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How To Motivate Kids To Write With Winter Senses Activity

Do you want a fun, engaging topic to motivate your students to write? Get them writing about winter. Winter brings up images of snowshoes, snowmen, and toboggans. Kids like to build snow forts, have snowball fights, and make snow angels. 

What Are Ten Minute Writing Activities?

Ten minute writing activities are quick, easy-to-implement writing activities you can complete with your students whenever you have ten to fifteen spare minutes in class. They can also be used as a warm up to begin your writing classes. Each activity includes a writing idea that can be completed in a short period of time. 

Find out more about ten minute writing activities by reading How To Use Fun Writing Activities For Kids.

Why Use Ten Minute Writing Activities?

Use ten minute writing activities to get kids writing. These activities provide students with an opportunity to practice different writing skills.

The quick, fun nature of these writing activities is especially useful in motivating students who:

  • struggle with coming up with ideas,
  • have trouble getting their ideas down on the page, or
  • who have trouble staying focused.

Steps To Use Winter Senses Ten Minute Writing Activity:

  1. Provide each student with a scrap piece of paper or a winter senses activity template.
  2. Explain to your students that you want them to think of as many things as they can that they can see, hear, taste, feel, and smell during the winter.
  3. Challenge students to come up with at least one idea for each box on their template.
  4. When students are finished, have them share their ideas with a partner. If students discover a new idea, they can record it on their template.
  5. Share ideas as a class. Students can continue to add new ideas to their templates.

DIY or Ready-Made?

You can easily create the winter senses activity. Use this activity to begin a collection of ten minute writing activities. Keep these activities in an easy-to-access spot so you'll always have them at your fingertips and ready-to-use. Be sure to add the Sticky Note Travel Story FREEBIE to your collection.

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No time to create activities?

If you want to save time and have instant access to the Winter Senses writing activity and many other ten minute writing activities, check out the Ten Minute Writing Activities Growing Bundle.

Each ten minute writing activity provides:

  • a teacher notes sheet to explain the activity and outline the different steps and extension option ideas for the activity in detail,
  • graphic organizers to complete the activity, and
  • draft and final copy templates for your students to use if you decide to extend the ten minute writing activity and work through the writing process.

The ten minute writing activities can be used with all the students in your class to get them writing. 

Materials shown in this blogpost are from the Ten Minute Writing Activities Growing Bundle on TeachersPayTeachers.

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Happy writing!

Until next time,

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