Some Wednesdays we challenge you to pick up your pen and indulge your budding author self with our writing activity. See where your imagination takes you, and feel free to share your ideas in the Comment section!

Here's one to try:

Have you ever heard of Koko the talking gorilla? Psychologist Penny Patterson taught Koko over 1,000 signs in American sign language in order to communicate with her!


Write a short story where one of your animals can talk! What would it say? How would you react? Here's a start: "This morning I heard an unfamiliar voice ask me to feed it..."