Tuesday, September 8, 2020

Writing Activities: Life as a Bug



This activity is in honor of my seven-year-old, who is obsessed with bugs; reading about bugs, watching documentaries about bugs, saying hi to bugs before violently squishing them. . .

Anyways… Poor bugs have it hard. What do you think the world would look like if you were only very tiny. What would interest you if you were a bug? And what would you be trying to do in this great big world?

Write a story about a bug. As you write, think and explore exactly how the world might look different. What would a bug want? How would they get it? What might stand in their way? If you need more writing ideas, sit outside, or look at pictures of bugs to inspire you.

Here are a few ideas to help get you started:
*What might it feel like to fly? What does it feel like to have the wind pushing you through the air?
*How long would it take to get across your yard if you were just a tiny bug?
*What kind of food are you looking for?
*What are you, as a bug, afraid of?

You can go even deeper and choose an object you see and describe it as if you were a tiny little bug seeing it.

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