There is a boy that I know who loves to ask me for sparkly things for his projects. I tell him that the sparkly things are there for when you have an idea to make some thing that shines, like a light or a star, and then he explains that he wants to make everything shine. He especially wants to glue some marbles to a paper, but the marbles are for playing with on the light table, and not for gluing. He never fails to ask me if he can have a few of those marbles, whether he is making a model car or a picture for his Mom.
This time when he got a piece of cardboard and asked if he could have some marbles to glue on it, and I said, "those are for playing with on the light table, not gluing. Why do you ask me for those every day?" He said, "because I love shiny things. I just love them so much I want to glue them on paper and take them home."
Now, that was an idea! I asked if he could make that into a story, and he did.
|THE BOY WHO LOVED SHINY THINGS|
|There once was a boy who loved shiny things.|
|Why did he love shiny things?|
He loved to touch them.
|He loved to look at them.|
|They made him happy because they were so pretty.|