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Life with Beauty

Posted by lindamartinandersen on February 10, 2017


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A Writer’s Playground–a place to find wordplay, writing prompts, reasons to celebrate, and monthly calendar activities for kids and those young at heart  “Life with Beauty” by Linda Martin Andersen

 

 

 

 

Copyright 2017. Linda Martin Andersen. Poster template from Quozio.com

Copyright 2017. Linda Martin Andersen. Poster template from Quozio.com

 

Create your own Writing Prompts using words from the poster above:  believe, hang, and through.

Sample prompts:

  1. I believe in…
  2. Hang on to faith.  Hanging in there…
  3. Ways to go through life

Thank you for visiting “A Writer’s Playground.”  Come again soon and bring a friend. Please leave a comment.  Remember that children 13 and under need an adult to comment for them.  For more fun, sign up to follow my blog.  Thank you!

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Look for Joy

Posted by lindamartinandersen on September 26, 2016


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A Writer’s Playground–a place to find wordplay, writing prompts, reasons to celebrate, and monthly calendar activities for kids and those young at heart  “Look for Joy” by Linda Martin Andersen

 

Poster created at http://quozio.com/index.aspx

Last week, I shared a blog post about joy.  Check it out:  https://lindamartinandersen.wordpress.com/2016/09/21/nothing-says-joy-in-the-morning-like/

I write lists, mostly To Do Lists.  Whether you do or not, I have a different list suggestion.  Record your joys.  List them throughout the day.  A To Do List helps keep you organized.  A list of joys helps keep you positive. 

Yes, I’m suggesting keeping a Joy Journal.  Suggestions on how to begin:

  • Divide your day into segments such as Morning, Afternoon, and Evening. 
  • Name a joy from one or more of these time periods.  Small things count, such as seeing a hummingbird or getting a call from a friend.  Before long, your Joy Journal list may outgrow your To Do List. 
  • Give thanks for joy in your life. 

Do you have a joy you’d like to share here?  I’ll start:

Joy Journal List from a recent morning:  1.  Created and shared this blog post and poster about looking for joy.  2.  Spoke with my son on the phone.  3….

Thank you for visiting “A Writer’s Playground.”  Come again soon and bring a friend. Please leave a comment.  Remember that children 13 and under need an adult to comment for them.  For more fun, sign up to follow my blog.  Thank you!

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Inspired to Create a Poster

Posted by lindamartinandersen on July 2, 2016


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“Inspired to Create a Poster,” by Linda Martin Andersen

Today, I read a note that inspired me to create a poster.  What has inspired you today?

 

 

 

Copyright 2016. Linda Martin Andersen

Copyright 2016. Linda Martin Andersen

 

Thank you for visiting “A Writer’s Playground.”  Come again soon and bring a friend. Please leave a comment.  Remember that children 13 and under need an adult to comment for them.  For more fun, sign up to follow my blog.  Thank you!

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I Love You, Blog Followers

Posted by lindamartinandersen on February 8, 2016


A Writer's Playground Fotosearch_u17996074  “I Love You, Blog Followers,” by Linda Martin Andersen

Trying new things is fun.  In January, I accepted a blog challenge to jot something down each day and post it.  This was organized by Linda G. Hill.

http://lindaghill.com/category/just-jot-it-january-2016/

I don’t know how people create blog posts every day of the year, but evidently a good many do.  The first one I remember meeting was Joy Acey at “Poetry for Kids Joy”who posts an original poem a day.  See here:

http://poetryforkidsjoy.blogspot.com/2016_02_01_archive.html

Thanks to reading blog posts I had never visited before,  I recently added additional blog followers.  I wanted to show my appreciation to them,  to my loyal followers for several years, and all those inbetween.  This is for you:

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Just Jot It January #18–Writer’s Humor

Posted by lindamartinandersen on January 18, 2016


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“A Writer’s Playground”–A place to find wordplay, writing, and monthly calendar activities for kids and those young at heart.”

Just Jot It January #18–Writer’s Humor

I accepted a challenge for January: Just jot a note and submit.  I can’t participate every remaining day this month, but I will join in when I can.

I decided to create a theme to write about:

Today, I celebrate a writer’s humor.  Enjoy.

Linda Martin Andersen. Copyright 2016.

Linda Martin Andersen. Copyright 2016.

Writing Prompts:

  1. Write a riddle about writing.
  2. Write a riddle about the alphabet.
  3. Write a riddle about writing and the alphabet.

Visit http://lindaghill.com/2015/12/31/just-jot-it-january-2016-rules/ for details about Just Jot It January and to comment on other participants’ posts.

Thank you for visiting “A Writer’s Playground.”  Come again soon and bring a friend. Please leave a comment.  I’d love to hear what you’re celebrating today.  Remember that children 13 and under need an adult to comment for them.  For more fun, sign up to follow my blog.  Thank you!

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A Gift for You–To be Encouraged…

Posted by lindamartinandersen on December 3, 2015


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“A Gift for You–To Be Encouraged…” by Linda Martin Andersen

Love quotes?  Try writing your own!

Here’s my latest–

Copyright 2015. Linda Martin Andersen. Poster made at Quozio.com

Copyright 2015. Linda Martin Andersen. Poster made at Quozio.com

 

Other posters I created in 2015:

Copyright 2015. Linda Martin Andersen. Poster at Quozio.com

Copyright 2015. Linda Martin Andersen. Poster at Quozio.com

Copyright 2015. Linda Martin Andersen. Poster at Quozio.com

Copyright 2015. Linda Martin Andersen. Poster at Quozio.com

 

 

Copyright 2015. Linda Martin Andersen. Poster at Quozio.com

Copyright 2015. Linda Martin Andersen. Poster at Quozio.com

 

Suggested Activity:  Do you have favorite family quotes you’d like to record for all time?  Why not design a poster in honor or memory of that person?  See:  http://quozio.com/

Or you can weave a family quote into a story.  What a great family treasure that would make and a terrific gift too!  Have fun!  And perhaps it will become a legacy.  See “legacy” here:  http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/legacy

Need some inspiration before writing your own quotes?  Check the internet for quotes.  Here’s one suggested site:  http://www.brainyquote.com/

Thank you for visiting “A Writer’s Playground.”  I look forward to your comments.  Please remember that children 13 and under need an adult to comment for them.  For more fun, sign up to follow my blog.  Thank you!

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