Sunday, November 15, 2020
I Love to Write Day
At Home Family Fun:
- Write a Story. If your kids love to tell stories and write them down. Spend some time today indulging that desire.
- Draw a Story. I DO love to write! My children, not so much. I’ve recently decided this relates to the fact that my kids struggle with all things related to fine motor skills — ie. tying their shoes, penmanship, pouring milk. While I want them to get to a point where they love to write, too. I think I have to deal with their fine motor skills first. This is why I have decided to start encouraging drawing first. I like Ed Emberley’s Drawing Book of Animals because it incorporates many of the same shapes we use in drawing letters. Find his Drawing Pages here.
- Play Mad Libs. For a shorthand version of writing, play a game of Mad Libs.
- Or Try These 15 Fun & Creative Writing Games from MomJunction.
- Start a Nature Journal Today. Get outside on a hike, to a park or just around your own home to observe nature and then come back in a write about what you found.
- Consider signing up for writing classes at the Loft Literary Center.
- I Love to Write! Learn to Write Reader by Rozanne Lanczak Williams.
- Bookflix: Diary of A Fly, Diary of a Spider, and/or Diary of A Worm — All by Doreen Cronin — are all available through Bookflix.
This is also National Clean Out Your Fridge Day – Let’s do a leftovers smorgasbord for dinner tonight to make room for that Turkey that needs to defrost.
Dinner Conversation Starter: Share some of your stories or Mad Libs at dinner tonight.
Find 30 Days of November Family Holidays on the corresponding pages