28 Halloween Writing Prompts

Writing may be practiced year around, but the holidays are a particularly fun time to encourage children to practice their creative writing skills.

A great way to encourage and inspire young writers is through the use of writing prompts.  Below is a list of 28 great prompts for your young writers.Halloween Writing Prompts Pumpkins, candy corn, zombies and mummies gives these prompts that Halloween scare… errrrr…. we mean Halloween flare.

So check out these fabulous writing prompts for kids and share them with your students today!

Halloween Writing Prompts

  1. I got an eerie feeling when I heard…
  2. The mysterious object started floating in the air and…
  3. The Halloween pumpkin turned into a…
  4. The black cat started to crouch and hiss when…
  5. Something in the closet was making a strange noise, so I opened the door and…
  6. The white sheets with black eyes peering through holes of the costume gave no clue as to who the kid was…
  7. I couldn’t believe my eyes when I saw…
  8. You won’t believe this story, but it is true…
  9. If I had a flying broom, where would I go?
  10. A pumpkin house
  11. The best flavor of candy corn
  12. Getting lost in a dark forest
  13. What if your best friend turned into a zombie?
  14. Finding a bat in your backpack
  15. Funny Halloween jokes
  16. Having a jack-o-lantern for a head
  17. The night of the full moon
  18. Best scary mystery books
  19. What if your mother was a mummy?
  20. What if you wake up as an imaginary creature, like a vamp-wolf, or a skele-ummy
  21. What would you create if you were a mad scientist?
  22. Dracula visits the dentist
  23. When gummy worms come to life
  24. What if you went to a school for ghosts?
  25. Who carves the pumpkin in your house, and why?
  26. The most popular Halloween costume
  27. Imagine your dinner companion turned out to be a vampire?
  28. What if your dad was a warlock?

Treat your students to even more fun Halloween writing ideas plus you’ll find a few more Halloween writing ideas and story starters here.

Wishing everyone a happy, safe and spook-tacular Halloween!

Until next time, write on…