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31 October Writing Prompts to Promote Self-Awareness

Need some great October writing prompts? Great news! You have just discovered 31 wonderful daily journaling and writing ideas. In this fabulous list of things to write about for the month of October, students will get to focus on a favorite topic: themselves. Woohoo!

Daily Writing Prompts for October

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With students settled into their new classrooms, October is the perfect time of year to get to know your students a little better—and to help them get to know themselves. 

Now, I suggest using these prompts for daily writing, but of course, use them as you desire. These October writing prompts are wonderfully fun and insightful for young writers (and writers of all ages). Read on to learn more and happy Fall season to all.

Hooray for October Writing Prompts and Journal Ideas

Journaling provides a powerful and safe space for students to explore their interests and their deepest beliefs. In their journals, students can think aloud without fear of embarrassment or repercussions.

As students write, they become more comfortable expressing their own thoughts and often become more deeply aware of the things that matter most to them.


These October Writing Prompts Are Focused on Writing About Yourself and More!

With these new writing topics and journal prompts, students will focus on themselves. They’ll think about their interests by writing about their favorite games, hobbies, and family members.


When using these prompts, students will also have the chance to explore challenging topics like their fears and aspirations.

As they use these October writing prompts, they may discover new things about their interests that they didn’t realize before—or they may simply enjoy their daily journals a little more with the chance to write about topics dear to their hearts.

If students feel comfortable sharing, they can also read their journals aloud, giving everyone the chance to get to know their classmates better.

Now get to it and encourage students to claim their interests proudly in their journals this October!

October Writing Prompts: 31 Daily Writing Ideas for Kids

  1. Describe yourself to someone who has never met you.
  2. What is your earliest memory?
  3. What is your best subject in school? Why do you enjoy it?
  4. Which family member do you have the most in common with? In what ways are you different from one another?
  5. Describe your bedroom, using all five senses. Use lots of descriptive words and specific details.
  6. If you could change any one thing about yourself, what would it be? Why?
  7. What is your favorite thing about yourself? Why do you like that trait?
  8. What is your greatest fear? Why?
  9. Compare yourself to an animal, plant, or movie character. What similarities do you share?
  10. What is your favorite song? How do you feel when you listen to it?
  11. Write about your family. What do they enjoy? What are they like?
  12. Share an embarrassing moment from your childhood. How do you feel when you reflect on it now?
  13. Write a letter to your future self five years from now.
    Writing Prompts for kids for Daily Writing in October
  14. Where does your family live? Do you enjoy living there? Why or why not?
  15. What do you want to be when you get older? What kind of schooling will you need in order to achieve your dream?
  16. What is your favorite part of the school day? Why do you enjoy it?
  17. What is the best game to play with friends? Why?
  18. What is the happiest place in the world? What makes it so wonderful?
  19. What is the best gift you’ve ever received? How did you thank the person who gave it to you?
  20. If you could go anywhere to do anything, what would you choose? Who would you take with you?
  21. What is your favorite thing to do by yourself? Is it relaxing or exciting?
  22. Would you rather be successful at a job you love or famous for a job that you don’t really enjoy?
  23. What is your favorite thing to do outdoors?
  24. What is the number one thing on your wish list right now? Why do you want it? How would you use it?
  25. What part of getting older are you most looking forward to? How will you celebrate when you reach it?
  26. Think about your first friend. Who was he or she? Where did you meet? What did you do together? How long were you friends? Why were you close?
  27. What is the best thing to do during a sleepover? Why?
  28. How have you changed the most in the past two years?
  29. What is your favorite time of the year? What do you like about it?
  30. Write about something that not many people know about you. Is it a secret or something that you’re proud of?
  31. What is your favorite Halloween costume?

I hope you enjoyed this list of October writing prompts and use them to engage your student writers’ interest in learning more about themselves.

More Writing Prompts for October

Monthly Printable Prompts Calendar for October

October Writing Prompts Printable Calendar

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—> October Printable Monthly Prompt Calendar

Bonus! Tap on each day’s prompt to see the full list of ideas for that prompt.

With our October journal prompts, you’ll find the most creative ways to express your feelings about the fall season – whether it’s writing a funny story about a haunted house, exploring if the apple orchard is more fun than the pumpkin patch, or sharing your favorite Halloween trick or treating memories, kids in all grades will long for October the rest of the year.

Until next time, write on…

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