Activity for ages 5 to 8.
Do your kids say that they can’t think of anything to write about during Writer’s Workshop?
Whether you are a teacher looking for a creative writing assignment or a homeschooling parent incorporating literacy, this fun fall themed activity is sure to cure any kiddos’ writers’ block!
There is almost no prep required for this writing activity. All you need to do is have one single die on hand for kids to roll. Then simply print the Roll a Silly Story card along with the creative writing papers.
For teachers, print multiple copies of the card to speed up the story selection process.
Silly Spooky Stories
I warned the kids that they were about to have some seriously spooky fun. With this roll a story format, the elements of the story were selected for them, making some very silly character, setting and conflict combinations. There are 216 different stories that can be rolled!
Each child rolled a die three separate times. The first roll selected the main character for their story. If they rolled a one then they would be writing about the character listed after the one, and so on, down to six.
Their second roll selected their setting. I reminded the kids that the setting of a story includes both the time and place where the story takes place.
I gave them each a blank piece of paper. They wrote down the results of the three rolls on their paper. Then they used the rest of the space on the paper for planning so they could write down some ideas they had for their story.
Once they had their silly story starter combinations, the kiddos had a blast with their writing. They could tell this was an activity where they could really let their imaginations run wild. Their writings were very creative and they couldn’t wait to ‘play’ this again.
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