Five Fun Writing Activities
If you have a child that finds writing difficult, it can be tricky to find a writing activity that is enjoyable and motivating. While technology is being integrated into the classroom more and more, writing is still the main way children record the information they learn, therefore making it an important skill for learning.
These five activities have been tried and tested and are guaranteed to get your child having fun whilst writing:
- Guess Who
This game is an old favourite and can be used as a writing game. Have your child write down the questions playing a ‘silent’ version of the game, answering the questions on the page as you play. This game focuses on writing, spelling and reading!
- Celebrity Heads
This game is very similar to Guess Who. Make up a secret person and see if your child can guess who it is by writing out their questions.
- Secret Code
A secret code is a great way to get kids writing. Make your own key with symbols from the keyboard, write the alphabet in reverse (a = z) or numbers (1 = a). Leave your child secret, coded messages and get them to be the detective and crack the code!
- Treasure Hunt
Become pirates for the day and draw up a map of your house or backyard. Encourage your child to write clues at check stops along the way to help you and/ or others in your family find the treasure.
- Write a letter
In a society filled with emails, text messages and technology, writing a letter can be refreshing and fun. Encourage your child to find a ‘pen pal’, even if it is a neighbour or classmate. Deliver the letter to their mailbox and wait in anticipation for that very exciting return letter to arrive.
Enjoy having fun whilst writing!