Said the stars


“Look up,” said the stars, “and all your dreams will reveal themselves.”


  • This image and sentence could be used as a standalone prompt – let children lead a discussion, generate their own questions, or write freely and creatively.


  • What can you see?
  • What makes this image so beautiful?
  • Who is the person?
  • Why are they holding a bike? Where have they come from? Where are they going? Why aren’t they riding the bike? Why have they stopped?
  • Why is the person looking up?
  • Are the stars speaking?
  • What are the person’s dreams? How will they reveal themselves?


Broader questions:

  • If the stars could speak, what sort of things do you think they might say? Would they tell stories, give advice/warnings, ask questions?
  • What are dreams?
  • Do you have any dreams?
  • How is a dream similar/different to a goal or a wish?
  • Can you do anything to help yourself to achieve your dreams?


  • Science link: stars, space, earth & rotation, night & day, aurora borealis


Credit: Yuumei – not all images are suitable for children


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  • Mrs. Clendennen
    Posted at 18:55h, 19 February Reply

    What do you think is happening in this picture? Write 3-5 sentences about it.

    • Ella Gutt
      Posted at 01:16h, 09 March Reply

      I see a person looking at the shooting stars. He is wishing on a star.He is wishing for a dog. He loves dogs.

  • hunny
    Posted at 23:26h, 20 February Reply

    It’s sooooo good

  • Anonymous
    Posted at 21:49h, 28 February Reply

    I see a boy on his bike looking up at the at the stars at night,watching the shooting stars go by.

  • Cameron
    Posted at 14:17h, 08 March Reply

    This boy has started a wonderous journey, but after a horrible event he’s on his way home. But something draws his attention to the stars, they made him want to continue his journey. It was like the stars were cheering him on.

  • adam beaston
    Posted at 14:36h, 08 March Reply

    it is a boy who was staring at the stars right win the sunset is about to go down and it will turn dark.

  • Anonamous
    Posted at 14:50h, 15 April Reply

    I think he wishes on a shooting star.

  • Anonymous
    Posted at 18:46h, 23 April Reply


  • Anonymous
    Posted at 19:43h, 04 May Reply

    I see a boy who sees stars exactly like I do. Obsessed with how the universe works. Obsessed with astronomy. Obsessed with life. Obsessed with everything

  • Anonymous
    Posted at 21:55h, 19 August Reply

    Tom slowed to a stop in the clearing at sunset. He’d done this every night for the last two years, each night asking a new question. The other kids thought he was crazy, speaking to big balls of gas in space. But something just made him think that they would reply with answers, but tonight his question was deeper than the previous ones. “Is my father still alive?” He said. He’d been asking this to himself for years, as the vague memory of his Dad haunted him. He’d only met him once, but that memory had evaporated. He looked up to the night sky and saw a twinkle of light, then a flash. Then he heard a rather loud scream. “Aaaaaagggghhh!” The scream sounded like a girl around his age, as the voice was moderately deep. Then the voice landed. “Ow!” It cried.

    Tom observed the creature. It was a girl made of stars. “What you looking at?” She snorted. Tom was taken aback by her comment, so much so that he refused to reply. “Right, okay.” She went on, “I’ve been chosen to help you find your Dad.” Tom smiled. So he was alive. “Who are you?” He asked. The girl turned around. She smiled broadly and giggled. “I’m Libra!” She grinned. Tom gasped. He’d just met a Zodiac…

    • PinkMuffins
      Posted at 17:23h, 14 November Reply

      Forgot to put my username. My bad. Yes, I did do this over the summer, so nobody accuse me of stealing.

  • Students
    Posted at 02:29h, 17 September Reply

    He is not sitting on the bike he’s looking up at the shooting star and probably wishing for something

  • Emma Lackenby-Riddell
    Posted at 02:48h, 28 November Reply

    I love it!!

  • Anonymous
    Posted at 18:49h, 04 January Reply

    it so beautiful i want to draw like that.

  • Beatriz
    Posted at 10:10h, 28 January Reply

    Once upon a little boy he was raiding his bike he stoped on a hill he looked at the sky and he was amazed of the beautiful sky there was shouting stars and beautiful purple,green and blue sky and make a wish.Next he went home and went to sleep and he woke up and his wish came true.

  • Cecilia
    Posted at 10:50h, 28 January Reply

    The boy how loved stars

    One day the boy called Billy said “ I am going to see the stars “. He went .
    “Hello stars I want a lot to make a wish .” Said Billy
    I know that the stars won’t talk to me he thought .
    “ series “ .sad the gods of the star “ you now ho I am “. Yes I know “ said billy
    This is the best day of my life . The boy thought.
    The god said “ I can read your memories so I can talk with you wen you want
    Okay. “ my wish is too my dad coms back to life . Okay gust for you to know no one can hear me gust you. Okay said Billy

  • Maria
    Posted at 10:57h, 28 January Reply

    Once there was a girl called Marta she loved to go out on her bicycle. One day she went out during night and when she was nearly getting to the park when she looked at the sky and it was all colorful. It was the best thing she had ever seen. It looked like it was all a dream but she knew it wasn’t!!!

  • Evelyn
    Posted at 14:21h, 25 February Reply

    I see a magical sky that gives you one wish and the boy is wishing for something… I haven’t figured out what but that’s my guess.

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