Join the Writing Adventure


This blog is for those who want to bring adventure, magic, and play to children through writing. Whether you are a parent, teacher, or writer yourself, this blog will continually offer writing activities and share connections to support the natural creative side of playful writing exploration.

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Rebecca Olien

I am a teacher and author of both children and adult books. Play to Write is a blog emerging from my successful experiences using a playful approach to teaching.

We all need a reason to write. Children are no different. Teaching children to write is a struggle when we expect them to write for adult reasons with little reality in a child’s world. During my twenty years of teaching, I discovered children at all levels eager to extend their play and pretend to solve problems, share stories, and plan new adventures through writing.
It is my hope to:

  • Share playful writing activities that kids enjoy
  • Gain feedback and comments to expand these activities
  • Engage in discussions about teaching writing.
  • Create a space for others to share Play to Write ideas

Be sure to check out activity posts within the categories to the right.  Adventure, nature, humor, games…. find a writing activity just right for your playful writers!

I look forward to hearing your ideas, stories, and activities to keep writing fun and meaningful for young writers. Keep visiting to make discoveries and share your own playful writing ideas.

Find more playful writing activities at:


Pre-K, Kindergarten, Third, Fourth, Fifth, Higher Education, Adult Education -

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6 thoughts on “Join the Writing Adventure

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  2. Wow! Thanks so much. That is great to hear. Please comment if you try out an activity, tell us how it went, or add your own version. I’d love to learn how playful writing is shaping your teaching.

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