It’s always a challenge to get kids to write at home, isn’t it? Special writing materials and inspiration help. Peruse through this list of gifts for young writers to see if our kids would like any of these ideas — maybe you’ll get your kids to write more than you even imagined!
Gifts for Young Writers
Rainbow Notepads MudPuppy Elephant and Peacock
Perfect for the youngest of writers, this notebook gift idea contains 120 pages of colored paper for stories, notes, and doodles.
Stackable Snowman Pencils
Get into the winter spirit with these fun pencils!
Story Time Dice
A Dr. Toy’s Best 10 Games of 2015. 7 dice in a variety of shapes with 12 heroes, 10 villains, 6 settings, 20 tools, 8 vehicles, 6 obstacles, and 6 prizes. Includes a dice guide and four suggested games to play. Tell the story, then write it. I love it!
Cuppa Cute: a Fashion Inspired Coloring Journal
Even though my kids aren’t into fashion, I think they would like this part coloring book, part journal. Actually, I would like this, too. Would you?
Vault Lock and Key Diary
Dream, write and imagine the possibilities in this diary featuring 200 colorful lined pages. The lock makes it extra cool.
Frankenwords ages 7+
Stitch two words together to create new meanings and watch vocabulary come alive. Contains 150 two-sided Frankenword cards (one side with words only, the other side with words and pictures.)
Fireflies: A Writer’s Notebook by Coleen Murtagh Paratore
I had a chance to preview this book and thought it could be a delightful way to inspire young writers.
Creative Lettering and Beyond: Inspiring tips, techniques, and ideas for hand lettering your way to beautiful works of art by Gabri Joy Kirkendall, Laura Lavender, Julie Manuring, Shauna Lynn Panczyszyn
We’ve been using this book a LOT for art journaling and quote writing. This is the best book of all the many lettering books I own.
Writer’s Block ages 8+
86 double-sided write & wipe prompt cards color-coded by subject (language, math, science, social studies). Also includes 14 write & wipe blanks. Prompts elicit responses to who, what, when, where, why and how questions and encourage different types of writing (creative, expository, informational and more).
Vintage Mickey Mouse Journal ages 5+
120 lined pages, hardcover. Perfect for Disney fans.
Mini Book Necklace ages 6+
A little hand-bound brown leather book necklace with a red leather heart sewed on. What a fun gift for writers!
Puppy Erasers ages 4+
Puppies and dog house erasers — these are great stocking stuffer gifts for kids.
Konexi ages 10+
Build words literally and figuratively with this delightful 3D word-building game. Take turns adding letters to a teetering tower of words. Go for longer words – upward, downward or sideways – to score more points. We want this for our family nights!
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Magic Puffy Pens
Pens that write in 3D!
The Emotion Thesaurus: A Writer’s Guide
I bought this book as a gift for my writer daughter. It’s SO cool! Flip to any emotion and the book helps you with ideas for possible body language cues, thoughts, and visceral responses to illustrate that emotion. Her English teacher who is a published author says he uses this book when he revises.
Guinness World Record Amazing Animal Writing Cards
30 color, 2-sided creative writing cards, each with a picture of a world record and the official record plus 5 story starters and 3 writing prompts. A great gift idea for animal lovers!
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