Summer People Writing Prompts

Here are 10 summer people 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.

101. You are a lifeguard at the local pool for the summer. Imagine what it would be like to actually have to save someone from drowning. Would you be scared? Why or why not? What might some of your other lifeguard responsibilities be and why?

102. As the operator of an ice cream truck, you provide sugary joy for the kids (and some adults) as you play your high-pitched music up and down the street. What would some of the challenges of the job be? How would making kids happy for a living make you feel and why?

103. The summer is typically the busiest season for a hotel housekeeper. How would it feel to see different families from all over the world enjoying themselves? Would there be any aspects of cleaning up after them that you would like? Why or why not?

104. After going to tech school, you realized that your calling was in making other people cool. Fixing air conditioners is a necessity during the hottest months of the year. How do people typically react to your arrival? Do you feel a sense of pride being able to take apart a complex machine and put it back together? Why or why not?

105. On the hottest days of the summer, your job as a costumed colonial actor is in the most demand. On July 4th and throughout the season, you pretend to be Benjamin Franklin at Colonial Williamsburg. What do you enjoy the most about the gig? What do you enjoy the least? What might your ideal acting gig be and why?

106. Even though your mother said blowing things up would never get you anywhere, here you are, one of the top fireworks designers in the world. What are some of the perks of this explosive occupation? Where would you want to create a fireworks display for July 4th and why?

107. When other people travel, you stay their home. As a professional house sitter, you get to experience the luxury of other people's lives while getting paid to take care of their plants, pets, and goods. What would your ideal house sitting house be like and why? Go into great detail about every room of the "borrowed" house.

108. You've just realized that your job as a summer school teacher has many similarities to having to attend summer school. What are some ways in which they might be similar? Would you enjoy a teaching career? Why or why not?

109. After working at nearly every booth of the summer carnival this season, you've decided to narrow down your favorite. Which is your favorite booth to work at and why? Which is your least favorite and why?

110. You are a professional referee. If there's a summer sport out there, you've officiated it. What would you enjoy the most about being a referee and why? Which sport would be your favorite to ref?

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