Friday, February 24, 2012
Ten Writing Challenges for Kids
Here are ten challenges that just might inspire some writing in your kids.
1. Write a story about a mad monkey without using "and" once.
2. What if you had a pair of magical, emerald-green, curly-toed slippers? Write about your first adventure without repeating any word twice.
3. Open a dictionary. Put your finger on a word. Do that three times. Use those words in your 49 word story about shopping.
4. Write a story about a wet cat, an itchy shopkeeper, and an umbrella salesman.
5. You look in your pocket and find a miniature unicorn. Describe it in 50 words.
6. Write an advertisement in 67 words for a product called Gloppo.
7. Describe the messiest bedroom you can imagine without once using the letter "m".
8. Write a 99 word letter to the editor, complaining about the children of today.
9. What if you had a pet potato? What would you call it? What would it look like, sound like, do, love to eat? Ask your friend to choose a number smaller than 100 and write this many words about your pet potato.
10. Change the words of a song you know to make a new one.
If you're interested in children's writing, you might like to check out some very popular articles here at The Book Chook, How Do Kids Write a Book Review, How to Encourage Kids to Write, Make Writing Fun - Guest Post, My (Almost) Interactive Prompt for Children's Writing, and Children's Writing - Write a Procedure. I also have a Creative Prompt Series which can be used for writing. You can search under the Writing button in my right sidebar. And one of my ScoopIt pages scoops up resources to do with children's writing.