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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Help your kindergartener practice letter strokes while experimenting with the painting style of the great artist Mondrian.
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Delight your first grader by combining a reading activity with a fun "tea party" as she unscrambles cut-up words in a tea bag to form sentences and stories.
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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!
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Make going back to school a fun time! Let your child create her own pencil topper creatures using everyday materials and a Styrofoam ball.
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Here's an authentic writing task that is perfect for Earth Day, or any day! In this activity, your child's pen becomes an instrument of planetary importance.
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Kids will learn about the five senses with this quick and easy art project to get them ready for school.
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Learning to count can be pretty tough. Have your child play this game with you or a friend and watch her quickly become a master counter.
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Celebrate the new school year with a back to school poem!
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Looking for a way to engage your child with an interest in family history, or boost his writing? This is a great writing and storytelling activity.
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Help your child honor her grandpa this Father's Day by creating an original photo essay just for him.
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Recruit a grandparent, pen pal, or far-off friend and get ready to engage your child in some old-fashioned communication, with a new twist.
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Help your child use recycled materials, a little imagination and some writing skills to build his very own recycled creature.
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Kids practice their writing composition skills as they cut and paste nutsy headlines from old newspapers and write silly articles to go with them.
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Not only will you and your kindergartener create a beautiful photo keepsake, you'll also have the chance to spend time together and relive special memories.
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Let your future scribe's imagination run wild! Children have a hard time understanding fact versus fiction, and writing a tall tale can help.
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Here's an idea for an edible Father's Day "note" that also happens to give your second grader practice in using a fancy new tool: the thesaurus.
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In this activity, your kid will cut rectangles, circles and triangles to create a portrait of the jolliest man of them all: Santa Claus!
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Make an "I'm NOT Bored" book filled with your child's favorite activities, to reference the next time she has the urge to declare, "I'm bored."
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Chinese New Year is a time when many different luck-bringing rituals are performed. In this activity your child will create a lucky trinket.
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Here's a delicious activity that lets your preschooler or pre-kindergartener prepare her own fun and healthy snack using cookie cutters.

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