Creative Writing with Greeting Cards

I am so excited about being one of the featured blogs on Welcome Wednesday sponsored by Take It From Me!  Thanks so much to all of you for taking the time to hop over!  I hope you enjoy browsing my blog and find a new idea or two to share with your children, grandchildren, students, or even the random next door neighbor...our kids need all the support they can get these days.

When teaching creative writing or journaling, you will always have a student or two that can never think of something to write about.  Here is a cute idea to help them get past that...
  • Cut the picture part off of several greeting cards.  Some of my favorites include animals.  Ya know the one with a bloodhound driving an old truck or the little bitty, white dog that's having a bad hair day???
  • Take a page protector and insert 4 card pictures into it.  (front, back, top, bottom)
  • Give each child a page protector and let them pick a picture to write about.  
 Some of the pictures you find on cards are just adorable, and I have yet to have a student elementary all the way to high school not find something to write about after looking at the silly cards.  They enjoy this activity so much, and can't wait for me to get new pictures for them to write about.

For younger children or those that are not able to write, you can modify this activity a little and still get some great use out of your old greeting cards.
  • Let them pick their favorite card
  • Have them tell you a few things about the card.  
  • Write down what they say for them
  • Let them draw a picture to go with their writing.  They can either draw the exact picture or maybe what they think will happen next or what happened right before the picture was taken.  



  1. Already a follower! Just popping in from Welcome Wednesday to say, "Hi!"

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  2. What a great idea!! I am hopping over from Welcome Wednesday. I am also happy to announce that I am starting a new crafty blog hop on my blog starting tomorrow. If you are crafty, you can link up anything handmade, from recipes to craft projects, to room reveals. I hope you come by to say hi.

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  4. that is a great idea!

    I am following you (suelee1998) from the blog hop, you have a great site. Would you please follow me back?
    thank you :)

  5. That's an awesome tip. My son is 4 years old and he loves his pre school time but once he's home he has no desire to do any school work with me. Maybe this would help. :)
    Glad to have found you on Welcome Wed. :)
    Feel free to follow back ...

  6. Great idea!

    I'm a new follower from the blog hop. Look forward to reading more of your great tips!

    Emily from Nap Time Is My Time

  7. This is a good idea thanks and so happy to discover your blog.

    congrats on being one of the featured blogs. I'm a new follower:

    Slipstitches and More

  8. What a great idea! I will definitely try it sometime. Just stopping by from the blog hop. :)

  9. Awesome! I am following you on GFC as RambleSAHM! Come see me!

  10. Hello, I am your newest follower from the Welcome Wednesday Blog hop! I cannot wait to read more of your blog! I hope to have you follow me back!

  11. Found you through Welcome Wednesday. Great idea...always looking for ways to use those great cards!

  12. Found you through Welcome Wednesday. I like your post...always looking for ways to use great cards!

  13. I like the posts I've read so far, really cute ideas!

    I am following you from the Welcome Wednesday. When you get a chance please follow me back. Thanks!

  14. I wish I would have thought of that those many times I was given an assignment to write because I was always blocked!!

    Blog hopping today and am your newest follower. I hope that 1 of my blogs interests you too.

    I also do a weekend blog hop, you can link up your blog, twitter, FB, blog frog community etc on open every Friday-Sunday!

  15. What a great idea! My 6yr old loves to write and gets stumped for ideas. My 4yr old loves picking out goofy animal cards. This is perfect. I found you featured at Take it From Me. Glad to follow you. I hope you'll check out my blogs - on is a mommy one and ones is for crafts.

  16. Cute idea! I am a new follower from Welcome Wednesday. I too teach preschool as well as have little ones of my own at home. I share ideas on my blog as well of things I do in my classroom and with my own children. Stop by if you get a chance. I love finding new ideas from fellow teachers.
    Take care,

  17. Your newest follower from Welcome Wednesday. I love your blog. I am always trying to find more ideas of how to teach my own children.

    Would love for you to follow me too.