Writing Prompts for Kids List

There are now well over 40 pages of writing prompts for kids on the website and I've put most of the links onto this page for the purposes of organization. Please enjoy!

If you're interested in having all the prompts in one place, check out my book 500 Writing Prompts for Kids: First Grade through Fifth Grade.

For first graders, I have added creative writing prompts on the subjects offriendsbirthdayscartoonsvacationschoolrecreation, their home town and planes, trains and automobiles. For second graders you can check out prompts about summerwinterfallseasonsspringpeople, the internetcell phones and themselves. For third graders here are pages based on video gamesreadingsciencemathlunchtelevision and moviesgizmos and gadgetsathletics and lastly one on time and space. For 4th graders I've included prompts pages on the artswriting, the worldbullyingnature, and some miscellaneous ones located on grab bab #1grab bag #2 and grab bag #3. Last but not least, our fifth graders with pages on religionhappinesstruthhealthfamesocial studieshard work and two miscellaneous creative writing prompts pages located at grab bag #1 and grab bag #2. And here is a page ofKindergarten writing prompts for the wee ones. You should also give these creative writing activities a shot to keep your students' writing time from becoming boring. 

Done with Writing Prompts for Kids List? Go back to Creative Writing Prompts.

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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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