32 Daily Writing Prompts to Inspire Creativity in Your Students—
Students today face more social pressures and constant stimulation than ever before—and as a result, it can be incredibly challenging for kids to retain their individuality and their own unique ideas. Particularly in classroom environments where some degree of compliance is required, it’s especially tough for young kids to feel comfortable fully expressing themselves.
Fortunately, teachers can still promote individuality and teach kids that their ideas matter by assigning creative writing. Creative journal prompts are one of the best ways to help your students learn that self-expression is a beautiful and freeing thing—and these all-new daily writing prompts are a great way to get started.
As students reflect on what they like best about themselves and what they aspire to achieve in the future, they’ll develop a deeper appreciation of their unique strengths and skills. They’ll also have the chance to exercise their creativity as they consider everyday occurrences like household conveniences, works of art, and spending time with family from a brand new lens. Each question is designed to help your students ask questions of themselves—and most importantly to give them the freedom to create and express their own answers.
Daily Writing Prompts to Inspire Creativity in Kids
Use these 32 daily writing prompts to inspire creativity, individuality, and self-confidence in your students!
- What would you do if you found a large bag of money or a lost purse lying in the street?
- Write about a time when something you were excited to do didn’t live up to the hype.
- Should schools require students to take classes in all subjects, or should students be allowed to focus their studies on the subjects they are most interested in? Why?
- Have you ever met a celebrity or other famous person? What was he or she like? If you haven’t met anyone famous, whom would you like to meet? Why?
- What is your greatest aspiration in life? Why?
- What does creativity mean to you? Do you consider yourself to be a creative person? Why or why not?
- Is it better to be very late or very early to something? Why?
- Have you ever lost something that was very important to you? How did you feel when you realized the item was gone? Did you ever find it again?
- If you had the opportunity to time travel to any place and time in the world, where would you go? Why?
- Sometimes it’s easier to be critical of yourself than it is to compliment yourself. Today, make a list of five specific things that you like about yourself—and then write about your favorite one and why it makes you feel so good.
- Think about some of the good qualities you listed about yourself yesterday. Then, choose one attribute and write about how you could use that talent or skill in a professional career when you get older.
- Pair up with another classmate and write five good things about one another. Then, share your lists. After you’re done, write about your experience and how it felt to hear about how another person sees you.
- What inspires you? Why?
- Think about all of the modern conveniences we are able to enjoy because we live in the 21st century, and then choose one that you are most grateful for. Write about what your life would be like if you didn’t have this technology in it.
- What world record would you be most likely to hold? Why?
- What is the scariest thing you’ve ever experienced? What made it so frightening?
- What is the greatest piece of artwork (movie, book, painting, song, etc.) that you’ve ever experienced? What was so amazing about it? How did the piece of art make you feel?
- If you were a color, what color would you be? Why?
- Write a brief story about your happiest memory. Be sure to include details using your five senses—sight, hearing, touch, smell, and, taste.
- Write about a time when you got to try a new game or activity that your parents didn’t want you to do. What was your experience like? Did you enjoy it? Did your parents come around and enjoy it, too?
- What is the meaning of family? Why is family important? What role does family play in your life?
- If you could meet any single person you admire, who would you choose—and why?
- Where will you be five years from today? What will you be doing? What kind of person will you be?
- What makes you happier than anything else? What do you love about it?
- Write about a time when you had a unique experience that most other people probably haven’t had.
- If you could change any one thing about yourself, what would it be? Why would you change it?
- What thing about yourself would you never change? Why?
- What would you do if money actually did grow on trees? How would the world be different?
- In what way have you changed the most in the past five years? What about you has stayed the same?
- What is the most impressive thing you’ve ever accomplished? How do you feel when you think about it?
- If you met a fortune teller who could tell you what would happen to you in the future, would you want to hear what he or she had to say? Why or why not?
- Write about a time when you earned a special privilege or reward through hard work. What did you do? What privilege or reward did you get? Was it worth the effort?
Until next time, write on…
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