Are you between 6 and 16 years old?

Do you love to write or draw?

Would you like the chance to see your work published on our Telling Tales website?

The Creativity Club is for you!

How does it work?

  • Every month we’ll have a new Creativity Club prompt to inspire you or complete the quick-fire challenge.
  • Submit your creative work using the online form on our Submissions Page.
  • Check back to see if your work has been featured on our website or social media.

If you aren’t interested in this month’s prompt – no problem! We accept all kinds of creative work. You can always send us the following:

  • a review of a book you have read
  • a story you have written (even if it’s just the beginning!)
  • a comic you have created
  • your own artwork
  • a poem you have written
  • anything that shows your creativity!

January Creativity Club Prompt &
Quick Fire Challenge

Creativity Club: January Prompts

It’s that time of the year to get all bundled up in cozy sweaters and sit in your comfiest chair with a good book. You settle in with a mug of hot cocoa — but what’s that? Outside of the window, you spot an abominable snowman!


1. Write a story about what happens next after you catch sight of this snowy monster.
2. Draw or paint the abominable snowman. Try to use only cool colours like blue, purple, and green that you would see in a winter wonderland.
OR
What comes to mind when you think about winter? Write a poem about the season without using the words “snow”, “cold”, or “frozen”. The poem can be composed in the format of your choosing.


Creativity Club: Quick-Fire Challenge
Set a timer for 5 minutes. Grab a pen or pencil and some paper. Your mission is to write NON-STOP for 5 minutes, using the three words any way you want. Don’t forget to stop when the timer sounds.

  • Set a timer for 5 minutes.
  • Grab a pen or pencil and some paper.
  • Your mission is to write NON-STOP for 5 minutes, using the three words any way you want.
  • Don’t forget to stop when the timer sounds.

You might want to use your results as the inspiration for a story. You might realize it’s not exactly what you were expecting. You might even want to send it to us!   Here are this month’s quick-fire words:
topsy-turvy       plunge   silence


Creativity Club Spotlight/Link to Gallery

This month’s spotlight is Aerin, age 5.Aerin enjoys creating her own graphic novels. She often shares them with her Kindergarten class on Fun Fridays!

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The Rules

  • Entries must be no longer than 500 words (and some prompts will have shorter requirements).
  • There is no limit to the number of pieces you can submit.
  • Entries must be sent via the online form on the website.
  • By submitting a piece to the Creativity Club, you are providing Telling Tales with permission to publish this work.