Two of my young students created this when I was teaching a class of
gifted children in New Zealand. I’d asked them to choose a figurative
expression and present it literally. I explained that they could take something
like butterflies in your tummy, which really means feeling nervous, and then
create an image of what it might look like if the words were true.
These two boys chose to work with put your foot in your mouth.
If you remember this movie by Steven Spielberg, you’ll also remember
the bit near the end where ET lifts his little alien finger and points to the sky outside. He turns to his friend Elliott and says, "ET phone
Phoning home from Saudi is becoming rather like this. Important but not easy.