Ciara & Kaitlyn’s Spring Fling Contest!

This month, we’re ringing in Spring with the Spring Fling Writing Contest! Pick a gif, write a Spring-story, keep it under 150 words. Easy, right?

Uh… no…

But definitely fun and a great way to welcome Spring! (There’s still time to enter if you can write fast–deadline is April 19 at 11:59pm CST!)

So, without further ado, here is my Spring Fling story (135 words):

Animal At The Zoo


First day of Spring.

Trip to the zoo!

Oh no—line too long!

Perch like a flamingo,

Wait like an alligator,

Until tickets bought.

Through the gate.

Hop like a kangaroo,

Parade like an elephant,

Greeting the animals.

Little brother’s cranky.

Squawk like a parrot,

Spit like a camel,

Time for lunch.

Spread out the picnic.

Gobble like a turkey,

Eat like a warthog,

Sandwiches gone.

Can we play?

Swing like a monkey,

Slide like a penguin,



Splash like a duck,

Giggle like a hyena,

Spring rainstorm gone.

Afternoon sillies.

Sneak like a jaguar,

Roll like a panda,

Hide like an ostrich.



Hug like a bear,

Squeeze like a boa constrictor,

It’s okay Mom.

Stretch like a giraffe,

Yawn like a lion,

Sleep like a sloth,

Until the next Spring Day.

25 thoughts on “Ciara & Kaitlyn’s Spring Fling Contest!

  1. candicemarleyconner April 19, 2019 / 11:48 am

    Love how you attributed all the actions and moods to animals the children see at the zoo. Very clever! Good luck in the contest!


    • 2cookscraftingbooks April 19, 2019 / 8:17 pm

      Thanks! We had our first Spring zoo trip last weekend – it’s one of the best parts of Spring!


  2. teacherwriteracker April 20, 2019 / 1:43 am

    Really fun and different. Each action went along with its zoo counterpart. So clever. Super cute gif to boot. Good luck!


  3. Danielle Hicks April 20, 2019 / 4:02 am

    Oh my goodness, I love this so much! I take my kids to the zoo all the time, and I could visualize every aspect of your story. The way you seamlessly wove together zoo animals with the child’s experience was brilliant. Great job!


  4. Sarah Tobias April 20, 2019 / 12:58 pm

    I can see this as a picture book about going to the zoo. Very interactive and fun.

    I bet the zoo is very busy on a warm spring day

    Good luck.


    • 2cookscraftingbooks April 20, 2019 / 2:18 pm

      Thanks. It was a fun day last weekend – this weekend is a little chilly (although I bet the animals are having fun in the cooler weather)


  5. Ashley Congdon (@AshleyCCongdon) April 20, 2019 / 7:15 pm

    I could see children acting this out! What fun that would be. Good job!


  6. Kelly Conroy April 22, 2019 / 7:21 pm

    We just went to the zoo this weekend! I love how your story captures that excitement!


  7. Rebecca Heller April 23, 2019 / 5:53 pm

    So clever! And you totally make it work. (It could feel forced, but it doesn’t!) Well done!


    • 2cookscraftingbooks April 24, 2019 / 7:55 pm

      Thanks! This was such a fun contest – everyone was so creative and found completely different gifs!


  8. eleanorannpeterson April 24, 2019 / 12:16 pm

    Well done! I love zoo’s and so does my grandchild. I can see this as a PB. The illustrator would have fun with this.


  9. Anne Lipton April 24, 2019 / 6:13 pm

    This is such a clever, relatable, and interactive story for children and adults alike Who could resist imitating some of those delightful animal actions? Good luck in the contest!


  10. Leah Kolidas April 24, 2019 / 7:36 pm

    Fun story! Sounds a lot like our trips to the zoo!


  11. Kaitlyn Leann Sanchez April 25, 2019 / 12:05 pm

    Oh my goodness, you had me rolling around laughing! My husband is sleeping next to me and I almost woke him up! What I found the most amazing is everytime that I thought yup that’s my favorite part another one came about! Thank you so much for sharing this hilarious story!❤️


  12. Ciara O'Neal April 25, 2019 / 9:19 pm

    Who doesn’t love the zoo? Great job! What a fun story!


    • 2cookscraftingbooks April 25, 2019 / 10:22 pm

      Thanks! We LOVE the zoo! Also, thanks for putting together such a fun writing event!


  13. Jolene Ballard Gutiérrez April 26, 2019 / 4:31 pm

    This would make such a delightful picture book! I love all of the animal actions as the day unfolds. I would have loved to share this story with my kids when they were little and we visited the zoo–it would’ve been fun to re-enact all of the movements. And your GIF had me laughing before I even started reading. Good luck!


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