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Write! Stories & Activities for Kids


06/22/2020 | Online Storytime, Arts, Crafts & Hobbies

Write Your Story! Have you ever thought about an invention you wish you could make? Have you ever read a book and wished you could be friends with your favorite character? What are your dreams about? What is in your imagination that no one else has heard about or seen yet? Gather paper, pencils, pens, markers, or crayons. Write your own story and then draw pictures to go with it!


Read or Listen to a Story

Lost for Words is a story about someone wanting to get thoughts down on paper. Tapir has gathered his paper and pencils to begin writing, but can't think of a single word to write. He has writer's block! He listens to his friends come up with poems and stories to share but still can't find the words to share his own story. Listen to the video read aloud Lost for Words below to find out if Tapir can find a way to tell his story. It is read by the book's author, Natalie Russell.

Click on a book cover to read or listen to more books about people telling their own stories on paper with words and with pictures.

The Word CollectorLouise Loves ArtLost for WordsIshCasiAs Fast As Words Could Fly

Try an @Home Activity

Imagine your own story and then write it down. Draw pictures to go with it! You can even try making your own picture book!


Read More!

Ignite Your Imagination These are fun stories about using your imagination and creativity! IndyPL_NicoleN

The Wonder of Imagination Having an imagination is a wonderful trait. Children are great because they have not yet lost their sense of wonder. "The true sign of intelligence is not knowledge but imagination." -Albert Einstein IndyPL_BambiP