31 Photo Prompts for October

Are you ready for another month of photo inspiration? October brings beautiful foliage, pumpkins, Halloween, and much more. Capture as much as you can before the season turns into cold winter days.

31 Photo Prompts for October

  1. Selfie
  2. In the morning
  3. Nature
  4. From above
  5. Weather
  6. Texture
  7. Looking out your window
  8. Pattern
  9. Family
  10. On the floor
  11. Miniature
  12. Words
  13. Friends
  14. Side view
  15. Signs
  16. Black and white
  17. Trails
  18. Clouds
  19. Photoshopped
  20. 3pm
  21. Upside down
  22. Tradition
  23. Silhouette
  24. Motion
  25. Food
  26. Trees and leaves
  27. Distance
  28. Animal
  29. Favorite thing
  30. Photographer’s choice
  31. Happy Halloween!

April Drawing Prompts

Are you looking for something fun to do on rainy days in April? Or just to relax and spend quiet time with your family. Get creative. Grab your markers, crayons, or colored pencils and draw. Do you need some inspiration? Check out the following drawing prompts for April.

Image by Aline Ponce from Pixabay 
  1. Self-Portrait
  2. April Showers
  3. Kite
  4. Happy Easter!
  5. Garden
  6. Water
  7. Friendship
  8. Caterpillar
  9. Family
  10. Food
  11. Weather
  12. Trees
  13. Flowers
  14. Bubbles
  15. 4
  16. Snail
  17. Owl
  18. Baseball
  19. Patterns
  20. Gnome
  21. Mushroom
  22. Earth Day
  23. Home
  24. Doorway
  25. Keys
  26. Fairy Tale
  27. Nighttime Scene
  28. Bike
  29. Rain Gear
  30. Your Choice

February Drawing Prompts

 

Why draw? Spending time drawing enhances creativity, reduces stress, improves coordination, and boosts self-esteem. February is the perfect time to create. Dust off your drawing pencils or buy new ones. Keep in mind, expensive supplies are not required to begin. Buying basic number two pencils and drawing paper at your local dollar store is a great way to start. If you some inspiration, check out the following drawing prompts for February.

  1. Self-portrait (Be nice to yourself)
  2. Ground Hog
  3. Clouds
  4. Eyes
  5. Mythical Creature
  6. Patterns
  7. Football
  8. Winter Trees
  9. Silhouette
  10. Mittens, Hat, & Scarf
  11. Flowers
  12. Love
  13. Hearts
  14. Happy Valentine’s Day!
  15. Ice Skates
  16. Hot Beverage
  17. Fire Place or Bon Fire
  18. Gnome
  19. Window Scene
  20. Insect
  21. Snowflakes
  22. Dinosaur
  23. Bird
  24. Animal
  25. Hands
  26. Spirals
  27. Sun
  28. Food

31 Days of Journal Prompts for August

Are you staying close to home due to the pandemic? Do you need an outlet to write your concerns, joys, or memories? Pick up a journal, Composition book, or a simple spiral notebook and start putting your thoughts down on paper.

If you are looking for daily inspiration for August, check out the following journal prompts.

  1. How did the month of July go for you? Did you learn anything new about yourself? Your family?
  2. What are you looking forward to accomplishing in August? Make a detailed list.
  3. What is your current “stay at home” status due to the recent coronavirus pandemic? Expand on your concerns over the virus in your area, if any.
  4. What plans did you have to give up this summer due to the pandemic? What was your alternative?
  5. Do you have school-age children? What are your concerns about returning to school? Are you going to homeschool, attend online, or face-to-face? What do you feel is the best option?
  6. What is your biggest hope for your children for the upcoming school year?
  7. What is your best school memory?
  8. What was your favorite subject in school? Why?
  9. Who was your favorite teacher? Why did this person make such an impact on you?
  10. Are you still in touch with your childhood friends? Why or why not?
  11. Did you go to football games, school dances, or other after school activities? What was your favorite one? Why?
  12. Did you participate in sports or other after school activities? What did you learn from the experience?
  13. Do you miss anything about your school days? Why or why not?
  14. Write about the most memorable summer vacation from childhood? Why is this one different from the rest?
  15. Did you go to college? Write about attending your first college class.
  16. What are your plans to celebrate the end of summer?
  17. If you could go anywhere in the world right now, where would you go? Why?
  18. List 10 things you want to accomplish before the end of the year.
  19. Think about a famous person you would like to meet. Who did you pick? Why did you choose this person?
  20. Describe your entire day. Go into great detail.
  21. If you could step into a fictional world from a book, television series, or movie, where would you go? Why did you pick this particular universe?
  22. Write down one thing that made you smile today.
  23. What is your one bad habit? What can you do to change this particular behavior?
  24. What are your best attributes? Try to list at least 5, ten would be better.
  25. What craft or hobby would you like to learn? What is the biggest obstacle?
  26. Middle of the week-free write for 15 minutes.
  27. If you could write a book, what would the storyline be? What is stopping you from writing your first novel?
  28. Happy Friday! What are your weekend plans?
  29. Describe one thing that brought you complete joy from this last week, month, and today.
  30. What were you doing at 11 am, 2 pm, 7 pm? Describe each time slot with great detail.
  31. What are you looking forward to doing in September?

31 Days of Self-Care for August

August marks the end of summer. School will be starting soon. Whether virtual or in-person, school and work schedules take up a lot of your time. Finding time to relax and care for yourself is essential to your overall well-being.

Self-Care Ideas for August

  1. Stay hydrated! Drink lots of water.
  2. Get enough sleep! If possible, take a nap or sleep in for an extra half hour.
  3. Go for a hike. Do not forget to bring the dog.
  4. Go for a nature walk with your kids.
  5. Go for a bike ride.
  6. Pamper yourself with an in-home spa day. Paint your nails or give yourself a facial.
  7. Take a long relaxing bubble bath.
  8. Write a letter or send out thinking of you cards.
  9. Call or chat online with a friend.
  10. Do yoga or other exercises.
  11. Meditate or pray.
  12. Read a book.
  13. Binge-watch your favorite television series or find a new one to enjoy.
  14. Have a movie marathon, complete with popcorn or other treats.
  15. Make a gratitude list, at least 10 things.
  16. Try a new recipe or cook an old family favorite.
  17. Listen to your favorite music, turn up the volume, sing along, or dance.
  18. Order pizza or another type of take-out to give yourself a break from cooking.
  19. Buy one new item to try at the grocery store. Your pick doesn’t have to be expensive. For example, buy a new type of fruit to try or a candy bar.
  20. Do crafts.
  21. Do not be afraid to say no.
  22. Listen to a Podcast or watch YouTube videos.
  23. Declutter your space.
  24. Go on a virtual tour of a museum, art gallery, or the zoo.
  25. Make a visual board or a mood board.
  26. Keep a journal.
  27. Spend a day in your pajamas.
  28. Invest in a high-quality weighted blanket.
  29. Buy your favorite scented candle to burn.
  30. Make lists.
  31. Be kind to yourself, always.

 

May Photo Prompts

For many, May still brings stay-at-home requests and social distancing. Even with these mandates in place, you still can have fun with photos. Grab your cell phone or favorite camera to see the world through the lens. You may find your interpretations of the world around you completely fascinating. Do you need some photo prompts for inspiration? Check out the following list for May:

  1. Selfie (Start the month with a new selfie)
  2. Morning
  3. Paper
  4. Green
  5. Flowers
  6. Favorite View
  7. Reflection
  8. Smile
  9. Beverage
  10. Mother’s Day (US)
  11. Happy
  12. Grateful
  13. Black and White
  14. Up Close
  15. Clouds
  16. Green
  17. Shadows
  18. To the Right
  19. To the Left
  20. Shapes
  21. Meal
  22. Nature
  23. Shiny
  24. Down Low
  25. Memorial Day (US)
  26. Motion
  27. Weather
  28. Photo of Another Photo
  29. Group of 3
  30. Peace
  31. Stepping Through a Door

Hopefully, the May photo prompts will inspire you to post photos on social media. Or print the photos to hang on your wall.

Photo Prompts for April

Participating in self-isolating and social distancing does not have to be boring. Grab your camera a photograph of what you see daily. Looking at everyday items from a different perspective can be a fun part of the day.

  1. April Fool’s Day! Photograph something silly or funny.
  2. Selfie (yes, selfies are generally done on the first of each month )
  3. Stuffed animal
  4. Pet
  5. Morning
  6. Easter Decor
  7. Spring flowers
  8. 2 pm
  9. Bunnies
  10. Good Friday! Remembrance
  11. Easter eggs
  12. Happy Easter! Celebration
  13. Blue
  14. Signs
  15. Art
  16. Something Old
  17. Something New
  18. Crafty
  19. Black and white
  20. Green
  21. Comfy
  22. Earth Day! Planet Related Photo
  23. Night
  24. Clean
  25. Bubbles
  26. Current View
  27. Snacks
  28. Favorite Beverage
  29. Meal
  30. Love

Have fun with April’s photo prompts. Get your friends to participate in the challenge. Post photos on your social media pages with a fun hashtag. You may be at home, but you still can enjoy each other’s creative visions.

Rebecca’s Journal Writing Prompts for February

The second month of 2020 is here. Are you ready to continue or start your journal writing? Do you need some inspiration? Try out the following journal writing prompts for February.

  1. Did you accomplish everything on your goal list in January? What was your biggest obstacle or achievement from last month?
  2. What goals do you have for February?
  3. Describe an activity that brings you complete joy?
  4. List the 3 top things in your life right now that you are grateful for.
  5. What quote from a book or movie brings you the most inspiration? Why?
  6. What do you do for self-care? Why is this activity so important for your overall well-being?
  7. What do you do to show kindness to others?
  8. Who is your current role model? Why is this person important to you?
  9. How do you define love? For your significant other? Family? Friends?
  10. What was your first date like? How old were you? Did you end the night with a kiss?
  11. What is your favorite Valentine’s Day memory?
  12. What is your ideal Valentine’s Day date? Family time?
  13. Did you have Valentine’s Day party at your school during your childhood? Did you hand out Valentine’s cards to your classmates? What was your favorite part of the celebration?
  14. Describe you Valentine’s Day in detail.
  15. What obstacle is holding you back from moving forward with improving your self. How can you overcome it?
  16. Describe your entire day in complete detail. What were you doing at 9 am? Noon? 4 pm?  7 pm? Or at bedtime?
  17. What is your definition of happiness?
  18. If you could change your current job to your dream career, what would you do? Why?
  19. What can you do to improve the environment? What changes do you need to make in your daily routine to help the planet?
  20. Write a letter to your childhood friend. What makes your friendship so memorable? (It’s entirely up to you if you want to send it or not).
  21. Visualize your life in a year, 5 years, 10 years. Write your vision in detail.
  22. Who is your current celebrity crush? Who was your celebrity crush as a teenager? How have your tastes changed? Why did you pick the celebrity?
  23. What is your greatest fear for yourself? Your family? Your friends? How can you overcome the fear?
  24. What was your favorite cartoon as a child? Why did you like the program?
  25. If you could have lunch with any person living or dead, who would you pick? Why?
  26. If you could meet any person or character from a book, who would you pick? Why?
  27. What is one personal achievement that makes you proud? Why?
  28. What do you want to achieve in the next ten months of 2020?
  29. Leap Day-What did you do with your extra day in 2020?

October Journal Writing Prompts

October brings leaves bursting with colors, sweater weather, and Halloween. Keeping a journal this month should reflect your past memories of the changing seasons, goals for the holidays, and past memories.

31 Journal Writing Prompts for October

  1. What do you hope to accomplish in October? For yourself? For your family? For work?
  2. What fun Halloween activity would you like to try this month? Why is this activity important to you?
  3. Think about your childhood. How did you celebrate Halloween? Our of all of your Halloween memories as a child, which is your favorite?
  4. What was your favorite childhood Halloween costume? Was it homemade or store-bought?  Why did you like this particular costume so much?
  5. Did you attend any Halloween parties as a child? At school? Or another location?  What Halloween party made the most memorable impression? Why?
  6. Do you want to attend or host a Halloween party this year? Why or why not?
  7. Do your children or grandchildren plan to dress up for Halloween? Why did they pick their Halloween costumes?
  8. List 5 things that made you smile today.
  9. What steps do you need to take to be happier every day? Organization? New job?
  10. If you could visit any country or state in the fall, where would you go? Why?
  11. If you could buy one item without worrying about the price, what would you purchase? Why?
  12. Describe the weather today. Cold, wet, warm? Was it typical for this time of year? Did you enjoy the day?
  13. Describe the most vivid dream you can remember.
  14. Are you happy with your job? Your daily routine? What would you train?
  15. What everyday item can you not without? Why?
  16. What is your personal definition of happiness?
  17. What is your favorite book? Describe the main character in the story. Why were you drawn to this book?
  18. What was your first pet? Describe.
  19. Happy Sweetest Day! How do you plan to celebrate? What is your ideal Sweetest Day?
  20. Write a bucket list for the last 3 months of the year.
  21. What one thing do you need to improve your health? Exercise? Eat better? How do you accomplish it?
  22. Write about cooking or baking disaster.
  23. Write a tale about October, Fall, or Halloween. Or ask your children to tell you a story.
  24. Write a letter to your future self.
  25. Go outside and write. (Or take pictures if it’s too cold). Describe the scene.
  26. What home project would you like to start?
  27. Write about your day from your pet’s point of view.
  28. What new fall recipe would you like to try? Why?
  29. Have you started your Christmas shopping? Are you a holiday planner?
  30. Thinking ahead to November, what are you looking forward to doing?
  31. Happy Halloween! Describe your day. Did you hand out candy? Go to a party? What was the most memorable moment?

October Photo Challenge Prompts

Enjoying the fall scenery, October is the perfect time to be outdoors. Grab your camera or mobile device to photograph your finds.

Consider these 31 October Photo Challenge Prompts:

  1. Selfie (always start the month with a selfie)
  2. Low angle
  3. View out your window
  4. Cider
  5. Apple orchard
  6. Pumpkin or apple bread
  7. Motion
  8. Caramel
  9. Candy corn or Halloween candy
  10. Black and white
  11. Sunset or Sunrise (or both)
  12. Single leaf
  13. Autumn colors
  14. Pumpkin patch
  15. Moon
  16. Cinnamon sticks or spices
  17. Favorite Halloween movie
  18. Hobby
  19. Old barns or abandoned space
  20. Nature
  21. Something orange
  22. Forgotten/Creepy/Spooky
  23. Jack O’Lanterns
  24. Vampires, skeletons, or ghosts
  25. Something large or small
  26. Favorite fall snack
  27. Personal inspiration
  28. Shadows
  29. Halloween decorations
  30. Halloween outfit or costume
  31. Trick-or-Treat

When the month is over, print your pictures. Make a scrapbook. Write small stories. Enjoy the adventure.

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