Red Bird Crafts Write-Along

Today's three Write-Along words:

lunch, sparrow, and office supplies

See below for details, and remember this all about process, not product.  Feel free to tweak the tense of the word!


The plan:
1. Each week, I will choose three words from the jar.
2. I'll post the three words here and on the Red Bird Crafts Facebook page where I'll use #redbirdwritealong.
3. The challenge is to use the three randomly chosen words in some kind of short creative piece. It could be a sentence, riddle, poem, haiku, faux advertisement, slogan, blurb, love letter, fortune and more, more, more.  Anything. The words can be tweaked slightly (ie: you can change the tense or make it plural.)
4. We'll make our short pieces public.
5. You are welcome to read the comments on the Write-Along posts to see what others have shared.

I plan to share my writing and I'd love it if you'd share yours as well.  I also encourage you to share on Instagram or Facebook (or Twitter).  If you choose to share on social media, be sure to tag it with #redbirdwritealong, so we can all read.  If you choose to post on Facebook, would you consider posting on the Red Bird Crafts Facebook Page, so we can all read?  Of course, you can keep your creation private -- maybe in your journal or taped to your fridge? You know that is ok too.

Some of the writing might not be kid appropriate, so it is important to screen the content before letting children read directly from the blog.

This will happen weekly or bi-weekly.  Anyone is welcome to join: adults, kids, elders, teens, and even children who are pre-writers (you can write their words for them).  


  1. Hazel (age 6):
    I went to my office after lunch
    I sat down
    And then I saw a bird swooping by the window.
    So, I used my office supplies to figure out what bird it was
    It was a sparrow.

  2. Yikes - I am behind, but not forgetting this fun activity! Max is at camp this week, but he did take his journal with the word prompts...hopefully he comes back with his contribution! Here's mine:

    We are off to the local office supply store.
    Need to restock crucial supplies for
    paper jewelry and crowns.
    No rush to get home. We head to the back
    lot in town to watch the tide on its way out.
    The sparrows gather 'round, hopping
    and hoping we have brought lunch!

  3. Well - he did not get it done while at camp. I was not surprised, and neither was I disappointed. I was, however, surprised that he sat down once home to write this bit of fancy:

    One day when we were having lunch, a sparrow hopped by with the words 'office supplies' written on his wings.

    1. Yay! Yay! Yay!

      What a curious little sparrow. :)