I recently had my kids write their own nightmare stories based on Mercer Mayer’s There’s a Nightmare in My Closet. I got the idea from this activity from Writing Fix. I started off by showing a video I found on YouTube with Billy Crystal reading the book.
When they were finished with their writing, they created their own monsters by coloring on coffee filters with markers. I sprayed the coffee filters with water and the colors bled together which gave us some interesting effects. Once the filters were dry, the kids added details.
Here are some of the more interesting stories that were written.
The Monster in My Potty
The Monster in My Desk
Ghost in My Attic
Here are some nightmares that I just HAD to share!
I’d like to hear about your favorite writing activities. Leave me a comment about which picture book is your favorite to use as a springboard for writing.