Summer Writing Ideas

Prevent summer mind drain by encouraging your children to write this summertime with these engaging writing activities for children. These ideas, if completed by hand, will undoubtedly aid your kid in improving his or her handwriting skills. The fact that writing projects can be long-term or short-term makes it a fantastic summer hobby for kids.

Summer Activities

1.Letter Prompts

Kids will choose a writing prompt for this summer and  then write letters about it. Let children use any letter template they want. These final letters will serve as a wonderful "time capsule" of their summer break, which they will be able to look back on when they return to school.

2.Publish a Magazine

When children produce a magazine, they do not only get to practice their writing skills, but they also learn what goes into the publication (have them go through a variety of children's magazines first), as well as how to plan out long-term projects and gather and organize photographs. This is a fun project for siblings and cousins to work on together.

3.Summer Journal

Summer learning loss is common, and writing is a terrific method to avoid it. Make a summer notebook for your children to master writing with prompt pages. They could use this to sketch a picture, keep a record of books they've read, establish a terminology list, or write down inspirational phrases. It might be used for anything. This would be a fantastic opportunity to witness their resourcefulness.

4.Start a Blog

If a magazine is too formal for your children, start a blog instead. Although you probably don't want your children to publish their views for all to see, allowing parents, relatives, and siblings to see it can be a terrific way to stay in touch. As a result, make sure you create a personal weblog that only you can view.

5.Best Memories

Browse over photo albums with your kids and have them pick a favorite picture that brings back a lot of positive emotions. Encourage them to create a tale, reflections, or diary about the photo, emphasize the visual elements that made the day or event so memorable-sights, sounds, scents, tastes, textures, and feelings.

6.New Endings

Collect a few images from books and read them as a family-but skip the last chapters, which disclose the climax. Rather, ask the kids to come up with new endings. Writers can talk to you while you write down their ideas. If your child is bored with the narrative and can't come up with creative ways to conclude it, give him a new book to read.

7.Meal Essay Writing

Barbecues, snacks, juicy peaches, and chilled delights are common summertime activities. Students should write a brief essay about their favorite summer meal. This will help kids pay attention to word choice while also giving them an opportunity to practice thinking and writing short essays.

8.Expand Vocabulary

Due to time restrictions, the study of vocabulary is frequently disregarded in school. While there are numerous ways to improve as a writer and reader, one of them is to expand your vocabulary. There are numerous fantastic vocabulary books available that are grade-level aligned. Another option is to have your child make their own dictionary, which they may contribute to whenever they read or hear a new term.

9.Find a Pen Pal

Encourage your child to choose a beloved relative, such as a grandfather, with whom he or she can start a pen pal connection. Your child will have a real-life opportunity to use the writing skills, whether it be through emails or old-fashioned pen and paper conversation. 


The summer learning exercises mentioned above will assist you in incorporating a bit of extra writing and vocabulary into your vacation. Include writing topics and writing activities in your plans to help kids avoid the "summer slip." All the activities mentioned above can be used by children of all ages and it is also autism- friendly which can make summertime vacation more memorable. There are numerous benefits to getting your children to write this summer, ranging from increasing their reading comprehension to internalizing spelling patterns to simply capturing their ideas. Allow your kids to breathe in literary air and exhale some creative writing this summer, even if the school does not demand it.

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