Creative Writing Prompts for Kids Ideas and Resources — There’s no doubt about it—kids love adventures. Exploring, creating, and questioning are essential aspects of childhood, and you can promote these endeavors in your students through daily creative writing activities.
To support a regular creative writing practice, we published four lists of prompts for kids (with 251 prompts in all!).
In the first creative writing prompt article, we shared with you 65 creative writing ideas, in the second article, we explored 62 more creative writing prompts, in the third article you will discover a list of 61 writing prompts for kids, and in the fourth article we share 63 more creative writing ideas for kids.
Remember that after writing on a variety of topics, students will be excited to continue exploring. Fuel their curiosity with this series of all awesome creative writing prompts!
Before we get to creative writing ideas and prompts for kids, I have some news to share with you. Recently, I made a video about 25 Innovative Journaling Ideas for Kids. Here it is. Take a look! ?
Creative Writing Prompts Ideas for Kids
Here is a small sampling of just some of the prompts you can share with your students.
- If you could build a dream house, what rooms would it have?
- Write a story about going on an adventure with your best friend.
- Who has the best job in the world?
- Where do you get your best ideas?
- Do women today have equal rights with men?
- Have you ever volunteered to help someone? What did you do?
- What is your favorite thing to write?
- Imagine that you are stuck inside a TV. What will you do? What shows would you visit?
- What would you do if you won the lottery?
- Would you rather be an animal or a toy?
- What is your favorite road trip game?
- If it rained food, what would you want the forecast to look like?
- Write a poem about school.
- Do you prefer popsicles or ice cream cones?
- Would you ever change your name?
- Write a story about someone who tells bad jokes.
- If you could read minds, whose mind would you read?
- Write a story in which you are a mini marshmallow in a cup of hot chocolate.
- What is the best kind of breakfast food?
- Write about your favorite sports team.
- Write an alternate ending to your favorite book.
- What is your favorite thing about living in [hometown]?
- Why does the government provide public education?
- Are you close with any of your neighbors?
- Write about a symbol that represents your family.
- Do you like your first name? Does it fit your personality?
- Make a list of all the things you’ve accomplished this week. How do you feel?
- What is your favorite milkshake flavor?
- How do you feel about the Twilight books and movies? Why?
- What is your favorite thing to shop for?
- Have you ever gone to a concert? What bands did you see?
- What is the best sound in the world?
- What is the best sight in the world?
- If you were a professional singer, what genre would you sing?
- Have you ever had a scary dream and laughed about it later?
- Write a poem about fall.
- What was your favorite toy as a kid?
- If you could be a dinosaur, which kind would you be?
- What is your favorite thing to do outside?
- Write about a memory that makes you happy.
- How can you give back to your community?
- What would it be like to live on the moon?
- Do you prefer chess or checkers?
- How does it feel to miss someone or something?
- Write about the best party you’ve ever been to.
- What is life all about?
- If you could visit any single new city in the world, where would you go?
251 FREE Creative Writing Prompts for Kids
So one more time, here are the links to a whole bunch of creative writing prompts for kids:
- 65 Creative Writing Prompts
- 62 More Creative Writing Prompts
- 61 Fabulous Creative Writing Prompts
- 63 More Creative Writing Prompts for Kids
Journal to Support Creative Writing
While journaling is certainly a good way to help kids improve their writing skills, it also allows them a new method of expression. Through journaling, students learn how to consider ideas from new angles and come up with creative, new ways of thinking. Best of all, a student’s journal is a safe place where he or she can write freely without the fear of embarrassment or judgment. Journal keeping is a fantastic tool you can use to encourage the kids in your life to practice and refine their creative writing skills. We think this is simply fantastic, and hope you do too!
With questions that promote expanded possibilities, students can stretch the limits of reality. Through journaling, a student also develops a deeper understanding of the unique preferences that define him or her as an individual.
Between memorizing math facts and learning about American history, it’s important for students to have regular time for creative writing practice. Writing prompts are a great way to get kids’ minds going, as a short question or idea can inspire all kinds of imaginative reflections and creative solutions. We are sure you agree!
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