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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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!
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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.
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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.
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Meant to be fun and inspiring, Oulipo N+7 challenges writers to create new writing, use language and enriches vocabulary, spelling and critical thinking.
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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!
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Help your teen truly control his own destiny by having him write a 'Choose Your Own Adventure'-style story!
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In this activity, create a poem that emerges from the collaboration of parent and teen in the activity of observing, discussing, reading, and writing.
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Want to get your bookworm interested in science? Check out this cool activity that teaches kids how to write science fiction!
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Put your teenager in the director's chair by having her put a modern-day spin on Romeo and Juliet.
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Help your kid get a handle on punctuation by challenging her to create a story that's truly out of this world.
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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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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?
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Practice rhythm and rhyme with these step-by-step instructions for a pantoum poem!
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Here's how teens can produce an audio guide of an exhibit, field trip, or ballgame, confess their thoughts in an audio diary or record a letter to a friend.
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Dream big with a homemade dream journal, a great writing exercise for elementary-age kids.
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After the party and presents, there's just one more thing for your child to do: thank you notes!
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Help build vocabulary and foster your kid's creative side by having her write a poem all about dinosaurs!
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Try your hand at writing jump rope rhymes by organizing your ideas first, then composing your creation like a poem.
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Let your creative kid write the full life -- and post-life -- of an imaginary ghost.

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