What would we do without the animal kingdom to describe action, personality, or spirit?

Busy as a bee

Gentle as a lamb

Angry as a hornet

Blind as a bat

Brave as a lion

Crazy as a loon

Drunk as a skunk

Eager as a beaver

Free as a bird

Fierce as a tiger

Graceful as a gazelle

Take these expressions and ask the young people in your world to make up a story beginning with, “Once upon a time there was a girl/boy named ______________ who was busy as a bee because he/she would always__________________.”  Take turns adding sentences.  The more colorful we are in language with our children, the more we develop within them curiosity and interest in language.  Hey now…. cuss words are not included in the color!!!!