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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 — including 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…

Kids Ideas for Writing About Themselves

It’s all about them!

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 this list of things to write about yourself 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?

More Ideas Focused on What to Write About Myself

For those of you looking to write a self-introduction cover letter and/or apply for a scholarship, check out these ideas. 

Use them to write your first draft, use a friendly tone to engage your readers, and don’t worry about using the right words. Instead, focus on telling good stories, disclosing personal details, and, above all, enjoy the writing process, because a happy writing experience shines through in the final draft!

  1. Write about three goals that you have for high school. How will you accomplish these goals?
  2. Write about a time when you were truly frightened. What happened? How did you feel?
  3. Describe your most successful moment so far. What did it take to get there? How did it feel to be successful?
  4. Is there anyone in your life who has overcome significant challenges? How did they address those challenges? What can you learn from that person?
  5. What is the most important lesson that you learned in high school? What did you learn from it?
  6. What was the most defining moment of your childhood or adolescence? Describe that moment in detail and write about how it impacted your life today.
  7. Write a detailed description of a day in your life.
  8. When you were younger, what did you want to be when you grew up? How does your actual career compare to your childhood career aspirations?
  9. What is the most significant challenge that you have faced in your life? What did you learn from that experience?
  10. What animal do you feel you are most like? Why?
  11. Think about what life has been like during the past week. What is one small moment that stands out to you? Describe that moment in detail.
  12. Who do you consider to be the most important members of your family? What role do they play in your life?
  13. Do you know the story of how you got your name? Do you feel that your name suits you? Why or why not?
  14. Describe your hometown. Did you move away from your home town, or did you decide to live there in adulthood? Write about your decision to leave or stay.
  15. What is your favorite song right now? Why?

When you write self essays you learn about yourself and help others learn about you, too.  It’s personal growth at its best.  

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