HURRAY! It’s time to unveil the wonderful stories from children all over the world.
Many thanks to the parents and teachers who encouraged their kids to participate.
The guidelines were simple.
I got several requests from teacher friends who asked for a few more days…so I extended the deadline to May 10th.
And the notes I got from parents and teachers were filled with thanks for creating this writing opportunity.
“Best wishes for a fabulous contest. This is a wonderful thing you are doing for kids!”
“My daughter told me she wants to write books like me, and my heart melted!”
“Thanks for hosting such a wonderful contest for young students.”
“Thank you again for organizing this fun event! My students were challenged to keep their stories under 50 words – especially since we’ve been working so hard in second grade to add details to lengthen our writing!”
I also decided to open the challenge to children all over the world—believing that, especially in these times, it’s important for us to come together—with children leading the way as the storytellers.
Each story was submitted by either a parent or a teacher. Teachers were requested to send one story per class. A couple of classes wrote a collaborative story. And one child even drew an illustration for her story.
By Grace, author of Brothers
#50PreciousWordsforKids BY THE NUMBERS:
#15 U.S. STATES
I’ve already had inquiries as to when the NEXT children’s writing challenge will take place. So, I guess I need to start thinking about that…maybe it would be nice to have one in the summer to keep those young minds creating…and definitely one later in the fall.
Hosting this has been a thrill…the diverse topics and creativity are impressive. These are the future writers of our world!
Without further ado, I present the #50PreciousWordsforKids International Writing Challenge stories, listed in the order I received them. Continue reading