If you’ve downloaded my free Summer Brain Camp printables, you’ll see the page of choices for summer writing ideas. Today I want to make sure you have the links for these fun summer writing activities. Hopefully, these ideas will motivate your kids to write this summer –or anytime.
For me, writing has been a gift. It’s a way to express my feelings, and more importantly, it’s a way for me to make sense of the world. I want this for my kids and your kids, too.
Summer Writing Ideas for Kids
1. Compose a letter or email.
2. Rewrite the ending of any story you’ve read.
(I found this in my daughter’s copy of Mockingjay.)
3. Write a story with a friend. (Try emailing it back and forth or using Google Docs.)
4. Create fanfiction.
5. Use story cards or your imagination to make up a story.
6. Use words and phrases from magazines to write “found poems.”
7. Learn a secret code. Then write a note in that secret code.
8. Write a Pet Rock adventure.
9. Write the story for a wordless picture book.
10. Get inspired by writing prompts.
11. Write an “Ultimate Guide” to anything.
12. Write a poem and illustrate it.
13. Create a comic book.
15. Do a page or two in Wreck This Journal.
16. Try a page in your 642 Things to Write Journal.
17. Write a family newspaper.
18. Write a sticker story.
19. Use a story starter to prompt a wonderful, imaginative story.
20. Pick 13 random words. Use them in to tell a story.
Download my "can't put 'em down" book lists for your kids ages 3 - 13.
Also, I'll send you a bonus "23 Reasons to Read" printable poster!