This writing activity is suitable for home or school and is a fun, collaborative activity that students could complete with their families.

Once a location has been selected or set by the teacher, the student goes for a walk and looks for words. They then record these words on a map. Seven or eight words is a good number to collect. The challenge is to then include all these words in a piece of writing and to make the ideas flow.

Younger students could locate objects and draw pictures. They could then create a story orally or write collaboratively with an adult or older sibling.


 Check out our video on YouTube that introduces the Word Hunt activity.


 There are 30 other Quick Write ideas in The Writing Book and 31 in The Poetry Book.

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