Writing Prompts For Young Kids

Get your kid writing with these fun and creative writing prompts!

1
Onomatopoeia describes a word that sounds like what it means. Write a story that uses 5 onomatopoeia words.
2
Homonyms sound the same but mean different things. Write a story that uses two pairs of homonyms correctly.

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3
Write about a new country you created. Make up a language for that country and tell us all the rules.
4
What is your hobby? Explain it to someone who’s never heard of it.
5
Write about your happiest moment without using the word happy.
6
Write about a time you broke a rule, and why you did it.
7
Your parents have handed over the rules of the house to you for the day. Write about what you would change during your day in charge.
8
You wake up with a super power. What is it, and how do you use it?
9
Write a letter to your role model, or another person you really admire.
10
Write about an adventure you and your best friend had. Make sure it has a beginning, middle, and end.
11
Write about a time in your life where you experienced a very strong emotion that wasn’t sadness.
12
Personification is where you give human characteristics to an animal or object. Personify one of your pets and write about a day in their life.
13
What’s your favorite book? Write a review about it. Make sure to include one critique.
14
Write a list of 10 things you were grateful for this month. Make sure to explain why.
15
An ekphrastic poem is a description of a scene or work of art. Write an ekphrastic poem about your favorite photo or piece of art.
16
Who is your favorite superhero and what makes them so great?
17
List the top three places you want to visit and why.
18
What do you think the world will look like 100 years from now? What new technology will we have?
19
Find a popular saying or idiom, like “The grass is always greener on the other side” and give your opinion on whether it is right or wrong.
20
Outline a step-by-step plan for achieving a big goal.

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