Story Starters: Air

Story Starters: Air

This Week’s Story Starters: Air

  • What is your earliest memory of being airborne (i.e. Dad throwing you in the air; playing airplane; actually riding a plane)?
  • What types of flying objects have you owned (i.e. rocket, kite, radio controlled helicopter)?
  • In what ways does air affect your outside décor (i.e. flag waving; wind chimes; wind sock)?
  • What ways do you like to “catch air” (i.e. jump skateboarding; fly over ridges while skiing; wind boarding)?
  • As a child, how did you let the air run past you for an adrenaline rush (i.e. leaning back on a swing; sticking head out the car window; taking feet off pedals and hands of handlebars of your bike)?
  • What ways did watching air fascinate you as a child (i.e. blowing on dandelions; watching clouds float by; sending a parachute toy into the air)?
  • Where is your favorite place to get a burst of fresh air?
  • Where do you go to experience the smell of the air or feel mist falling on you?
  • Who is the “wind beneath your wings”?
  • How do you use air at playtime (i.e. blowing kisses; making pinwheels; blowing bubbles)?
  • What is your favorite technique for making a paper airplane?
  • Who is your kite flying buddy?
  • How do you harness the air for industry (i.e. windmill to generate electricity; the wind to power a sailboat; buying a more aerodynamic bike)?
  • In what ways has the power of air impacted your life?
  • What is your favorite book or movie that includes an air element in it (i.e. Walt Disney’s Pocahontas where her hair moved elegantly around her)?
  • What is your favorite song with “air” or an “air” inspired word in the title?
  • What does “fresh air” mean to you?
  • How do you describe “air to your children?
  • How much time have you spent airborne?
  • How do you imagine “flight” changing in the future?
  • What is your favorite thing about being off the ground?
  • If you could be any imaginary character capable of flying, who would you be and why?
  • With whom do you share your “fresh air” moments?
  • If you could have fifteen minutes of airtime on CNN (or any channel you choose) to say anything you want, what would you say?
  • What techniques do you have for capturing the magic of air in your photography or artwork?
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