Picture Talks

KidSparkz Theme-a-Pedia: 163 themes for preschool and pre-K 

Picture Talks and Posters

These pictures and photos can be used with a small group, or individual children, to introduce a topic, encourage visual discrimination and discussion, and expand ideas and concepts. Best when printed on cardstock.

Method:

1) Hold or place the picture in front of the children, and ask that they look at it without speaking. 30 seconds is about right.

2) Ask children in turn to talk about something that they see in the picture.  Encourage expansion of their ideas (it is just visual at this point) with a nudging word or two.  This part is purely descriptive.

3) Now move on to the ideas about what is happening, when might have happened already, and what might happen next. This part is imaginary, guided by clues in the picture. Tailor the discussion to devt. level, and interest in the picture.

4)  Post it on the wall, especially if it is related to a topic being studied.  A  descriptive sentence strip could be added (Morning Message "reading"?), and vocabulary words for older children.

 

Birthdays_Picture_talk. 

 

Chickens_poster. or picture talk

Clowns-poster_or_picture_talk 

Cows_poster.

 

Hanukkah_picture_prompt  

 

Trees_-_arbor_day_poster_giraffe.pdf

 

Trees_-_arbor_day_poster_swing.pdf

Construction photos

 4 pages (8 photos) of construction situations - use for discussion, wall decor etc

This activity is in the KidSparkz Resource Room

Camping Photos
5 pages, 10 camping related photos for discussion, "photo albums", etc
 
This activity is in the KidSparkz Resource Room
 
Discuss the kind of weather happening in each picture.  Teacher writes words.
12 cards, 3 pages
 
This activity is available in the KidSparkz Resource Room

More Weather 

 

3 pages, 6 photos - Opera House. Harbour Bridge, Uluru (Ayers Rock), flag etc.

This activity is in the KidSparkz Resource Room 

More Australia  

Snakes photos 

4 pages, 8 photos of different snakes

This activity is in the KidSparkz Resource Room 

More Snakes 

 Supermarket_discussion_photos. 

Food photos for discussion, vocab and matching. Can also cut up for art collage  

More Supermarket 
 
 
 More Beach

Boats poster 

 More Boats
 

 More Christmas

Christmas2_poster2.pdf 

More Christmas 

Hanukkah_poster1 

More Hanukkah 
 
 

Groundhogs_theme_poster 

More groundhogs 

St_Pats_theme_poster 

More St Patrick's Day 
 

Baseball_poster.pdf 

More baseball

 
 
 
 
 More babies

Fall_puzzle_6_piece_1 

More Fall 
 

Toys_poster.pdf 

More toys

 More squirrels

More scarecrows

 
 
 
 
 

Australian_animals_poster_2 

More Australia 

Ballet_poster.pdf 

More ballet

 

Hallow2_poster.pdf 

More Halloween

5_senses_poster_main.pdf 

More 5 senses 

Bears_theme-poster.pdf

 More bears 

 
 

 

poster_country.pdf 

 More City/Country

poster_city.pdf

More city/country More City/Country  

 

construction_puzzle_or_poster.pdf

use as a poster, or a 6 piece puzzle 1 page 

 
Farm animal poster
 
This activity is available in the KidSparkz Resource Room 
 
 
 

Elephants_poster.pdf 

More elephants 

More family 

 
 

Grandparents_poster_2.pdf 

More grandparents

 
 

Harvest_backgrounds.pdf 

More harvest 
 
 
 

Kangaroo poster 

More kangaroos

Living Things Theme Poster 

 More living things

Mice_poster.pdf 

 More mice

Mittens_poster.pdf 

 More mittens
 

Owls_poster.pdf 

More owls 
 
 
 
 
 More shells
More shoes 

Snakes_poster.pdf

 More snakes 

 
 

Teeth_poster.pdf 

More teeth 

More vacations

 

     
     

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