#20 Start a Virtual Book Club

When we've watched a brilliant TV show, movie or film, what's the first thing we want to do? Talk to someone about it! Sharing our excitement and enjoyment over books can be a fantastic way to encourage reading at home. As children crave contact with their friends, virtual book clubs can provide an excellent platform... Continue Reading →

#19 Troll Thursday With Radio Blogging

As the week's go on, we're all beginning to crave that human interaction and RadioBlogging is a fantastic way for young writers to connect with an online writing community! Sharing your ideas with others can give children added incentive and purpose for writing as they know their writing will be shared with a wider audience.... Continue Reading →

#18 Shaggy Dog Stories

This is a hilarious game of telling tall tales and crazy stories that have three 'secret' words hidden inside, which the other players try to guess! This was a firm family favourite when I was younger and it's a brilliant game for a number of reasons: It's free! All you need is paper and pencilsIt's... Continue Reading →

#17 Easter Egg Treasure Hunt!

Hooray! It's Easter Weekend - the perfect time to have fun with the whole family! There are lots of things you can do to bring a little magic into your Easter at home and an egg-citing (sorry!) treasure hunt is the perfect way to extend the fun! Today's writing task is to have fun with... Continue Reading →

#8 Guess Who? (inference skills)

This is a really fun task that allows children of all ages to practise their inference skills. However, it does require a little preparation by the adult first. You may need to find some props from around the home (or school!) and either put these in a special sack, or brown envelopes before you begin... Continue Reading →

#6 Using Keys to Generate Ideas

Sometimes, the best writing starts with just a little inspiration. Today, that little bit of inspiration is going to be a key. Yes, a key! A key that could unlock the door to somewhere magical, special or even somewhere scary... Activities 1) Explore visual stimulus Have a look at some online visuals related to doors... Continue Reading →

#3 Playing with Words (Poetry!)

This activity is inspired by Peter H Reynolds' brilliant book The Word Collector. It's a fun, creative poetry activity all about collecting and playing around with words! 1) Be inspired Watch this short Scholastic video* about The Word Collector by Peter H Reynolds. You can also read the story online here. *be mindful of adverts... Continue Reading →

#2 Create your own Imaginary Map

I have always loved maps within books. Much like novels themselves, maps can tell stories too. They often bring the real and the imaginary together. Maps are a brilliant way to explore imaginary lands inside our imaginations, providing a potential gateway to creative writing. Spending time creating illustrations gives us a starting point for bringing... Continue Reading →

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