1. Write a story about a part of the War of the Ring that Tolkien does not describe in his book. For example, readers know the elves and dwarves of Mirkwood and the Lonely Mountain are fighting Sauron's armies in the north, but you never read much about what happened. Or write a continuation of the story: What would happen if the hobbits did find an Entwife in the Shire?
2. Create your own map of Middle-earth. Trace the journeys of the different characters with colored pencils. Use the maps in the book as a guide, and then add illustrations based on what you think different locations should look like.