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How to Describe Grass in a Creative Writing Lesson

The grass is green. It grows a bit slowly in spring and then it keeps on multiplying all Summer long. The wind blows and bends the delicate stems, and the noise it makes is soothing and mesmerizing. When the sun shines, the blades of grass dance in the light, creating a moving picture that is both captivating and entrancing. The grass has a way of swallowing up everything in its path, including humans! So if you’re ever going to write about this ‘magical’ plant, you better get started now, while you still have plenty to say.

Looking for ways to inspire your students to write creatively? We have the perfect topic for you – the grass! Not your average schoolroom lesson, we are going to take a look at how to describe grass and use this information to craft a short story that will allow your students to experience the joy and wonder of spring through the words of a fictional character. So let’s get started.

The Simple Life

Begin your description of the grass by setting the scene. What is the weather like? Is it cold or warm? Is the sun bright or does it hide behind cloudy skies? All of this can help to give the reader a better understanding of what sort of environment they are in.

Next, give the reader a sense of the time – is it spring now, or autumn? What about the seasons? This will help them to visualize the story you are trying to tell them, as well as adding another layer of meaning to your words. For example, if you are writing about the winter solstice and how bright the sun is, then you can say that the grass is bright too.

Now that you have set the scene, you can move on to the next stage of your story. Begin by talking about the color of the grass. What is the color of the grass like? Is it a vibrant green that seems to burst out of the ground, or does it seem more dull and ordinary? Remember, your character is not physically present, so you can get more creative with your language! You can use words like ‘glistening’, ‘shiny’, and ‘trendy’, but make sure that your use of color language is consistent. You should not use ‘glistening’ words for the white frost on the road after a freezing night, but you can for the green grass in the spring.

An Introduction To Flowers

Flowers are an important part of spring. As we have established, the grass is green and grows slowly in spring. Flowers are also green and grow quickly and have a short life cycle. Your character will most likely be looking at the flowers as well, so it is essential that you familiarize yourself with the different types of flowers that grow in spring.

In addition to the color, you should also try to evoke the mood and feel of the particular flower that your character is seeing. Is it sunny and bright or does it seem more dim and dreary? When writing, you should always keep the reader in mind and what they want out of your story. Think about the type of flower that grows the most in your area and try to use that to inspire your writing. For example, if you live in Scotland then you can use heather for your Scottish story, as it is quite majestic and grows well in isolated spots around the country. It has a very strong fragrance that is slightly peppery and musky. You can get a feel for heather pretty easily – it is not overly dramatic and does not need extreme weather conditions to be in full bloom. You can do that!

The Language Of Flowers

Now that you have an introduction to the important parts of spring, you can begin to describe the different types of flowers. We are going to take a look at the language of flowers, so let’s begin with the basics. What is this language called? Is it called ‘flowering’ language or ‘blooming’ language? Whatever you call it, it is very similar and can be used interchangeably. It is simply a matter of how you want to describe the process of flowers blooming and opening up their petals. You can call it ‘opening up’ if you want to emphasize the process, or you can choose to use more passive verbs and say that the flowers ‘bloom’ or ‘open up’. It really is a little bit of a toss-up which one you want to go for, so it is best to use the same word, but in the end it is up to you!

The Sun Is Shining

After a long Winter, the sun is beginning to shine and reflect off the freshly shorn grass. Your character will most likely experience this as a pleasant sight. They will look up and feel their spirits rise as they are warmed by the rays of the sun. Let’s examine the process of this warming – what is the weather like? Is it blustery and cold, or is it calm and peaceful? Your character does not have to be fully clothed for this to happen, but it is nice to add a touch of realism to your work! You can make the scene more vivid by using words like ‘chill’, ‘frosty’, and ‘icy’. If you are lucky enough to have a woodland area near you, then you can add more meaning to your story by using words like ‘dew’, ‘fog’, and ‘mist’ to describe the white clouds that are gathering in the sky.

The Grass Is Growing Greener

Now that you have the sun, you can move on to the next stage of your story. The grass is growing steadily – your character will most likely note this and it will give them hope for the upcoming season. You can continue to build up the suspense by adding more and more detail to your writing. This is especially effective if you want to create a sense of urgency for your story. You do not need to worry about going over the word limit – that will not happen, as you are writing to inspire your students!

Spring Tides

As spring begins to unfold and the days grow longer, your character will find that the grass is growing faster than they can mow it. Short days, big effort – what a glorious combination! The grass will continue to grow for most of the season, but it will never get very high this year! Your character will begin to experience the change in the weather – the longer days and warmer temperatures are a welcome relief as they allow your students to play outside again. This is a good time of the year, as long as they are not over-exerting themselves! Let’s examine how your character is experiencing this new environment – what is their mood, are they joyful or stressed?

The change in the weather has definitely affected your character. They have welcomed the longer days and happily basked in the sun until it began to wither and brown the grass. That was when they noticed the increase in their workload – though they do not yet know how much! On a more positive note, you can say that they are relieved that the last of the winter snows have melted and that they can once more play outside in the fresh air. The days are still chilly, but this is a good thing for their health, as it stimulates their lungs. Not many people like to stay inside in the winter, as it is normally a lonely and dark time of the year – so by adding a touch of melancholy to your story, you can truly bring home the message of the season!

If you want to write about a positive experience, then you can suggest that your character enjoys getting their hands dirty, so with work comes a sense of accomplishment. You can also say that they feel rejuvenated by the warm spring sun that filters through the windows – it is truly a glorious change that they have to look forward to! If you have a character that you identified with during the last part of the year, then you can say that they feel inspired to keep fighting and to keep moving forwards – it is still early days and there is plenty of hope yet!

The Importance Of Plants

Why should your character be interested in plants? Simple! Because they provide food and shelter for the creatures around them. If you are interested in creating a sense of wonderment and magic in your story, then adding tiny living things to it will certainly do the job. When your character sees a flower for the first time, it is likely to be quite the experience – you can write about that!