Writing Activities

These writing activities can help your child with her writing skills. Some of these writing activities are designed for kids as young as preschool, while other activities are ideal for fifth graders. For preschoolers, there are activites like alphabet tiles and lace the abc's. For kids a little bit older, printable writing games include concepts such as prefixes, suffixes, and grammar. For the even older kids, there are writing activities that focus on creative writing and journaling. All of the games and activities have a fun twist, which helps make learning to write enjoyable!

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Getting through to your tween or teen is a whole lot easier with a Family Journal that serves as an old-school, non-electronic form of communication.
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Not every poem needs to be about leaves and love. If your fifth grader is more attached to his phone or computer, introduce him to the apostrophe poem.
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If your child's paragraphs need to transition from out-of-order to organized and smooth, try this simple, real-life activity.
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Create a glamorous yet easy-to-store puppet stage for your preschooler or pre-kindergartener!
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Why not have your fifth grader put herself in her favorite athlete's shoes? She'll love learning about an athlete that she admires.
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Combine your child's natural curiosity with his developing classification and writing skills by helping him create a backyard field guide.
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Have your kid create a chart of job titles. It's a great way to get him to recognize the people whose efforts benefit the community.
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Take advantage of the upcoming Irish holiday, Saint Patrick's Day, to encourage your third grader to flex his poetry muscles and come up with a haiku.
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Looking for a simple, yet unique writing activity for your child on Valentine's Day? Have her try her hand at haiku.
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Help your kids put together a travel journal for your family's next vacation to get them reading, writing, and thinking about what's happening on the trip.
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Help your child make sense of our colorful world with this easy-to-make color challenge!
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Making a calendar is a great way for third graders to identify those words that are always capitalized. Here's how to get started.
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Is your kid indecisive about what he wants to be when he grows up? Instead of concentrating on just one dream, encourage him to explore the possibilities.
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Help your first grader build up his sight words by creating a reading pointer and having him take the family on a house-wide reading tour!
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Inspire a love for the written word by creating an illustrated nature poetry book with your kids.
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Help your child create a written message and practice their letters using sticks they find in nature. Here's how to get started.
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Use a beloved toy as a jumping-off point for a fantastic storytelling exercise in this activity that will get the littlest ones thinking about creative writing.
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Beginning poets can be overwhelmed keeping track of rhyme and rhythm. Have your little writer try a skeltonic poem, which focuses on end rhyme.
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Encourage your reluctant writer to build creativity with a found poem, which is written by rearranging bits and pieces of other people√Ęs writing.
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This third grade writing activity brings home the lesson: it's not only what you write that's important, but how you write it, too.

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