Does your kid ever run out of paper?
Did you know you can print lined paper for free?
HB2 just finished choosing to do a half-buttocked performance on his kitchen chores, so MamaBear decided that a useful consequence would be to write these three paragraphs.
- What he did wrong.
- Why he chose to do it wrong
- What he will do in the future
Thing is, though, HB2 couldn't find any spare lined paper to use! Not to fear, however, MamaBear discovered these useful sites.
A quick download of the pdf….and voila, lined paper was born so Honorable Boy 2 could complete his consequence.
It worked out rather grand, MB must say.
Be sure to take advantage of it yourself!
What do *you* think of when you consider creative writing for your children?
If there's one thing MamaBear loves, it teaching her cubs how to let their imaginations fly away like
glorious eagles soaring on the windswept plains of the sparkly rainbow-hued grasslands where pink ponies gleefully frolicked about and…. fantastically free birdies on wings of creativity!
And over the past few centuries of running Camp Ling, MamaBear has found some nifty resources you can use yourself!
Without any further ado, dive into:
But what MamaBear loves to do as well is have the children play Big Huge Minds…and then sometimes write about it too!
Big Huge Minds is a game I taught my kids ears and ears ago. Basically, all it involves is taking a common household implement such as a spatula or a coffee cup or a spoon or a moose and figuring out what weird bizarre use it could be put to!
For example, spatulas are great at
- flinging popcorn
- providing a diving board for a mouse
- sticking under books on a shelf so you can hang your necklaces off of them
And you can do the same thing! Pick something bland and boring in your home, and then tell your child:
"You're on a deserted island with only this magnificent bland boring object to save you! What's your next step?"
You'd be surprised at the creativity that emerges.