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31 Writing Topics for Kids to Inspire Them

Hooray for Awesome Writing Topics for Kids! Yeppers… Regardless of how much writing students are doing in their daily assignments, journal writing has a set of benefits entirely its own. Journaling helps students improve their writing skills, certainly, yet…

Kids Writing Topics

Journaling also helps them to think about topics in a new light and to explore their own feelings more deeply.

You see…

When students journal, they stretch their imaginations and explore their creativity. There are few limitations for journaling, which helps students feel freer and gives them a powerful vehicle for self-expression.

Whether your students have written one journal entry or 100 journal entries, the practice of daily writing can have a positive impact on their lives.

Ok, without further ado…

Here are those 31 excellent writing topics to inspire your kids to write!

31 Writing Topics for Kids

1. Write a poem about happiness and how it feels.

2. Would you rather play basketball or football? Which sport is better suited to your talents?

3. Write about the best Christmas you ever had.

4. What is the hardest thing you’ve ever had to do? How did you accomplish it?

5. Do your parents have rules about your bedtime? Do you think they are good rules or not?

6. Have you ever had a nickname? Did it fit you? If not, what would your nickname be?

7. Write about your most unique quality.

8. Write a poem about winter’s coldness.

9. If you had a personal robot to do your chores or homework, what would you have it do?

10. What would you try to do if you knew you couldn’t fail at it?

11. Have you ever wanted something because your friends had it? How did you feel after you got it?

12. Write a poem about your favorite food.

13. If you could only have one type of music to listen to for an entire year, what band or singer would you choose? Why?

14. What is the best reward that someone could give you for a job well done? How would you feel if you received it?

15. What is your favorite thing to do in the snow?

16. Would you rather have a sweet treat or a salty snack?

17. Imagine that you discovered a new island. What would you call it? Would you move to it?

18. Which year of school in the future are you most looking forward to? Why?

19. Write a poem about a talking dog.

20. What are your favorite kinds of books? Why do you like them more than other genres?

21. Why do we need to protect our environment?

Kids Journal Ideas and Writing Prompts

22. What would you do if you got locked in a toy store overnight?

23. Write about something that you’re thankful for. How can you show your thanks?

24. What is your favorite time of year? Why?

25. Write about the hardest test you ever took. How did you prepare? How did you feel when it was over?

26. What is your favorite thing to do during winter break?

27. Write about your favorite memory of something that happened at school.

28. Write a poem about the color green.

29. Write a story about someone your age who lives during the American Revolution.

30. How can you promote equality for all people?

31. Has anyone ever copied something that you did? How did it make you feel?

I hope you found inspiration from this list of writing topics for kids.

Now see this…

Bonus! 15 Fun Fictional Writing Topics for Kids

Another popular topic especially among middle school and elementary students is fiction story writing about space. Here’s a small sample of story prompts from our list of 27 Spectacular Outer Space Writing Ideas:

  • Write a story about a generation spaceship going on a century-long journey to a new planet.
  • Write a story about a generation spaceship going on a century-long journey to a new planet.
  • Base a story around robots being the main inhabitants of a strange world.
  • Write space-themed journal pages about an astronaut spending a lifetime on the international space station.
  • Center a story around a mission to Jupiter’s moons.

And for even more creative writing prompts, check out these superhero writing prompts:

  • You wake up to find your wish for superpowers on a shooting star has come true.
  • Write a day in the life of your favorite superhero.
  • “Me? A superhero!?” After a superhero has presumably met his match, his only hope is your help.
  • After writing a letter to your favorite superhero about your bully, he comes to your school to help you confront your fears.
  • Rather than walking down the stairs to breakfast, you flew! Write about you discovering how you got this sudden superpower.

Lastly, here is a sample from our list of 30 Fun Short Story Ideas for Kids:

  • Your character meets someone with the same name.
  • On your character’s favorite holiday, he or she is excited to…
  • Your character decides to take a new class or join a new club. All goes well until the teacher or club leader says…
  • Your character gets a visit from an old friend—but the friend has changed and doesn’t seem to be the same person.
  • Your character has to give a speech. On the way up to the podium…

Oh yeah! Here are more free writing resources for you and your writers.

1,000+ More Free Writing Prompts for You

Yeppers, here on journalbuddies.com, we offer you loads of writing resources from writers in elementary school to high school and beyond. So take a look around the blog and come back often to find great writing ideas for your young students and older kids, too.

Now, let’s explore…

The Favorites List

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

Yes, for those reluctant writers or non-writers, I 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 and grade levels.

Have students write about their:

  • Favorite foods
  • Favorite place
  • Favorite book
  • Favorite toy
  • Favorite season
  • Favorite hero or heroine
  • Favorite sport
  • Favorite song
  • Favorite movie
  • Favorite TV Show
  • Favorite animal
  • Favorite pet
  • Person
  • Thing
  • Video game
  • Teacher
  • Relative
  • Candy

Ok, that’s all for today.

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