Summer Writing Ideas for Kids

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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.

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Summer Writing Ideas for Kids

1. Compose a letter or email. 

Summer Writing Ideas for Kids

2. Rewrite the ending of any story you’ve read.

Summer Writing Ideas for Kids
(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.)

Summer Writing Ideas for Kids

4. Create fanfiction.

Summer Writing Ideas for Kids

5. Use story cards or your imagination to make up a story.

Summer Writing Ideas for Kids

6. Use words and phrases from magazines to write “found poems.”

Summer Writing Ideas for Kids

7. Learn a secret code. Then write a note in that secret code.

Summer Writing Ideas for Kids

8. Write a Pet Rock adventure.

Pet-Rock-Writing-Prompt

9. Write the story for a wordless picture book.

Summer Writing Ideas for Kids

10. Get inspired by writing prompts.

Summer Writing Ideas for Kids

11. Write an “Ultimate Guide” to anything.

Summer Writing Ideas for Kids

12. Write a poem and illustrate it.

Summer Writing Ideas for Kids

13. Create a comic book.

Summer Writing Ideas for Kids

14. Write in an activity book such as Mega Mash-UpMad-Libs, or Mad-Libs Junior (*Mad-Libs Junior is best for K-3rd graders.)

Summer Writing Ideas for Kids

15. Do a page or two in Wreck This Journal.

Summer Writing Ideas for Kids

16. Try a page in your 642 Things to Write Journal.

17. Write a family newspaper.

Summer Writing Ideas for Kids

18. Write a sticker story.

Summer Writing Ideas for Kids

19. Use a story starter to prompt a wonderful, imaginative story.

20. Pick 13 random words. Use them to tell a story.

Summer Writing Ideas for Kids

Follow Melissa Taylor’s board Reading and Writing Activities for Kids on Pinterest.

summer writing ideas for kids

Free Summer Reading Printable Packet

Summer Reading Book Lists for Ages 6 – 18

Ways to Get Story Ideas

Picture Books About Writing Stories

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