43 Creative Writing Prompts for Middle School

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Are you looking for writing prompts for middle school children?

Or maybe just looking for writing prompts to get children interested in creative writing?

We have created this writing prompts for middle schoolers ( aged 11 – 15 years old).

However, younger children can try them out as well.

Before we dive straight to the writing prompts, let’s first understand why writing prompts are important for this age group.

The importance of writing prompts for middle school:

Many students at this age group have the ability to write on complex issues.

However, for most students, they will need inspiration on how to start writing. Hence, writing prompts for middle school kids like this can help tap into their imagination.

It is also crucial to build writing skills at this age to reinforce a positive writing habit.

Using prompts like these middle schoolers might be encouraged to even start journaling.

Journal writing can be a creative outlet for children to express their feelings and needs. The best part of journaling is that is flexible, and easy to implement. 

There is plenty of evidence explaining the advantages of journaling including improving writing and reading skills.

As children start writing they will learn how to put their thoughts into paper and how to explain ideas through words.

Now, let’s tap into middle schoolers’ imagination using fun writing prompts to get them to enjoy writing.

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Here are fun writing prompts for middle school:

1.If you found a treasure on the beach, what would you most likely to discover?

2. Imagine you wake up tomorrow in a different country with a new family..What happens next?

3. If you can create your own game, what would it be? Are they any rules for the game?

4. If you can have one wish to turn older, how old would you want to be? Why

5. Imagine being invisible for one day. What did you do that day?

6. If you can go anywhere in the world, where would you? Who would you travel with?

7. If you can end one problem in the world, what would you end?

8. Imagine if all humans turn into robots, what do you think the world would look like?

9. Write about your dream holiday

10. What do you think independence mean?

11. If you can be a character in a storybook, who would you be? How will you rewrite that character?

12. If you can appear as a guest on TV, which show would you appear at? Why?

13. Imagine if you can create your own TV show, what would it be about?

14. Write 3 words your best friend will use to describe you.

15. If you can change something about your community or neighborhood, what would it be?

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16. If you have to chose just one person you can talk to for the rest of your life, who would it be? Why?

17. Write a poem about your family

18. Imagine you woke up one day inside a video game, what happens?

19. If you have the option to know one thing about your future, what would you like to know about?

20. Write a note to your future self. What would you say to him/her?

21. If you can change the one-holiday tradition, which would it be? Why?

22. If you can live on Mars and just take 2 other people with you, who would you take? Why?

23. Imagine you are the leader of your country, how will you change things? What new laws will you impose?

24. How would the world look like 50 years from now?

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Technology writing prompts for middle school children:

25. What is the one thing you would like to change about the internet?

26. Imagine a world without Google, what would it look like?

27. If you can create your own social media platform, how would it look like?

28. What is the biggest problem facing our society, giving out too much personal information or fake news?

29. How will you make the internet a safer place for everyone?

middle school writing prompts

30. If you can be Tim Cook, how will you change the iPhone?

31. How do you think cyberbullies should be punished?

32. What does a safe internet look like to you?

33. If you can become a social media influencer, what kind of an influencer would you like to become? What would you post about?

Check out these writing prompts – Quarantine Edition

Daily writing prompts for middle school:

34. Was someone kind to you today?

35. How did you help someone today? How did it make you feel?

36. The one thing you are proud of today?

37. What made you feel happy today?

38. Someone, you are happy to see today?

39. What is your biggest accomplishment this year?

40. What new skill would you like to learn this month? Why?

41. How did you help your parents at home today? Did you do any house chores?

42. The one thing you would like to change about today?

43. If you can spend the weekend building something, what would you build? Take a piece of paper and draw it.

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