Here are 15 activities that introduce young children to the fun of writing (but just a bit) as they explore concepts they already know something about.
The assignments fan out in various directions. One activity involves writing about a chair that has three legs—and what would happen if someone tried to sit on it. Another asks why it would be hard to eat soup with a fork.
These activities are designed to motivate youngsters to explore a single subject in a very non-threatening way. Good experience in thinking and writing.