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Creative Writing Activities

Creative writing activities are perfect for the aspiring novelist in your house! These creative writing activities include writing exercises that inspire kids with monkey hands, Shakespeare plays, ghostly tales, and even their own dreams. Kids will write poems that revolve around echoing words, new fairy tales based on character dice, and cautionary tales about monkey paws. Each of these creative writing activities helps your child build writing fluency, vocabulary, penmanship, and creative thinking skills. Try these creative writing activities, and create a timeless keepsake that parents and kids can hold onto for years to come.

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Here's a great activity that will bring out the performer in your child!
Creative Writing
Fifth Grade
Create Fairy Tale Dice and inspire your kindergartener to weave fantastic fairy tales and improve his reading and writing skills while he's at it.
Creative Writing
Kindergarten
Want to get your bookworm interested in science? Check out this cool activity that teaches kids how to write science fiction!
Creative Writing
High School
Help your teen truly control his own destiny by having him write a 'Choose Your Own Adventure'-style story!
Creative Writing
High School
Be careful what you wish for... Centered around The Monkey's Paw, by W.W. Jacobs, this writing activity encourages your child to consider consequences.
Creative Writing
Fifth Grade
Practice rhythm and rhyme with these step-by-step instructions for a pantoum poem!
Creative Writing
Fourth Grade
Invite your high schooler to author a letter to his future self about his goals and perspective on life, and then give it to him to review at graduation!
Creative Writing
High School
After the party and presents, there's just one more thing for your child to do: thank you notes!
Creative Writing
High School
Teach your kids about the ancient art of the Echo Verse. They'll give writing skills and creativity a boost as they write an Echo Verse of their own!
Creative Writing
High School
Meant to be fun and inspiring, Oulipo N+7 challenges writers to create new writing, use language and enriches vocabulary, spelling and critical thinking.
Creative Writing
High School
Love is in the air, and there's no time like Valentine's Day for your high schooler to learn about the most romantic poetic form: the sonnet!
Creative Writing
High School
In this activity, create a poem that emerges from the collaboration of parent and teen in the activity of observing, discussing, reading, and writing.
Creative Writing
High School
Learn about how to write a couplet poem in this easy introduction to the classic poetry style.
Creative Writing
Fourth Grade
Put your teenager in the director's chair by having her put a modern-day spin on Romeo and Juliet.
Creative Writing
High School
Help your kid get a handle on punctuation by challenging her to create a story that's truly out of this world.
Creative Writing
Fourth Grade

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