It is a challenge to find writing projects for young children in which all the children in the room can enjoy and find success. This activity hit the mark. Both goals were achieved.
In the morning I read Yikes by Robert Florczakto. The story is told only using exclamations. Later in the morning, the children brainstormed as many of the exclamations from the book they could remember. I wrote them on the board. Next the children drew their own drawings to go with an exclamation. Here are a few example. You can view the rest of the exclamations are on the bulletin board in our room.