Kid Scoop

Kid Scoop Writing Corner Schedule Kid Scoop submissions – not to exceed 100 words – may be emailed to or mailed to NIE/Daily Hampshire Gazette, PO Box 299, Northampton, MA 01061, or faxed to (413) 585-5299.   Beware of faxes – if they are too faint to be read, they cannot be used. You may access a submission form for mailing here.






Deadline Title Explanation Publication Date
 6/27/18  Changing the Scenery  If you had any resources at your disposal, how would you change a large, flat patch of dirt into something interesting?  7/11/18
7/4/18 That’s Strange! What is one of the strangest things you have ever heard about? 7/18/18
7/11/18 Favorite Season Which season of the year is your favorite? Why? 7/25/18
7/18/18 Animal Carnival Pretend you are a news reporter covering a carnival run by animals. Remember to tell who, what, why, where, when and how. 8/1/18
7/25/18 Tide Pool Treasures Finish this sentence: One day I was exploring a tide pool, and I found… 8/8/18
8/1/18 Silly Campfire Story Combine these 3 elements for a silly story: campfire, scream, marshmallow. 8/15/18
8/8/18 Laughter What makes you laugh out loud? 8/22/18
8/15/18 Alliteration Write a sentence in which all, or most, words begin with the same sound. Example: Sandy sings so sweetly. 8/29/18
8/22/18 Making Sense from Cents Write a word problem using money. Be sure to send the correct answer! 9/5/18
  1. Diana Brewer
    January 4, 2013 at 1:48 pm

    How do you earn a certificate and where do they come from? Do you just have to submit something, or is there a special selection process?

    • laurelgardner
      January 11, 2013 at 9:55 am

      Every Wednesday, the Kid Scoop page shows a writing prompt at the bottom of the writing column. Hampshire County students in grades 1 through 6 are invited to send us responses of 100 words or fewer. During the school year, published authors receive ice cream gift certificates.

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