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Writing Ideas for Kids (58 Inspiring Ideas)

Welcome! Here you will find 58 inspiring writing ideas for kids to integrate into your lesson plans or assign as homework. By doing so, you’ll promote creativity in your classroom and help students learn to love their writing practice.

Inspiring Writing Ideas for Kids

This blog is packed full of creative writing prompts and story ideas for your kids. There are story starters, creative writing ideas, ideas by grade, essay writing ideas, fun prompts, and more.


Regardless of your student’s writing styles, there is something here to inspire everyone.

Let’s get to it…

Journaling with Inspiring, Fun Writing Prompts

These 58 new writing ideas for kids of all ages will enthuse students and get them excited about writing.

There’s something for everyone here with questions ranging from silly daydreams about being a super-secret spy to deeper thoughts about sources of inspiration.


Students can write letters to their future selves, or they can imagine what life might be like on another planet.

With a carefully-mixed batch of both lighthearted and serious questions, your students will be both entertained and educated.

Invigorate their enthusiasm for writing with these new writing ideas and prompts!

58 Fabulous Writing Ideas for Kids to Inspire Them

From young kids to older kids, traditional or homeschool students, it’s time to have your writers get their pens and pencils out and explore their journaling time (or story writing time if that is more enjoyable for your kids).

  1. In my __________ years of life, I’ve learned…
  2. How do you think being a kid today is different from your parents’ childhoods?
  3. What is the silliest thing you’ve ever done?
  4. I’ll know I’m grown up when…
  5. Who are your top three heroes?
  6. Write a story where someone makes an exciting discovery.
  7. Is it better to have a birthday close to Christmas or some other time during the year?
  8. What does it mean to be a friend?
  9. Write a story about life in 250 years.
  10. When is it hard to be a kid?
  11. What do you want to be when you grow up?
  12. What would you do if you got locked in the mall overnight?
  13. If you were a fly on the wall, what conversations would you want to hear?
  14. Write a poem about yourself.
  15. What is the most exciting place you’ve ever been?
  16. Who was your first best friend? What did you like to do together?
  17. What would a world without fighting look like?
  18. Where do you go when you need to think?
  19. What does it mean to be successful?
  20. When I think of my best friend, I feel…
  21. If you switched places with your mom or dad for a day, what would happen?
  22. What is your favorite animal? Why do you like this animal?
  23. Do you think humans will ever live anywhere besides Earth?
  24. What is your favorite thing about yourself?
  25. The best day of the week is…
  26. How many states have you visited? What did you see during your travels?
  27. If I could travel back in time, I would go to…
  28. Who is the most inspirational person in your life?
  29. If there was a movie about your life, who would be in it?
  30. What is something adventurous you’d like to try?
  31. What do you do when you feel sad?
  32. The best thing about being a kid is…
  33. Imagine life as a super-secret spy and write about your adventures.
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  34. Write a story about a wild camping adventure.
  35. Write a letter to your future self in ten years.
  36. My favorite thing to do on the weekends is…
  37. What is your favorite kind of weather?
  38. If I were a color, I would be…
  39. What adult privilege are you the most excited for? Driving? Voting? Staying up late?
  40. What is your greatest talent?
  41. What is your earliest memory?
  42. If you could go to any planet, which one would you visit?
  43. What is something exciting you’ve learned recently?
  44. Write about a time when you were proud of yourself.
  45. Could you ever live on a farm?
  46. Write a story about life during the Revolutionary War.
  47. What is the farthest place you’ve ever traveled to?
  48. Write a letter to your favorite author, explaining why you like his or her book.
  49. My favorite season is…
  50. Write a letter to someone you want to thank.
  51. Who is the smartest person you know?
  52. If someone wrote a book about my life, it would be called…
  53. What makes you happier than anything else?
  54. What do you think life is like as a zoo animal?
  55. If I could meet any celebrity, it would be…
  56. Do you think world peace is possible?
  57. My parents gave me the name __________ because…
  58. If you went deep-sea diving, what would you look for?

We hope you enjoyed these writing ideas. Oh… and there are loads more of them here on my blog… thousands more, to be specific. šŸ™‚ 

Remember, the point is to get your students to write so be sure to encourage fun and forget about proper grammar, spelling, vocabulary development, and so forth. Those writing skills will come in time.

The focus, for now, is on fun and engagement to support a regular writing practice.

Keep Writing Practice Fun and Light


Whether your students in any grade have written one entry this week or 100 journal entries this year, the practice of regular writing can have a positive impact on their lives.

And remember…

Writing (or journaling) helps students to improve their writing skills and their critical thinking, as they take a topic and explore it from multiple angles.

The practice of regular writing also inspires students to express their thoughts and feelings in a meaningful way.

You see…

When students journal, they don’t have to worry about being judged or criticized for their ideas. They can instead reveal their deepest thoughts and creative ideas comfortably in a safe place. How wonderful is that?

Creative Writing Activities

In another blog post on my blog, I share 9 Writing Activities for students. These activities are aimed toward the younger school ages, but with a bit of tweaking can work for writers of any grade level.

Whether you are an elementary school teacher who wants to add creative writing activities to your various lesson plans this school year, or …

If you are a middle school science teacher who wants to show students that writing is a part of daily life, these ideas will help you spark interest and innovation in your students.

Check out these –> 9 creative writing activities here <—

Here’s a list of some more awesome writing inspirational ideas and resources we have to offer you and your writers.

Creative Writing is a Fun Way for Writers to Grow


Students of all ages from Kindergarten to Middle School, High School, and beyond can benefit from expanding their writing skills.

To support you and them, we offer thousands of free prompts and writing resources. It would be our honor if you would make journal buddies a favorite place of yours to discover fun, new, and exciting prompts.

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