Tunnels: Print this picture for your child to color and discuss with you. One sentence lets you record your child’s thoughts at this age and has a line for you to share your own thoughts with your child.
There’s nothing like a tunnel! Print this page and use it to write a story about a tunnel you’ve been through. It could be one you drove through in a car, a tunnel that you saw dug by a mole, or even a tunnel you made under the covers of your bed.
Essay prompt: Sometimes you need to dig in order to move forward. Tell about a time that you had to tunnel for information. Was it worth it?
Poetry prompt: Use visual poetry to give the effect of moving under and over.
Lifestory prompt 1: (Monday) There’s nothing like the tunnels. Come on, guys. We’re from Pittsburgh. Give me a tunnel story here—from traffic to construction to simply heading over the wrong bridge and through the wrong tunnels, you must have a story!
If you would like (and if it is okay with your parent or guardian), you can sign a submission form and return the form and your writing to the library. Stories will be posted together on this blog beginning in November and in a book in the spring of 2014.