I have made her some blank books before from scrap paper so I figured we'd give making our own book a try. I got out some old magazines and started flipping through them with Chiquita asking her what pictures she wanted for her book.
It was a little difficult to keep her on track with the book as each picture prompted her to go and get a related toy (a bunny for the baby with a bunny, a baby bottle, etc.).
I had to remember that this identifying with the pictures was an activity all in itself. We tried reading through the book, having her tell me a little about each picture but she was pretty much done by then.
We will revisit this activity later to try writing some things down. I cut out the letters of her name and pasted them on the front page so we could practice name recognition again!
We will definitely be trying other storytelling activities soon.