Here are 10 summer entertainment 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.
In Bob Marley's song Sun is Shining, he says that summer makes you want to
dance. Has summer ever made you want to move your feet? Why or why not? What
kind of dance might summer inspire you to do and why?
The video game Animal Crossing: Wild
World says that "we can’t let the sun outshine us! We have to beam,
too!" What do you think it means to beam like the sun? Who is someone you
know who shines like the sun and why?
George Gershwin's song Summertime says, "Summertime, and the living is
easy." What are some of the easiest parts of summer living? What are the
hardest parts? Would you say that summer living is easier than living in other
seasons? Why or why not?
Nat King Cole referred to summer as lazy, hazy, and crazy. What are some of
summer's best examples of laziness, haziness, and craziness? What are some of
the adjectives you'd use to describe the warm season and why?
The song Summer Nights from Grease
recounts the summer relationship of the two main characters with all their
friends clamoring to tell them more. Imagine that you had a crazy summer tale
to tell. Which of your friends would want to hear as much about it as possible
and why? Would you spill the beans? Why or why not?
In the movie Happy Campers, the
character Wichita says that people don't change at summer camp, they simply
find out who they are and start to become that person. Would you agree that the
summer gives you a chance to figure out who you are? Why or why not? What have
you found out so far?
The Beach Boys' song Kokomo refers to
a tropical vacation through the islands of Jamaica, Aruba, Bermuda, and, of
course, Kokomo Island. Imagine that you could be on the beach all summer long.
What would you do all day long? Would you ever get sick of it? Why or why not?
In the movie Jaws, the summer
vacation on Amity Island is disrupted by the presence of a great white shark.
The movie was a major hit. Why do you think a concept that was so scary ended
up being so popular? What other scary summer situations do you think could make
Surfing is a popular subject of many summer songs, even inspiring a subculture
of surf music such as the song Wipeout.
Why do you think surfing and music go together? What kind of music would you
want playing when you went surfing and why?
220. What is your favorite summer movie or
television show and why? What kind of character would you be if you could play
a part in that movie or show? Would you enjoy it? Why or why not?
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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.