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
5/16/18 Book Characters Pretend you are going to write a book. Tell about two people in your book. What do they look like? How old are they? What is different between their personalities? 5/30/18
5/23/18 A Walk in the Forest Imagine you are walking in a forest. Describe the sights, sounds, and smells. 6/6/18
5/30/18 2018 Greatest Parent Award Choose one person who has been a great parent this year, and give examples of why they deserve such an award. The person does not have to be a mom or a dad…just someone good at parenting. 6/13/18
6/6/18 Fun Family Adventure Tell about an adventure you enjoyed with your family or a friend’s family. 6/20/18
6/13/18 Water Games Make up a game that includes water. It could be played IN water or WITH water or BOTH! 6/27/18
6/20/18 Plan a Picnic Where would you like to go for a picnic? What food would you bring? 7/4/18
 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
  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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