Here are 10 spring festivals writing prompts you can use to ring in the season with your classroom or your own personal journal. If you enjoyed these prompts, buy the entire collection of 1,000 Writing Prompts for Seasons on Amazon.
The Angola Prison Rodeo at the Louisiana State Penitentiary pits prison inmates
against bulls, horses, and a series of cowboy activities every April. Imagine
that you were stuck in prison for a crime you didn't commit. What would you do
to pass the time while you waited for an appeal? Would you be interested in a
rodeo? Why or why not?
Bay Springs, Mississippi, plays host to the Anvil Shooting World Championship
every April in which amateur rocket scientists try to shoot a 100-pound anvil
the highest using a rocket. Do you think that rocket science is the most
difficult subject to learn? Why or why not? Do you think you could be a rocket
scientist? Why or why not?
It's not warm and beautiful in every spring festival location. For example, the
Big Mountain Furniture Race in Whitefish, Montana, features recliners, toilets
and even coffins attached to skis traveling down a snowy mountain. If you could
create a racing vehicle out of any piece of furniture, what type of furniture
would you use and why? Would you win? Why or why not?
Arctic Man is a similarly snowy fall event in which skiers and snowmobilers
team up in a race to the bottom of a mountain. If you could participate in any
extreme sport, what would it be and why? Do you think it's more important to
have a thrill or be safe and why?
Paranormal events are those that can't be explained by science, and the
ParaQuest Paranormal Conference is held every spring in Lynchburg, Virginia to
discuss everything from ghosts to UFOs. Imagine that you saw something you
couldn't explain. Who would you tell? Would you try to understand exactly what
it was? Why or why not?
You'll see a lot more insects in the spring than you will in the winter, and
you'll see them flying through the air at Purdue's Bug Bowl in West Lafayette,
Indiana. Along with many exhibits and games, willing participants engage in a
distance cricket-spitting contest. Do you like playing with bugs or are you
scared of them and why? Who in your family would be most likely to participate
in the cricket-spitting contest and why?
Every spring, robotics experts from around the world bring their robots to San
Francisco, California, to battle in the Olympics of Robots. The robots play
games, fight, and bowl their way to glory during the competition. What are some
of the things that you think robots will be able to do in the future? What
tasks might you trust a robot to do for you and why?
There is no such Saint as St. Stupid, but that doesn't stop San Francisco
residents from putting on the St. Stupid's Day parade on April Fools Day. The
parade participants make fun of the city and themselves dressing up in
ridiculous costumes and chanting things like, "No more chanting!"
What is the stupidest thing you've ever done on purpose? Why did you do it?
Every spring on Secretaries Day, residents of Springfield, Missouri, have the
chance to throw typewriters from a height of 50 feet in an attempt to hit a
bull's eye. How would your life be different if people still used typewriters
instead of laptops? What would you miss the most about your keyboard and screen
890. Trivia questions are used in competitions
and games to test people on their knowledge of pop culture and the world. The
World's Largest Trivia Contest in Stevens Point, Wisconsin, asks teams eight
questions an hour for 54 straight hours. Who would you bring with you to help
in this wild trivia event and why? How many hours do you think it would take
for you to get cranky during the extremely long contest?Written by Bryan Cohen
Bryan Cohen is the author of more than 30 books, many of which focus on creative writing and blasting through that pesky writer's block. His books have sold more than 19,000 copies. You can find him on Google+ and Facebook.
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Bryan Cohen is the author of more than 30 books, many of which focus on creative writing and blasting through that pesky writer's block. His books have sold more than 20,000 copies. You can find him on Google+ and Facebook.