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As a former teacher and private tutor, I have worked with children in all areas of education. Writing is an important subject to develop in children. I am no longer a teacher, but I am dedicated to remaining a teacher within my home. I would encourage all parents to see themselves as the number one educator of their children. This colorful words writing game is one lesson to help support your children’s experience with the written word. It is also a great activity to begin getting them prepared for a new school year.
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Equipping children to express themselves through writing gives them a way to express themselves creatively. The more tools and vocabulary we can give them only builds their confidence in this important skill. We want to teach our kids that writing is fun and a wonderful way to communicate.
Colorful Words Writing Practice
This activity is easy and enjoyable. The first thing you want to do is gather a set of pens and/or pencils. Part of the “colorful” words concept is to let kids develop depth in their writing by making it “colorful” by adding descriptive adjectives and adverbs. When you let them choose different pen colors to emphasize the “color” and depth they bring to the sentence, it has a greater impact on the learning experience.
You will grab a pen and write a very simple sentence on a piece of paper. I chose to do it in a notebook so we could come back to the notebook and continue to add colorful sentences. This activity can be done quickly, so you could do a journal where the kids make one sentence makeover a day. Once you have written a simple sentence, the fun begins. Your child can come in and role a die. Whatever number is rolled represents the amount of words that need to be added to the sentence. The words added should be written in a different color than the original sentence.
I Write: The dog ran.
Die Rolled: 4
Child Writes: The furry dog ran and frolicked happily.
I Write: We ate pizza.
Die Rolled: 2
Child Writes: We ate delicious pepperoni pizza.
In this lesson, you should also be teaching your child or student about adjectives and adverbs. We use these parts of speech to make a sentence or story more interesting and colorful. It can also be helpful to provide your child with a list of possible words to use. I created an adjective and adverb printable to help assist you with this lesson. A twist is that I also let my daughter come up with the simple sentence so I could model how to add more descriptive words to sentences.
My goal is help assist and inspire parents to be more intentional and creative in their parenting journey. I hope this lesson has sparked an interest in becoming the #1 teacher in your child’s life. Even if you have no training, you can do this! Please visit my kids tab to explore more lessons for teaching reading, math, science and character.
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