Creative Writing Prompts

Creative writing prompts for kidsImagine that you can become invisible whenever you wanted to? What are some of the things you would do.

I am very proud because…

If I were President I would…

If I were a turtle living in a pond, I would …

I am afraid to________ because

Name on thing you do really well? Give lots of details telling why.

What is your favorite room in your home and why?

Describe what it means to be a good neighbor?

What is your favorite time of day? Why?

Describe your best day ever?

How do you deal with people who bug you?

What excites you?

Describe your favorite hobby.

What is your favorite quote by a famous person? Why?

What is your favorite song and why?

Climbing trees is…

I wish trees could ___________ because….

I want to be a ________ when I grow up. Then I will….

I wish there were a law that said…..

I wish I could forget the time I ___________ because….

I wish I could do ___________  because…..

Older people are…

Younger people are…

The perfect place in the whole wide world is ___________ because …

What makes you feel sad? Why?

What makes you feel happy?  Why?

What can you do to help you feel better when you’re feeling blue?

Name your favorite book and why?

If I were a raindrop, I’d …

What I know about rabbits is that

If I were an Easter egg…

For lunch today…

Pretend that you can fly whenever you wanted.  Where would you go?

Pretend that there is no such thing as television, Internet, or video games. What do you do with all your time?

My favorite stuffed animal or toy is…

Imagine if cows gave green juice instead of milk!  What would the world look like?

Imagine that all the streets are rivers? How do you get around?

What would happen if it really did rain cats and dogs?

If I were a snake, I’d …

Use descriptive words like amazing, incredible, outrageous, super-fun or mind-blowing in your journal entry.

If I could choose a different name, I would choose…

Let’s go _______________.  Describe your adventure.

Write a letter to your Mom, Dad, friend, cousin, classmate.

What would happen if animals could talk?

What questions would you would like to ask animals and what would their answers be?

What would you do if you were in the middle of the lake and your boat springs a leak?

What would you do if you suddenly woke up in another country and no one could understand a word you said!  What would you do?

Write a poem about your favorite person, animal, or place.

What is your dream vacation?

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3 thoughts on “Creative Writing Prompts

  1. I teach Kindergarten at a private school (that feeds into the local public school). Kid’s come to use from Preschool through First Grade and then depending on how their last year went either continue with 2nd grade at the public school or repeat 1st grade. We focus on phonics and reading, math basics, and good penmanship. One complaint I have heard repeatedly about our program (only complaint) is that we do not do enough introduction to creative writing and that leaves the kids with excellent handwriting but not up to par with their peers who have had the public schools writing curriculum.

    How can I improve my student’s writing skills (the creative side of it over the penmanship)?

    • Hi Rhiannon,

      Great question! There are many ways to improve writing. The most obvious answer is to just do it over and over and over. The trick is to start small and focus on one thing at a time, building on previous lessons. For example, start with characterization and focus on that for a little bit, then add another area of focus. Soon you’ll have built up to most of the skills in one piece of writing. Always focus on the planning and organization aspects first. Too many kids thing quantity is the important thing, but it’s not.

      As for the creative part, the best writing comes when the writer has passion for the topic. So find topics your kids actually care about and can really sink their teeth into. All of this will be perfected through trial and error. Change things is they’re not working. Find what works for you and your students. Talk to teachers you work with ans get ideas. Good luck! You can do it!

      Mindy

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