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First Grade Writing Prompts #6: Friends

This is a list of 10 free first grade writing prompts about friendship. One of the first things I remember from my days in elementary school was learning the concept of a friend. It's the sort of thing you sometimes have to relearn as an adult, but hopefully writing prompts like these can help to cement the concept at an early age.

You may notice that the numbers on this page do not start at 1 and work their way up. This is because these 10 first grade writing prompts are an excerpt from my book, 500 Writing Prompts for Kids: First Grade through Fifth Grade. If you like these free samples, the full version is available in both digital and paperback form. 

First Grade Writing Prompts #6: Friends

111. Who are your three best friends in the entire world? Write at least a sentence about why each of them is a great friend to you.

112. What is the most fun you have ever had with your friends? Was it a party? A trip somewhere? Perhaps, even just a few of you hanging out? Talk about the event from beginning to end and why it was so fun.

113. Imagine that your best friend has to move away from home for an entire year. He or she will be back, but you need to keep in touch via letters because there are no computers there. Write your first letter to your friend to tell him or her some things going on in your life and town.

114. What are a few of the things that make you a good and loyal friend? What good things would your best friends say about you?

115. If you could hang out with your friends anywhere within driving distance, where would it be? What would you guys do there and what would you talk about while hanging out?

116. Imagine that you and your friends stay close for the rest of your lives and you have a big reunion when you all turn 40 years old. You’ll now be married, have kids and jobs. Write a little scene between the 40-year-old versions of you and your friends at this reunion.

117. Look around the room and in your head; pick someone that you don’t really know but that you think you’d get along with pretty well. Write a story about how the two of you might become friends.

118. What is friendship and what does it take to be a good friend? If someone didn’t have these good qualities, what would they have to do to get them?

119. You have been befriended by a group of kids that are a couple of years older than you. They ask you to come and hang out with them. What do you and your new friends do together that the friends your age wouldn’t normally do? Describe the hangout from beginning to end.

120. Some people have lots of different groups of friends. They might have their school friends, camp friends, church or synagogue friends, etc. What would it be like if all your different friends from all your different groups got together and had a party? Which friends would get along and which wouldn’t? 

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Written by Bryan Cohen

Bryan Cohen is the author of more than 30 books, many of which focus on creative writing and blasting through that pesky writer's block. His books have sold more than 20,000 copies. You can find him on and Facebook.

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