Love them or loathe them, there is no way of getting away from these colourful little creations. Emojis continue to take the world by storm and whilst they are often overlooked as just fun, insignificant images, they can be a powerful nonverbal cue to help communicate feelings. And…when used in the classroom can inspire fun and creative writing.
This simple site provides randomly generated emojis that can provide super writing prompts for your class. Can they write a story including all of the emojis?
Copy and paste any text into this site and it translates it into emoji for you. Your class could translate well known stories into emoji or create their own emoji tales. Alternatively, you could translate a story into emoji and ask the kids to translate it and write their own version.
Here’s a great quiz where 12 famous first lines from classic novels have been translated into emojis. This could be a great activity for older children (or maybe one for yourself!). Can they create their own emoji openers based on famous stories? Or guess the stories you have chosen?
This fun emoji poem is a great starting point for your class to write their own emoji poetry. You could give then a selection of emojis to choose from or let them choose their own and get creative!