It’s fun to take inspiration from a photo, especially when the image is unusual enough to tickle the imagination! Your children are sure to love these four creative writing photo prompts that invite them to write whimsical stories about mysterious and magical places!
1. The Butterphant
While on a walk through a blossoming meadow, you discover a mouse-sized elephant with butterfly ears flitting among the flowers. What is it doing? Are there others like it? Is it friendly? What will happen if you capture it?
2. Castle on the Moor
Use at least five of these words to tell a story about this photo: wind, balcony, window, dungeon, troll, treasure, knight, mysterious, lonely, rescue
3. Honey, I Shrunk Myself!
Who is this tiny man? Where is he? What is he taking a photo of? What emotions is he feeling? Write a story explaining what’s happening in this picture.
4. Toy Story
Day after day, these Pez heads sit quietly on display in the candy store. But when the store closes in the evening and the owner goes home, funny things begin to take place! What happens at night in the candy store? Write a story from the point of view of one of the Pez heads.
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Photo Credits: Fiona McAllister (“Castle“), (“Pez“), Nathan O’Nions (“Viewfinder“), thethreesisters (“Elephant“) courtesy of Creative Commons
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