Imaginative Minds: Writing By Children

These stories and poems are written by children of all ages. Hearing stories from the perspective of children refreshes one's soul with their innocence, their creativity and their wonderfully fresh ideas.

Tuesday, 20 July 2010


by Connor, age 3

There was a little boy named Connor who loved to wander in the forest and explore. He wandered away from his mommy, older sisters and little brother one day to go and look for animals in the forest.

He held his hands up to his eyes pretending they were binoculars and looked through them to see if he could find some animals. He saw a horse, a unicorn and a tiger as well as lots of other animals. He was very excited about the animals he had seen, but he wished that he had someone there to share his excitement with, so he hurried home.

He told his mommy, and his big sisters Bella, Gabby, Angelica and Kayla and his little brother Cameron all about seeing the horse, unicorn, tiger and other animals. They all wanted to see the animals too, so they agreed that on the next day, they would all come with him and look for animals.

The next day, Mommy had a surprise for him. She had packed a picnic lunch for everyone! They all looked for animals and when they saw the horse, the unicorn and the tiger, it was a lot of fun to see them with each other around to talk to about it. Connor’s sister Bella found some feathers that she shared with him, and Gabby found some really pretty leaves that she shared with him.

Mommy spread a picnic blanket out and they all ate lunch together and talked about their day before going home. Connor thought that it was much more fun exploring with his family than doing it alone, so he decided that, whenever he felt like going and looking for animals, he would ask his family to come and join him from now on.

Princess Mommy & Her Dogs

by Connor, age 3

There once was a princess named Mommy. She lived in a castle. Her castle had a moat around it and, in her bedroom, she had a very big, comfortable bed. She had four dogs. Two of her dogs were girls and two of her dogs were boys. Their names were Tyler, Ben, Rosie & Helen. They were very small dogs. They had long fur and long tails. Their fur was pink.

Princess Mommy fed her dogs every day and took them on lots of long walks. She threw a ball for them, and they all loved to try and get to it first and bring it back to her. Princess Mommy loved her dogs and her dogs loved her.

One day, little Rosie went missing. Princess Mommy looked everywhere for her. She looked in the dining hall, but Rosie wasn’t there. She looked in the rubbish, but Rosie wasn’t there. She looked in the kitchen, but Rosie wasn’t there.

Princess Mommy was very worried about her little pink dog Rosie, and the other dogs were sad too because they missed Rosie. Princess Mommy looked in one more place. She looked in the castle moat, and there was her little Rosie! Rosie had decided to go for a swim.

Princess Mommy got Rosie out of the moat and gave her a bath to clean all of the mud off of her. She was very happy that she had found Rosie and the other dogs were happy too.

Friday, 2 July 2010

Dogs, Dogs & More Dogs

by Connor, age 3

There was a boy named Connor. Connor was three years old. One day, he took a long walk with his mommy. His mommy wouldn't let him bring his dog Mercury with him, even though he really wanted to bring Mercury.

On the walk, he met a lot of other dogs. By the time he had arrived back at home, he had met twenty dogs! He met big dogs, little dogs and medium sized dogs. He met dogs with short legs, dogs with long tails and dogs with floppy ears, and he also met dogs with long legs, short tails and straight ears. He met dogs with rough fur and dogs with soft fur. He met dogs with long fur and dogs with short fur. He met brown dogs, black dogs, yellow dogs, ginger-colored dogs and even white dogs. He met puppies, young dogs and old dogs too.

Only two dogs were unfriendly and had owners that wouldn't let him pet them. All of the other dogs let Connor pet them and were very friendly. One small black puppy gave Connor dog kisses! When a dog licks you, it is his way of kissing you, and the little puppy licked Connor's cheek. It jumped up to do it and surprised Connor, but Connor laughed and was happy.

Even though Connor got to meet all of those dogs, he still missed his dog Mercury. Mercury was a very fluffy collie. And Mercury loved to go for walks with Connor.

When Connor got home, he met one last dog. It was Mercury! Connor went straight into the house and hugged his dog Mercury and played with him, because he really loved his dog.

Toy Trucks & Toy Helicopters

by Connor, age 3

There was a four year old boy named Tyler who loved race cars. He wanted to drive a race car, but he didn't have one, so he walked instead. One day he walked to the store. It was a long walk.

When Tyler got to the store, he looked at all of the toys. He really liked a really big toy truck that he found, and he also really liked a really big helicopter that he found. The truck was red and the helicopter was blue.

He wanted to buy them, but he didn't have any money. He looked on the floor to see if there was any money that people had dropped, but he didn't find any money. He wasn't able to buy the toy truck and helicopter.

He walked home and told his mommy all about the toys that he wanted, and he asked her if she would buy them for him. She told him that she didn't have any money either. That made him sad, but his mommy told him he should wait and see if he got the toys for his birthday.

When his birthday arrived, his mommy had bought him the big red toy truck and the big blue toy helicopter that he wanted! He was so happy, and he played with them all day!