Every January I head up to our local mountains for some fun, and I bring back snow for my kinders. This is one of my favorite activities every year. I pour snow into a little tray-one for every kid. (This year when I was pouring it, I had a kid ask me why I was pouring marshmallows into a tray! Haha!) I read a book about snow, show them some pictures I took, and then let the kids play with the snow in their own tray. Often times, they'll make a baby snowman! We talk about how it feels and what we learned about snow from our book and experience. We complete a graphic organizer, with snow as our topic, and then jot down our 3 ideas (a picture and a word or two). When we write our topic, we trace the box with a green crayon (Step Up to Writing), and say "topic, topic, topic, topic"--as we trace each line. When we write our three ideas, we trace those boxes with a yellow crayon (Step Up to Writing), and say "idea, idea, idea, idea"--as we trace each line. Then we write one sentence using at least one idea.
I'd love to hear about some fun writing activities that you do in your classroom!