Make a Splash with Writing Prompts

Cape May surf

Don’t let the end of summer have you thinking more about shoveling snow than playing in surf. Keep the thoughts of warm weather active with these wet writing prompts for children or those who write for them:

1. Write a story or poem about an umbrella, a huge puddle and a flying car.

2. Your main character has an okapi for a pet and lives in a rain forest. Write about how he deals with how the okapi is afraid of getting wet.

3. Start your story/poem with: “She thought the candy wrapper said chocolate, but when she started growing fins, she knew something was terribly wrong.”

4. List ten things you’d find at an aquarium, then write a story/poem that includes them all and set it in an attic.

That should keep you swimming along for awhile!


About Sandy Green

I am a poet and children's author. Visit my website at
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