This is ridiculously simple – but once you show your kids, they can do this all on their own over and over again. The beautiful part, they’ll be writing, creating, imagining AND doing so independently.
My teacher soap box: Make sure you emphasize that the most important thing is to get their ideas on paper – not to worry about spelling or punctuation. Writers know that drafting comes first, later you go back and edit. For beginning writers, editing can interfere with their flow, so much so that it can STOP them from writing at all. I don’t want that. Neither do you.
Off the soap box and back to the fun . . .
Take a two pieces of paper. Fold. Done. (Extra points for stapling.)
Cut pieces of paper in half. Put together in a stack. Staple. Done.
Take two pieces of paper. Fold. Cut all the pieces into a shape like a heart or leaf or whatever you like. Staple. Done.
Write. Draw. Sticker.
Your kids will think of lots of ideas I’m sure. To get started, how about a
– sticker stories (use stickers to tell a story)
– book of love for mom or dad
– abc practice
You may have noticed, I like to keep things simple and easy for you and your child. Then, you can let your kiddo work independently of YOU.
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