Kids are SO creative it’s almost unfair. There’s no filter, judgement or fear that someone won’t like it. It’s just hilarious, creative words put to paper. It’s not automatic, however, sometimes creative writing prompts for kids are in order.
Have you ever looked at old drawings, reports for class or writing projects you wrote as a little one and went “…Okay, a castle on the moon that is made entirely out of Hawaiian pizza… how did I come up with this?
That’s exactly what you’re looking for. Check out this great writing activity from Nurture Store that pairs creative writing and a little arts and crafts – a hybrid project, my favorite!
Creative Writing Ideas : Word Birds
Construction paper | Tissue paper | Sequins, buttons, beads| Feathers | String | Pencil | Paper
We all started with a simple bird template which we decorated any way we liked. If you take a look at Becky’s work you can see how she combines so many interesting textures and treasures. Materials on offer at the workshop included papers, tissue paper, buttons, maps, musical scores, sequins and feathers.
As we were making our birds we were imagining the stories they might tell: what were they called, where did they come from, who was their best friend, what did they like to eat, who might they meet..?