You may find that your kids are less interested in writing as they get older. When they were first time writers, your kids probably loved to enhance their stories with creative details and funny imagery. Then all of a sudden it seems like that creative fire for writing starts to die down when the focus on grades and projects take over in the intermediate school years.
Maybe it is time to introduce some free form poetry activities to your child. Poetry can be a liberating and spontaneous form of creative expression. Show your child that a poem doesn't have a "right or wrong" way of addressing a topic. Poetry truly is appreciated subjectively by both the poet and the reader. A child who thinks that they are not creative can find out quickly about the satisfaction of creating something wonderful from their own imagination.
Here is a fun way to turn your kids into instant poets. Put a bunch of buzz or impact words in a jar. Action words, interesting places, adjectives or ideas from pop culture can be great starters for a poem. Tell the kids to write whatever comes to mind. They can always fine tune or edit their poems after the initial brainstorming. Encourage them to take some time to jot down their observations of nature and people. With careful observation, they will begin to study their surroundings with more care and attention to detail. Those skills will help them in all their studies.
Celebrate these poems from your kids, and you may find that they will be writing more and more creatively throughout their lives. Every kid can be a writer. Sometimes they just need a little helpful push!