Kindergarten Writing Prompts

This collection of kindergarten writing prompts is meant to give kids the freedom to use their imagination in written form. It's true that some kindergarteners are not yet able to read and that writing may be a year or two off from their current abilities. These prompts don't have to necessarily be used for writing. I have had a few parents tell me that they have used some of my prompts as conversation prompts so that their kids can practice their speaking abilities as well. I think that's a fantastic idea and if your kids aren't ready to write a few sentence story, feel free to use them for that purpose. Enjoy!

Kindergarten Writing Prompts

1. There are so many different places you can go in a single day. You might just go to school and home but on some days you could go to the post office, the mall, to music class or even to grandmother's house! What are five places you go to the most and what do you like about them?

2. One of the best times of the day is when you get to sit down and have a meal like breakfast, lunch or dinner time. What is the tastiest meal you've ever had? How often would you have it if you had a choice? What would happen if you tried cooking it yourself?

3. Who are some of the most important people in your life? What are the ways in which you show them that you care about them? What are three new things you could do to make them happy in the next week or two?

4. Of all the people you know, who has the nicest eyes? Who has the biggest smile? Who is the strongest? Who is the fastest? Who is the smartest? What would it be like if one person had all of those qualities? What would that person be like?

5. Sometimes kids your age have a tough life because their family don't have a lot of money, live in a rough area or have some medical problems. If you could do something about their situation what would you do and why?

6. What is your favorite thing in the whole wide world to do and why? Do any of your friends like to do the same activity? Describe a day in which you and you friends could do the activity all day long.

7. Who do you think is the coolest celebrity and movie star in the world? What do you think an average day would be like for this famous person?

8. There are so many different places in the world that it would be close to impossible to see every country in your lifetime. If you could pick five different countries to go do during your life, what would they be and why?

9. Describe your happiest moment to date. Why did it make you feel so happy? What is the happiest you've ever seen somebody else? Why do you think that person was so happy?

10. As you grow up, you'll get to go to new schools and meet new people. You'll have new toys and new games and you might even have a new house somewhere down the line. What are a few of the things you look forward to the most as you grow up?

I hope you thoroughly enjoyed these kindergarten writing prompts and that you can use them over and over again with your students or children. I've created a book with prompts that can be used as kindergarten writing prompts as well as for older students as well, called 500 Writing Prompts for Kids. Give it a shot!

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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