Posted by: Kathy Temean | April 13, 2009

Lists to Spark Ideas

So you are sitting in front of your computer ready to write your next children’s book, but nothing is being typed.  Perhaps a list of things kids like and a list of thing kids don’t like might be enough to spark that imagination.  Well, here is just the first 100 of what kids like that Tara Lazar has been compiling.  Read the full list.  http://taralazar.wordpress.com/2007/11/04/199-things-that-kids-like/  She’s up to 79 things kids don’t like.    Here’s the link http://taralazar.wordpress.com/2008/02/07/55-things-kids-dont-like/   Maybe you can think of more.

  1. Acrobats
  2. Airplanes
  3. Aliens
  4. Amusement Parks
  5. Awards
  6. Babies
  7. Backpacks
  8. Balloons
  9. Band-Aids
  10. Basketball
  11. Beaches
  12. Being Independent
  13. Bicycles
  14. Birthdays
  15. Blimps
  16. Blocks
  17. Board Games
  18. Bubble Baths
  19. Bubbles
  20. Buddy Lists
  21. Bugs
  22. Building Things
  23. Butterflies
  24. Candy
  25. Capes
  26. Carnivals
  27. Car Washes
  28. Cars
  29. Cartoons
  30. Cartwheels
  31. Castles
  32. Cats
  33. Cell Phones
  34. Chimpanzees
  35. Chocolate
  36. Christmas & Hanukkah
  37. The Circus
  38. Clay
  39. Collecting Cards
  40. Coloring
  41. Comic Books
  42. Comic Strips
  43. Computers
  44. Contests
  45. Construction Toys
  46. Construction Trucks
  47. Cotton Candy
  48. Crafts
  49. Crayons
  50. Cuddly Toys
  51. Cymbals
  52. Dandelions 
  53. Daydreaming
  54. Dinosaurs
  55. Disco Balls
  56. Dogs
  57. Dolphins
  58. Doughnuts
  59. Drawing
  60. Dress Up
  61. Drums
  62. Easter Egg Hunts
  63. Eclipses
  64. Elephants
  65. Exploring
  66. Extreme Sports
  67. Face Painting
  68. Farm Animals
  69. Fast Food
  70. Field Trips
  71. Firetrucks
  72. Fireworks
  73. Fishing Poles
  74. Flashlights
  75. Forts
  76. Friends
  77. Frogs
  78. Funny Words
  79. The Future
  80. Gadgets
  81. Games
  82. Ghost Stories
  83. Giggling
  84. Glitter
  85. Glow in the Dark Things
  86. Go-Carts
  87. Going to a Ballgame
  88. Goldfish
  89. Gorillas
  90. Grandparents
  91. Gross, Slimy Things
  92. Half Days
  93. Halloween
  94. Harry Potter
  95. Hats
  96. Hiding Places
  97. Hopskotch
  98. Horses
  99. Hot Air Balloons
  100. Hula Hoops

Responses

  1. What a great list. Should help with scenes and character traits.

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    • Thanks for leaving me a comment. If anything interesting ciome by your desk, please send it to me.

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