6 LEGO minifig photo writing prompts

Invite kids to create an adventure story based on these Lego minifig writing prompts. Exciting settings include a hockey game, sunrise expedition, tropical paradise, and ancient ruins.

It’s fun to take inspiration from a photo, especially when it features LEGO® action figures! Your kids will love these six LEGO® minifig writing prompts that invite them to create thrilling stories of adventure in exciting or exotic settings.

LEGO® Minifig Writing Prompt #1. A Knight’s Tale

This knight has come upon a city in ruins. What happened? Where have the people gone? What does he find in the abandoned city? What adventure still awaits our brave knight? Tell his tale.

Invite kids to create an adventure story based on these Lego minifig writing prompts.

LEGO® Minifig Writing Prompt #2. Incident at LEGO® Café

Things have been quite busy at the café today. What happened when the waiter tripped? What food was spilled? Did someone get mad? Who helped clean up? Did they find anything surprising under the table? Write a dialog that takes place between the waiter and the customers.

Invite kids to create an adventure story based on these Lego minifig writing prompts.

LEGO Café photo and writing prompt submitted by Jen Reyneri of WordTraveling.com

LEGO® Minifig Writing Prompt #3. Tropical Travels

Imagine that you are on vacation in a tropical paradise. Did you visit a volcano? Learn to surf? Paddle around in a kayak? Explore a hidden beach? Write a journal or diary entry in which you describe one or two of your adventures. Think about colors, textures, sounds, smells, and flavors, using your senses to add vivid details to your journal.

Invite kids to create an adventure story based on these Lego minifig writing prompts. Exciting settings include a hockey game, sunrise expedition, tropical paradise, and ancient ruins.

LEGO® Minifig Writing Prompt #4. Expedition at Sunrise

It’s sunrise. Who is this intrepid explorer? What adventures await him today as he sets off on his expedition? Write a story about his exciting day. Include at least seven of these words: climb, peak, gravel, cave, shelter, hike, supplies, pack, explore, rope, cliff, canyon, river, eagle.

Invite kids to create an adventure story based on these Lego minifig writing prompts.

LEGO® Minifig Writing Prompt #5. Slap Shot … or Missed Shot?

This prompt is perfect for hockey fans! Pretend that you are the voice of the Mad Dogs hockey team. As the team’s play-by-play announcer, describe the action that’s taking place in this photo. Who is the player? What obstacles is he facing? Call the play in detail, remembering that radio fans can’t see what’s happening on the ice. Here’s your opening line:

There’s 5:15 left in the third period and the Wildcats lead the Mad Dogs 2 to 1….

Invite kids to create an adventure story based on these Lego minifig writing prompts.

LEGO® Minifig Writing Prompt #6. Snowtrooper Skirmish 

These Star Wars snowtroopers have been sent on a mission. Where are they going? What is their target? How will the rebel forces defend themselves against the attack? Who will win the battle? Write an action-packed story!

Invite kids to create an adventure story based on these Lego minifig writing prompts.

More Lego Fun!

When your children are LEGO®  fanatics, it’s a win-win when you use bricks to teach homeschool subjects. My son loved when we included some LEGO fun in his school day. Math, writing, and Bible can come to life for a reluctant learner when you add bricks to the mix!

If you enjoyed these exciting LEGO® writing prompts, be sure to check back each week for more Writing Prompt Wednesdays.

Photo credits: Kenny Louie, Pascal, Yohanes Sanjaya, courtesy of Creative Commons

8 Comments

  • Posted May 13, 2015

    Crystal Olivarria

    I like the idea of using toys to encourage kids to write. I remember having a difficult time thinking of a story to write for a school assignment when I was in second grade. Playing with toys would have made brainstorming story ideas much easier.

  • Posted May 14, 2015

    Heather Haupt

    Love these prompts! I think my lego-loving boys will be all over this! And picture #3 reminds me of someone I know!

    • Posted May 14, 2015

      Kim

      Hope your boys have fun with these, Heather! And yes! That would be me, sunning my jaundiced self in the warm Hawaiian sun. 🙂

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  • Posted May 13, 2016

    Laura Prater

    What a great post!!! We adore Legos here at this house!

    • Posted May 13, 2016

      Kim Kautzer

      Thanks, Laura! It’s a fun way to add excitement to learning. 🙂

  • Posted March 8, 2017

    Sarah

    What a great idea! My 8 yr. old will love this. Thank you!

    • Posted March 8, 2017

      Kim Kautzer

      You’re very welcome, Sarah! I bet your child will have fun creating exciting stories for each photo prompt.

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