Writing Activities in Kindergarten: Writing isn’t my favorite subject to teach so I am always looking for ways to make writing more fun for my little learners and myself. I want to engage my learners and make them enjoy writing. One way I will be teaching writing this year is by using Roll’n Write Activities. I love how they integrate nouns, verbs, and adjectives to create real or silly sentences but with a hands-on approach.
How to Start Roll’n Write as a Writing Activities in Kindergarten
We begin by using Differentiated Instructional Cubes, like these. I love multicolored pocket chart dice but these Instructional Cubes are color coded per dice, one yellow, one blue, and one green which can help with parts of speech. Now, I know what you are thinking about parts of speech with kinders? This is a fun way to introduce parts of speech before our little learners are actually ready and provide differentiation for those who are ready.
Next, insert the parts of speech into each color-coded die. The nouns are yellow. The verbs are blue. Adjectives are green. You can choose which words to use with your learners and which you don’t. The fun part of this process is the introduction of vocabulary words. You can see the words “shiver” and “harsh” above. (And yes there are black and white copies of these cards as well.)
Working to Generate Sentences as a Writing Activities in Kindergarten
Students roll the dice and use the words that land on top to generate sentences.
Here is an example using the word SKATE, BUILD, and WARM.
Students could create sentences like “It was too cold to skate so I built a warm fire.”Sentences can be silly or real. You can also start with one die, two dice, or go to three. Start to use just the rolling dice and make sentences orally before students may be ready to write sentences.
You will also get several writing prompts sheets. These prompts are all similar, but they differ in line sizes.
More than Rolling Dice
This writing activity isn’t exclusive to dice. You can use these words in a pocket chart as a word wall or in another writing center form.
Roll’n Write Printables
All the parts of speech are labeled and color-coded, for easy use.
After printing these cut-apart words onto colored paper, little learners to use them easily.
Use the color-coded parts of speech cut apart to create real and silly sentences. There are prompts for one sentence, two sentences, and three sentences. This can allow for each differentiation for your students, all while completing similar activities.
Students use the words they use to create one or more sentences.
You can use these pieces in interactive notebooks or writing journals for Writing Activities in Kindergarten.