It's your task to write a story about it.
Was the toy left there by mistake? Did the toy runaway on its own? Where is it going and where did it come from? What is happening in the town? Is there something lurking in the river?
Here are some pointers to help you:
1. Set the scene -
What kind of day is it? Even though this is a painting we can see how the artist uses light to create a bright picture. What does that tell us about the time of day and the weather?
2. Creating the story -
You can begin your story anywhere. Remember you have to have a beginning, a middle and an end, however. There also should be a climax - something that goes wrong that the hero has to fix or a problem that has to be solved. How the hero fixes the problem is often how we become better people.
3. Edit and revise -
Always edit and revise your story. Leave it for a few days and go back to it. Read it out loud and you'll hear mistakes. Ask someone to check for spelling or grammar errors.
4. Share your story -
You can either write your story down or read it out loud.
You can record your story yourself or ask someone else to do it.
You can draw a cartoon of your story instead of writing it down.
5. Reuse and Recycle -
Don't forget you can come back to this image at any time and write a different story.
Also, you can find other great writing activities by clicking here or going to the 'Let's Get Kids Reading and Writing' tab above. The categories section on the left also has lists of activities available.
Susan and Astro