101 2nd grade writing prompts

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The list of 2nd grade writing prompts here are aimed to encourage children to express their feelings.

Writing and journaling are creative ways to help children talk about their thoughts and reflect on their emotions.

The 2nd grade writing prompts can be used in the classroom or even at home.  Instead of asking your child “how was school?”, you can use the prompts to ask specific questions to know exactly what happened during their day.

The writing prompts will tap into their imagination and get them to think about things they like and dislike.

Also, second grade writing prompts are a great way to encourage young children to learn to write and spell while doing something fun.

We made these writing prompts to be fun, to keep children engaged in the activity.

Related: Check out these 3rd-grade writing prompts

2nd-grade writing prompts:

  1. Who is your favorite Disney character?
  2. Write about your best friend
  3. What does your dream holiday look like?
  4. If you can be a superhero, what will your superpower be?
  5. What is the best thing about growing up?
  6. What do you like most about your school?
  7. List 3 most amazing things about your family
  8. Which is your favorite holiday season?
  9. If you can get anything your birthday this year, what would it be?
  10. If you can be a famous person, who would you want to be?
  11. What do you see yourself doing 10 years from now?
  12. What do you want to be when you grow up?
  13. What is your favorite subject? Why do you like this subject?
  14. Which subject in school do you not like? Why do you not like it?
  15. If you can spend the weekend building something, what would you build?
  16. What is your favorite poem or thought of the day?
  17. What is your biggest fear?
  18. What is your favorite food?
  19. Write about your favorite color.
  20. Write about a moment you felt very proud of yourself
  21. What do you like most about spending time with friends?
  22. What makes you angry?
  23. Write about your favorite animal?
  24. Which animals are your least favorite? Why do you not like it?
  25. Imagine being the teacher of your class for one day. How would you do things differently?
  26. You woke up with one million dollars one day. What will you do with all that money?
  27. If you can solve one world problem, what would it be?
  28. If animals can talk, what will they say?
  29. Would you rather spend the weekend in the mountains or the beach?
  30. Do you think the world is ending? Why do you think so?
  31. What is your favorite board game?
  32. Would you rather play video games or play outside with friends?

Growth Mindset Questions For Kids : 

Creative 2nd grade writing prompts:

  1. Which exercise do you enjoy doing the most?
  2. Do you believe in miracles?
  3. Write about a moment you felt shy or embarrassed?
  4. When was the last time you did something and can be so proud of yourself?
  5. Do you think Santa is real?
  6. Write about a person you admire the most?
  7. Write about the funniest thing that happened this week.
  8. What do you plan to do this weekend?
  9. Describe yourself to your friends.
  10. Write 3 things that make you special.
  11. What is your biggest talent?
  12. If you can rename a holiday, what would you rename it to be?
  13. If you can spend the day with someone famous, who would you spend it with?
  14. If you are to live on an island for one year with just another person, who will you chose to come with you?
  15. What is the most important invention so far?
  16. Write about your favorite book?
  17. What is your favorite movie?
  18. If you can play any musical instrument, what would it be?
  19. If you can do anything without being judged, what would you do?
  20. What is the most important advice your parents tell you?
  21. If you can be the leader of your country, how will you do things differently?

Trivia For KidsMore fun second-grade writing prompts:

  1. What is the biggest news right now?
  2. What is your favorite bedtime story?
  3. What do you like most about being in second grade?
  4. Is it important to go to school? Why?
  5. Imagine all the animals ran from the zoo, what do you think would happen next?
  6. What is your favorite game to play at the playground?
  7. Which is your favorite sport?
  8. What can you do to make a world a better place?
  9. Do you think the world is a peaceful place?
  10. Write about your best birthday celebration.
  11. Write about your favorite family holiday
  12. Write about the amazing things fish can do.
  13. Why do you think it is important to be kind to another person?
  14. Did you do anything kind this week?
  15. Why is it important to exercise?
  16. Why do you think people should not eat junk food?
  17. Have you ever felt scared and alone? What happened?
  18. Why do you think it is important to stand up for your friends?
  19. Imagine a new boy/girl started school, what can you do to make him/her feel welcome?
  20. If you can be a teacher for one day, what subject would you teach?
  21. Write about your favorite room in your house.
  22. If you can spend the weekend baking, what would you bake?
  23. You developed the ability to fly, where would you go?
  24. You can spy on someone for one day by being invisible. Who would you spy?
  25. You are a detective solving a big mysterious case. What is the case about?
  26. You met spiderman and superman fighting, what did you do next?
  27. You find yourself alone in school, what happens next?
  28. Do you think school should give a longer recess time?
  29. What is your favorite day of the week?
  30. What is the best thing about waking up in the morning?
  31. Do you prefer spending the day at home or going to school?
  32. What do you like most about the summer holiday?
  33. What is your favorite month of the year?
  34. What do you like most about Christmas?
  35. Do you have any new year resolution?
  36. You found a hidden treasure in your back garden, what did you do next?
  37. Write a thank you letter to someone you care about.
  38. Write a note to your parents that would make them smile
  39. What is your morning routine like?
  40. How did your parents meet?
  41. What do you admire most about your parents?
  42. Would you rather have more hours during the day or more days in a week?

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Imaginative 2nd-grade writing prompts:

  1. You developed the 3rd limb. What can you do with it?
  2. You discovered a magic wand that can make dreams come true. What is your first wish?
  3. You are given the chance to gain one new skill magically. What skill do you want to have?
  4. You got stuck in a museum all alone, what happens next?
  5. You woke up being the only person on the planet, what did you next?
  6. Animals started talking to you, what are they saying?
  7. You found a medicine that would cure all the problems in the world. How did you discover this medicine?
  8. You are given the one in a million chance to go to space. Which planet would you want to visit?
  9. Once upon a time, you became a hero that saved millions of lives. What did you do? Describe the kind of prince you became.

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