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Writing Worksheets for Kindergarten

You asked and we listened. Printable writing worksheets for kindergarten and writing prompt pdfs are here. Writing is an important part of a child’s education. What they learn as a child and how they learn it will stick with them throughout the rest of their lives. 

Journal Prompts and Writing Worksheets for Kindergarten

Though your kindergarten students may not have highly developed writing skills to express their thoughts, they do have bright imaginations filled with all sorts of creative ideas. In these kindergarten printables, your young students have the chance to explore their interests, emotions, and the lessons they’ve learned in school.

To help support you in your efforts to provide children with the writing skills they need, we offer you the following free writing resources. Some of the resources are writing worksheets and others are printables. We also share a link to our favorite writing worksheets resource for kindergarteners.

If you need fun ways to support your child’s writing skill development, you have come to the right place. We welcome you and hope you enjoy the resources on our blog.

Writing Worksheets for Kindergarten Printables

More Free Kindergarten Writing Resources

35 Kindergarten Writing Prompts (This is where you can find the prompts from the printable pdf and discover even more great writing information for your kindergarten-aged child.)

The kindergarten classroom is the perfect place for young children to socialize, play, and pretend — but it also needs to be a place where children set the foundation for the rest of their education.

These fun activities will show you how to teach kindergarten students to write so that they are ready, prepared, and excited for 1st grade.

Use these kindergarten writing prompt ideas s to help your young students practice writing, reading, and reflection. By writing each day, kindergartners will become more aware of their thoughts and feelings while also developing their skills of articulation and expression.

Journal keeping is the perfect way to help young students further their language skills!

Printable Writing Worksheets and Writing Prompts for Kindergarten

52 Easy Writing Prompts

It’s never too early to help kindergarteners develop the healthy skill of daily reflective writing—and elementary school is the perfect time to begin the habit. 

Regular journal writing is a wonderful practice with life-long benefits for kids who start young.  Journaling improves reasoning and deductive skills, promotes reflective and careful thought, and empowers students to believe that their thoughts, feelings, and ideas matter.  In short, it’s an inclusive activity that is fun for kids and that also packs a huge punch in terms of educational and developmental benefits.

To help your students get the most from this excellent exercise, we’ve developed a set of 52 easy writing prompts for elementary school students.  

More Printable Writing Worksheets for Kindergarteners Discover some fabulous resources brought to you by Great! Schools.

Writing Help & Tips

Use the tips below to improve the writing process for your young writer and help to keep them engaged.

1. Writing Is Important

Show your kindergartener why writing is important. You can do so by modeling the importance of writing. For example, when you write stuff down do so in front of your child.

You can make this more powerful by reading out-loud what you are recording as you are writing it. Explain the value writing offers in the situation. Do what you can to help your child see the value of writing.

2. Proper Writing Tools

Be sure your child has the proper writing tools. This means the correct writing paper for your child’s age. The paper could have very wide lines, no lines, traceable letters…

Children also enjoy writing with their very own “special” crayons, pencils or markers. You could make getting your child’s writing tools a big deal. Let your kindergartener know their writing tools are valuable. After all, they support them in learning a vital life skill.

3. Easy Access to Writing Tools

Leave plenty of paper, crayons, markers, and pencils available for your child to use whenever they are feeling creative. Encourage your kids to draw and scribble as much as they want to.

Further, mix it up and ask children to draw and write about activities they did that day. You want them to get used to writing things down, especially in this age of technology.

4. Encourage Writing

Encourage your child to write, write, write. Write when they are happy, when they are sad, and when they are not sure how they feel.  Ask them to write funny stories or their name over and over again. You could have them trace the letters of their first name. Ask them to read back to you everything that they wrote.

To further encourage a child’s writing skill development, do not correct the child on the mistakes that he or she makes. Doing so could end up making them feel bad about writing. Remember, this is writing practice, not a test.

If you decide to go ahead and correct mistakes, you must be gentle. This will help your child feel a little better about your feedback and not take it to heart.

5. Make Learning Writing Fun!

Learning to write doesn’t have to be a hassle or boring for children, rather you can make it fun. When learning any new skill it has to interest and engage a child.

Consider playing games together that involves writing. For example, you could play hangman or Scrabble. You could even create a word search that has your child’s name in it.

Don’t forget to encourage your kindergarteners to write some fun stories that will make you both laugh and be sure to encourage them to draw plenty of pictures if they are the more artistic type (or even if they aren’t!).

6. Reward Your Child’s Writing Efforts

When you are offering writing help for kindergartens, it is important that you reward your child when they do a great job. It could be with their favorite food, a special trip to the grocery store to buy their favorite snack, or spending quality time together. The reward could even be a new pack of markers and crayons.

Remember, when teaching writing, you and your child can have a great time. You’re learning and laughing together. Plus, you’re making fun memories that will last a lifetime

Ok, that’s all for today.

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Until next time, keep on practicing those writing skills with your kindergarteners…

Journal Buddies Jill
creator and curator

Printable Writing Prompts for Kindergarten
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