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It’s never too early to start creative writing. And in case you need some help to tap into your creativity, we have got you covered. In this post, we are going to share 95 writing prompts for kids.

Whether you are a student searching for something cool and interesting to write about, a parent now homeschooling, or a teacher now taking online classes, these writing prompts will help you. Feel free to use any of these writing prompts as you see right.

So, let’s get started.

For the sake of convenience, we have broken these writing prompts for kids into the following categories.

  • Narrative Writing Prompts for Kids
  • Fiction and Creative Writing Prompts for Kids
  • Mystery Writing Prompts for Kids
  • Argumentative Writing Prompts for Kids
  • Fun Writing Prompts for Kids
  • Adventure Writing Prompts for Kids

Narrative Writing Prompts for Kids

  • What is your favorite holiday tradition or holiday destination?
  • Pretend that you can go back in time for one day. Which time period you would like to pick?
  • Imagine you can learn one thing about your future. What it would be? And in case you would rather not know anything, what is the reason for making this choice?
  • What is your earliest memory? What details you can remember about it?
  • Imagine you could change one thing about your school. What would it be? And why have chosen this particular thing?
  • You are asked to pen an autobiography and need to create a table of contents. What name you would give to each chapter?
  • Describe five goals you have set for yourself?
  • If you could build a dream house for yourself, how may rooms you would have?
  • If you could build a dream restaurant, what sort of food you would serve? How will you decorate your dream restaurant?
  • What is the funniest or dumbest thing you have ever seen?
  • What is the bravest thing you have done so far?
  • If you could pick any profession in the world, which one would it be?
  • Write about a time when someone lent you a helping hand. Describe the situation in detail.
  • Write about a time when you did something kind for somebody. Describe the situation in detail.
  • What is one thing you are really good at?
  • Imagine you could pick any name for yourself. Which one would it be and why?
  • Imagine you could meet your favorite sportsperson or movie star for one day. Who will you pick?
  • Which is your favorite subject in school? Why do you like it so much?
  • Which core you like doing the least? Why do you hate it?
  • Which is the craziest dream you have ever dreamt? Describe it detail.
  • How would you like to describe your best buddy? How will he or she describe you?
  • Imagine you have the power to create one new law. What would it be?
  • Imagine you can visit one country of your choice this year. Which country you will pick and why?
  • Imagine your life in eight years. What will you be doing? What do you think you will be like?
  • If you could be famous for one thing, what would it be?

Creative Writing Prompts for Kids

  • Write a new scene for your favorite movie or a new chapter for your favorite story book. Which characters you will use and what you will have them do?
  • Write a story about a wild safari in African jungles? What animals you would see there? Would you be excited or afraid?
  • If you could invent a new pet, what would it look like? What name you will give your new pet and how would you take care of it?
  • Write a story using the title of your favorite song as the first line.
  • Imagine you have a gadget that turns you invisible. What adventures you will embark upon?
  • Write a story about a character who gets lost in an Amazon jungle and meets a mysterious, talking animal there.
  • Pick a toy, a pet, a flower, or something else that’s near you and write a haiku about it. If it rhymes, you win bonus points!
  • Pick any object in the house that catches you fancy and write about it without mentioning the object’s name. Then ask a sibling or a parent to guess what you have described.
  • Write a bizarre story that includes a talking cat, a flying baseball bat, and a vampire that cries every time you say ‘Shut up’.
  • Imagine you go to school one day only to find your best friend has turned into a talking pumpkin by an evil witch. How would you help him or her?
  • Write a story about going into outer space and finding signs of life in one of the planets.
  • Write about your favorite activity or sport. Describe why you like it.
  • You are walking in the park near your house one evening when a tree starts talking to you. What would you do?
  • Imagine you get hold of a time machine! What year would you like to travel to?
  • Imagine you could meet any fictional character you like. Who would you choose?
  • Imagine you are transported to a place where there is no electricity. What would be different in your everyday routine?
  • Which is your favorite book? If you were asked to write a review about it, what things you will say in the review to convince people to read it.
  • You are in charge of the local zoo and someone has stolen the elephants? How will you retrieve the animals and nab the thief?
  • If you could introduce one new activity in your school, what would it be? Describe why you like it so much.
  • You are running a coffee stand. Describe the people you see during the day.

Fiction Writing Prompts for Kids

  • Pretend you can change one thing about your school. What would it be?
  • Imagine you are planning a surprise birthday party for your dad. How will you plan the party? How will you keep it a surprise?
  • You were on your way to meet your friend when suddenly a dragon creeps up on you. What next? Will you be scared? What will you do?
  • You fell into a puddle while on your way to the school. Now what?
  • Imagine you run a pirate ship in the Caribbean. Write about what your day is like.
  • Write a personal letter to your future self in 15 years.
  • Imagine a friend borrowed your lucky pencil to help him pass a science test, but he lost it. What will your reaction be like? 
  • Ernest Hemingway was known to write a story with just six words. Can you do the same?
  • Would you rather have a shark or goldfish as your pet?
  • Write a story with the first sentence “Then it suddenly happened”.

Mystery Writing Prompts for Kids

  • As you are walking through your local street at night, someone stops you and tells you that you must listen to him closely because your life depends on it.
  • Your friend calls you that he has something very important to share with you. And then he goes missing.
  • Notes and gifts from your best friend’s “Secret Santa” take a strange turn.
  • As you are walking back home after meeting your best friend, a woman in a black coat suddenly walks up you and whispers “Your friend is not of this planet. He’s an alien.”
  • Your math teacher, whom every student loves except the boy who sits on the left of you, has gone missing.
  • A person whom you don’t know has left you a valuable and unusual gift.
  • You wake up with a headache and goes to school, only to find you’ve been missing for over two weeks.
  • You are on a school camping trip. But when you wake up you find that you are all alone. All the other campers have gone.
  • Your best friend wakes up one morning and start speaking in a language no one understands.
  • An Egyptian mummy turns up in your school locker.

Argumentative Writing Prompts for Kids

  • Does homework help school kids learn better?
  • What’s more beneficial to students—art classes or PE classes?
  • Which sportsperson is the most inspiring role model for young kids? Who is the worst?
  • Should students be allowed to read any kind of book they like? Or should some books be banned for them?
  • Which season is best?
  • Should students be given multiple, shorter breaks from school instead of one long vacation?
  • Do kids spend a lot of time on social media? If yes, what are the dangers of this behavior?
  • Should kids be allowed to keep a smartphone?
  • Which is the best book for kids?
  • Which is one movie that every kid you watch once?

Fun Writing Prompts for Kids

  •  You find out a midget lives under your house. How on earth did it end up there?
  •  On your trip to the beach you pick a shell and put it next to your ear. And guess what, the shell speaks. What did it say to you?
  • Write down the worst recipe you can think of. Who would you like to invite to taste it?
  • Now pen down the tastiest recipe you can imagine. What all ingredients you will put in it.
  • You and your siblings spend an evening baking a cake. But 10 minutes after you finish, you find the cake is gone. All that’s left is some crumbs. Who ate the cake?
  • You have moved into a new home. Your bedroom wall has a big stain on it, but when the night falls and you turn off the lights, the stain glows. And then you see it is not a stain but a door. Should you open it? What adventures lay on the other side?
  •  You get woken up in the middle of night by a loud sound. When you peek out of your window, you find a big spaceship in your garden. Where is this spaceship from? How did end up in your garden? What does it want from you?
  • You wake up as an eagle. You fly and soar high in the sky. What do you see when you look down?
  • There’s a knock on your door. When you open, there’s no one. But you do find a gift box on the floor. When you open the box, there’s a magic book. Whatever you write in it happens. What are you going to write?
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Adventure Writing Prompts for Children

  • Imagine you could talk to trees?
  • Imagine you could fly?
  • Imagine you could become invisible at the press of a button
  • Image you are transported to a place where children go to work and parents go to school? How would life be in such a place?
  • Who’s your favorite Disney character? Why do you love it so much?
  • Who’s your favorite holiday character? What adventures would you like to have with them?
  • Imagine a place in the world that you would like most to visit? What would you do there?
  • Imagine you are caught in a hot air balloon. What adventures would you have?
  • Write a story with the first sentence as “I woke up and it was a beautiful morning, but when I looked at myself in the mirror, I found myself shrunk.”
  •  Pretend you are a detective. What would you investigate?

With that, we come to the end of our writing prompts for kids article. We hope these ideas help you unleash your creativity. Pick the story ideas you like best and start writing. See if you can turn them into a full-fledged story.

Thanks for reading. And keep writing!

If you are looking for adult fiction writing prompts check them out here. Also, check out our writing prompts for middle school kids article. Find writing prompts for 3rd graders here.