Here are 10 Halloween writing prompts you can use to ring in the holiday with your classroom or your own personal journal. If you enjoyed these prompts, buy the entire collection of 1,000 Writing Prompts for Holidays on Amazon.
You have been diagnosed with allergies to chocolate, nuts, and other sweets.
Your candy-eating days are over. How would the holiday of Halloween change for
you? Would you still be interested in dressing up and playing games? Why or why
You have been chosen as the judge in a worldwide Halloween costume contest.
People from around the world have submitted pictures of their elaborate
disguises for you to pick from. What might some of the wildest entries be? How
would you make your decision?
It's been 50 years since the space colony was established on a distant planet
from Earth, and now that there are enough kids present, the first
trick-or-treat in space has been approved. How will the holiday change now that
it's millions of miles away? How will the costumes be different and why?
In a world where ghosts have been proven as real, now ghost children and human
children go out trick-or-treating together. Describe a night going out on the
town with a ghost family. How would the ghost kids enjoy the event?
You have been invited to a masked ball, in which you and your friends have to
disguise yourselves so well, you won't be able to tell who you're dancing or
speaking with. What costume would you choose? How well do you think you'd be
able to guess who other people are and why?
What sort of things actually scare you? Why do you think they're so
You have become a pumpkin-carving artist, changing boring orange pumpkins into
works of art throughout the fall season. What are some of your designs that are
the most popular? How might you use your skills to help people in need?
Re-cast the scariest movie or television show you've ever seen with the members
of your family. What part would each family member play and why? How would the
movie or show change filled with the people you know the best?
After discovering a book of spells in the attic, you've found out that your
family is filled with witches and wizards, including you! How would these new
magical powers change your life? Do you think your Halloween nights would be
different? Why or why not?
150. Your parents have given you permission to eat candy for
breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Which kinds of candy would you eat for each meal?
Do you think you'd actually be able to make it through the day without any
legitimate food? Why or why not?
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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 Google+ and Facebook.