Send a Message - Frequently leave notes on pillows, desks, mirrors, wherever. Have your child write you a note in return. A family chalkboard or message board is a great tool for encouraging your child to write messages.
Letters - Make letter writing a habit for your child. Have your child write letters to family and friends.
“Year in Review” Notebook - Keep an ongoing record of your family’s life. Every family member can add to your family’s story. Include important events that happen during the year. On New Year’s Eve, sit down and read through your “Year in Review” and start a notebook for the next year. To add to your story, include family photos whenever possible.
Give Writing as a Gift - For birthday presents or for other gifts, have your child write a story.
Postcards - Have your child write and mail postcards on family holidays or special outings.
Say “Thank You” - Let your child get in the habit of writing “Thank You” notes for gifts or whenever it is appropriate to do so.
Journals - On your child’s birthday, give him/her a special journal. Encourage your child to write in his/her journal as often as possible.
Make a Menu - Let your child design and write the menu for a family dinner. This is a great activity that will keep a child busy while mom or dad is cooking. If some of the words are difficult, write them down on a separate sheet of paper for the child to copy.
This is just a small selection of ideas. I am sure you could come up with your own creative ideas.