Do your kids enjoy reading comic books? Mine aren’t really into them, but they love the characters. And I do find them reading (approved) graphic novels on occasion. So I thought it would be fun this year to celebrate National Comic Book Day on September 25th with a fun writing activity using Comic Book Templates.
While my kids are great communicators, writing their stories down is definitely a struggle. They would much rather dictate a story to me or make a video about it. However, they still need to work on handwriting as well as grammar, so I try to make it as fun as possible.
That’s where the comic book templates come in to play. For kids, making a comic strip is a fun way of telling a story. They don’t see it as work. Not only does it work on handwriting and grammar, it also incorporates spelling, art, literature elements and more!
How can comic book templates help improve writing?
Do your kids struggle with creative writing? It can be difficult for kids to put into words their thoughts. Writing a long paper or multiple paragraphs can seem like a daunting task. Using comic strip templates not only visually breaks up their thoughts, but the small boxes seem easily doable.
While writing their story, they can also learn about literature elements such as character development, climax, conflict, resolution, exposition, flashback, foreshadowing, plot, suspense, and more! And the best part…they don’t even know they’re learning because they are having so much fun writing their own comic strip story!
Print out some of these Comic Book Templates, gather some pencils, colored pencils or crayons, and a quiet corner so they can let their imaginations run wild.
Learning New Vocabulary Words with Comic Strips | This Reading Mama
Free Printable Comic Book Templates | hello, wonderful
Printable Comic Book Pages | Woo Jr.
Cool Comic Book Templates for Kids | Growing Book by Book
Comic Strip Template with Story Board and Character Sketches | R.E.A.L. World Learners (TpT)
5 Free Comic Book Templates | Selah Works
Comic Book Templates Free Kids Printable | Kids Activities Blog
Printable: Blank Comic Book Pages | The Chilly Dog
4 Free Printable Comic Book Templates | Playtivities
Comic Strip Templates | Playful Learning
Captain Underpants Inspired Comic Book Templates | 30 Minute Crafts
6 Free Comic Book Templates | The Kitchen Table Classroom
Looking for more ways to bring writing to life for your children? Be sure and check out all our FREE Downloadable Writing Prompts here at Homeschool Giveaways.
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Annette has been married to her husband and best friend since 2003. Together they are raising their six children to follow the Lord’s will, no matter what. Annette longs for the day when she will meet her angel babies who have entered heaven before her. She enjoys creating UNIT STUDIES and FREE PRINTABLES for homeschool families. You can follow her crazy life at In All You Do where she blogs about homeschooling, homemaking and marriage while trying to maintain her sanity. She is also the owner of Thrifty Homeschoolers where she shares her tips on homeschooling without breaking the bank.