Resource: Tons of Shiny, Shimmery, and Sparkly Prompts

When your students are feeling dull, you know it’s time to bring out the shiniest, shimmeriest, most sparkly prompts available. And we’ve got lots of them right here for you, guaranteed to bring some sparkle to your day. These prompts could help inspire a character for a six-second scene, or help to zhuzh up a costume design or vision board.

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

  1. Sequins
  2. A mermaid's tail
  3. Stars
  4. Arts & crafts glitter
  5. A tiara
  6. Rhinestones
  7. Earrings
  8. Sapphires
  9. Clear water on a sunny day
  10. Someone with a delightful personality (a "sparkling" personality)
  11. A great example (a "shining" example)
  12. Tamatoa (the villainous giant crab from Moana)
  13. A trophy
  14. A medal
  15. Bracelets
  16. Emeralds
  17. A fish's scales
  18. Glitter makeup
  19. Arts & crafts paint
  20. Freshly fallen snow
  21. Twinkle lights
  22. Candlelight
  23. Diamonds
  24. Fireworks
  25. Sparklers
  26. Gold coins
  27. Rings
  28. Raindrops
  29. Bright eyes
  30. Sparkly stickers
  31. Necklaces
  32. Rubies
  33. Lip gloss
  34. Carbonated water
  35. Wet rocks on the beach in the sun
  36. A light bulb
  37. The moon
  38. A pageant queen's sash
  39. Sunbeams
  40. Silver cutlery
  41. A brass candlestick
  42. A mirror
  43. Fireflies
  44. White teeth in a toothpaste commercial
  45. A flashlight beam
  46. Bioluminescence
  47. Edible glitter (for decorating cakes and cookies)
  48. A night light
  49. A knight's armour
  50. A sword

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

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