I have a seven year old who loves to read. He also love to draw. He reads and draws, and draws and reads, constantly. He also loves making up stories and creating imaginary animals and he has all kinds of crazy cool ideas… but he doesn’t like to write.
“It’s too hard.”
“It’s not fun.”
He doesn’t find the physical act of writing all that easy, so he avoids it, even though with a bit of practice and some confidence I know he’d be busy writing and illustrating all kinds of fun stories.
To encourage him to write, just a little bit each day, I created some ‘totally un-boring, seriously cool, free printable, writing prompts for kids’ and set him a little challenge to complete one a day for a week.
These writing prompts are designed to be short, fairly easy, and fun.
Some of them incorporate drawing as I know that is a great way to hook my reluctant writer.
Some of them only require short responses, or lists of words, so he isn’t worrying too much about sentence stricture or punctuation, but some encourage longer writing with more creative, story like, responses.
I made these with kids in grades 1-3 (ages 6-8) in mind but my older kids had fun with them too, they just wanted more paper so they could write a longer response!
You can download the ‘totally un-boring, seriously cool, writing prompts’ here.
There are seven writing prompts in this set, one for each day of the week.
They come as an A4 pdf document that you can print in colour or black and white.
If you are printing on US ‘letter’ sized paper make sure to choose ‘fit’ or ‘shrink to fit’ from your printer menu.
Do you have a reluctant writer? How do you encourage them?
If your kids need a little motivation to get writing, or perhaps they love writing and can’t get enough of it, try these free printables…