Teaching: Creative Writing Warm-ups

Creative writing warm ups…

Unseen Flirtations

Hello again – hope the term is treating you well.

If, like mine, your school has dedicated writing lessons, you may want to use these creative writing warm-up activities to avoid agonising ‘pulling teeth’ sessions where kids procrastinate before churning out unfocussed drivel.

Have a look through the list below and experiment with a few in the coming weeks. You’ll be surprised at how much good writing will come from your kids once they’re warmed up. Also, the activities make creative writing far less daunting – a blank page and no remit is terrifying for the best of us…

Enjoy (and thank me later)

Unseen Flirtations

Creative Writing Warm-up Activities

  • Write about yourself doing something scary in the future, in the 3rd person.
  • Choose two or three random words which the students have to link in a piece of free writing. This is more or less a creative game…

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