Story starters can be helpful to children when learning to organize their thoughts into a story that they tell or an essay that they write. Thinking up things on their own can be challenging, but sometimes something as simple as a picture can help them get started. Pictures that show action, emotion, objects of interest, and involve the senses are good at creating a spark that helps the child create an entire story!
Use this picture with your child and see what kind of story results. Have your child use all their senses as they tell about what they think is happening in this picture. In keeping with our "Kids in the Kitchen" theme, this picture involves FOOD!