Grade 3 Picture Writing Prompts

20 picture prompts for Grade 3

1. The spiders are closing in on the giraffe. What could he do to try and escape?

Sam in the Night Zoo

2. Can you write a story that includes a rocketship, a bear, and a cup of hot chocolate?

Rocket, Bear, and Hot Chocolate

3. You are walking through the forest and meet a talking fox. What would you say to him to get him to come home with you?

Fox sitting in the woods

4. The children just discovered a land made out of books. What would you build with the books and why?

Kids cheering about books

5. Can you write an adventure story about a penguin, a crab, a magical map, and an airplane?

Crab, airplane, penguin, and map

6. You just discovered this magical animal. How would you care for him? What would they eat and where in the world could they live?

Parrot body with Tiger head

7. This elephant has discovered a magical room. Describe what the elephant sees.

Maji the Elephant

8. These children bought some presents to donate to charity. Why is it important to help others?

Magical gifts in tree shape

9. The giraffe has lost his way in the woods. How could he use his five senses to find his way home?

Sam the Giraffe in the woods

10. Super Pig likes to exercise. Can you write an exercise workout for him?

Drawing of pig in track suit

11. The flamingo is flapping her wings trying to fly. Where do you think she wants to go and why?

Flamingo flapping her wings

12. The boy isn’t sure he wants this food. Can you write up the recipe so he knows what it is made of?

Will with bowl of pasta

13. It is the first day of winter. Can you write a poem to celebrate?

Write a poem about winter

14. You have been asked to invent a new video game. What are the rules to play?

Will and Riya playing video games

15. Elephants are in danger of becoming extinct. Write a persuasive story on why people should protect and appreciate them.

Will and Riya with Elephant

16. You discover a magical glowing pizza crust. What toppings could you add to it? What happens when someone eats it?

Will holding a glowing pizza

17. Writing means different things to different people. Can you explain what you love about writing?

Pencil with Why I love writing

18. The children aren’t sure how to scare their parents on Halloween. Can you write a plan for them?

Will and Riya in Halloween costumes

19. The hareplane is an amazing creation! Can you write a story about them?

A rabbit airplane drawing

20. What is happening in this scene? Can you write about what happens next?

Mouse trying to hide from owl

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