Fall Plants Writing Prompts

Here are 10 fall plants 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.

321. Imagine that you came upon a pile of leaves that wasn't orange, red, or yellow, but a strange fluorescent blue. What would you do about this glowing pile of leaves and why would you do it?

322. Broccoli can be harvested in the fall after being planted in late summer. Do you enjoy this healthy, green vegetable on its own or do you need to doctor it up with something special? Why do you think many nutritious things don't taste great without some added flavor?

323. Some plants use the length of daylight to figure out if they should be creating flowers or shedding their leaves. If a flowering plant could talk during the fall, what might it say about the changing season in relation to its daily routine and why?

324. Different pumpkin species can grow over 1,700 pounds if they are cared for well by their farmers. What special tricks would you try if you were a pumpkin farmer to get your orange squash to get that big? If you were successful, what would you do with such a huge pumpkin?

325. Fall gourds of all shapes and sizes can be used to decorate the outside and inside of your house. Imagine that you were given 10,000 gourds to really bring the fall spirit to every inch of your home. What would your parents think of your design and why?

326. Visiting a fall pumpkin patch is an exciting time for the whole family. Imagine that all fruits and vegetables grew on the ground in a patch. Which natural delicacies would you and your family go picking and why?

327. Wheat, rye, barley, and other grains can be harvested in the fall or winter. Imagine that you were allergic to wheat and other grains. What foods might you not be able to eat? How do you think you'd replace those foods in your diet?

328. Apples can be used for pie, cider, and many other fall treats. What do you think is the best use of apples and why? Would your family members agree with you? Why or why not?

329. What would it be like if another fruit or vegetable replaced the pumpkin as the supreme symbol of fall? How might some fall traditions change and why?

330. Festivals related to harvesting vegetable, grain, and fruit crops are celebrated throughout the world. Why do you think the harvest is thought to be so important? Do you think that the importance of the harvest will decrease in the future? Why or why not?

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