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Wet and wild! Photo writing prompts about water for homeschoolers

by | May 20, 2019 | Writing & Journal Prompts

photo writing prompts about water

Unusual photos can inspire imaginative writing. Your children will enjoy these five wet and wild writing prompts about water. Each one invites them to write magical, whimsical, or adventurous stories that take place in or near the water.

What are you waiting for? Grab the kids and dive right in!

1. Air Snorkeling

As you walk along the beach, an old snorkeling mask washes ashore. When you put it on, you discover you are able to swim through the air! Where will you go? What will you see? Describe one of your adventures.

Air Snorkeling 4

2. Magic Waters

Is this waterfall magic? Does the water contain special properties? What happens when someone touches or drinks the water? Write a fantasy story or fairy tale that is set in this surreal place.

Avalon Fantasy Falls

3. Jet Ski Jeopardy

Who is this man? What’s happening to him? Where is he going? What emotions is he feeling? Write a paragraph describing his experience, using five or more strong action verbs and at least two emotion words.


4. Hamster Adrift

What is this creature’s story? Was it shipwrecked? Accidentally tossed overboard? Is it a beloved pet who got stranded during a flood? Or is it simply out for an excursion in a tin-can boat? Write a tale of adventure that tells about this picture. Make sure your story explains who, what, when, where, why, and how.

Hamster adrift at sea

Aren’t these fun? Be sure to check back each week for more Writing Prompt Wednesdays!

Photo Credits:  Efren Rodriguez (Air Snorkeling), Nicolas Raymond (Avalon Fantasy Falls), Graham Richardson (Speed), Rory MacLeod (Jules Verne), courtesy of Creative Commons