Dinnertime Storytelling Prompts #76-79

By Jennifer L. Davidson

Yay! It's the first day of summer! Every family has their list of must-dos during this glorious sunshiny time of year. The below prompts include a few of my family's favorite summer activities.


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#76 - Jordan hefted the six-person tent from the van to the campsite that was a quarter mile away. He then had to wait for his mom to tell him exactly where to put it. If it were his choice, he'd throw it in the river, forcing them to go home. He wasn't a fan of camping, and it wasn't because of sleeping on the hard ground. It was because he had an irrational fear of spiders. How does Jordan react when he spots a spider? What does his mom do to help? Do they find something in the woods to quell his fear?


#77 - Nell squealed as she jumped off the back of the pontoon into the cool lake water. It was 88 degrees and not a cloud in the sky. A perfect day in her opinion. Unfortunately, her sister Belle with her delicate Snow White skin had been forced to come along, and her ideal day was 60 degrees with a cool breeze. And instead of wearing a bikini, Belle wore unicorn footie pajamas. What does Nell dare Belle to do? What does Belle dare Nell to do? Do the sisters enjoy their day together or does it end in a disaster? Why?

#78 - Conner, Danny, and Kevin were at a farm picking strawberries with Kevin's dad and baby sister when a huge swarm of mosquitoes the size of bullfrogs dropped down from the sky. Conner immediately threw his bucket and ran to the van. Danny swatted at the pests with his bucket before retreating to the van. What did Kevin do to help protect his dad and baby sister? What ingenious idea did he have to get rid of the larger-than-life mosquitoes?

#79 - The Monroe family were lazily floating along the Zumbro river on a calm, sunny Saturday in June until Mama Monroe felt something nibble on her toes. She didn't panic at first, but when a fish bit down on her big toe and wouldn't let go, she screamed as loud as she could. What does the rest of the family do? Think of five other problems that occur while the family is on the river.

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