Writing Activities for Kids

Pass It On Writing Activity

Have a friend write a paragraph.
Have a friend write a paragraph.
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Writing is a team event with this pass it on story activity. Most writers work alone. But in this activity, storytelling can be friendly fun.

What You'll Need:

  • Old magazines
  • Notebook paper
  • Pens
  • Pencils

Have kids go through a stack of old magazines and find a picture that really makes them think twice. Write a paragraph about the person, animal, place, or thing in the picture.

Then have the first writer pass the picture and the first paragraph on to a friend. Ask them to add to the paragraph and pass it on to another friend. The next person adds a few sentences and passes it along, and so on, and so on, until they've built a whole story around the photo.

Gather together and read the story aloud. You can play this game on the Internet via e-mail. Just find a picture on a Web site. Pass the Web address to your friends, along with your story.

Kids can become well-versed in poetry with the next activity -- keep reading to find out more!

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