Write a Pet Story: Have the children write a story about a make-your-own-pet store. The store is an unusual place for children with photographs of parts of animals that are sold individually so that a child can assemble his or her own pet (e.g., a pet could have the head of a parrot, the body of a cat, the tail of a dog, and the legs of a gerbil).
Mike Artell has a book entitled, The Really Weird Pet Store. It would be great to read before you ask the children to write their stories. Go to www.MikeArtell.com and see if the book is available. You might e-mail Mike to see how to get it.