What to do:
- Select five to 10 picture books (that children have not seen before, if possible) and copy each story, covering up the illustrations so that only the print shows.
- Let children select a story to illustrate. They will enjoy comparing their versions to the original picture books. Talk about how wonderful it is to read and imagine what a story “looks like.”
- You can have all children illustrate the same story and compare the results. Or, give each child one page of a story and then put the book back together with everyone’s illustrations.