Writing for Children – Creative Writing Ideas

Writing for Children – Creative Writing Ideas

Creative Writing Sample


Introduction 
WRITING is quite a broad area to focus on. To narrow the focus you can split it into two categories of writing fiction and nonfiction. Creative writing fits perfectly in the nonfiction category where many niches are grouped including the writing for children niche. 

 

What is non-fiction writing?

Non-fiction is a type or genre of writing based on facts and real life rather than a made-up or fictional story. Non-fiction includes any kind of text designed to give information. 

 

Non-fiction can be used to describe a variety of texts which include speeches, leaflets, writing musical, real-life adventures, writing reviews and report among other things. 

 

Creative Writing



Creative writers are expected to write in a way that captivates the interest of their readers. They should know and understand who they are writing for. Always aiming to keep their audience interested.

 

Creative Writing – Assignment Guidelines/Instructions

Visit a local place of interest or an event. In fact, anywhere that interests you and might interest your reader. Make notes of what you observe about the place. Write up a piece of between 300 – 500 words from your notes describing the event. (You should try to make your reader feel the atmosphere or excitement of the place. Use your imagination and descriptive powers to the full to produce an interesting piece of writing).

 

Event Attended

 

After attending a children’s event I sat down to write a report. The purpose of writing the school assembly report is to reach out to primary school going kids, their teachers and parents to remind them about Road Traffic rules. Also, to demonstrate how to write in a creative way. 

 

The Article Sample

The ringing sound of the alarm sent me jumping out of bed. Then I remembered it was Friday, the school assembly day! Without wasting time I made a dash for the bathroom. I took a quick shower humming a sweet tune to cheer myself up. 

 

I finished in no time and started getting my 6-year-old son ready for school. After almost an hour of preparations, including breakfast, we set off. It took us five minutes to walk to Catherine Infant School, situated along Catherine Street, in the Belgrave area. 

 

I left my son in his classroom and proceeded to the school hall where the guests were supposed to wait. I found a few seats still vacant and chose the one facing the stage. 

 

Four days earlier, the head teacher had formally invited all the parents of children in Bradgate 1 class, to attend the school assembly. These assemblies are run each Friday of the week and different classes take turns in organising them. 

 

Activities are centred on given themes and this week’s theme was, ‘Road Traffic.’ 

 

While seated, I could not help gazing around the place. It had been kept plain and simple except for a few exquisite paintings mounted against the wall. All the chairs were lined up along the wall, in a row, making a deliberate effort to leave the hall as spacious as possible. 

 

At 9.30am pupils started filing inside the hall. They sat on the floor forming a horseshoe shape leaving the central part unoccupied. They sat class by class, next to their teachers, facing the stage. 

 

After everyone had settled down, the chairperson welcomed all those who were present. The class in charge of the assembly took to the stage. 

 

To highlight the theme, proceedings were to include; a play, picture presentation and a story. 

 

The first group performed a play about a mother with two school children waiting at a zebra crossing. When the traffic lights changed to green, she carefully assessed the situation before crossing the road, holding the children’s hands. 

 

To resemble the road traffic, a boy drove a big toy van and another rode a red tricycle, much to the viewers’ amusement. 

The second group went to the audience showing pictures that depict hazards likely to be found on busy roads. Thunderous applause ensued as soon as they finished. 

 

The last group read out a story about a young boy who went to school unaccompanied. Being naïve, he failed to check the road properly before crossing. As a result, he got crushed by an oncoming vehicle. 

 

This story touched the hearts of many people, who gasped in amazement. 

 

The Chairperson concluded the programme by asking the children what lessons they had learned.  Almost everyone repeatedly said they had been saddened by the tragic incident. 

 

Trying to cheer the youngsters up, she quickly pointed out that there had been other lessons too. Definitely, parents had been reminded to take the necessary precautions to ensure their children’s safety on the roads. 

 

This site offers writing advice. This post is a sample to showcase how you can write creatively. It all depends on the publication you submit your article. This post is a sample for nonfiction, creative writing of an event. A description of everything the writer saw after visiting a school (place) and found the whole thing interesting. Hopefully, you as a reader you also find this story interesting. 

 

Please feel free to leave any questions you may have in relation to Writing for Children – Creative Writing Ideas below. I will try to reply as soon as I can.

6 Comments to “Writing for Children – Creative Writing Ideas”

  1. Aydo says:

    One of the most creative ideas I’ve ever seen!

    Your post in the form of a story is a great way to set moral and spread awareness of such critical subjects,

    The read is fun, and it would simply drag the attention of any school kid out there. I can easily imagine kids absorb advice through similar stories than out of direct pieces of advice.

    Keep spreading the word this way, my dear, It works!

    1. Femia says:

      Hi, Aydo, thanks so much. I’m so humbled by your comment. I will keep spreading the word!

  2. Carol says:

    Very interesting read. It’s a reminder of the times I spent in the classroom as a teacher. We use to have a general assembly twice each week, Tuesdays and Fridays and classes would take turns in organizing them too. Students participation was always well received by parents and teachers.

    I also remember the beginning of every school year a police officer from the district would come and talk to the children about road safety. Great lessons learnt from that last story. Did you have any follow up?

    1. Femia says:

      Hi, Carol, thanks so much for your comment. Unfortunately, I din not make any follow-ups. It was a one-off event I managed to attend the time my son was at that school.

  3. Israel says:

    Hi Femia!

    This is a very creative and effective way to create awareness about something that happens every single day.

    We must instil our children the idea that they new to always be alert when they’re out there, since accident happen all the time.

    Thank you for sharing this story, very helpful! 😉

    1. Femia says:

      Hi, Israel, many thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment. Its true, our children need to be reminded about things that matter in life.

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