Writing will be a breeze when your kids pick from our list of summer writing prompts. After they’ve captured the sights of the season on paper, don’t forget to share a cold drink or frozen treat!
1. Umbrellas and Ice Cream and Sunscreen
Write a story using at least four of the following words and phrases: beach umbrella, Sahara desert, ice cream stand, teacup, ice cube, lion, sunscreen.
2. Make a Splash
What could be better than a day at the lake? Write about three water sports or activities you would like to try on a lakeside vacation.
3. Cricket Lullaby
Do you lie awake on summer nights, listening to waves crash against the shore? Do you watch for fireflies through an open window, while breathing in the humid air? Make a word bank filled with nouns, verbs, adjectives, and adverbs that remind you of summer nights.
4. Ripe, Plump & Juicy
Think of your favorite summer fruit. Is it a luscious peach, a succulent strawberry, or a massive melon? Write a list of instructions for preparing and eating this fruit, beginning with how to buy it. Do you drive to the store, walk to a fruit stand, or reach into the branches of a backyard tree?
5. Sky High Rides & Blue-Ribbon Pies
Describe the atmosphere of a county fair. Include the tastes of the fair food, the smells of the livestock, the sounds of the stage shows, and the feel of riding the Ferris wheel (or another favorite ride).