This packet has 12 writing prompts to help students write about the fears and frustrations of life. Each page has a wildlife photo of a dark chasm within a tree, a hunting centipede, a lonely flower, a solitary leaf floating in a pond, a harvestman in the shadows, a crane fly on a tree, a patent leather beetle up close, a flesh fly in the darkness, a firefly looking for a mate, a fishing spider waiting for a ripple, a worm atop a leaf pile, and a bee drinking nectar. Here are three of the writing prompts:
LONELINESS: Why am I here? What have I done to deserve this? How will I endure the loneliness?
BOREDOM: Is this all there is to life, to being? Is this why I stretched and grew and worked? Isn’t there more to being alive than just this drudgery and repetition?
CHOICE: When will it end, this aching, this constant need gnawing within me, occupying my mind every second of every day, pushing me forward to find and kill and consume? Am I not more than this? Don’t I have a choice in how I live my life?
Take a look at the Preview to see if these writing prompts are something you would like to use to engage your students in introspection and creative exploration.
If you want more WRITING activities, then take a look at the others in this series:
Wildlife Creative Writing Prompts
Writing Prompts: Freedom, Death, Love, Loneliness, Boredom and Happiness
Story Starters for Gifted Writers
Thinking and Writing about Nature and Wildlife (Introspection)
End of Year Wildlife Writing