Creative writing allows children to explore their own thoughts, ideas, and topics in a safe way without the worry of what others think. Creative writing is great for expressing thoughts and feelings about anything on your mind. It is also excellent for enhancing creativity! Young writers can build confidence with writing and illustrating their stories.
Creative Writing Benefits:
- Explore ideas and thoughts
- Express ideas and feelings without judgement
- Enhances creativity and imagination
- Builds reading and writing confidence
- Fun and entertaining activity for kids
Creating stories and cartoons can be lots of fun. Daily creative writing in a relaxed format provides a non-threatening way to be able to explore different thoughts, ideas, and personal topics without being concerned about the judgement of others.
Creative writing is great for expressing thoughts and feelings about anything on your mind. It is also excellent for enhancing creativity! Young writers can build confidence with writing and illustrating their stories. The ultimate purpose of creative writing and journaling is to for children to be able to write freely about anything and express their thoughts.
Parents and teachers that provide daily practice through creative writing and journal prompts produce confident and creative writers. Creativity is like a muscle. You must use it for it to grow.
Daily practice and encouragement will go a long way. In the beginning early learners can barely write for more than 5 minutes before they think they are finished (with one sentence!). This is progress though. Fast forward to weeks or months later after practicing a few times per week. They can write for 15 minutes or more and produce multiple paragraphs and creative stories.
Create Excitement for Creative Writing and Journaling
This may seem like a small detail, but students love to have their very own journal or notebook. It's very special for a child because it is their very own personal possession. Every child knows the magic in those blank pages.
I have lots of fun and creative journals and diaries for kids. Browse my journals and diaries for kids and find the perfect one for your child.
Tip: Start with a simple prompt such as drawing a picture before writing. This can help struggling writers to develop their concept or theme before putting words on the paper. This small change can create success in young writers. Primary journals for kids are PERFECT for this.
- Favorite places to visit
- My favorite animal
- What if I could fly?
- If I had 3 wishes, what would they be?
- Create a superhero
- What if I could visit the bottom of the ocean?
- What if animals could talk?
Tip: Being thankful and expressing gratitude is a fantastic way for children to explore positive thoughts and ideas in their life. Daily gratitude has lots of benefits associated with it such as an increase in your child's positivity, happiness, gratitude, mindfulness, and mood.
The easiest format is to have a daily and nightly prompt. I've created daily gratitude journals for kids that make this super simple. These gratitude journals for kids make a perfect gift for children to express gratitude.