Journaling and Creative Writing Prompts for Tweens— Help your students understand the importance and value of their own ideas with these excellent prompts for tweens. Oh yeah!
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The preteen years can be a difficult time for students. As they navigate the space between being children and becoming teenagers, preteens often deal with important issues about identity and responsibility. At the same time, they still enjoy silliness and opportunities to let loose.
Through regular writing and journaling, students get to do both of these things at the same time. Yes!
Why Use Our List of Tween Writing & Journaling Prompts?
The 59 creative journal prompts and writing prompts listed below play somewhere in the boundary between childhood and the teenage years.
With this list of creative writing prompts for tweens, young writers will think about important issues like bullying and acceptance in the classroom and American celebrity culture—issues that give them the chance to reflect and examine their own beliefs.
Plus, tween writers also get to indulge in lighthearted and fun questions about first crushes, hanging out with friends, and loads of fun and creative writing ideas, too!
Ok, without further ado, here is that wonderful list of creative writing prompts for tweens and sweet journal prompts. Enjoy!
59 Fun and Journaling and Creative Writing Prompts for Tweens
- If you found a genie in a bottle, what would you wish for?
- What does friendship mean? Write about a day in the life of you and your best friend.
- Would you rather be rich or famous?
- How do you use money? Do you tend to spend or save? Write a creative story about money from a unique perspective (such as that of your pet, or of an alien from another planet).
- What are your favorite types of books? Why?
- Do you like to take risks? Write a short story about the biggest risk you’ve ever taken.
- How closely do you follow current events?
- If you could invent anything, what would it be?
- Describe how you met a goal. How did you feel afterward?
- How do you deal with peer pressure?
- If you could instate any law, what would you choose? Write a story about a lawless society.
- What causes are important to you?
- What is your greatest wish?
- Do you think you will go to college? What will you study? Write a poem about it.
- How much time do you spend each day on homework? Write a story about a school system that never assigns take-home homework.
- What is your favorite thing to do with your friends?
- Describe a time when you were jealous. How did you feel? Did you overcome it?
- What do you want to do when you grow up?
- Who do you want to be when you grow up?
- What do you look forward to doing as a teenager?
- What is your favorite way to learn?
- Where do you go when you need space to think? Write a poem about your safe space.
- Describe yourself in 10 words. Why did you choose these words?
- If you wrote a book about your life, what stories would it include?
- What does it mean to bully someone? What does it mean to be bullied? Write a story about a world that has no bullies at all.
- How can we promote acceptance in our classroom?
- What is the best thing about being a kid? Write a story about a kid who never ages but everyone around them does.
- What is the worst feeling you’ve ever had? Journal about it.
- Why is learning important? Write a short story about someone who refuses to learn anything ever.
- Does art appeal to you? Why or why not?
- What is the craziest dream you’ve ever had?
- Write about a time when you were scared, but everything turned out okay in the end.
- Write about something that other people don’t know about you.
- How do advertisements affect you? Imagine a world without advertising. Write about it.
- What kinds of pressures do kids and teens have today? How is it different from the past. Write a story about a teen who time travels between today and the past or the future, or all of them!
- Write about something you believe in. Considering writing a haiku poem about it.
- Write about a time when you were embarrassed.
- How do you divide your time? Write a story about time disappearing or appearing and how different your life would be because of this.
- What is the greatest lesson you’ve ever learned?
- What do you think about the way Americans care about celebrities?
- Who are the people in your support network? How do they make you feel?
- How do you help other people?
- Do you prefer listening to music or watching movies? Write a song or outline a movie script.
- How has your relationship with your parents changed as you’ve gotten older?
- What is something that makes you proud?
- What is your favorite thing to do on the weekends?
- Imagine a day spent living in someone else’s shoes. What challenges would you experience?
- What do you think high school will be like? Write a story about your dream high school experience.
- What is the most important subject in school?
- Do you think that dreams have any significance?
- Write a poem about something you’ve learned.
- Do people listen to you when you talk?
- What is the farthest you’ve ever traveled? Or, where is the farthest you’d love to travel to?
- Do you prefer to spend time inside or outside?
- Write about your first crush. How did he or she make you feel?
- How does it feel when you stop talking with old friends?
- Would you ever consider studying as an exchange student?
- Have you ever tried an unusual sport or food? How did you feel afterward?
- What does happiness feel like? Describe it using each of the five senses.
I hope your writers find inspiration with this list of journaling ideas and creative writing prompts for tweens.
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Through journaling and/or creative writing, students explore each aspect of their personalities. There’s no need to limit individuality to a particular characteristic or philosophy when there are so many possibilities available.
A student can try on a new thought for a day or explore a concept from someone else’s perspective. When students are growing into their future selves, this type of limitless potential is invaluable.
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The Favorites Writing Prompt List
In addition to the list of writing prompts for tweens shows above, check out this excellent and simple list of journal ideas for you to use in your lesson plans and classroom instruction.
For those reluctant writers or non-writers, I suggest you use the time-tested favorite writing prompts list. They are simple ideas that nearly every writer can answer without much effort. Plus, they are an excellent way to get those creative writing juices flowing for writers of all skill levels.
Have students write about their:
- Favorite foods
- Favorite place
- Favorite book
- Favorite toy
- Favorite family member
- Favorite movie
- Favorite animal
- Favorite pet
- Favorite songs
- Favorite mood
- Favorite childhood memory
- Favorite season of the year
- Favorite new technology
- Favorite famous actor
- Favorite journal prompts to write about
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List of Topics to Write About
This list of ideas may be used to help young people further refine their writing skill level, learn more about self reflection, or simply serve as an excellent list of journal writing prompts and ideas to help them build a journaling habit.
- Best friend (or very good friend)
- Mental health
- Perfect day
- Video games
- Summer Vacation
- Dream job
- Happiest memory
- Best personal trait
- Best advice for your middle school self
- Best concert
- List of questions you’d love to ask a famous person you admire
- Your dream house
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