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Make a splash with these water-themed writing prompts!

  • by: Anna from Pobble
  • On: 17, Oct 2022
33 min read

If you're looking to make a splash with writing opportunities that link to the theme of water, look no further! 🌊

Whether you're teaching the water cycle, water resistance, weather or water safety as a class topic, on Pobble you'll find an exciting prompt to inspire some cross-curricular writing. The incredible images are each accompanied by ready-made, short-burst writing activities that motivate children to write more.

Dive in and explore our favourite water-themed writing prompts and story starters: 

 

Watery worldwatery world pobble writing prompt

"Leo was the only person who had taken notice of the warning. A great flood had swept over the planet, and now life was very different..."

Can your class continue the story?

See all 6 writing activities that accompany this image. 

The TsunamiPobble water writing prompt tsunami

"It was that time again… Our annual trip. While my parents packed up the suitcases and loaded up the car for the long journey ahead, we chatted excitedly about what an incredible holiday this was going to be! Not too long into the journey, the beautifully clear, blue sky became dark and ominous. All of a sudden, crashing towards our car, was a colossal wave – not the kind you’d want to catch on a board either… Desperately, people raced wildly away, running, screaming and panicking..."

Can your class continue the story?

See all 6 writing activities that accompany this image. 

Watery thoughts

pobble watery thoughts writing prompt

"It was over ten years since she had discovered her incredible ability to breathe underwater. She remembered the first time she had taken the plunge. It had been an accident really; falling into the water, being pulled down by the animals. Blind panic had set in, thinking that there was no escape. Then, she had taken her first underwater breath… and survived. At first, she simply came down here to think; to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city above. Now, though, after great deliberation and support from her new friends, she'd set up home down here..."

Can your class continue the story?

See all 6 writing activities that accompany this image. 

Atlantis

pobble atlantis writing prompt

"The water was rising. Soon, everything would be underwater. The thousands of lights that sparkled against the dark backdrop of the colossal skyscrapers were being extinguished one by one, as the monstrous buildings were gradually disappearing under the dark tides; banished to a watery grave beneath the lonely depths. Nobody knew what had caused the great flood. There had not been time to stop and think..."

Can your class continue the story?

See all 6 writing activities that accompany this image. 

Adrift

Pobble adrift writing prompt

"Storm clouds gathered all around him like a pack of wolves surrounding their prey. The tormenting threat of thunder echoed through the night air, as streaks of silvery lightning illuminated the darkness. The storm was far away, for now, but it still filled his heart with fear. He had made it this far, but how would he survive the night? Would he ever see his family again?"

Can your class continue the story?

See all 6 writing activities that accompany this image. 

The DeepPobble deep writing prompt

"They were having such a fabulous time just calmly paddling along through the warm, blue water. Little did they know, something was lurking just beneath him..."

Can your class continue the story?

See all 6 writing activities that accompany this image. 

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