Download the Writing Teacher's Roadmap Today!
Home About Blog Products JOIN THE CLUB NOW Login

How To Get Kids To Write Using Acts of Kindness

Do you have students who are reluctant to write? Do you feel like no matter what you do, you have kids who simply refuse to put words down on the page? Use acts of kindness to engage and motivate students and get them writing.

The Acts of Kindness Ten Minute Writing Activity gets your students thinking of ways they can be kind to others and then gets them writing about it.

Writing Teacher's Roadmap

If you are following the Writing Teacher's Roadmap, the Outer Space Postcards are perfect for Step One - Get Kids Writing. The goal of Step One is to have all your students begin writing as easily as possible. Ten minute writing activities are fun writing ideas for ESL students, reluctant writers, beginning writers, writers who need a challenge, and more!

What Are Ten Minute Writing Activities?

Ten minute writing activities are fun writing activities you can complete with your students whenever you have ten to fifteen spare minutes in class. Each activity includes a writing idea that can be completed in a short period of time. 

Find out more about ten minute writing activities by reading How To Use Ten Minute Fun Writing Activities For Kids.

You can easily create your own set of ten minute fun writing activities so you'll always have activities at your fingertips and ready-to-use. Check out these ten minute writing activities and add them to your collection:

CLICK on the each of the above fun writing activities to read how to implement the activity into your classroom.

In addition, be sure to download the Sticky Note Travel Story FREEBIE found on TeachersPayTeachers.

Why Use Ten Minute Writing Activities?

Use ten minute writing activities to get kids writing. These activities provide students with an opportunity to practice different writing skills.

Get the Acts Of Kindness Ten Minute Writing Activity in the Touch of Honey Freebie Library. The activity includes teacher notes, the activity graphic organizer, and templates for students to write a draft and final copy of the writing activity.


Steps To Use Acts of Kindness Ten Minute Writing Activity

  1. Give each student a piece of scrap paper or an ‘Acts of Kindness’ template.
  2. If students are using scrap paper, have them fold the paper in half and then open it up.
  3. Tell the students to print 5 ideas they have for being kind to someone on the left side of their paper or in the left column of the template.
  4. Give students 2 - 3 minutes to complete this part of the activity.
  5. After students are finished, have them circulate around the room. Students meet up with a classmate and ‘give’ one of their ideas to their classmate and ‘get’ one in return.
  6. Students can only get one idea from each classmate.
  7. After meeting with 5 classmates, students return to their seats.

Additional Ten Minute Writing Activities

If you enjoyed the Acts Of Kindness Activity and want to save time and have instant access to many more ten minute writing activities, check out the Ten Minute Writing Activities Growing Bundle! 

Ten Minute Fun Writing Activities Growing BUNDLE

There are many fun narrative writing activities included in the Ten Minute Fun Writing Activities Growing Bundle. Additional writing activities are added on a regular basis.

Some of the activities in this growing bundle include:

  • ABC Expert Topics
  • Dragon Dictation
  • Draw and Write
  • Give One Get One
  • Kites Draw and Write
  • Ladybug Three Question Interview
  • Pick a Pic Writing Ideas
  • Scarecrow Interview
  • Sticky Note Pet Story
  • What Am I? Riddles
  • and MANY MORE!

Each ten minute writing activity provides:

  • a teacher notes sheet to explain the activity and outline the different steps and extension option ideas for the activity in detail,
  • graphic organizers to complete the activity, and
  • draft and final copy templates for your students to use if you decide to extend the ten minute writing activity and work through the writing process.

The ten minute writing activities can be used with all the students in your class to get them writing. The quick, fun nature of these writing activities  are especially useful in motivating students who:

  • struggle with coming up with ideas,
  • have trouble getting their ideas down on the page, or
  • who have trouble staying focused.

These ten minute writing activities are found in the Ten Minute Fun Writing Activities Growing BUNDLE and as part of the Writing Teacher's Roadmap Club.

Happy writing!

Until next time,


50% Complete

Writing Teacher's Roadmap FREEBIE

The Writing Teacher's Roadmap is a simple, easy-to-use plan for planning and teaching writing to your students.