If I Were a King or Queen: Creating Your Own Country

With school out for the summer, it can be hard to keep kids entertained in a way that fosters their creativity. Perhaps, between television, tablets, and laptops, they’re relying on screens more than you’d like. Or maybe you’d like them to periodically use their thinking caps so they’re not dusty once school starts. Whatever the case, we’ve got a fun activity for kids!

Our friends at 826 National put together a wealth of writing activities for kids in their book Don’t Forget to Write for the Elementary Grades: 50 Enthralling and Effective Writing Lessons (Ages 5-12). The following activity is a perfect way to keep kids creatively engaged this summer.

If I Were a King or Queen: Creating Your Own Country (Excerpt from Don’t Forget to Write for the Elementary… by Jossey-Bass Education

826 National is a nonprofit tutoring, writing, and publishing organization with locations in eight cities across the country. Their goal is to assist students ages 6 to 18 with their writing skills, and to help teachers get their classes excited about writing. Their work, Don’t Forget to Write, is based on the understanding that great leaps in learning can happen with one-on-one attention, and that strong writing skills are fundamental to future success.

 

 

Don’t Forget to Write for the Elementary Grades: 50 Enthralling and Effective Writing Lessons (Ages 5 to 12) (2011) — 9781118024317

Don’t Forget to Write for the Secondary Grades: 50 Enthralling and Effective Writing Lessons (Ages 11 and Up) (2011) — 9781118024324

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