Writing Prompt Generator Who, What, Where and When

Creative ESL writing prompts with  pictures. Just  press the button to instantly generate interesting/strange prompts for creative writing.

In this activity students practice creative writing. The students/teacher selects who, what, where and when. With this information students create a short story based around the information.

Activity Time:  20 mins + (Could be used as a quick warmer alternatively.)

Materials required: Paper and pencil for each student.

Skills practiced: Writing and speaking

Level: 5+


1. Students press the buttons on the prompt generator to create a story.

Give students directions where they need clarification. Try and encourage them to be creative. There are no wrong answers.

2. Give students a set amount of time to write their story. This activity can be done in groups or individually.

3. When students finish, get them to tell their stories.

Example stories made with the generator

ESL creative writing prompt generator