Using the right writing prompts for kids I have been able to encourage children at home to start journaling.
The writing prompts here are for children aged 8 – 14 years old.
I have printed these prompts and even created a journal out of this which we use at home.
Before we go into the writing prompts, let me share with you some tips to encourage children to love to write.
Tips For Encouraging Children To Write:
- Don’t use a very thick notebook. It will put children off from opening it.
- Encourage children to write a letter to a family member or friends they like. Even a thank-you note can be a fun and positive way to instill good writing habits.
- Keep writing time short, a maximum of 10 minutes so they don’t feel it is a big chore.
- Let them write about anything they want even if it doesn’t make sense to you. The goal is to get them writing.
- Include some photos in their notebook, like a comic character to encourage them to write a story out of it.
- Get your kids to decorate their own journal or notebook
- Leave a bunch of cool pens and color pencils for them to use.
- Start a family journal and everyday everyone writes one sentence in it.
- Have them write shopping or grocery lists with you.
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75 Writing Prompts For Kids :
1 Write about a family member you admire.
2 If you can be a superhero, choose 2 superpowers you would like to have.
3 Write about a person you helped today
4 Write one new skill or knowledge you would like to gain this month and how you will achieve that
5 Finish this thought: In five years, I will be…
6 Ask each of your family members to reminisce and talk about the funniest family moments.
7 Ask a family member to share with you one world news that happened this week and write about it.
8 Leave a surprise note for someone you care about. What can you write to bring a smile to their face?
9 If you could spend this weekend building something, what would you create, make or build?
10 Traveling teaches you new things about the world. List down places you would like to go and why you would want to go there.
11 What would you do if you were locked inside your favorite store for a night?
12 Write 3 things you are grateful about in your life.
13 3 things you would take with you if you will be stuck in an island for a week.
14 Write 3 things you like best about your family
15 What do you see yourself doing 5 years from now?
16 If you could be anyone in this world, who would you be and why?
17 I wish I could forget the time I ….. because….
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More Fun Writing Prompts For Kids :
18 My favorite stuffed animal or toy is…
19 If I could buy one toy for the rest of the year, what would I buy?
20 What would you do if you found a magic wand?
21 What happens next? I was playing my favorite computer game when, all of a sudden, I was stuck inside my computer…
22 Who has the best job in the world?
23 Finish this thought: The most important thing to me is…
24 Write an alternate ending to your favorite book.
25 Finish this thought: What annoys me the most is…
26 If there is one place you can live in the world, where would you stay?
27 Write about your dream holiday.
28 What annoys you the most?
29 If you could change the ending of a movie, what would it be? Write about the movie.
30 Write about your favorite storybook character.
31 What makes you happy? Why?
32 What makes you angry? Why?
33 If you were the prime minister or president of a country, how would you change the country?
34 If you can be the principal of your school, what would you do differently?
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35 If you could be an animal for a day what animal would you be? Why?
36 List 3 things that makes you a good friend.
37 Write about your best friend. Why do you like him/her?
38 If you could make a law that everybody had to follow, what law would you make and why?
39 Imagine you met an alien who want to be your friend. What would you say to that alien? Write the adventure you both
More Fun Writing Prompts For Kids :
40 What would a perfect day look like to you?
41 If you can be a chef, what would you cook? Write down the recipe and ingredients you will need.
42 Write about a mistake that you made.
43 Write about a time when someone helped you in school.
44 What happens next? I was traveling to the moon then……..
45 Interview your grandparents and write about their life journey.
46 If your toys start talking, what will they say?
47 What happens next? I was sitting in an empty train then……..
Creative Prompts For Kids :
48 List 3 things that makes you special.
49 If you can save the planet earth from pollution, what would you do?
50 Write about your biggest accomplishment.
51 If you could do whatever you wanted to right now, what would you do?
52 Write about your favorite family holiday.
53 What happens next? I heard a tiger growling. I followed him to…
54 Pretend that you can fly whenever you wanted. Where would you go?
55 If you have a million dollars, what will you do with the money?
56 If you can donate to a charity, which charity will you help? Why?
57 Can you think of a mistake you made recently? How can you be better next time?
58 You have an extra million dollars; you cannot spend it on yourself. What would you do with the money?
Writing prompts for kids that gets them thinking hard :
59. If you can meet any person in the world, who would it be? Why? What would you ask him/her?
60 If you can invent a robot, what will the robot do?
61 Describe the most disgusting dinner in the world
62 If you had one wish what would it be?
63 What would a day in your life be like if you were a movie star?
64 Imagine the world without electricity. What would be different in your daily routine?
65 You invented a time-machine. Where would you go?
66 If you can design the uniform for your school, what would your design be like?
67 Imagine you have a dragon as your neighbour. What will you do together with your new dragon friend?
68 What is something you are afraid of? What helps you to feel less afraid of something?
69 Write a letter to the author of a book you recently read and tell them what you liked most about the book.
70 If you can be a movie producer, what movie will you make? Write down the characters and the story-line of the movie?
71 What happens next? I saw a chicken crossing the road and……
72 Write something kind that you did recently?
73 What is the scariest creature alive on earth? Describe what makes it so horrifying.
74 If you could speak any foreign language fluently, which one would you like to speak and why?
75 Imagine that you are going on adventure with your best friend, where did you? What did you do?
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