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31 Fabulous and Fun Writing Ideas

Fun Writing Ideas and Journal Prompts— Oh yeah! Fun writing ideas are useful no matter which grade level you teach, which subject you specialize in and for writing inspiration in general. Best of all, these fun ideas can be incorporated into any curriculum or modified for any age group.

Fun Writing Prompts for Kids

Our list of fun topics are designed to inspire creativity and to help students appreciate the benefits of writing on a regular basis.

The benefits of these fun writing ideas are virtually endless.

You see…

Not only will these ideas allow students to write freely about their own feelings and their personal interests, but they also will give students an opportunity to practice the technical skills needed to be a strong writer.

From improving their spelling and grammar skills to exploring different perspectives and developing conflicts within their writing, students will find that fun writing ideas allow them to naturally become better writers.

Writing does not have to be a challenging chore for your students. Check out the fun writing ideas and creative writing prompts listed below, and see which ones will be the perfect fit for your own classroom.


Now is the best time to introduce a few new ideas and help your students get their creative juices flowing and learn to love writing!

31 Fun Writing Ideas

1. What benefits do you receive when you help someone else?

2. Write a poem about yourself.

3. If you could set a world record, what would it be for?  Why?

4. What is the best way to make new friends?

5. Can boys and girls be friends?  Why or why not?

6. Write a poem about what it’s like to be your age.

7. What was your favorite toy when you were younger?

8. What is your least favorite chore?  What don’t you like about it?

9. What would you do if you had a time machine?

10. If you won $1 million, what would you do with it?

11. How would your parents describe you?

12. How do you think the world will change in the next 15 years?

13. Would you rather have money or fame?  Why?

14. Write about a family member who you’d like to get to know better.  How can you connect with this person more often?

15. What does your dream car look like?  Where would you drive it?

16. What is your favorite food?  What do you like about it?

17. What does it mean to be tolerant?

18. Write about something that you always have with you.

19. Write a thank-you letter to someone who has helped you.  Don’t forget to send it!

20. Do you think that libraries will still exist in 15 years?  Why or why not?

21. If you could improve one of your senses, which would you choose?  Why?

22. Is there more than one way to lie?  How you can try to be more honest?

Fun Writing Prompts for Kids

23. If you were a vegetable, what kind would you be?  Why?

24. Who is your favorite actor or actress?  What is his or her best role?

25. Write about something new you’re excited to try.

26. What is your favorite animal?  What do you like about it?

27. Think of an invention that you wish someone would make.  What purpose would it serve?

28. What makes a day a good day?

29. Would you rather road trip around America or take a first-class flight to Europe?  Why?

30. How are various types of love different from one another?

31. Write about a time when you surprised yourself.  What did you do?

We hope you enjoyed these 31 fun writing ideas, fun writing prompts and super-fun journal prompts for kids.

Journaling and/or writing can be incorporated into any classroom setting. It doesn’t matter if you are a science teacher that focuses on hands-on experimentation or a personal fitness teacher who wants students to keep a health journal, you can use fun writing ideas to enhance your curriculum. 

The Favorites List

In addition to the list of fun writing prompts above, I have this excellent and simple list of journal ideas for you to use in your lesson plans and classroom instruction. You see…

For those reluctant writers or non-writers, we suggest you use the time-tested favorite writing prompts. 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 or novel
  • Favorite toy
  • Favorite season
  • Favorite movie
  • Favorite animal
  • Favorite pet
  • Favorite holiday
  • Superpower
  • Thing
  • Friend
  • Story
  • Gift
  • Teacher
  • School
  • Memory

Turn this list on its head and write about your least favorite instead.

Have your writers grab their pens and pencils and get to their journal writing and writing practice now.

A Few Closing Thoughts

As an educator, you know that writing is a critical skill that students must develop in order to succeed in the future. And…

Regardless of their age or grade level, writing should be an integral part of your curriculum. For many students, writing can be hard work, so it’s important to be creative and make the writing process enjoyable.

Of course, using fun writing ideas, you can help your students learn to love writing. We hope our list of fun writing ideas helps to instill writing love in your learners.

Ok, that’s all for today.

Until next time, write on…

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