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27 Halloween Writing Prompts for Kids






Teachers, you are invited to use these Halloween writing ideas as story starters or as journal writing prompts with your students.  Each writing prompt listed below could also be used for a group Halloween writing project with kids and are especially useful for students in 1st through 3rd grade.  You can add some excitement to the writing project by having students incorporate their costume ideas into their holiday writing.

If working with groups, have the kids share their stories with the class when done.  Your students may even want to compile a class Halloween Story book that could be shared with their parents.

(By the way, parents can use these prompts to help their child write about Halloween, too!)

27 Halloween Writing Prompts for Elementary Kids

  1. It was a dark and stormy night when….
  2. My friends and I were trick or treating and knocked on the door ….
  3. Meow! The black cat was scared….
  4. The white sheets with black eyes peering through holes of the costume gave no clue as to who the kid was…
  5. Running down the street with candy flying, I saw….
  6. A yellow glow was coming from the jack-o-lantern, only…
  7. Whirling winds on this cold October evening send chills down my …
  8. They claim the house was haunted, but it looked okay to me, so….
  9. My friends and I like to go trick-or-treating on Halloween because…
  10. I had the most fun on the Halloween when I ….
  11. For Halloween, my mom and dad like to …….
  12. I was counting all my candy when all of a sudden…
  13. A Halloween party is fun to plan…first you…
  14. It was a cold Halloween night when I saw the…
  15. The mad scientist was creating a new monster that could…
  16. My friends and I like to go trick-or-treating because…
  17. The large cauldron of purple liquid started to boil when…
  18. I got an eerie feeling when I heard…
  19. The mysterious object started floating in the air and…
  20. The Halloween pumpkin turned into a…
  21. The black cat started to crouch and hiss when…
  22. Something in the closet was making a strange noise, so I opened the door and…
  23. The white sheets with black eyes peering through holes of the costume gave no clue as to who the kid was…
  24. I couldn’t believe my eyes when I saw…
  25. You won’t believe this story, but it is true…
  26. As I carefully entered the haunted house, the door shut behind me and…
  27. The silliest Halloween ever started when….

Halloween Stencil Resources Spice Up any Writing Project

Of course pumpkins are a HUGE part of everyone’s Halloween celebration, and I suggest that teacher’s make them a part of their students’ writing celebration. 

Here are some great on-line sources for free Halloween stencils that you can download and use, or you can hand sketch it.  If you’re looking for a super cool stencil, here’s a resource that will drive you bats!

Or your students could use these printable Halloween stencil resources to get them in the holiday mood.

Happy Halloween, and happy journaling too!

Sincerely,

Jill Schoenberg
Author and Creator of Journal Buddies





About the Author
Jill Schoenberg is the author of the award winning books Journal Buddies: A Girl’s Journal for Sharing and Celebrating Magnificence and Journal Buddies: A Boys Journal for Discovering and Sharing Excellence, available from Amazon.com.