I really want to encourage kids to write creative and amazing stories. Everyone knows you can’t do an amazing job at anything if you don’t have the right tools. What are the tools you need to write a story? Well, there are internal tools that a story writer possesses; imagination and creativity being. However, even with all the imagination and creativity, a writer needs a few more “things.” Which is why we created these creative story writing kits for kids. Disclosure: There are Amazon Affiliate links in this article which means, at no additional cost to you, we could receive compensation for our recommendations. You can read our full disclosure policy on our Disclosure Page for more details.
Story Writing Kit for Kids
Many years ago, I put together simple story writing kits for my girls. It made sense to have everything they needed all in one place. These grab and go story writing kits are really simple to pull together they make a great gift, a great resource for at home or in the classroom.
Start with the container –
You will need a container, or case, to hold all of the story writing supplies. I love this clear, plastic container from Amazon. The container needs to be easy to open and this container’s handle makes it easy to carry from one place to the next. Also, this container is stackable…great if you have more than one kid. The most important aspect of the bin is that it is large enough to fit a sheet of paper inside. Look around and see what kind of containers you have at home. A large shoebox could do the trick. Feel free to have your child decorate the container with fun stickers or maybe add a label.
The next part of the kit is adding the tools your child will use to write with. What is your child most comfortable writing with right now? Fill the box with crayons, pencils and pens. My daughters really like working with mechanical pencils, so we have a few of those inside the bin. Don’t forget a pencil sharpener and erasers. There is nothing worse than hunting around for a pencil sharpener. Bundle all of the writing supplies into an easy to open pencil case. There are many different styles of pencil cases – hard-sided to simple zipper styles – I prefer the squared shape as it’s easier to access everything inside.
Other Creative Story Writing Tools for Kids
If your child is younger, perhaps the story writing kit could include play dough, paints and stickers. Stories don’t always need words – pictures can tell a story until the words come along. Your child may also need a little assistance with holding a pencil, there are a number of specialized pencil grips available.
Writing Paper for Kids
Every story writing kit needs something to write the stories onto. We created story writing pages that you can easily print off and include in your kit. Our printable writing pages offer 4 styles of writing paper – with and without picture boxes. Alternatively, some children enjoy writing on graph paper as well. It is also great to include a couple of blank journals in the writing kit.
Story Writing Prompts
Finally, the question is where to keep this kit? Store this kit in an easily accessible spot. If the kit is placed out of sight, it won’t be used. We keep our kit in our craft cupboard, in our dining room. Most of the story writing takes place in our dining room (or outdoors, but that’s for a later post). The best thing about this kit is that it is totally portable and everything you need is inside. The story writing kit can be moved wherever your child is inspired to write.
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