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Ignite Your Child’s Imagination: Fun Writing Activities for Primary School Kids

I often hear from parents who are worried or frustrated that their children don't write 'enough.' Creative writing is a skill that takes time to improve. Progress can be made at any age, and our expectations as parents and guardians should be age-appropriate. Often, it is not the length of a piece of writing but the aspect a child has been working on that is key. Descriptions of characters, setting, mapping an interesting plot, or thinking of a stellar ending using all the language tools available must be encouraged and acknowledged.


Unlock the magic of creativity and help your child explore the wonderful world of writing at home! From crafting short stories to composing poems or even designing comic strips, writing offers an incredible outlet for imagination. Here’s how you can make writing an exciting adventure for your primary school-aged children.


Tip of the Day: Start a “Story Jar”

Transform writing into a fun and engaging activity with a "Story Jar." Here's how:

Create the Jar: Use a colorful jar or container and fill it with slips of paper containing random words or phrases.

Weekly Challenge: Each week, let your child pick a word or phrase from the jar. Their challenge is to write a story based on the selection.

Creative Fun: Watch as your child’s creative juices flow, turning simple words into imaginative tales.

Encouragement: Read the stories together or have your children read them to you and listen carefully. Talk about the story, show an interest, and ask questions. "Wow - how did you think of that character?", "What made you think of a forest?", "What are some alternative endings that might be fun?"

This activity not only boosts creativity but also enhances their writing skills and vocabulary. Plus, it’s a fantastic way to spend quality time together while nurturing their love for storytelling.


Start your "Story Jar" today and ignite your child’s passion for writing! Join Mud Pies Creative Writing Masterclass summer Workshop to hone creative writing skills!


In addition, we invite you to join the 2024 Hotung Mills Creative Writing Festival. You may register your child now so they can use the summer holidays to work on their final submissions. Click here to register your child NOW.


The Creative Writing Festival is a Hong Kong-wide creative writing competition organized by the Hotung Mills Education Foundation and the English-Speaking Union in Hong Kong. It invites young writers to explore their creativity and English writing skills through poetry and prose. Participants are invited to an annual awards ceremony, during which they have the opportunity to interact with local and international authors and literary judges, receive prizes, and befriend fellow young writers.


I hope you continue to have a great week! Ms. Liz


燃點您孩子的想像力:小學學童的有趣寫作活動


我經常聽到家長擔心或沮喪,因為他們覺得自己的孩子寫得「不夠」。創意寫作是一項需要時間提升的技能。任何年齡都可以進步,我們作為家長和監護人的期望應該是適齡的。通常,關鍵不在於文章的長度,而在於孩子正在努力的某一方面。人物描述、場景描寫、策劃有趣的情節或用所有可用的語言工具思考出精彩的結尾,這些都需要被鼓勵和承認。


在家中解鎖創意的魔法,幫助您的孩子探索寫作的奇妙世界!從創作短篇故事、寫詩到設計漫畫,寫作提供了無限的想像力出口。以下是如何讓寫作成為小學學童的刺激冒險。


每日小貼士:開始一個「故事罐」


將寫作變成一個有趣且吸引人的活動,方法如下:


創造罐子:使用一個多彩的罐子或容器,並填入寫有隨機詞語或短語的紙條。


每週挑戰:每週讓您的孩子從罐子中挑選一個詞語或短語,並以此為基礎寫一個故事。


創意樂趣:看著您孩子的創意源泉湧現,將簡單的詞語變成富有想像力的故事。


鼓勵:一起閱讀這些故事,或者讓您的孩子讀給您聽並仔細傾聽。談論故事,表現出興趣,並提問。「哇,你是怎麼想到那個角色的?」「你為什麼會想到森林?」「有哪些可能有趣的替代結局?」


這個活動不僅能提升創造力,還能提高他們的寫作技能和詞彙量。而且,這是一個與孩子共度美好時光、培養他們對故事熱愛的絕佳方式。


今天就開始您的「故事罐」,燃點您孩子對寫作的熱情!


參加Mud Pies創意寫作大師班暑期工作坊,提升創意寫作技能!


此外,我們邀請您參加2024年Hotung Mills創意寫作節。您可以立即為孩子註冊,讓他們利用暑假時間完成最終提交作品。現在點擊這裡註冊您的孩子。


創意寫作節是一個由Hotung Mills教育基金會和香港英語聯盟組織的全港性創意寫作比賽。它邀請年輕作家通過詩歌和散文探索他們的創意和英文寫作技能。參加者將被邀請參加年度頒獎典禮,在這期間他們有機會與本地和國際作者及文學評審交流,獲得獎品,並結識其他年輕作家。


希望您繼續度過美好的一週!


Ms. Liz



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