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Stay Creative with Stone Soup

Our Weekly Creativity prompts challenge you to make a piece of writing (a poem, a journal entry, a story outline, a review) or art, or music, or a spoken word recording, or other piece of creative work. All the prompts we have written are brought together on this page – see below. The first prompt of the month is also a Flash Contest!

You can find more writing and art activities on our Activities pages.

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Creativity Prompts

Pick three items of clothing from your closet, and create characters who you think would wear them. Draw them on a piece of paper and make a list of their qualities. Are they funny or serious? What kind of food do they like? Do they play any sports? ...
Write down the first three words that come to mind. Then, start every sentence in your story with one of those words ...
Design a menu for an imaginary restaurant. Get creative–the restaurant doesn’t even have to be for people! ...
Write a story about a family heirloom that’s been passed down for generations (it can be real or made up). Maybe it’s even haunted… ...
Write a list of random words. Then, use the first ten that come to mind in a poem ...
Write a prequel to your favorite novel or picture book. For example, what happened before Goldilocks met the three bears? ...
Make a picture book based on a memory from when you were younger. You can be as creative as you’d like with this. Maybe your memory is losing your first tooth or learning to ride a bike, but you could add in dragons or a ghost! ...