Homeschool Writing

There are many ways to encourage your children to write. But you may need some ideas to inspire you - and them!!

Homeschooling is wonderfully flexible - and there are some great ways of encouraging your children to write.

I do not use a writing curriculum in my homeschool schedule - I just maximise the opportunities available within homeschooling.

Are there are lots of opportunities available :) Everyday situations are wonderful for writing opportunities. I hope these ideas will inspire you to give them a try.

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Homeschool Writing Ideas

Check out these fabulous homeschool writing ideas!

Homeschool Writing

Here are some of the activities we do;

Creative Writing Activities for Kids.
Lots of ideas to inspire your children to write creatively.

If your children are young and you are thinking about handwriting, here are some experiences of how to teach writing.

Kids Writing Resources.
Contests, magazines, groups and writing programs. Lots of ways to encourage your kids writing skills.

Kids Writing Lesson Plan - Write a Book.
A week of lessons from my free homeschool curriculum. Spend a week helping the children to write a book - and get it published!

Homeschool Writing - Story Starter Prompts

Make fonts.
A weeks lesson plan looking at fonts and typography - with lots of activities based around words.

Journaling for Kids.
Journaling is a wonderful way for your kids to learn about themselves. This 'free-writing' approach helps them develop their writing skills - and find a 'friend for life'.

To take this further, you can also use journal writing prompts

Starting a Kids Diary. Find out about the types of diaries your children could keep, and get some tips for encouraging them to use it!

Get Creative!

Scavenger Story Bag.
Make a story bag to use as prompts for your kids story writing.

Capitalization and Punctuation Worksheets.
Do you children enjoy worksheets? Here are some to help them practice when to use capital letters and punctuation.

Homeschool Ideas Daybook.
This daybook is a perfect way to get your kids to write down their ideas.

Lapbooks are a really fun way to do homeschool projects - and a good way to get your children to write without them noticing!

Kids Homeschool Blogs.
Blogs are a good way to encourage your children to write on a regular basis. Find out more about how to set them up safely, and help your kids meet other kids bloggers.

Guest Article
More great ways to encourage your child in homeschool writing. Three great ideas from Mary of

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Creative Writing for Kids 
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Homeschool Writing Idea - Be a Comic Book Hero 
My son doesn't like to actually place the pencil on paper and spell out his thoughts.  He gets bored before the end of the first line.  His ideas are wonderful …

Family Homeschool Writing Idea 
Add a Line and Pass it on I started a story with just a few words on the first line and then passed it on to one of my children. They had one …

Homeschool Writing - Letters and Greetings  
A good way to do some homeschool writing is to make the kids write letters to the friends in the neighborhood or relatives- uncle , aunt, grandparents …

Homeschool Writing Project Idea 
Hello, We like to allow the kids to choose something they are interested in. Last time, we did music for our daughter, and Army for our son. We choose …

Homeschool Writing with Kindness Not rated yet
My two sons, ages 6 and 7 , are homeschooled. I'm finding it very difficult to get them to write anything! I  came up with "elfing" someone over the …

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