75+ Fun and Creative Summer Writing Prompts

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Looking to help your kids improve their writing skills? Then these summer writing prompts are the way to go.

Summer writing prompts for 1st grade

  1. Write about your perfect sunny day. What would you do?
  2. Describe your ideal picnic. What foods would you eat?
  3. Imagine a day at the beach. What do you see and do?
  4. Write about playing in the pool. What’s your favorite pool game?
  5. What is your favorite ice cream flavor and why?
  6. Tell a story about a camping trip. What animals might you see?
  7. Write about what you and your best friend like to do in the summer.
  8. Describe what animals you see at the zoo and the sounds they make.
  9. Write about your favorite book you read this summer.
  10. What plants would you like to grow in a garden and why?
  11. Describe watching fireworks. What do they look like?
  12. If you went on a bug hunt, what bugs would you hope to find?
  13. Imagine you can breathe underwater. What sea creatures do you meet?
  14. Write about flying a kite. How does it feel when it’s up in the sky?
  15. Imagine your pet’s perfect summer day. What would it do?
  16. Describe a bike ride you go on. Where do you go?
  17. Imagine you have a lemonade stand. What would your sign say?
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  1. What is your favorite outdoor game to play and why?
  2. What shapes do you see in the stars? Make up a story about them.
  3. Write about the sound and smell of summer rain. What do you do when it rains?

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Summer writing prompts for 5th grade

  1. Summer vacation is around the corner. Write about how you will spend your time when it comes. 
  2. Summer camp can be a very memorable time for most students. What are your favorite summer camp memories? 
  3. What is your favorite thing about summer? Why? 
  4. Write about why summertime is the perfect time to relax and rejuvenate. 
  5. What is your favorite song with summertime vibes? Why does it make you feel this way?
  6. Summer can be a very lazy time for most. What are the best ways you plan to stay sharp and productive? 
  7. What is your opinion on summer jobs? Do you think they are perfectly fine or overrated? 
  8. What is the most memorable hot summer day you have had? What exactly happened? 
  9. What do you think is the most important thing to do over the summer? 
  10. The moment the opportunity comes, what are you crossing off your summer bucket list?
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  1. What is your favorite book set over the summer? Why do you like it? 
  2. What is a summer story that you think would work better when set in another season? Why? 
  3. What do you plan to do over the summer to prepare for the next school year?
  4. What great addition would you make to your summer holiday plans if your parents asked?
  5. Write a story about your favorite fictional character going on summer vacation. 
  6. Write a new story from the point of view of a character playing a baseball game. 
  7. Write a brief book review about your favorite summertime book. 
  8. What life change are you looking forward to making over the summer and why?
  9. Over the three summer months, what is the most ideal time to go on vacation and why?
  10. What would a summer edition of Halloween look like? Write about it. 

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Summer writing prompts for high school

  1. Reflect on your favorite childhood summer memory. What makes it stand out?
  2. Write a short story set in a summer camp that hides a mysterious secret.
  3. Discuss the impact of summer vacations on student learning and academic performance.
  4. Imagine a world where summer never ends. What would be the benefits and drawbacks?
  5. Describe the perfect summer job and why it would be ideal for you.
  6. Write a letter to your future self about your goals for this summer.
  7. Create a dialogue between two characters from different parts of the world discussing how they spend their summers.
  8. Analyze how summer weather affects human behavior and mood.
  9. Plan a road trip across your country; where would you go and what would you see?
  10. Compare and contrast your last summer with what you plan for this upcoming summer.
  11. Write a poem that captures the essence of a sudden summer storm.
  12. Debate whether summer or winter is better for sports and outdoor activities.
  13. Design a new outdoor summer festival for your community. What activities would it include?
  14. Describe a summer day from the perspective of an animal or insect.
  15. Write a review of the best book you read over the summer.
  1. Propose a scientific experiment to be conducted during the summer. What hypothesis would you test?
  2. Imagine you are an archaeologist in the future. What artifacts from this summer will you find?
  3. Develop a short film script set during a hot summer in the city.
  4. Write about the importance of conservation work during the summer months.
  5. Explore the role of summer in different cultures around the world.

Summer story writing prompts

  1. The Summer of Discovery: Write a story about a group of friends who find a hidden map in their small town during summer break, leading to an unexpected adventure.
  2. Last Summer at the Lake: Narrate a tale about a family spending their last vacation at a lake house before it’s sold, uncovering old secrets and making new memories.
  3. The Midnight Sun: Imagine a story set in a place where the sun doesn’t set for months. How does the endless day affect the town and its inhabitants?
  4. Summer Storm: A severe summer storm cuts off a remote vacation spot from the outside world. What unfolds among the stranded visitors?
  1. The Festival: Every year, a mysterious festival brings the town to life with bizarre occurrences. Write about a teen experiencing it for the first time and discovering its dark secrets.
  2. The Summer Job: A teen’s boring summer job at a local museum turns exciting when they accidentally uncover a supernatural artifact. What happens next?
  3. Firefly Nights: Write about two childhood friends reunited during one summer to save their beloved, but dying, firefly forest from being razed for development.
  4. The Heat Wave: During the worst heat wave in decades, a young detective gets their first major case. The twist? It involves investigating a series of surreal, heat-induced visions around town.
  5. Summer Camp Legends: At a seemingly normal summer camp, campers start to realize that the camp’s legends might be more than just stories.
  6. The Time Capsule: A group of teenagers discovers a time capsule buried by students who lived through the tumultuous summer of 1969. They decide to create their own capsule, sparking reflections on their lives and times.

Summer journal ideas

  1. The last time summer came by, how did it go? What do you plan to do differently this time? 
  2. What can you do to ensure fun times for yourself this summer? 
  3. What is your favorite swimming pool to visit over the summer break? What do you like about it? 
  4. Which of your habits have you come a long way on? How much further do you think you have to go? 
  5. Do hot days make you think differently about your body and your environment? Why? 
  6. What are some fun ways you plan to spend time with friends over the summer? 
  7. What are your thoughts on Independence Day? How patriotic are you and why? 
  8. What educational activities do you regret not pursuing over the summer? 
  9. Using the following words as inspiration, write a free association poem: “Sun, flower, wind, field, smile, clouds.”
  10. What did you do last summer? What will you change this summer? 
  11. What’s your favorite memory of an ice cream parlor? What’s so special about it? 
  12. What do you love and hate the most about your summer family reunions?
  13. What harsh lessons did your last summer holiday teach you. 
  14. How did you deal with the most challenging thing that happened to you over the summer? 
  15. What lessons did you learn from your last summer relationship?
  16. What is the summer holiday that you are most proud of? Why? 
  17. In what way do you plan to help your friends and family this summer?
  18. How do you plan to be creative this summer?
  19. In what way do you think you can improve your writing skills this summer? 
  20. Do you think you ought to participate in journal writing over the summer or just completely relax? Why? 

Summer holiday prompts

  1. What is the perfect way to spend your vacation days over the summer? 
  2. What is your favorite fictional story that takes place in a summer holiday resort? 
  3. Do you think the quality of the air conditioners affects the quality of your summer vacation? Why? 
  4. What is a better way to spend your summer holiday than going to the beach? 
  5. Which activity feels most awesome during the summer season than any other season? 
  6. If you wrote a story about a hermit crab going on summer holidays, how would it go? 
  7. What are some fun summer activities that you just can’t miss over the holidays?
  8. What is the main way that summer holidays in modern times differ from summer holidays in the past? 
  9. What do you plan to do so that at the end of the year, you can look back on your summer holidays with pride? 
  10. Where would you prefer to spend your summer, an amusement park or a cruise ship? Why? 
  11. What is the most overrated summer holiday activity?
  12. Which do you like more, spring holidays, winter holidays, or summer holidays? 
  13. What is the biggest difference between the first day of the summer holidays and the last day?
  14. What is the silliest thing you ever did during your summer holiday?
  15. What is something fun to do in your city over the summer?
  16. Do you ever get bored during the summer? Why?
  17. Are you the type of person who takes books with them to your summer holiday destinations? Why? 
  18. Does the last week of summer make you feel bittersweet? Why? 
  19. If you could pick any of your friends to go on vacation with, who would it be and why?
  20. If you could go on vacation with only one member of your family, who would it be and why?
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Fun summer writing prompts

  1. Write a short story that takes place over the summer break. 
  2. Compose an acrostic poem about summer. 
  3. Reflect on the first time you had a crush over the summer. 
  4. Using “She was really dreading the summer” as a story starter, write a short story. 
  5. Which of the summer Olympic events do you like the most? Why? 
  6. In the summertime, are you an outdoor activity person or a video game person? Why? 
  7. Have you ever been on a summertime waterpark adventure? How did it go? 
  8. What is the best amusement park to visit over the summer? What is so great about it? 
  9. If you were asked to plan a summer scavenger hunt, how would it go? 
  10. During the summertime, what is your favorite part of the day? Why do you like it? 
  11. If you could make any mid-year resolutions, what would they be? 
  12. Do you think your computer or video game console misses you when you are away on summer holiday? 
  13. What is your favorite summer blockbuster movie?
  14. What is the best summer sport and why?
  15. What musical instruments do you associate with summer?
  16. What’s your favorite type of music to listen to during the summer?
  17. How does your wardrobe change during the summer?
  18. Are you one to go somewhere cold during the summer? Why? 
  19. What is the strangest activity to do during the summer?
  20. What project do you think you can start and complete over the summer?

Summer writing prompts for 3rd graders

  1. People love summer, but typically for different reasons. What do you think are the best things about summer?  
  2. In your opinion, should summer days be longer or shorter? Why? 
  3. Which of the summer months is your favorite? Why? 
  4. Have you ever been on a summer road trip? How did it go?
  5. What is a great way to help your parents over the summer break? 
  6. How do you and your best friend plan to keep in touch over the summer break? 
  7. Do you think the summer break should have extra time or less time? Why? 
  8. What is your favorite place to visit over the summer? What is so special about it? 
  9. Write about why summer is a great time to make new friends. 
  10. Think back to your favorite summer memory. Who is in it and why?
  11. What is the perfect summer meal? Why do you think so?   
  12. Write a story about an ice cream cone that is anxious about getting filled. 
  13. Do you prefer sunny days or rainy days? Why? 
  14. What do you plan to do over the summer break that you failed to do in 2nd Grade? 
  15. If you were an adult, what changes would you make to hugely improve the experience of summer
  16. What do older kids get to do during summer that you wish you could? 
  17. What “fun” outdoor game do you actually think isn’t fun at all? 
  18. How do you think young kids should spend their time over the summer? 
  19. Are you looking forward to changing your grade level once the summer ends? Why? 
  20. What is your favorite snack to eat over the summer?

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Parven founded Kids N Clicks after obtaining her MSc in Corporate Governance from the London School of Economics. She worked as a business studies and digital marketing lecturer. Internet Matters recognizes her profound knowledge of online safety, dubbing her an Internet safety expert. At Kids N Clicks, Parven keeps abreast of the newest apps. Drawing from her teaching background, she fervently promotes screen-free activities for students and encourages introspective thinking through journaling, games and writing prompts.

2 thoughts on “75+ Fun and Creative Summer Writing Prompts”

  1. As a parent, I’m always looking for fun and educational activities to keep my kids engaged during the break. The variety of prompts, from beach adventures to magical summer days, offers a wonderful opportunity for children to explore their creativity and storytelling skills. I can already envision the stories and poems that will come to life with these prompts.


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