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Resource: Tons of Rainbow Prompts

Sometimes you need to brighten up your playwriting and scene work with a splash of colour. Try assigning small groups of students each a colour and seeing how many of those prompts they can include in their scene, or focus on just the animal, mineral, or vegetable prompts for each colour. You could also use the colour prompts in a Family Feud-style game to see what objects your students associate with each colour.

You’ll find 50 prompts below, and 50 additional prompts in the giveaway at the bottom of the page.


Red

  1. Strawberry
  2. Stop sign
  3. Poppy
  4. Fire truck
  5. Ghost pepper
  6. Rubies
  7. Maple leaf
  8. Clifford the Big Red Dog
  9. Lava
  10. Paprika

Orange

  1. Carrot
  2. Construction vest
  3. Goldfish
  4. Traffic cone
  5. Pumpkin
  6. Orange juice
  7. Garfield the cat
  8. Marigold flower
  9. Monarch butterfly
  10. Marmalade

Yellow

  1. Banana
  2. Tennis ball
  3. Lemonade
  4. Sunshine
  5. Pineapple
  6. Taxi
  7. Egg yolk
  8. Chick
  9. Caution tape
  10. Mustard

Green

  1. Lime
  2. Granny Smith apple
  3. Grass
  4. Lettuce
  5. Emeralds
  6. Avocado
  7. Broccoli
  8. Football field
  9. Frog
  10. Pickles

Blue

  1. Blueberries
  2. The sky on a beautiful day
  3. The ocean
  4. Denim jeans
  5. Blue jay
  6. Blue tang (like Dory from Finding Nemo)
  7. Robin's eggs
  8. The Blue Man Group
  9. Cartoon dogs (Huckleberry Hound, Blue from Blue's Clues, Bluey Heeler)
  10. Sapphires

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

Click here for 50 additional prompts — purple, pink, brown, white, and black.
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