Race to see who can build a fable the fastest in these fun writing activities for kids sponsored by Write Shop.
Our eldest, Monkey, has ADHD (and more than likely our youngest has it as well). Her ADHD makes it harder to complete some regular school tasks. Math and writing are the areas where she struggles the most, not because she has trouble learning, but simply because those activities require dedicated attention and long bouts of sitting.
We’ve tried a lot of writing programs in the past, but we were not happy with any. Most of them require filling out dozens of worksheets or completing a lot of repetitive work, or lengthy writing sessions. None of these activities are ADHD friendly.
This year, I learned about Write Shop, which teaches kids to write in a completely different way. We were given the Junior Level E program as part of our partnership with Write Shop, and the entire curriculum is filled with fun writing activities and hands-on projects.
Each lesson has pre-writing activities that use games and other hands-on tools to teach kids writing without so much… writing. I was sold on the program the instant I saw it.
Fun Writing Activities for Kids: Build a Fable
Race to see who can build a fable the fastest!
Things you will need for this writing activity:
- Write Shop Junior E Activity Pack
The fable is broken down into the parts of a story, which correspond with a number on a die. While the game is played, the children are focused on the game, but they are actually learning about how to put a story together.
I thought it was incredibly clever, and Monkey was delighted with it.
When we were done building Write Shop’s fable, I wanted to see if Monkey thought the game was fun enough to introduce a variation. In this variation, we wrote our own silly fables using the parts of the fable outlined on the game board.
Monkey’s fable moral was “don’t eat yellow snow,” and mine was “don’t lick flag poles when it is cold outside.”
I wasn’t sure she would like creating an entire story, but she did it without complaints.
This was definitely one of the most successful fun writing activities we have ever tried.