Try a few tips: Let kids write about what they love! Don't hover over them and correct grammar and spelling, let this time be one of creativity. With a few simple guidelines you can have your children writing and loving it in no time!
Try adding fun activities to your writing time, like making something that would go along with the story. Perhaps a fun recipe that will be included. Most kids enjoy cooking and boys are no exception! I love the book, Westward HO! My son loved making the portable soup and biscuits recipe the cowboys ate in the 1800's . This is a terrific spring board for a story!