5th Grade Writing Prompts #4: Health

What do you have if you don't have your health? These 10 free 5th grade writing prompts deal with the importance of health in the lives of our kids. As parents and teachers, we can't always be looking out for our children and students and with writing prompts like these, hopefully they can begin to cement a more healthy attitude.

You may notice that the numbers on this page do not start at 1 and work their way up. This is because these 10 5th 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. 

5th Grade Writing Prompts #4: Health

361. In order to stay healthy, one of the major things you are supposed to do is eat right. What does “eating right" mean to you? Do you eat right or do you think you could eat more healthily?

362. The experts recommend that kids like you should get about half an hour of activity most days of the week. Are you as active as you should be? If so, what are some of the things you do to keep moving during the day? If not, what are some ways in which you could add more activity to your life?

363. Who are some healthy famous people that you look up to? These could be Olympic athletes, movie stars, or anyone at all. What do you think they do to remain healthy and in good physical shape?

364. Who is a someone you know personally who is very healthy? Who is a person you know who is not healthy at all? How are they different? What could the non-healthy person do to become healthier?

365. Name five things you could do to lead a healthier life? Some examples might include eating more fruit or playing more sports. Create a little plan to make those five things a part of your life.

366. What are the some of the foods that you are supposed to eat a lot of to be healthy? What are the foods that you’re supposed to limit? Do you do a good job personally of eating the healthy foods and limiting the non-healthy foods? Why or why not?

367. Over the last couple of decades, some researchers have found that a good way to keep healthy is to laugh as often as possible. What are a few ways that you could add more laughter to your life? For example, watching more silly movies or learning some jokes to tell.

368. People who do drugs, smoke, or drink a lot of alcohol tend to be pretty unhealthy. What are some ways you think people who do these things could replace their bad habits and become healthier people?

369. After a long day of school and activities, some people believe that the best way to stay healthy is to get a nice dose of relaxation. The problem is that things like television and video games still work your eyes so much that they don’t really relax you. What are some things you could do to relax after a crazy day of school?

370. What does the word “healthy" mean to you? Do you think you fit the definition or that you need to do some work to get there? What are the things you would have to do to reach that point? 

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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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