Best Writing Games For Kids To Practice At Home And School

Children can improve their writing skills by practicing writing every day. To make this activity much easier, we have enlisted interesting and simple writing games for the kids below. Try them with your friends today!

  1. Pictionary writing games for kids using pictures and phrases
  2. Materials required to play Pictionary writing games for kids

    A board, marker, white sheets and pens

    Instructions to play the game

    • This writing game will be more fun when there are a bunch of kids involved. The kids should gather around and form a big circle.
    • The first player can write any random phrase on the white sheet, fold it and pass it down to the next player. 
    • The second player should read the phrase and try to draw a picture on the board that is related to the phrase, using a marker
    • The third player should observe the drawing, try to understand it, write another phrase related to it and pass it to the next player
    • This goes on until the last player gets his turn to play. Now unfold all the paper sheets to get a random funny story!
  3. Rapid-fire writing games for kids
  4. Materials required to play rapid-fire writing games for kids

    White sheets and pens

    Instructions to play the game

    • Rapid-fire writing games are much more exciting to play with friends! As the name suggests, the players are supposed to play the game at a quick pace without wasting a lot of time
    • Kids can segregate themselves into two teams with an equal number of participants. One kid should be nominated just to assign the words
    • The nominated kid should call out any random word such as trees, lakes, mountains, dogs, etc and the other kids from both the teams should write any phrase related to the word within ten to twenty seconds
    • The team which has formed the most meaningful and related phrases will be declared as the winner
  5. Creative story writing game for kids
  6. Materials required to play story writing games for kids

    A long sheet, writing pad and pen

    Instructions to play the game

    • Practicing story writing is essential for kids as it can improve their creative thinking, visualization, handwriting and vocabulary skills
    • Kids love to read interesting and captivating stories but this can be made more entertaining when they get to write a story on their own!
    • This writing game can be played at school during leisure where the class teacher should hand out sheets that contain any random word or a sentence at the beginning and end of the sheet
    • The rest of the lines in between the given word or sentence will be blank
    • Kids should use their imagination skills and write a creative story that would begin and end with the given word or sentence
    • The kid who writes the most creative, imaginative and meaningful story using the given word or sentence will be declared as the winner
  7. Creative writing using different consequences for kids
  8. Materials required to play consequence-based writing games for kids

    White sheets and pens

    Instructions to play the game

    • A majority of the stories have two main characters who are known as ‘protagonist’ and ‘antagonist’
    • The story will have conversations taking place between the protagonist and an antagonist, which leads to certain consequences
    • Kids will love playing this writing game as it generates a lot of curiosity while playing. The game can be played using white sheets and pens
    • One kid should write the name of the protagonist on a white sheet and fold it
    • The second kid should write the name of the antagonist on a sheet and keep it with him/her
    • The third kid should write where and how the two characters met 
    • The fourth and the fifth kid can write about the conversations that take place between the protagonist and the antagonist 
    • In the end, kids should unfold all the sheets which would have an interesting story formed
  9. Letter-writing activities for kids to improve their writing skills
  10. Materials required to play letter-writing activity for kids

    A long sheet and a pen

    Instructions to do the activity

    • Letter writing is an important part of the English language and every kid will be taught to write one at school
    • There are two types of letters which are: formal and informal letters. Formal letters are used for professional purposes and can be addressed to your teacher or Principal at school
    • Informal letters can be addressed to friends or loved ones. Informal letters do not have a professional or formal tone. They can be written casually with a personal touch
    • There are specific formats for both formal and informal letters
    • Formal letters have from address, to address and date. They begin with a salutation (respected sir/ma’am) and end with thank you or sincerely and regards. The matter in the letter should be short and to the point.
    • Informal letters have a date and place, written on the right side. They begin with a salutation (dear) and end with a complimentary closing (with love)