Welcome to my 2020 Blogging A-Z April Challenge. Each day, I will post a brief Journal On! Daily Writers’ Workshops lesson and prompt. Teachers, parents, and students may use the material to encourage daily writing practice, spark insight, and embrace mindful reflection.
Welcome back, Everyone.
How are you doing staying at home? At first, the notion of no school seemed like a fabulous extended spring break. But here we are stuck in a perpetual spring break with no place to go and no one to visit. The virus runs rampant, and we must all stay at home and wash our hands.
To get us through the long days, we look for the fun. What is fun? The Oxford English Dictionary (O.E.D) defines fun as “amusement, especially lively or playful.” As an adjective, the word is described as “amusing, entertaining, enjoyable.” “For fun” or “for the fun of it” means “not for a serious purpose.” We can all use some not so serious activity these days.
What is fun for you? Is it running outside, digging in a garden or flower pots, crafting art projects, playing music, or maybe making up a new recipe? Fun can happen with others who share our interests, or it can be a solitary endeavor. It makes our days memorable.
Let’s have a little fun and write about the fun you are doing while sheltering-in-place.
Date your page.
- Primary Prompt: Think about one fun activity you did today. Where were you, and who was with you? Draw yourself in the place doing this fun activity. Perhaps you built a fort in your yard or baked cupcakes. Don’t forget details, like the grass in the yard or the color of the bowl. Did you have this fun with someone, or were you happy to be by yourself? Be sure to draw faces with expressions. Label the things and people in your picture. Write a sentence(s) using the word fun.
- Intermediate Prompt: What was the most fun thing you did today? Describe what you did to make this fun happen. Where were you? Who joined you? How long did this activity last? Will you do it again tomorrow?
- Upper-Intermediate Prompt: What was the most fun thing you did today? Use the Intermediate Prompt questions above to get you started? Add why this activity was so much fun? Why does this activity make your day?
I hope you have fun with this these prompts.
Until tomorrow, Everyone.
Antoinette Truglio Martin is the author of Hug Everyone You Know: A Year of Community, Courage, and Cancer. The memoir is a wimpy patient’s journey through her first year of breast cancer treatment.