Children have great imaginations and I wanted to take the opportunity to explore that this Summer with a creative writing activity. I decided to get composition books for my boys to decorate and use while on Summer break. Each day, they can take about 10 minutes to write down what they loved about the day (day before) or a story they have made up. My younger son needs practice writing his name, so he will be able to do that too!
Creative writing not only allows kids to express their feelings, it helps them clarify their own ideas and beliefs, and discover what they know or think about a topic.- pbs.org
I would like this activity to be a fun one and not feel like a chore. In doing so, I thought it would be a fun to let them personalize their journals.
We pulled out a bunch of art supplies and I let my children come up with their own designs. I love to see what they think up and the end results were beautiful. They were so excited about their creations and couldn’t wait to use the journals.
Below is list of supplies that we used but, you can use just about anything!
- Gel Sticks
- Construction Paper
- Pictures from Coloring Book
- Bingo Markers
- Duct Tape
I decided to add a few writing prompts to the inside cover of the book too. My children can use these prompts if they can’t think of anything to write about.
- What is your favorite food? Why?
- What adventure would you like to go on this Summer?
- What is your favorite sport?
- Who is your hero?
- If you had a super power, what would it be?
- If you were an animal, what animal would you be?
- Who is your favorite super hero and why?
- What is your favorite thing about Summer?
- What do you like to do at the beach?
- If you could live anywhere, where would you live?
What do you do to inspire your children to write and be creative? I hope this journal helps to make fun memories and create stories to last a lifetime!