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
6/19/19 Ode to the Sun Write a short poem – no more than 10 lines – about our sun. 7/3/19
6/26/19 Scientific Invention If you were a scientist and could invent something extraordinary, what would it be? Write about it. 7/10/19
7/3/19 Summer Jokes and Riddles Send us your favorite summer jokes and riddles. 7/17/19
7/10/19 Planet Earth Make an acrostic poem using EARTH. 7/24/19
7/17/19 Wonders of the World Choose one famous landmark you would like to visit, anywhere in the world. This may be a natural wonder or a human-made wonder. What fascinates you about this landmark? 7/31/19
7/24/19 The Fauna of Venus Pretend you are on the planet of Venus. You see three kinds of animals living there. What do they look like? 8/7/19
7/31/19 Exaggerate! I can race as fast as a rocket to Mars. Make up your own exaggerations. 8/14/19
8/7/19 Sing it! IF you could sing any song exactly the way you’d like to hear it, which song would you choose? Why? 8/21/19
  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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