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Writing prompts for KIDS


1. You and your family live full time in a tree-house.  

Describe a typical day in the life of a tree-house

dwelling family.










                                                                                2. Who IS this?  What’s his name?  Describe                                                                                   him in detail (personality/mood, friends, pets,                                                                                   fashion sense, job, favorite foods, favorite                                                                                         books, music, movies, hobbies...).








3. This frog really wants to tell you something...











4. Last night, you were bitten by an alien aphid from Adrastea (one of Jupiter's moons)!  When you wake up the next morning, you realize that you have weird new powers.  


Describe how you feel.  HOW do you know you have these special powers?  

What can you do now that you couldn't do before? Now that you are

changed, what will you do next?




5. NEWS FLASH!  A chimpanzee named Cheetah just escaped from the city zoo and is heading towards your school.  What happens next?










Image credits:

1. Tree house

2. Man with Cap ©Fran Mason-2021

3. Frog ©Fran Mason-2021

4. Aphid

5. Newspaper, monkey, school building:


“Inside you there’s an artist you don’t know about… say yes quickly, if you know, if you’ve known it from before the beginning of the universe.”                                                                            ― Rumi (1201-1273)

​​"The world always seems brighter when you've just made something that wasn't there before."                                                                           ― Neil Gaiman (1960-)

​​"What is genius but the power of expressing a new individuality?"                                                                    

         ― Elizabeth Barrett Browning (1806-1861)

​​"Inspiration is for amateurs. The rest of us just show up and get to work. If you wait around for the clouds to part and a bolt of lightening to strike you in the brain, you are not going to make an awful lot of work. All the best ideas come out of the process; they come out of the work itself. "                                                                                                     ― Chuck Close (1940-)


​​"The things that make me different are the things that make me, me." (as said by Piglet in Winnie the Pooh).                                                                 ― A.A. Milne (1882-1956)

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