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.
Did you dig into a closet or a storage bin and find board games? Board games are a structured form of play. Playing games spark conversations and fosters harmony (so long as everyone is a good sport). Good ol’ Candyland, Chutes and Ladders, and Clue offer a playful hour or so. Rousing games of Monopoly and Risk can take a whole afternoon or evening. Cards, mancala, backgammon, chess, and the like are part of the vast list of games.
Let’s write about the turn-taking face-to-face games you play with your family. If you are not a game board game/card game family, video games are okay.
- Primary Prompt: Draw you and your family playing a favorite board game or card game. Where are you playing? How many people can play? Label parts of your drawing. Start writing your journal with We play…
- Intermediate Prompt: What is your favorite game to play with your family? How do you play this game? Is there a lucky spot you sit in or favorite game piece you call for yourself? Are you good at this game, or is someone in your family unbeatable?
- Upper-Intermediate Prompt: What is your favorite game to play with your family? Do you remember when you got the game or when you started playing? Does everyone in your family like to play, or is there someone who just won’t join in? Does the game end with everyone happy that they played, or is there someone who may be a sore loser? Describe the unbeatable player and, if you have one, the sore loser in your game playing family?
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.