to a nest with two eggs. On the ground below, a cheetah approaches while looking at the owls. The background is a watercolor landscape with a blue stripe across the top, a black stripe, an orange stripe, and a green stripe at the bottom. The image is framed on each side by close ups of tree trunks.
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 going on in this picture?
  2. Describe the setting. What sounds and smells can be found there?
  3. What do you think the cheetah wants from the owls?
  4. If owls could speak, what do you think the parent owl is whispering in the ears of the baby owl? Create a dialog.
  5. What will happen next to the owl’s eggs?
  6. Do you believe that owls are wise? What is the best piece of wisdom someone has ever given you?
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