Welcome to another instalment of our Nosy Crow Kids’ Club: a monthly feature with lots of engaging activities for the young readers in your life! Each month we’ll post a creative writing prompt based on one of our recent publications, and some downloadable activity sheets for you to print for your little ones.
Write a Story
Taking inspiration from The Nowhere Thief by Alice M. Ross – a mind-bending multiverse adventure about theft, family, and finding your home that we published earlier this month – our story prompt this month focuses on creating your very own Somewhere! (In the book, twelve-year-old Elsbeth has the power to travel to parallel worlds – also known as Somewheres.)
This activity is taken from our Discussion Notes and Activity Ideas for The Nowhere Thief, which you can find in their entirety here.
Imagine you can travel to another Somewhere of your choosing, what would that world look like? Write three to four paragraphs describing your new sphere, either as if you are walking into it for the first time, or you are introducing it to a newcomer. If you need help, think about the below:
- Are you in a city, the countryside, the jungle, or somewhere else?
- What types of buildings are there and what do they look like?
- What is everyone wearing?
- Is it hot, cold, stormy, and how does this affect everything else?
Share your little ones’ finished stories with us on social media, by tagging us @NosyCrow! You never know, we might even share a selection on our channels …
Children can design an object or creature from another Somewhere and create their very own kaleidoscope in these free activity sheets! 08Download the full resources here.
We hope you enjoyed the third instalment of our Nosy Crow Kids’ Club! Be sure to let us know if your little ones partake in our activities, and if there’s anything else you would like us to include, by getting in touch via email or social media.