Enjoy and use these seventy-five fun elementary writing prompts and the smiles they’re sure to bring, too! With such active pens — and even more active minds! — be prepared for the creativity and new ideas to start pouring out from the creative minds of your kids.
Elementary writing skills are essential to building a solid educational foundation in children. To help reinforce the habit of regular writing, it is essential to show kids that writing in school can be fun. Journaling is one way to do so.
There is much evidence to support the fact that journal writing will help your children to develop their skills of explanation, to improve their writing, and to solve problems in interesting ways. As your kids write, they’ll learn things about themselves they never knew before and they just might even become fascinated by the way the words and ideas come together on paper.
But what will your students write about in their journals? We’ve outlined 75 elementary writing ideas that will encourage elementary-age students to think about their own lives in new ways and to stretch their imaginations as they concoct new worlds with endless possibilities.
75 Elementary School Writing Prompts for Kids
Check out these fun writing prompts and use them as inspiration this school year.
- The best thing to do on a snow day
- If I was in the circus, I would _______
- The best place to play in my neighborhood
- When I grow up
- The most important thing I learned in kindergarten
- Inside my backpack
- If I could rename 10 different crayon colors
- If I could be any animal, I would be…
- Riding on Santa’s sleigh
- If I were a sprinkle, I would go on _______ dessert
- Running through the forest
- Becoming tiny and exploring your bedroom
- Living in an igloo
- The best kinds of bugs
- What makes a good treehouse?
- Exploring a castle
- Popping out of a toaster
- If I could create a new creature…
- My pets are like my family because…
- Day at the beach
- Living in candy land
- My favorite dessert is…
- My favorite thing to play at recess
- If I could learn a new language
- The best day of the week
- If I could take any animal on a walk in the park…
- The greatest present I ever received
- My favorite game to play when I was younger
- My hero
- What I want to be for Halloween
- I was proud when I __________
- My favorite season
- One day when I went to the park
- I wish I knew more about _________
- Something that is important to my family
- My favorite board game
- What I did last Saturday
- A dream vacation
- If I could only eat one food for the rest of my life, it would be _________
- What makes a good playground
- My favorite subject
- Inside my backpack
- The best joke I ever heard
- A list of things that make me happy
- If I could visit any planet
- If dogs could talk
- If I could have any superpower
- What if there were no television?
- If I won an award, it would be for _______
- Jumping on giant sandwiches
- The best field trip ever
- My favorite cartoon character
- If I could build anything out of legos…
- Good manners are…
- My grandparents
- Five things I’m good at are…
- Riding on dinosaurs
- My favorite book character is __________
- Something my parents used to do when I was little
- My first memory
- The greatest thing I’ve learned so far this year is…
- If a genie granted me three wishes
- Something that makes me unique
- Something that always makes me feel better when I’m sad is…
- My favorite holiday
- If I had a thinking cap, it would look like…
- If I was in charge of the weather
- I use computers for…
- My favorite thing about my family
- If I was king or queen of the world for a day, I would…
- I wish someone would build ______ by my house
- Would I rather have three arms or three legs?
- If I could make anything grow on trees, it would be…
- My favorite thing to do outside
- If I was invisible, I would…
Journal writing is a fabulous way to reinforce your child’s writing practice because it is creative, versatile, and easy to implement into lesson plans. Moreover, journaling is a powerful and fun learning tool to help elementary children practice their writing skills early on which will serve them beyond their elementary writing years and well into their adult lives.
Until next time, write on…
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