How to Encourage Kids to Write with a FREE Printable Jumpstart

Encourage reluctant writers with a FREE printable creative writing jumpstart! Perfect for a homeschool writing activity.

This post is sponsored by Night Zookeeper. Encourage your kids to write with a free 7-day trial to this award winning creative writing platform. 

When it comes to writing, kids can often feel intimidated or uncertain. Staring at a blank page can make even the most creative learners experience writer's block! But with a little guidance and encouragement, even the most reluctant writers can find their voice, and learn to love to write.

When we started this homeschool year, my boys were less than enthusiastic about writing. That's why I created this 5 day writing jumpstart to walk them through the process and get them excited to write. And once I had sparked their interest, I turned to Night Zookeeper to hone their newfound skills and keep the creative juices flowing.

Do you have reluctant writers on your hands? This printable story writing project is a great way to get your kids excited about writing and help them develop their skills. It's the perfect way to jump into creative writing, and when you pair it with a subscription to Night Zookeeper you'll have everything you need to succeed. Keep reading to grab your FREE printable and 7 day trial to the creative writing program that my kids can't stop asking to use.

5 Days of Writing Activities 

Kids love to tell stories. Just ask them about their latest Minecraft world and you'll hear all the elaborate details. But your child's writing may not come naturally. There is a lot to think about when you are working on a writing project, and many kids don't know where to start. That's why I like to break things down slowly with a 5 day writing jump start.

These daily writing prompts help your kids to break down their writing into 5 manageable tasks. They start by creating a setting for their story. The next day, they create their characters. Then, they work through the story's problem and solution. Finally they are given a day to polish their story before sharing it with family and friends.

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Keep Your Young Writers Engaged

Once your kids have had a chance to create their first story, you can keep the learning (and fun!) going with a subscription to Night Zookeeper. We've been using Night Zookeeper since the beginning of the school year and my boys ask to do it every day! They've grown from reluctant writers to creative story tellers while also having fun and learning new skills. It's been a game changer for our homeschool language arts.

What is Night Zookeeper?

I've gotten this question quite a bit. The short answer is that Night Zookeeper is a fun, engaging (and award winning) creative writing platform that helps improve the writing skills of 5-12+ year olds. 

But it's so much more than that! 

When you join Night Zookeeper, your learners become zookeepers at the magical Night Zoo. They can create their own characters and take them on wild adventures, all while trying fun activities that improve core writing and language skills.

With interactive lessons on spelling, vocabulary, and grammar in addition to writing, Night Zookeeper can serve as a full homeschool language arts curriculum or a fun supplement. Your child will improve core writing skills, get personalized feedback from a dedicated team of tutors, and have access to weekly interactive video lessons to help them learn new skills.

As a parent (or learning partner), you'll have access to a dashboard to monitor their progress, view and comment on their writing, and much more. 

You'll also get free monthly educational printables to bring your writing practice offline. 

Want to give it a try? Click here for a FREE 7-day trial of Night Zookeeper plus 50% off your annual subscription. It's a no brainer to check it out and see that your kids CAN love to write!

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