Short videos are a great way to inspire students for writing activities. I plan on adding videos that I find with writing activity ideas to my website over time. You will be able to find these if you go to "Online Teaching Tools" on the navigation bar, then select Language Arts > Video Writing Prompts.
Present the students with the video below. After watching, discuss what was going on in the short animation. Below the video you will find some activity suggestions. I recommend watching the video another time through before instructing students to write.
A Cloudy Lesson by Yezi Xue
Post Viewing Writing Activity Ideas:
A 21st century School Teacher, Mother, and Wife.