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26 Writing Prompts About Yourself

Writing Prompts About Yourself (for kids AND people of all ages).

Sometimes it can be quite a challenge to get anyone — muchless kids — to write. One idea to engage the interest of young writers and students is to ask them to write about themselves. Writing about “Yourself” is an interesting topic for kids of all ages because, well… it’s all about them!

Kids Ideas for Writing About Themselves

Dive into Personal Information (with No Thought of Grammar nor Punctuation)

Yep, it’s time to drop all the writing rules and focus instead on accomplishments, qualifications, and all manner of good things. In other words, it’s time to get super self-aware. You could even encourage your writers to do a self-appraisal or personal inventory.

You see…

When people write about themselves they learn about their likes and dislikes, their dreams, and their future plans. Because their writing is focused 100% on them they may even discover some new things about themselves, like the fact that they are a talented writer or an amazing inventor or a very thoughtful, kind person.

Personal Accomplishments are Not Everyone’s Cup of Tea

Of course…

Some kids are not comfortable focusing on themselves and may find it easier to get creative with the assignment by engaging their creative writing skills and making up stories.

They may engage their imagination and see themselves as a cartoon character and then write about themselves from the perspective of the character instead of from their own perspective.

—> Check out this creative writing prompt collection of journal prompts from blog posts available to you on our website 🙂

The key to writing success for writers of all skill levels is to make writing fun, enjoyable and engaging. Doing so will help to ensure that writing is a positive growth experience for them.


If your writer is in a reluctant frame of mind when it comes to writing on themselves, encourage them to start with the story of the life. (You could use this list of 19 Personal Story Ideas to help them find inspiration.)

The bottom line is this: Find the best fit for our writers and they will not only write but also, perhaps, learn that they wildly enjoy it.

Ok, without further ado, here is that list of ideas to write about yourself. Take a look now and enjoy!

26 Writing Prompts About Yourself

Here is a list of writing prompts for people of all ages that are fun and focused and all about yourself. Use them to write a story of your life, a personal essay or just some random journal entries. However you choose, just get to it and use these prompts today (and be sure to have fun doing so).

  1. What is something you are good at doing?
  2. What is your favorite color and why?
  3. What is the story behind your name?
  4. Which country do you want to visit and why?
  5. What is your favorite cartoon?
  6. What do you want to be when you grow up and why?
  7. What is your favorite thing about school?
  8. What one thing do you want to change about your school?
  9. What is your favorite season and why?
  10. What would you like to invent and why?
  11. Where do you want to travel to as a kid? As a teenager? As an adult?
  12. Where do you want to live as an adult?
    Writing Ideas for Kids about Yourself
  13. What is your favorite food? Describe it in detail.
  14. What are you scared of and why?
  15. Write about your very best friend.
  16. What is the color of your room? Describe the things in it.
  17. Write about your pet animal.
  18. Write about which pet you want but do not have.
  19. What is your favorite holiday and why?
  20. Describe the night you _______________ and what happened.
  21. Design a tree house for yourself and describe what you will do in it?
  22. What is your favorite dress/outfit and why?
  23. What is your biggest dream for your future?
  24. Ten interesting things about you are…
  25. What makes you happy?
  26. What makes you sad?

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