Creative Writing Ideas for Kids—
Energize your students’ writing with these new creative writing ideas for kids! When they’re having so much fun writing, they might not even realize all the things they’re learning.
These 55 new journal prompts and creative writing ideas for kids promote creativity and fun. Unexpected questions about unicorns and space travel stretch their imaginations, while prompts about dreams, responsibilities, and heroism encourage reflection. A balance of silly and serious questions keeps kids engaged in journaling and holds their interest over time.
55 Fabulous Creative Writing Ideas for Kids
- If you drew a flag to represent yourself, what would it look like?
- Do you like receiving attention? Why or why not?
- Write about something or someone you love.
- If you could visit any planet, which would you visit?
- Would you rather dance or sing on stage?
- What do you like about writing?
- Would you rather be too hot or too cold?
- Are you good at keeping secrets?
- If you were taking a road trip, who would you want to have in the car?
- What does it mean to be creative?
- Do your parents let you choose what you wear to school?
- How close are you with people in your extended family?
- Do you like to go outside with shoes or barefoot?
- When did you first learn to ride a bike?
- What is your greatest responsibility?
- What are you afraid of?
- What is your favorite kind of animal? Why?
- If you had a magic balloon that could take you anywhere, where would you go?
- What is the best thing about being a kid?
- If you were a song, what kind would you be?
- What is your greatest dream?
- Write about three things that you really want. Why are they important to you?
- If you were stuck on a desert island, what would you want to have with you?
- What is the best age to be?
- List three foods you couldn’t live without. What do you like about them?
- What is your favorite season? Why?
- Would you rather ride a horse or a camel?
- Are you (or would you be) a good older sibling?
- How do you feel when you finish the school year?
- Would you rather watch a movie in a theater or see a play?
- Do you have any hidden talents?
- Have you ever found something cool? What did you do with it?
- Would you rather have a pet monkey or a zebra?
- What is your favorite way to travel?
- If you could visit any state, which would you choose?
- Do you look more like your mom or your dad?
- Would you rather be hungry or thirsty?
- Name ten things that you’re lucky to have.
- Are your dreams in color or black and white?
- Do you like watching TV? Why or why not?
- What would the world be like without the Internet?
- How does it feel to receive praise?
- What is your favorite kind of weather?
- Have you ever found out something that you weren’t supposed to know?
- What is your favorite kind of homework?
- If you were a toy, what would you be?
- Who is your hero?
- If you created a dream pizza, what would it have on it?
- If you were a tree, what kind would you be?
- At the end of the day, do you prefer to play by yourself or with friends?
- Would you rather write a paper or do a science fair project?
- Where do you feel the most “at home”?
- What is your favorite thing to do with your parents?
- What would you do if you found a unicorn?
- Have you ever won something?
There’s no doubt about it—kids love adventures. Exploring, creating, and questioning are essential aspects of childhood, and you can promote these endeavors in your students through daily creative writing activities.
While journaling is certainly a good way to help kids improve their writing skills, it also allows them a new method of expression. Through journaling, students learn how to consider ideas from new angles and come up with creative, new ways of thinking. Best of all, a student’s journal is a safe place where he or she can write freely without the fear of embarrassment or judgment.
Journal keeping is a fantastic tool you can use to encourage the kids in your life to practice and refine their creative writing skills. We think this is simply fantastic, and hope you do too!
Until next time, write on…