Here are some ideas for what you could write about:
- Animal instincts – think of an activity you do every day. Then imagine you had the ability of a particular animal. Write about how you would do that activity with your new skills.
- Somebody to love – write a story about an animal at an animal shelter waiting to be adopted. What is their story?
- Pawsome poetry – write a poem about an animal you love. This could be your favourite animal or perhaps one who may often be overlooked.
- The interview – imagine you were able to communicate with an endangered animal. Write a list of questions for an interview with them. Extension: do this activity with a friend and interview one another. Take turns to be the interviewer and the animal.
- Through their eyes – write a story about an animal, like a mouse, kept in an animal-testing facility. What would life be like for them?
- Life on the farm – choose an animal who lives on a factory farm. Write a story from their point of view. What is life like for them? Would they rather be somewhere else?
- History maker – write a story about someone (maybe even you!) changing the world to make it a better place for animals. Maybe you have a superpower or discover a new invention. What changes would you make and how would you make them happen?
- Have a plan – ask the important questions: Who? What? Where? When? Why? How? You may want to write down some key points before you start writing.
- If you find the idea of writing a long story a bit daunting, start with something short, like a poem.
- Make sure to proofread your piece before publishing it. You may want to ask for the help of an adult or friend.