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Write With Your Senses: Daily Descriptive Writing Prompts

Teach Starter Publishing
Google Slide, PowerPoint, PDF | 1 page | Years: 1 - 3

Inspire your students to write descriptively using our 20 daily descriptive writing prompts slide deck and graphic organiser.

Adjectives are the paint an author uses to create vivid pictures through their text. 🎨

Their descriptions offer details that transport the audience to a time or place, a feeling or memory, a sensation or emotion. Adjectives involve the five senses, and writers who write with those descriptive, sensory words produce better work.

We’ve put together a fun set of writing prompt slides for 2nd grade and up that are perfect for projecting as morning warmups. These are sure to prepare your students to use language to paint a picture.

Looking for Daily Descriptive Writing Prompts?

This Google Slides or PowerPoint narrative writing prompt presentation includes

  • 20 writing prompts for kids
  • The Word bank includes 9 different new and interesting sensory adjectives to use and include in their writings.
  • A graphic organizer is also included for students to use when writing each day, or they can write their responses in their writing journals.

Scaffolding + Extension Tips 

Challenge students who already understand the concept to write stories or make mini books of their own using the writing prompts and word banks as jumping-off points.

Support students who need help by completing the activity as a whole class or in a small group. Read the words and sentences on the slides and discuss word meanings before writing. You could also provide ESL students with sentence starters or sentence frames to help them with composition.

More Ways to Use Daily Writing Prompts for Kids

Download this resource for an additional fast-finisher activity in your literacy or writing centre.

We suggest using it with your guided writing group and the whole class for writing centre activities, lesson reviews, and other writing assessments.

Easily Prepare This Resource for Your Students

Use the download button to download the Google Slides Interactive resource file, or the PowerPoint version. Project the slide you choose on the board and put your kids to work! They can use the included recording sheet or their writing notebooks to record their descriptive sentences.


This resource was created by Emily Pate, a Teach Starter Collaborator.

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