Our "art jar" is not only about art. It also disguises some writing activities since it is a perpetual challenge to convince Alex to practice handwriting. Some of the writing activities were found in The Write Start by Jennifer Hallissy, which is an amazing book with tons of ideas to encourage writing:
- writing your favourite menu
- making a voucher book for someone
- writing clues for a treasure hunt
- writing a card to someone
- making a doorknob sign
I can't remember most of them now but do check this book if you know a reluctant writer in need of help.