Now, here's my spin on the traditional Squiggle writing. Instead of having it be an independent activity, I've made it interactive and called it "Swap the Squiggle". The low down here is students start with their own squiggle for a brief amount of time to begin decorating and on a teacher signal move/swap their squiggle with another classmate. Ideally, you would swap the squiggles several times and then end by returning it to the original squiggle owner. Then the story writing begins! All of my classes have L-O-V-E-D my "Swap the Squiggle" because it's a team effort and the end illustration ends up being a squiggle surprise. This is another one of those easy "Sub Tub" activities for substitutes too.
For my faithful followers, here are printables for it. I've included squiggle writing paper templates for writing fun