The State Fair-Art Accent

These easy state fair art accents motivate young writers to write and reward them for their work.  In addition, they add color and charm to any child’s story.

The State Fair art accent can go along with any writing prompt or genre about the state fair.  We used this art accent after writing the State Fair descriptive writing prompt.


In order to create space for the art accent, my students write on lined paper with a border.

Here’s a printout of the lined paper I use for PreK-K,  Grades K-2 and Grades 2-7.  The PreK-K paper doesn’t have lines.  That can be used for your earliest writers.


For this lesson, I hung a few images that I had found on google to generate ideas for the children.

I also used marker to fill in the border with some of my own ideas (below).  You can print these two samples here.

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Below are examples of students’ work.  It was so fun was to see the ideas that they came up with themselves!

NOTE:  The last image with just the roller coaster tracks is mentioned in my markers post.  This child was a prime example of why I add these art accents; to motivate and to reward!

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Other Art Accents

You may also be interested in these other art accents that motivate young writers and reward them for their work!

Calendar Pictures


Glitter Glue

Googly Eyes