I have been having so much fun watching the Olympics all week! Like last week, I captured some of my favorite moments to share with you, dear STACKERS, and included my official and very serious captions, because the Olympic Games are all about serious competition and intense rivalry.
The Olympics are now underway, and we are eager spectators of every thrilling minute! We’ve saved some of our favorite photos from the first few days in London. View below the athletes battling for Olympic gold, giving their all in practice and competition. I include the official “serious” captions for each photo, but you can have fun creating your own captions in the Comments.
The Olympic Games are almost upon us!!!!!!!!! Is anyone else as excited as I am? I can barely hold it in!
We thought it would be a great idea to build up our anticipation here at the STACKS by having an Olympics-themed week on Ink Splot 26. The Games begin on Friday, July 27, 2012. We’ve got all sorts of fun stuff planned until then (with a few surprises), so stay tuned!
To kick things off, let’s CREATE A CAPTION! What do you think would be a great caption for the photo of this Olympic Table Tennis player in the heat of a competition?
It’s been too long since we had a cute animal Create a Caption, right? You know how much I love cats, so I couldn’t resist this beauty with the pink wig. Isn’t she GLAMOROUS??
Flickr photo by Weelakeo
Today’s Writing Prompt is inspired by twelfth-grader Kaitlin Martin, who won a Silver Medal in the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards for her Portfolio. This Digital Art piece is titled “And They Got Away.”
When you see this image, what do you think of? There is a man with a round Earth-like head, wearing a business suit and smiling in the background. There are two people who seem to be celebrating or waving, and there is a ghost-like image floating away trying to grab the Earth-like man.
My caption for this image would be:
People Celebrating: “No Pollution on Planet Green, Please and Thank You.”
Earth-Like Man: “I want to be like the people on Planet Green, pollution free one day!”
Okay, now it’s your turn to think of what this image means to you, and to write your own caption in the Comments!
This week’s Writing Prompt is inspired by eighth-grader Mimi Shang, who won a Gold Medal in the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards for her Mixed Media artwork titled “The Sunny Entrance.”
In this piece, I see a lot of purple and blue, which are not so happy colors to me. But in the corner on the wall, there is a mirror with a reflection of a window, and there is yellow and light there. To me, that represents hope for tomorrow.
With this in mind, my caption for this artwork would be:
“Mom, I would love to clean the house and all, but tomorrow looks more promising.”
Doing chores is something that we all probably have to do at some point in our lives, and I hate cleaning my room! But it has to get done eventually, right?
Look at this image, and find symbols you can relate to. Then come up with a creative caption and share it in the Comments for everyone to see. I know you all have some great ideas, and we want to hear them!
Today's Writing Prompt is inspired by twelfth-grader Rebecca Lamaire, who won a Gold Medal in the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards for her untitled painting.
In this painting, I see mountains covered in snow like the Alps in Switzerland. I also see a garden of yellow flowers. Between the two different environments, there is a paper plane flying in the sky. When looking at this painting, I think of how different flowers and snow are, but also similar because they make the world a more beautiful place.
My caption for this image would be:
"If I could fly anywhere in the world, I would fly to a place where peace exists between two different worlds because peace is beautiful."
What do you see in this painting? What does it remind you of? What emotions does it make you feel? Come up with a creative caption and share it in the Comments so other people can see your awesome art interpretation and caption-making talents!
In Happy Feet Two (rated PG), Mumble, The Master of Tap, has a problem. His tiny son, Erik, is choreophobic. Reluctant to dance, Erik runs away and encounters The Mighty Sven—a penguin who can fly! But when the world is shaken by powerful forces, Erik and Mumble bring together the penguin nations and all manner of fabulous creatures—from tiny krill to giant elephant seals—to put things right! See it in 3D or 2D in select theaters and in IMAX starting November 18, 2011.
What do you think these dancing penguins are saying? Leave your Caption in the Comments. Then help Erik dance his way away from the elephant seals in this maze game!
Images Courtesy of Warner Bros.
Thrills & Chills! With the weather getting chilly and daylight hours getting shorter, it’s almost that time of year again. . . Halloween! From all the talk in the hallways about what costumes to wear, to the snarling jack-o-lanterns guarding the neighbors’ front porches, Halloween preparations are well under way!
For those of you who are looking for more frightful fun than “trick-or-treat,” October is the perfect month to pick up your favorite scary stories, or sink your teeth into some new ones for an added chill factor! Leave it to Goosebumps to get you in the mood for the thrills and chills of the season.
Get your terrifying creative hats on and write a caption for the Goosebumps picture below of Slappy, the trouble-making ventriloquist dummy.
—Amabel, Scholastic Media
It has become kind of an annual tradition here to post a Create a Caption for the new Guinness World Records book. Two years ago, we had the photo of the guy who holds the record for wearing the most T-shirts at once. Last year it was the kid who holds the world record for balancing the most spoons on his face. They are pretty funny pictures, and your captions for them were hilarious! Well this year, it's dogs. . . skipping rope.
That's right. In the Guinness World Records 2012 book, you will find this picture of the most dogs skipping one rope at the same time.