Whether your students have written one journal entry or 100 journal entries, the practice of daily writing can have a positive impact on their lives. Journaling helps students to improve their writing skills and their critical thinking, as they take a topic and explore it from multiple angles.
The practice of writing also allows students to express their thoughts and feelings in a meaningful way. When students journal, they don’t have to worry about being judged or criticized for their ideas. They can instead reveal their deepest thoughts comfortably in a safe place.
These 58 new writing ideas for kids ages 7-14 will enthuse students and get them excited about writing. There’s something for everyone here, with questions ranging from silly daydreams about being a super-secret spy to deeper thoughts about sources of inspiration. Students can write letters to their future selves, or they can imagine what life might be like on another planet.
With a carefully-mixed batch of both lighthearted and serious questions, your students will be both entertained and educated. Invigorate their enthusiasm for writing with these new writing ideas and prompts!
Kids Writing | 58 Fabulous Ideas to Inspire
- In my __________ years of life, I’ve learned…
- How do you think being a kid today is different from your parents’ childhoods?
- What is the silliest thing you’ve ever done?
- I’ll know I’m grown up when…
- Who are your top three heroes?
- Write a story where someone makes an exciting discovery.
- Is it better to have a birthday close to Christmas or some other time during the year?
- What does it mean to be a friend?
- Write a story about life in 250 years.
- When is it hard to be a kid?
- What do you want to be when you grow up?
- What would you do if you got locked in the mall overnight?
- If you were a fly on the wall, what conversations would you want to hear?
- Write a poem about yourself.
- What is the most exciting place you’ve ever been?
- Who was for your first best friend? What did you like to do together?
- What would a world without fighting look like?
- Where do you go when you need to think?
- What does it mean to be successful?
- When I think of my best friend, I feel…
- If you switched places with your mom or dad for a day, what would happen?
- What is your favorite animal? Why do you like this animal?
- Do you think humans will ever live anywhere besides Earth?
- What is your favorite thing about yourself?
- The best day of the week is…
- How many states have you visited? What did you see during your travels?
- If I could travel back in time, I would go to…
- Who is the most inspirational person in your life?
- If there was a movie about your life, who would be in it?
- What is something adventurous you’d like to try?
- What do you do when you feel sad?
- The best thing about being a kid is…
- Imagine life as a super-secret spy and write about your adventures.
- Write a story about a wild camping adventure.
- Write a letter to your future self in ten years.
- My favorite thing to do on the weekends is…
- What is your favorite kind of weather?
- If I were a color, I would be…
- What adult privilege are you the most excited for? Driving? Voting? Staying up late?
- What is your greatest talent?
- What is your earliest memory?
- If you could go to any planet, which one would you visit?
- What is something exciting you’ve learned recently?
- Write about a time when you were proud of yourself.
- Could you ever live on a farm?
- Write a story about life during the Revolutionary War.
- What is the farthest place you’ve ever traveled to?
- Write a letter to your favorite author, explaining why you like his or her book.
- My favorite season is…
- Write a letter to someone you want to thank.
- Who is the smartest person you know?
- If someone wrote a book about my life, it would be called…
- What makes you happier than anything else?
- What do you think life is like as a zoo animal?
- If I could meet any celebrity, it would be…
- Do you think world peace is possible?
- My parents gave me the name __________ because…
- If you went deep sea diving, what would you look for?
Until next time, write on…
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