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31 Fun Writing Prompts for Middle School

Fun Writing Prompts for Middle Schoolers— Middle school writing skills are essential to building a solid educational foundation in children. To help reinforce the habit of regular writing…

Fun Writing Prompts for Middle School

It is essential to show kids that writing in school can be fun. Journaling is one way to do so.

Journal writing is a fabulous way to reinforce your child’s middle school writing practice because it is creative, versatile, and easy to implement into lesson plans.


Writing Topic and Journal Prompts to Make Writing Fun

There is much evidence to support the fact that journal writing will help children to develop their skills of explanation, improve their writing, and solve problems in interesting ways.


As your kids write this school year, 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.

So get to it and…

Use the following writing ideas prompt list with your middle school students as a fun way to get your class interested in writing and to help them develop their language skills.

31 Fun Writing Prompts for Middle School Students

These middle school writing prompts are wonderful for in-class use or for a homework assignment. However, you use them, we hope you and your writers enjoy them to the max!

  1. Create your own holiday. What would you celebrate? How could you get others to join in the fun?

  2. Would you rather hang out by yourself after school or with friends?

  3. If you could end any one problem in the world, what would it be? Why?

  4. What does it feel like to be wrong?

  5. Write about three values that are important to your family.

  6. Could you ever be a vegetarian? Why or why not?

  7. If someone wrote a book about you, what would it be about?

  8. What does it mean to be a feminist?

  9. Write a poem about your favorite activity or hobby.

  10. Write about the best vacation you ever took.

  11. Write about a time when someone helped you. How did you feel afterward?

  12. Do you prefer to read books that are parts of series or standalone books? Why?

  13. Would you rather jump out of a plane or go scuba diving? Why?

  14. Write a poem about love—what does it mean?

  15. What is your favorite TV show? What do you like about it?

  16. How would your best friend describe you?
    Writing Prompts for Middle School Journal Writers

  17. What is your favorite way to be creative?

  18. Are you the last person to speak up in a group or the first to have an idea? Why do you think that is?

  19. Why do we give respect to senior citizens and people who are our elders?

  20. Write a poem about your classroom.

  21. Would you rather paint or sculpt? Why?

  22. How would you like to help in our community?

  23. If you could throw a party for all your friends, what would it be like? Where would you hold it?  What would you do? Who would come?

  24. What is your favorite thing to do at recess on a nice day?

  25. Write about the most important thing in your life.

  26. Write a poem about spring flowers.

  27. If you could live inside any video game, which would you choose? Why?

  28. What is your favorite thing about yourself?

  29. Write about a goal you accomplished recently. How did you feel when you finished it?

  30. Write about a rule at school or at home that you don’t like. How would you replace it?

  31. Write about something your parents always tell you.

I hope you enjoyed this list of writing topics and used it to inspire creativity and fun in your students. If, however, you need even more ideas, we’ve got you covered! The writing composition adventures that await them are so exciting. I hope they find loads of inspiration that blows your socks off!

A Quick and Easy Go-To List of Questions…

Sometimes a writer just needs a quick, simple prompt to prime their creative juices.

In this case, we suggest using topics that easily get a writer… well… writing. 🙂 To do so, use these quick and easy questions:

The Favorites List

Have students write about their:

  • Favorite foods 
  • Favorite place
  • Favorite book
  • Favorite toy
  • Favorite season
  • Favorite movie
  • Favorite animal
  • Favorite pet

14 More Quick Writing Prompt Ideas

  1. Write about your childhood memories and explain why they mean so much to you.
  2. Create a recipe and include step-by-step instructions on how to make it.
  3. What do you dream of doing during your next summer vacation?
  4. I like writing short stories because…
  5. I do not like writing short stories because…
  6. Social media is…
  7. Fiction writing is…
  8. What I want to do for the rest of my life is…
  9. Cell phones are…
  10. I do/do not keep secrets because…
  11. My favorite chore is… My least favorite is…
  12. If I had a time machine, I would…
  13. If I could create a brand new holiday, it would be…
  14. The greatest treasure in my life is…

Journal Writing Prompts 

  1. Write a short story with a dramatized version of your first day of school.
  2. Think of something bad that happened to you recently—and then try to find and write about a silver lining from the situation.
  3. Write about one thing you learned last week.
  4. List a color, a number, and your favorite food. Then, write a short story that uses each of these items in the plot.
  5. Write about something you need to accomplish today. Will it be easy to do or is it something you’ve been putting off? How will you get it done? Be specific.
  6. Write about something you’re looking forward to in the near future—a special treat waiting at home, a day off, a visit with a friend, etc. Describe why you are excited about it and imagine what the experience will be like.

(See the full list of Journal Ideas for Beginners)

Internet Essay Topics

  1. What is the hardest part of using the Internet as a child/teen in today’s world? Why?
  2. Have you or someone you know ever gotten in trouble for something done on the Internet? Explain what happened and how it could have been avoided.
  3. Do you believe things on the Internet are really there forever? Why or why not?
  4. Should lawmakers regulate Internet behavior and practices? Why or why not?
  5. Should individuals and organizations be held to different standards of behavior when they use the Internet? Why or why not?  And if so, what types of differences might be appropriate?
  6. Unfortunately, the Internet can lead to the formation and spread of radicalization and hate groups. What are some ways people can work against this?
  7. How do you feel knowing that colleges and future employers may view your social media accounts and Google you? Does this knowledge impact what you choose to post?  Why or why not?

See the full list—> 35 Internet Essay Topics

Now, check out these Middle School Writing resources.

Ok, have your writers grab their pens, pencils, and notebooks and get to writing now. You’ll be glad they did.

Until next time, write on…

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Middle School Writing Ideas and Journal Prompts

PS – teacher, take a look at this Middle school writing curriculum resource!

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