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Always hearing moans and groans from your students when you announce journal writing time? Or do they just seem uninspired by those same old kids writing prompts every teacher seems to have?
Maybe you’re not a teacher, but a mom trying to make writing fun for your child who needs extra writing practice at home? And your child’s writing struggles have made them reluctant to cooperate – to say the least.
Whether teacher or mom or both (I see you, homeschool mamas!), we all know sometimes it takes something fun and silly to draw the best effort and enthusiasm out of young kids. Even research suggests fun and laughter aids in learning.
“…when used effectively, classroom comedy can improve student performance by reducing anxiety, boosting participation and increasing students’ motivation to focus on the material.”
– Zac Stambor for the American Psychological Association
So let’s help reduce our kids’ anxiety and boost their participation and motivation for writing with a little silly fun!
Make Writing FUN with Silly Kids Writing Prompts!
Kids writing prompts are great for inspiring creativity and getting kids’ gears moving when they sit down to write. But going beyond the typical, “What do you want to be when you grow up?” and “What was your favorite family vacation?”, makes kids writing prompts even more fun.
So with support from B-Inspired Mama sponsor, Boise Paper, I’ve created some helpful Printable Nouns, Verbs, and Adjectives Cards you and your kids (students) can use to make super silly and seriously fun kids writing prompts.
Let’s check ’em out…
Kids Writing Made FUN with Nouns, Verbs, and Adjectives Cards!
As the exclusive office paper partner of Box Tops for Education (a popular program for helping our nation’s schools earn cash for supplies they need), Boise Paper’s commitment to our kids’ education and schools is clear. So they were on board and excited to help bring you a fun kids writing prompt printable.
Thus, I got started brainstorming how to make kids writing prompts more interactive, individualized and FUN. I knew I wanted kids to physically participate in attaining their writing prompt. But I wanted to go beyond simply pulling one writing prompt slip out of a jar.
It wasn’t until my ream of Boise FIREWORX® Premium Colored Paper arrived at my doorstep that I found my inspiration… the paper’s beautiful colors!
Aha! How about three sets of kids writing prompt cards – one set of noun cards, one set of verb cards, and one set of adjective cards – each printed on its own energizing color of paper! And then each set placed in its own jar.
Then the child can grab one of each card (or maybe more than one of each for older kids) and use the three words as their own unique, absurdly silly, and super-fun writing prompt!
It took some help from my kids and hubs, but I was able to come up with enough nouns, verbs, and adjectives to create 7 pages of 18 word cards for each part of speech!
So that’s 126 Noun Cards, 126 Verb Cards, and 126 Adjective Cards for a total of 378 Word Cards to make unique, silly, and fun writing prompts for kids!
Can you imagine the number of possibilities of noun, verb, and adjective combination writings prompts these can make?! I didn’t even dare attempt the math!
And they are ALL FREE for you to download and print on some top-quality Boise FIREWORX® Premium Colored Paper.
Grab your FREE Printable Parts of Speech Kids Writing Prompts HERE:
How to Prep Your Kids Writing Prompts Cards:
The pretty colors of the Boise FIREWORX® Premium Colored Paper add an enticing visual element to this kids’ writing activity. But I also used three colors when designing sets of parts of speech cards so each set has its own color even if printed on bright white Boise POLARIS® Premium Multipurpose Paper.
Either way, printing your kids writing prompts on Boise Paper, with its ColorLok® Technology, ensures your cards print successfully and consistently with vivid colors that pop off the paper and crisp text that doesn’t bleed through.
After printing the pages, just cut along the dotted line to separate all of the small cards. You can use them as is or laminate them for more durability and longer use.
And then you can add them to a jar or container, sorted according to part of speech. Perfect for a child to draw one of each for a fun, creative story starter!
More Ways to Learn with these Kids Writing Prompt Cards:
As mentioned earlier…
- a child can create their own silly writing prompt by grabbing one card from each category (jar) of nouns, verbs, and adjectives.
But they can use these noun, verb, and adjective cards for lots of other fun learning activities too.
Here are a few ideas…
- Longer Silly Kids Writing Prompts – Have the child draw 2 cards (or more) from each part of speech to create longer kids writing prompts.
- Silly Nouns, Verbs, & Adjectives Storytelling – With a group of kids, have each child pick a card from one or more of the parts of speech. Go around the room, having each child use their card(s) to come up with a sentence or two to add to the group’s crazy, silly story.
- Parts of Speech Sorting – Have the child sort a mixture of noun, verb, and adjective cards into the 3 different parts of speech. Just make sure to print them in black ink on white paper or the colors will give it away.
- Super Silly Parts of Speech DRAWING Prompts for Kids – Use the noun, verb, and adjective cards in the same way you do to make silly kids writing prompts, but instead of writing, have the child draw a picture inspired by the cards they chose.
Don’t Forget to Download Your FREE Kids Writing Prompts:
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