Posts filed under ‘Silly Stuff’
Try this little game for unlimited story ideas:
Grab a pair of dice
Create stories based on the numbers that are showing.
So, if you roll:
1 = a boy wearing a cast
2 = angry crowd around a flagpole
3 = spilled coffee on the carpet
4 = litter blowing in the street
5 = an obnoxious cell phone ringtone
6 = the first bite of a warm brownie topped with ice cream
So, with two dice you’ll get twice the numbers and you can combine two of the above: like if you roll a 3 and a 5 then start a story or poem or essay using spilled coffee on the carpet and an obnoxious cell phone ringtone. Or think up 6 more prompts if you roll numbers 7-12.
Think of the possibilities!
Remember the macaroni art from your younger days? Your home room teacher, or maybe art teacher would pass out bowls of uncooked elbow noodles or fusilli or mostaccioli to paint and paste in a unique design? Or perhaps you’d string the noodles on colorful yarn to make necklaces and bracelets which were then regifted to Mom or Grandma.
Well, today’s writing prompt has to do with Macaroni:
You have two options – either Write a Memory about a Macaroni Art Project you completed (describe the textures, the colors and the finished piece of art and who you gave it to and what their reaction was)
Write about a funny time you either cooked or ate macaroni (we all know someone who laughed until a slimy wet noodle came out of their nose!) Ew! Gross! I know, but give us the gory details.
Feel free to post some of your writing here! We’d all like to read it…
I just completed an awesome week of teaching and writing with young writers! I’m preparing some juicy tid bits to share with you from last week’s summer writing studio, including pictures…
But in the meantime, I will leave you with this Wacky Wednesday prompt:
Write about a batch of cranberry nut muffins served during the school’s science fair. Everyone who eats one becomes a clone!
Share your story with us! C’mon, just a scene or two?