I love to help students develop their creative writing skills as it's something I used to enjoy so much as as a student. So many of my students over the years have told me the most difficult part of writing is often coming up with a "Good Idea". So to help my students I try to develop unique and engaging writing prompts to help them get over the hurdle of "writer's block".
I often find inspiration for writing prompts in artwork that I see, I guess it's the visual learner in me... so when I started seeing so many wonderful examples of Subway Art I thought I could turn it into a writing prompt. Here's a fun example for you to use with your students over the next few winter months. Click the image below to download a copy or grab a copy from my TpT Store.
A fun way to use this is your classroom is to display it on a document camera / projector so that students can see the different colors. Full download includes color version, black/white version and two sheets of winter themed writing paper.
Challenge your students to:
- use a word to start a paragraph
- write a haiku using just dark blue words as inspiration
- use three words in the first paragraph of a story
- write dialogue using the light blue words
- identify the parts of speech
- use a picture and a word from each color in a poem
- make their own Subway Art with a winter theme
- I'm sure there are many more ideas that I would love to hear about in the comments below
If you like this subway art writing prompt, you can check out similar activities at previous blog posts by clicking the links below.