Do you struggle with getting your children to write for fun or to write creatively? Writing prompts are a great way to help your children to get their creative juices flowing. I especially like to assign some fun writing prompts around the holidays.
One of my favorite things about homeschooling is incorporating holidays into what we are learning about in our homeschool. Some holidays we take more seriously than others and can even devote weeks to studying and learning about them, like Christmas and Thanksgiving for example. Then there are just those fun holidays like Valentine’s Day that are perfect to theme your schooling around.
Our homeschool group always does a fun Valentine’s Day party and valentine cards exchange. We usually have parties at co-op classes too. It can be hard for my kids to focus on school when there are valentines to address, valentines to sort and look at, and candy treats to eat! We honestly do lighter schooling the day before and day of Valentine’s Day. This is a great opportunity to pull out unit studies, lapbooks and writing prompts!
If you have never used writing prompts with your children you will be pleasantly surprised at how they do. Just today, I was talking to my third grader about love. I asked her to write a few sentences about something that she loved. She didn’t even have to give it a second thought and she immediately started writing about her old hound dog. She wrote a full paragraph about her dog, and why she loved her. I was so happy for her. When you give them something that isn’t “assigned” or school-like, they really do come alive with their writing. This is why writing prompts are great for children that clam up at assignments or text books.
If you want your children to have some fun while practicing their writing skills, you are going to love these FREE Writing Prompts for Valentine’s Day:
Write Shop has some really cute writing prompts, and activities that include prepping some cut out hearts to use with the writing activity.
If your children enjoy writing prompts we have created quite a few, and have some fun round-ups as well:
Sarah is a wife, daughter of the King and Mama to 4 children (one who is a homeschool graduate)! She is a an eclectic, Charlotte Mason style homeschooler that has been homeschooling for over 16 years now. She is still trying to find the balance between work and keeping a home and says she can only do it by the Grace of God, and Coffee!