How to write a speech for kids

How to write a speech for kids is straightforward, truly! Once you’ve gained some experience you’ll find it fun, as well as hugely rewarding.

Silhouette of happy kids holding hands


You follow exactly the same steps as you would when preparing a speech for adults but with minor, yet crucial variations. You’ll plan, make an outline, write up your notes, prepare cue cards if you need to, rehearse and finally, deliver your speech.

However because you are speaking to children you’ll need to adapt some of the processes. Use the page quick links below to follow my 3 part outline, and you’ll be fine!


How to write a speech for kids

Part One: Background & audience research

Part Two: Techniques to gain & hold their attention

Part Three: Rehearsal

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