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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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Get these story starters for kids to help develop their writing skills. These story starters will spark the inner writer, and show kids that writing can be fun! From writing a summer memory book, to creating an animal folk tale, to making a comic strip, these activities are sure to inspire the imagination and help your child put pen to paper. You can download them one at a time or all at once.
Creative Writing
Fifth Grade
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
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
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
Try your hand at writing jump rope rhymes by organizing your ideas first, then composing your creation like a poem.
Creative Writing
Second Grade
There's only one word that rhymes with orange. This is bad news for poets who want to write about oranges. But what if they use word play instead?
Creative Writing
Fourth 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
Let your creative kid write the full life -- and post-life -- of an imaginary ghost.
Creative Writing
Fifth Grade
Help your teen truly control his own destiny by having him write a 'Choose Your Own Adventure'-style story!
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
Help build vocabulary and foster your kid's creative side by having her write a poem all about dinosaurs!
Creative Writing
Fourth Grade
Learn about how to write a couplet poem in this easy introduction to the classic poetry style.
Creative Writing
Fourth Grade
Dream big with a homemade dream journal, a great writing exercise for elementary-age kids.
Creative Writing
Fifth Grade
Have your kid create his own service ribbons and then write a fictional story about someone in the military who was awarded the service ribbons.
Creative Writing
Fifth Grade

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