DRAWING a Blank? WRITE On!

By: Shanleigh Klassen Photo By: @xiomys_book_tales

Each month, we include a monthly magazine in each one of our OwlCrate Jr boxes which includes great, exclusive goodies just for our subscribers. These include author interviews, community interviews, and of course, our Creativity Corner where we include activities, fun facts, or games specified to our monthly theme.

But why keep all the fun to ourselves? With schools coming to a close for a much needed summer break, we thought we’d revisit some of our favorite Creativity Corner activities that gets the creative juices flowing. With drawing and writing prompts, there’s something here for everyone!

Each activity is available as downloadable PDFs for your convenience.


August 2020: Enchanted Objects — Writing Prompts

Inspired by the magical objects that drive the story of A Pinch of Magic by Michelle Harrison, these writing prompts will get your brain thinking and your pen flying across the page in no time at all.

Grey background with a large white text box centered. Title at the top reads Creativity Corner in white.

Download PDF Here

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October 2020: Epic Quests — Draw Your Own Fantasy Map

Morgan and Eli from The Barren Grounds by David A. Robertson journey from our world to the world of Askī through Eli’s drawing. But what would your fantasy world look like, if given the chance? Follow these step-by-step instructions to create your very own fantasy map.

Light blue background with a large white text box in the center. In the middle of the page, a dark blue banner stretches across. Just above this banner is a sketch illustration of a map. Title at the top of the page reads Creativity Corner, Draw Your Own Fantasy Map.

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February 2021: Write It Down — Fill-in-the-Blank

In The In-Between by Rebecca K.S. Ansari, Cooper finds comfort in “delicious words.” Fill in the blank words to see just how this story changes. But why stop there? Try writing a short story and create your very own fill-in-the-blank activity game.

Light blue background broken up with various dark blue and pink text boxes. Title at the top of the page reads Creativity Corner Fill-in the In-Between.

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July 2021: Creativity Conquers All — Warrior Persona Generator

The pen may be mightier than the sword, but what if the pen was the sword? Discover your warrior self with this warrior persona generator and draw yourself engaged in a mighty battle, like the characters from Kiki Kallira Breaks a Kingdom by Sangu Mandanna.

Light blue background surrounding white text box. Text at the top reads Creativity Corner Warrior Persona Generator.

Download PDF Here

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January 2022: Comic Crusaders — Comic

We’ve drawn the boxes, now it’s your turn to tell us what happens next. Get inspired by The Unforgettable Logan Foster by Shawn Peters and get started on your own superhero comic.

Light green background, with several blank white comic book panels centered. In the top panel is a stick-figure drawing of a person leaning out of their window and pointing behind them. Text at the top reads Creativity Corner.

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Have fun and write on!