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Summer Facts Writing Prompts

Here are 10 summer facts 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.

111. The summer months of June, July, and August were named by the Romans after the goddess Juno, the ruler Julius Caesar, and Augustus, Caesar's nephew. What would it be like to have something named after you? What would bear your name and why? Would such an honor go to your head? Why or why not?

112. Pesky summer mosquitoes have the ability to find warm-blooded mammals from as much as 100 feet away. What are some of the ways that you avoid mosquitoes during the summer? Why is it important to stay protected? If you could choose to find something from over 100 feet away, what would it be and why?

113. Sculptures and structures made of iron, like the Eiffel Tower, can actually grow significantly in height because of hot temperatures. Imagine that you grew much taller on hot summer days. How would you take advantage of this temporary height and why?

114. To celebrate the summer solstice, the Sioux Tribe would paint their bodies in colors of red, blue, yellow, white, and black to symbolize the longest day of the year. What are some more modern ways that you could celebrate this lengthened day? What would people think of you painted your body a certain color on the summer solstice and why?

115. In the summer of 1922, the Libyan Desert recorded a temperature of 136 degrees Fahrenheit...in the shade! Imagine that you were stuck wandering the desert during such a scorching time. How would you protect yourself from the heat? What items would you bring with you to keep yourself going and why?

116. Summer is a time for weddings, but the largest wedding ever occurred in 1995 when 35,000 couples were married in Seoul, South Korea, with an additional 325,000 couples married via satellite. What would be the benefits of getting married in a huge group? What fun aspects of a wedding might you miss out on by not having an individual ceremony and reception?

117. The largest ice cream sundae ever, created in 1988 in Edmonton, Ontario, included 63 flavors, gallons of toppings, and 54,917 pounds of ice cream altogether. How many of your friends would it take to polish off a dessert like that? How might you all feel after eating the huge sundae? Would you ever try to break a food world record? Why or why not?

118. In 1816, snow and cold temperatures endured throughout the summer months because of an erupting volcano in the Dutch East Indies. It was called the Year Without Summer. How would your family members react to a year without summer? Which family member would be the most disappointed and why?

119. The Dog Days of Summer got that nickname because of Sirius, the Dog Star, which rose and fell with the sun during the hottest days of the year. What other nicknames might you give to the hottest days of July and August and why? What is your favorite activity to do when it's too hot for most outdoor sports and games? Why?

120. August is the most popular month for both tourism and travel. If you could tour any city in the world during the month of August, where would you choose and why? What are some of the facts you'd most want to learn about during this tour and why?

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