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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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Mad Libs are fun but they're even better when your fourth grader gets to make the story himself!
Composition
Grammar
Here's a great homemade card idea that supports fine motor skills and creativity in addition to introducing your child to the art of quilling.
Grammar
Second Grade
Encourage your reluctant writer to build creativity with a found poem, which is written by rearranging bits and pieces of other people√Ęs writing.
Composition
Middle School
Beginning poets can be overwhelmed keeping track of rhyme and  rhythm. Have your little writer try a skeltonic poem, which focuses on end rhyme.
Composition
Fourth Grade
This project combines arts and crafts with writing, as your child writes a story and publishes it into a book made out of a paper bag!
Composition
First Grade
Most of us are familiar with haiku, but the tanka is an even older form of Japanese poetry. Learn to write a tanka poem with this activity.
Composition
Fourth Grade
A nonet is a 9-line poem. Like haiku, each line has a specific number of syllables, starting with nine in the first line and ending with only one in the last.
Composition
Third Grade
Here's a fun book-making project that will help your child learn to abbreviate and provide an opportunity for her to exercise her artistic abilities.
Spelling
Second Grade
Let your aspiring poet use book titles to create a funky and visually-appealing masterpiece!
Composition
Fifth Grade
Here's a fun activity that will help your child become familiar with both punctuation marks...by using pasta shapes!
Punctuation
Second Grade
Turn a real-life hero into a folklore hero. Your child can write a tall tale that makes a Davy Crockett or John Henry out of someone he personally knows.
Composition
Third Grade
Help your first grade child figure out contractions and their original two words by playing this simple game, Contraction Concentration!
Spelling
First Grade
Your child can transform an everyday sight into a persuasive writing exercise by starting with the 'product' she knows best: her family!
Composition
Third Grade
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.
Composition
Fifth Grade
Creating a book is one thing, but creating a codex is a whole different ball game.
Composition
First Grade

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