Composition Activities

Composition activities get your child to write better stories! These engaging composition activities include storytelling activities, adjective builders, poetry exercises, and group writing games. Each of these composition activities engages your child's imagination as he gets practice writing short stories, personal narratives, and even instruction manuals. These composition activities are great for aspiring writers, and they make great keepsakes for parents and children who will enjoy looking back at the written stories. Have fun with writing with these composition activities.

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Unleash your child's imagination by inviting her to create a tall tale set in her own hometown.
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Here's a great activity that will bring out the performer in your child!
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Learn about how to write a couplet poem in this easy introduction to the classic poetry style.
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Help your child harness her feelings about a favorite city, by using her city knowledge to produce a poetic composition.
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Get your little traveler ready for a âround-the-world adventure! Kids will get a geography lesson, writing practice and a great appreciation for traveling.
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If you can make a list, you can write a poem! Get your child to practice writing and express herself with a list poem.
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How can you get your child started if they're totally stumped? All it takes is a solid plan, man. Here's how to get started.
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Use Wallace Steven's "13 Ways of Looking at a Blackbird" to inspire your middle school teen to sketch and free-write a poem with shifting perspective.
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Start the school year off on the right foot by treating your child's new teacher to a special heart-felt surprise!
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Here's a great project to get your child on the right track towards writing well thought-out proposals.
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Keep your clever kid occupied with this tricky grille cipher.
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Show your little poet how to create a beautiful acrostic poem for someone special this Valentine's Day.
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Found poetry is a great exercise for kids to practice seeing the beauty and humor in ordinary, everyday language.
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Are you looking for a new way to help your fourth grader celebrate New Year's Day? Try this Flash Back Book!
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Let your imagination take flight as you explore the beautiful continent of Africa! Do this fun writing activity with your child to honor Black History Month.
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Anyone can write Dad a card for Father's Day; but for the dad who loves sports, get the family to write him a special haiku on a basketball instead!
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Many kids find themselves especially challenged by writing in third grade. Here's how you can help, using a technique called "storyboarding."
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Bring historical figures alive with this fun family activity! Your child will plan a founding fathers feast by researching historical figures.
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This string a necklace arts activity teaches first grade readers to look for a story's beginning, middle, and end.
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Dream big with a homemade dream journal, a great writing exercise for elementary-age kids.

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