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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

Are you still singing the same old hand washing song? Are you tired of it, yet? Write some new words to fit with your favorite melody. Maybe it’s the tune you are tired of. If you are musical, compose a new one, and write down your composition; if you can’t ...
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This is an activity to complete with one other person who you can see. So, that means a sibling, a parent, or other person in your home; or a friend or other family member over Zoom, FaceTime, WhatsApp, etc: Both of you should take a few minutes to select a ...
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It’s Wednesday! Today, we are going to be guided by a letter of the alphabet: W! Really focus on the W in the What, Where, and Who of your Work. Create a drama that takes place on a Wednesday, in a place (or places) beginning with W, in which all ...
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More often than not, we write stories in the first person (I) or the third (she or he). Today we have a new challenge: write a short story narrated in the second person—i.e. “You open the door. You see this…” ...
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How has COVID-19 affected your daily life so far? What has changed, and what is still the same? Which changes are positive, and which negative? What makes you most anxious when thinking about it? Most hopeful? Is there a particular experience that represents the change to your life most clearly? ...
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Create a visual representation of one of your happiest moments. You could re-stage it for a photograph, paint it with watercolors, or use any other medium that you can come up with. Today’s project is an art project. You can approach this project by being literal–you depict in a painting, ...
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Write a letter to yourself in 20 years. What would you like your future self to remember–about yourself, your family, your home, your country–about this moment in time, about how it feels to be you, right now? ...
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It's April Fool's Day! Write a story with a twist ending that will totally surprise your reader ...
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Begin keeping a visual diary of your time in quarantine. Take one photograph or draw one picture to add to it daily ...
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Write a story told completely through dialogue. How do you communicate the differences between characters? How can you make sure that the reader knows what is going on? Can you make action part of natural-sounding speech? This Daily Creativity prompt is also our first Weekly Flash Contest! We'd love to ...
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