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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

Create a poem with an eerie or creepy tone. You can make the poem as nonsensical or as relatable as possible, but retain the sense of being unsettled throughout. This is a Monday prompt, so if you are writing your response in the week it was first published, you can ...
Imagine your favorite food as a protagonist in a story. Describe their personality and defining features – are they quiet? Intelligent? Short? Grumpy? The choice is up to you. What do they like to do? Who are their friends? Write “A day in the life” story about them ...
What is your favorite activity? Is it running, baking cookies, building models, growing crystals, biking? Write one paragraph of instructions for someone else who has never done this activity before, explaining how to do it. Then, write another paragraph explaining why you love it, and what you think they will ...
Write about what you're thinking about in this exact moment. It doesn't have to make any sense ...
Look at this painting by Renoir (Dance at the Moulin de la Galette) and imagine yourself in this scene. Who are you? Why are you there? What can you see, smell, hear? What has just happened? What are you going to do next? Write a short story or prose poem ...
Can you write a sound? Not just using adjectives, or even alliteration–but actual transcription of sound? Try sitting somewhere you can listen to a common sound in your life, and try to write down exactly what you hear. What do you write when you try to capture the sound of ...
If the coronavirus were a supervillain, what would they look like? What name would it give itself? Draw an artistic representation of what you believe they look like. Consider submitting your drawing to our COVID-19 blog submissions category! ...
Write about why writing is awkward. Or whatever else you want to say but don't think you can ...
Write about the most interesting people you know. They can be your age, older, or younger. They don't have to be considered interesting by anyone but you. They just have to be people you think are cool ...