Write a Video Game?!

What does writing have to do with a video game, anyway? You might be surprised. Think about your favorite games. They can have characters that you control or interact with; they can have obstacles that you have to overcome to reach a goal; they can have dialogue...

Write a 1-Minute Play

Recently the St Croix Falls Festival Theatre hosted a writing contest for grown-ups. They asked people to write a play that 1 minute long, and they read the best ones aloud on YouTube. So I wondered: What would a 1-minute play festival for kids look like? So...

Writing a Poem, and an Announcement!

This week we’ll explore writing poetry. Erm, excuse me. “Poetry” is such a broad topic. This week we’ll explore rhyming, and poetry topics — what do you want to write a poem about? Take a blank piece of paper, and make a list. Write down...

Make Your Own Comic Strip

Do you prefer pictures over words? Maybe you would prefer to write a comic strip! Here are several ways you can experiment with cartooning. Jarrett Lerner has some wonderful comic strip-drawing activities. You will have to scroll down to find half-drawn comics for you...

Fun With Writing: Imagining a Story

Happy summer, everybody! It’s time for gardens, camping, fishing, barbecues, sitting in a hammock with a good book, and telling stories around a bonfire. It’s also the perfect time to play with writing your own stories. Here are some fun mad libs to get...