Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Inspire Children to Write

Go through old magazines and chose pictures that depict interesting activities or locations. Try the following activities to inspire your children to write.

1. Use construction paper to make an 8 1/2 by 11 scrapbook. Put pages together using brads or yarn. Choose one picture and paste in to the front page. Rule the inner pages. Ask your child to write a story about the picture.

2. Put a stack of pictures in the middle of the table. Ask each child to choose a picture and write a story about it. When they finish have them read the story aloud.

3. Choose one of the pictures. Have any number of children each write a story about the picture. Have them read their story aloud when they finish. Point out how the same picture means something different to each child. Their writing styles may even be different.


L. Diane Wolfe said...

That's a clever activity!

Best way to inspire a child to write is to first inpsire them to read! Neither of my nephews read and it's really sad. (Needless to say, they hate to write, too.)

L. Diane Wolfe

Shari Lyle-Soffe said...


You couldn't be more right! Reading is so very important. My graddaughters practically devour books. I'm glad they have such a love for reading.