Tuesday, September 8, 2020

Writing Activities: Life as a Bug



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

Anyways… Poor bugs have it hard. What do you think the world would look like if you were only a hairs breadth from the ground? 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? to have the window 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 is your bug looking for?
*What is your bug most 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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