47 Writing Prompts About Nature

There are many ways to capture the beauty of nature.

Some people paint or draw, while others take photographs of the things that they find beautiful.

But that’s not the only way to share the things we see and love about nature—you can also write about it!

How To Use Our Prompts

These writing guides are great because you can use them however you’d like.

As long as you’re writing, you’re doing it right.

But if you need a little help getting started, here are some ideas:

  • Count the number of trees you can see from the nearest window. Use that number to pick your prompt.
  • Challenge yourself to use one prompt each day for a week.
  • Scroll up and down with your eyes closed and point at the screen.

The Writing Prompts

  1. Take a nature walk or sit outside for 10-15 minutes. Write about what you observe using all of your senses.
  2. What kind of weather is your favorite? Why?
  3. Should kids have more outdoor recess time? Why?
  4. Would you rather be caught in a snowstorm or a thunderstorm?
  5. Write a poem or short story about nature using the following words: bird, shoelace, basket, face
  6. Earth, fire, water, and air are the four main elements of nature. Which do you relate to and why?
  7. Write a short story about an ant who is trying to steal cake from a picnic basket.
  8. Which season is your favorite? Why?
  9. What are some ways you can help the environment?
  10. Research a famous landscape artist and write 3-5 paragraphs about their accomplishments.
  11. What is your favorite thing to do outside?
  12. Write a story about a kid using their imagination while they play at the park.
  13. Would you rather jump in puddles or make a snowman?
  14. Write a poem or short story about nature using the following words: babble, kind, small, yes
  15. What do you think nature would be like if there was no color?
  16. What is your favorite flower? Why?
  17. Write a story about a girl who wakes up in a field of wildflowers.
  18. If you could have your own garden, what would you plant?
  19. What are some ways to stay safe when out in nature?
  20. If you woke up and could suddenly talk to animals, which animal would you choose? Why?
  21. Would you rather live in the mountains or by the sea? Why?
  22. Why is it important to protect bees?
  23. Write a short story from the point of view of a leaf, lazily drifting from its branch.
  24. Pretend you are a nature guide and write a report on a local landmark or park.
  25. Have you ever been on a hike? What was it like?
  26. Write 3-5 paragraphs about your favorite animal.
  27. Why is recycling so important?
  28. What is your favorite thing about the area where you live? Why is it so special?
  29. What is something about nature that scares you?
  30. What is something about nature that makes you happy?
  31. Research a tree that grows in your neighborhood. Write about its life cycle and importance to the ecosystem.
  32. Would you rather have the ability to breathe underwater or to fly? Why?
  33. What should you do if you find an animal that is sick or injured?
  34. Research and write 3-5 paragraphs about an endangered plant or animal.
  35. Write about a memory that you have that is related to soil.
  36. Write a poem or short story about nature using the following words: zoom, try, drop, special
  37. What is your favorite aquatic animal? Why?
  38. Why is it important for people to spend time outdoors?
  39. Write a poem with at least four stanzas, using one season per stanza.
  40. Would you rather explore the depths of the sea or the mysteries of space? Why?
  41. If you could pick one season to last an entire year, which would it be? Why?
  42. If you could have a nature-related career, what would it be?
  43. What about nature inspires you?
  44. Write a story from the point of view of a rock. How long has it been here? What has it seen?
  45. Would you rather climb a mountain or sail across the sea?
  46. What do you think is the most beautiful place in the world? Why?
  47. What is one aspect of nature that your community could improve?

Naturally Curious

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