April 22 is Earth Day and this is the month when the earth renews itself by bringing forth the flowers and leaves we missed during the harsh winter months. Why not create a comic strip message with MakeBeliefsComix about saving our environment and making life better here on Earth? Choose a character to represent you and encourage him or her to talk with some of the others about what needs to be done to preserve our planet, its air and oceans. You also can find some fun printables about the environment and ecology at https://www.makebeliefscomix.com/printables_categories/environment-ecology/
Why not create a comic strip in which your characters begin writing poems or lyrics to songs? Let one character come up with the first line or two in her or his talk bubble and then have another character come up with additional lines. You can continue adding more lines to your poem in each of the 9 blank comic panels offered on MakeBeliefsComix.com. And if you want even more poetry-writing ideas, go to the Poetry Printables Section on our site at: https://www.makebeliefscomix.com/printables_categories/poetry/
Here’s a fun activity for Spring when we try to grow new things in our lives. Download our free, interactive e-book, ‘’Plant Your Dream Seeds! Writing to Grow Hope in Your Life,’’ at https://www.makebeliefscomix.com/e-books-apps/
On its pages you will find writing prompts to help you think about the important things that you want to see happen in your life. By filling in the pages directly from your computer you will be able to express the many hopes and expectations you have for yourself, for those whom you love, and for our world. Storyteller Laura Simms also shares tales about the power of seeds.
Sample Writing Prompts:
.I plant a dream seed for something important which I wish to accomplish in my life. It is to:
.I plant seeds that will grow smiles. I will present them to:
Even though there’s still snow on the ground for some of you, Spring has officially arrived. And what better use of MakeBeliefsComix.com than to send a Spring, Easter or Passover greeting to someone you love or who is special to you. Choose the characters or backgrounds you like and create a comic that conveys your hopes and plans for the new season. There’s even an Easter bunny you can use as part of your story if you wish. For many people, Spring is the happiest season, so share your joy with others with your new comic. And do your little dance!
The Trump administration wants to shut down a program that shields some 700,000 young undocumented immigrants from deportation. These young people, often called ‘’Dreamers,’’ had been brought to the United States illegally as young children. Many of them are in college or have graduated and have begun building their careers. They could remain in legal limbo for many months unless Congress acts to make their status permanent. Put yourself in the shoes of these immigrants as they deal with the uncertainty of whether they will be forced to leave this country. What must they be thinking and fearing? You can also create a comic strip about the dreamers at MakeBeliefsComix.com Your characters can also debate whether they should be allowed to remain in the United States.
Has someone ever bullied you by sending you a cybermessage or said hateful things about you on Facebook or other social media? How did that make you feel? How can this terrible practice be stopped? What should be done with cyberbullies? You can write your thoughts, or create a comic strip about this subject at MakeBeliefsComix.com. At that web site you can select a character to express your ideas and frustrations.