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Resource: Tons of Outdoor Prompts!

outdoor prompts
Written by Kerry Hishon

Looking for some new prompts to get your students writing or improvising? Here are fifty spring- and summer-themed action prompts that you can use to get your students feeling refreshed and inspired! Try using them for games like Improv Community, Sit, Stand, Kneel, or Scenes from a Bag. You can find fifty more prompts (fall and winter themed) in the giveaway at the bottom of this page. Have fun!

  1. Gardening
  2. Splashing in puddles
  3. Searching for a pot of gold at the end of a rainbow
  4. Playing soccer
  5. Mowing the lawn
  6. Skateboarding
  7. Flying a kite
  8. Visiting a farmers market
  9. Playing baseball or softball
  10. Going to a baseball game
  11. Going for a bike ride
  12. Going golfing
  13. Jumping rope
  14. Playing hopscotch
  15. Walking the dog
  16. Playing Frisbee
  17. Painting a fence
  18. Playing hide and seek
  19. Enjoying a bouquet of fresh flowers
  20. Getting caught in the rain without an umbrella
  21. Going outside when it looks nice and then wishing you had a coat because it’s colder than you thought
  22. Feeding ducks
  23. Climbing a tree
  24. Picking up litter
  25. Watching baby animals being born
  1. Going to the beach
  2. Walking on hot sand
  3. Sunbathing
  4. Having a BBQ
  5. Swimming in the pool
  6. Jumping off the high dive
  7. Working as a lifeguard
  8. The last day of school before summer vacation
  9. Waterskiing
  10. Wakeboarding
  11. Having a picnic
  12. Going to the zoo
  13. Going down a waterslide
  14. Going to an amusement park
  15. Building a sandcastle
  16. Burying your friend in the sand
  17. Playing volleyball
  18. Going camping
  19. Going to a summer music festival
  20. Playing miniature golf
  21. Going on a boat ride
  22. Going fishing
  23. Having a water balloon fight
  24. Blowing bubbles
  25. Washing a car
Click here for fifty more outdoor prompts — fall and winter themed.

Kerry Hishon is a director, actor, writer and stage combatant from London, Ontario, Canada. She blogs at

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Kerry Hishon

Kerry Hishon is a director, actor, writer and stage combatant from London, Ontario, Canada. View her blog at