Spring gives me so many ideas for writing...easy writing. Lucky for my family, I don't believe in giving advice unless I'm asked for it, but today will be the exception because I'd like your advice in return. Your creative advice!
Here's my springtime advice for you:
If naked baby squirrels fall out of their nest, put them in a shoebox at the base of a tree. Their mother will painstakingly carry them back up the tree...one at a time. Repeat this action as often as necessary. I speak from experience. The end result will make you happy. You may decide that squirrels are stupid, but you'll be happy nonetheless (especially if you're an animal person).
Writers: What springtime advice can you share with us? Your advice can offer suggestions for happiness, relaxation, physical fitness, meditation, family gatherings, lawn mowing, barbecues, planting seeds, growing gardens. You name it. Anything goes!
Teachers and Parents: Do this same activity, but first offer your children some advice. Say something like, "Since it's spring, I think we should dance in a puddle!" You can either really dance in a puddle or laugh and say "Just kidding!" but that will get your kids thinking outside the usual springtime activity box.
Then get a posterboard. At the top of the poster, write: SPRINGTIME ADVICE by ______.
Ask your kids to help you think of more advice. Of course, your idea will head the list. The joy of spring and the love of language should topple onto your posterboard. Please share. I know the advice the kids give you will be brilliant!