Yesterday, after reading the book Du Iz Tak by Carson Ellis, kids in primary grades did an activity making up a new language.

Then they created new written dialogue for picture books with few or no words. They chose a book and wrote dialogue for it on sticky notes shaped like word bubbles.

Here are some of the ways they dramatized those wordless books with dialogue:

The kids read their new picture book adaptations out loud:


Want to do your own? Check out this great list of wordless picture books linked directly to our catalog.

Our next Writing Party for kids 5-8 years old will be Tuesday, September 12 at 4:30 pm. This month was an exception, but we’ll usually have this program every 2nd Tuesday of the month. See our flyer for details about future programs:

(Credit: 36 Workshops to Get Kids Writing: From Aliens to Zebras, published by ALA Editions.)