Hidden Message Poetry

hidden message poetry

Poetry is amazing, isn't it? There are so many forms and it's so accessible to all age groups. Kids love it because it's so familiar. They've been hearing it all their lives. Remember all those nursery rhymes? To encourage my reluctant writer, we turned our poetry into artwork. We made it even more special by hiding our poetry inside the picture using a fun technique, … [Read more...]

A Parent’s Guide to Writer’s Workshop

Writer's Workshop

written by Patricia Zaballos, Wonder Farm blogger and author  So. You have a kid who hates to write. A kid who finds writing tedious, difficult and pointless. Or perhaps you are one of those lucky parents with a child who relishes writing, who composes tales at the computer before breakfast, or scribbles away in a journal when she’s supposed to be sleeping. Either way, I … [Read more...]

3 Free Printable Christmas Thank You Notes for Kids

Printable Christmas Thank You Notes

Download these free Christmas notes and Christmas thank you notes for kids! It helps my own kids to have templates for their thank you notes. I hope it will help your kids as well! I have more ideas for helping kids express gratitude and thanks on this post, Kids Can Write Thank You Notes. 1. Printable Snowflake Thank You and Christmas Coloring Page 2. Printable … [Read more...]

Kids Read and Write Gingerbread Stories

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(Today's writing idea for kids is brought to you by gingerbread people who don't want to be eaten.) After you make gingerbread cookies for the holidays, I have two more gingerbread ideas for you. First, read gingerbread stories. Second, write your own gingerbread stories. Read Best Gingerbread Man Stories We love Jan Brett's Gingerbread Baby the best but highly … [Read more...]

Gifts That Encourage Kids to Write

Gift Guide for Kids

Gifts to Encourage Kids to Write Sometimes all it takes to encourage kids to write is a special journal, pen, or eraser. See what happens when you give your child a writing gift. Maybe stories or plays will be written! 1. Grow Your Ideas Notebook  Plot your thoughts in these little eco-friendly notebooks made with plantable seed paper covers. When the pages are filled, … [Read more...]

DIY a Cryoow! Doll for Play and Stories

Cryoow! doll story and giveaway

Cryoow! dolls start with a child’s 2D drawing, transforming it into a jaw-dropping, super-awesome hand-crafted 3D doll. It's so cool. Make a Cryoow! Doll To make a doll, your child draws a picture more than 4 inches tall. We recommend using the game Pick and Draw which taught us so many fun ways to draw faces. Draw your person -- my eight year old daughter drew herself. … [Read more...]