Fun Writing Ideas for Kids
Fun writing ideas for kids at home in Coronavirus COVID-19 Isolation. Children’s book ideas to write about using homeschool creative writing ideas.
Coronavirus COVID-19 Children’s Writing Ideas and Funny Writing Prompts for Kids
My wife, my two girls and I are self-isolating. Nothing to panic about – symptoms have resolved within the prescribed limits, but we are taking the advice and doing the right thing for everyone else’s safety.
Children’s Story Ideas Generator for Family Kids’ Book Writing at Home
I have always been in awe of the authors that write a novel inside of a month during NaNoWriMo or National Novel Writing Month. We are using our time in isolation to start writing another funny middle-grade kids’ adventure book with our kids to keep us all occupied. It is a form of creative writing for middle-grade children incorporating funny drawing prompts for children.
It is working like a charm. In fact, I could not be more motivated by my gorgeous five-year-old little girl begging me for the next instalment of the story day-by-day. She is creating drawings of the characters and pushing my wife and I to be quite creative in story development in the evenings.
Funny Comment Sparks Funny Kids’ Book Writing at Home
The genesis was an off-the-cuff comment by my father this week on the anniversary of an injury I sustained helping save a life on the 999 emergency ambulances on the 13th March last year. Surprisingly, after that injury last year, I had the idea to write my first funny kids’ books for which I am seeking a publisher. I am once again well and truly in the hot seat with daily demands from my five-year-old illustrator-come-editor!
Funny Children’s Book Taking Shape – Fun Writing Ideas for Kids
A beginning, an end, back cover blurb and an evolving children’s story and character arc have germinated from an unusual and brilliant comment by my dad. I am once again excited, driven and thoroughly enjoying the unfolding night-time adventure of the three young girls as they battle and weave their way out of a situation of their own making.
Can they form an animal alliance to escape the deadly predators they unwittingly released that are now hunting them in the dark?
One Door Literally Shuts – Will the Literary One Open?
The nature of my injuries dictate that I will be unable to return to the very physical front line 999 emergency ambulance duties. My employment has been terminated and I have four weeks to find something new, in the height of Coronavirus COVID-19!
I am hopeful that this book will form a series of middle-grade children’s adventures and I have already sown the seeds for funny kids’ book number two in this series.
From Injury to Funny Book to Google #1 – Website Writing Topics for Kindergarten Children
My journey from injury to writing funny children’s books dropped me back into the world of web design and search engine optimisation (SEO), a world I left as an award-winning web designer a few years ago.
I have quite funnily managed to design and rank my children’s author website at the top of Google alongside the mega stars of the children’s writing industry for more than fifty search terms.
That Google search engine ranking success sparked another idea:
To offer that Website SEO and Social Media Content Service to others.
I entered a competition for business support and a hot desk at Strawberry Fields Digital Hub and was fortunate enough to be selected as a winner in that contest to start my digital business: www.ecky-thump.com
This post is about creative writing topics for kindergarten and nursery from 4th grade and 7-year-olds ranging up and beyond children age 10 and 11-year-olds.
Using my SEO skills:
I just ranked this post Google #1 for five search terms, Google #2 for another three and Google page one for several other terms – I hope you find the ideas useful, that it helps entertain the kids and keeps morale up in these difficult times.
My Chilli Grower Press and Media Adventure as the Chilliman
My last adventure saw me create the Chilliman from Little Green Men, a chilli grower and artisan chilli product maker. As a local food evangelist and champion of local food producers, I featured as a finalist in the late great Gary Rhodes’ UKTV Local Food Hero competition and found myself blessed by press and media featuring on the major TV and radio channels for a few years.
My Service as A 999 Emergency Ambulance Person
As the recession began to erode the market and my business, I turned to serving the people of this country on the 999 emergency ambulances and have been saving lives for the last six years until my injury curtailed that life of service.
Could This Be the Funny Book for Kids That Launches A New Career?
I remain forever hopeful, but for now I offer my story of how to encourage creative writing and use a homeschool writing ideas generator to build those writing ideas writing for middle school.
I hope I have helped you during these difficult times by illustrating how to encourage creative writing ideas, how to encourage a child to write and draw, how to teach a child to write a story and how to teach a kid to illustrate a story.
I also hope you find your own children’s book ideas to write about and utilise my kids’ writing ideas as encouragement for family book writing as entertainment for your little ones in these days of Coronavirus COVID-19.
You can read about my children’s author and chilliman experiences in the press section of my Google topping author website: www.rkalker.com/press
And if you need help from a cheeky Google #1 pinching northerner skilled in websites, SEO and social media, you will also find me skilled the ancient Lancastrian art of speaking PLAIN English when it comes to digital stuff at: www.ecky-thump.com
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Fun Writing Ideas For Kids FAQ
How can I make writing fun for kids?
Step 1. Be enthusiastic and engaging.
2. Maybe use a writing ideas generator.
3. Pick something fun that the child likes.
4. Create characters to draw and engage with.
5. Develop a story plot.
6. Take the characters on a journey through the plot.
7. Explore the situations that the characters find themselves in the plot.
8. Always have a happy ending and try and incorporate a positive change or learning experience.
What are good topics for kids?
Maybe use a writing ideas generator to create funny writing and drawing prompts for kids.
Good topics are:
Icky, sticky funny stuff
Practising their writing skills and vocabulary
Happy endings with a positive change or learning experience
How do you make writing activities fun?
To make writing fun I go over the top with enthusiasm and fun.
I use ideas I know the kids resonate with.
I pick characters and give them funny elements.
I pick animals they know or describe them so the children can draw the fantasy animals.
I then take them on an adventure or journey.
I try and incorporate a positive change or learning experience.
And ALWAYS a happy ending!
What are writing prompts for kids?
Writing prompts are creative writing ideas for kids.
Write a story about a big adventure.
Take a funny comment you remember and build a story around it.
Give the characters jobs, possessions and tools that kids can draw such as:
Who has the world’s best job or world’s worst job?
Their dream item and what it could contain such as:
Dream flying object
What to write about when you don't know what to write about?
Step 1. Try a writing ideas generator to create funny writing and drawing prompts for kids.
2. Pick something fun that the child likes.
3. Create characters to draw and engage with. Good topics are: animals, fantasy animals, best and worst people, icky, sticky funny stuff
4. Develop a story plot or adventure.
5. Take the characters on a journey through the plot or adventure.
6. Explore the plot situations that the characters find themselves in.
7. Try to help practise their drawing, writing skills and vocabulary.
8. Always have a happy ending and try and incorporate a learning experience and positive change.
Read my Funny Writing Prompts for Kids FAQ to answer any further questions about fun writing ideas for kids.
55 Creative Writing Ideas for Kids
I am now in the process of writing my fifth unpublished book and thought it might be nice to see if I can get fifty five creative writing ideas for kids.
300 Creative Writing Prompts for Kids
If I manage those fifty five creative writing ideas for children maybe we could go even further and generate three hundred creative writing prompts for kids – what do you think?
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