165 Exciting Writing Prompts Elementary-Aged Kids Will Love

Providing kids with fun writing prompts they will love is a great way to make sure students are becoming avid writers. If you feel stumped about which prompts to use, I have 165 writing prompts elementary students will appreciate using in the classroom. Continue reading to take a peek at them, and be sure to sign up for the free prompts at the bottom of each post!

writing prompts elementary students will love

Narrative Writing Prompts

Narrative writing allows students to share their personal experiences with teachers and peers. It’s a great opportunity to reflect on past experiences and future endeavors. Using some of these writing prompts elementary students will enjoy will improve their writing skills.

  • Think about 5 things in your life that are special and write about them. Tell us about your dog, mom, uncle, or anything else you can think of.
  • Does your family have an unusual tradition? Tell us about it!
  • Write about a time you were bored and found something to entertain yourself.
  • Write about a time you lost something important. What was it, and how did you react?
  • Write a story about what it would be like if you work up one morning with scales on your body.
  • Imagine you have an amazing sense of smell. What would you use it for? What will you smell?
  • You are a superhero. What are your powers, and how did you get them?
  • You wake up one day and realize you can talk to animals. Write a story about the animals you would have discussions with and what might be said.
  • If you could do anything you wanted as a job, what would you choose?
  • Write about your dreams for the world in the future. What do you hope changes?

If you enjoy these prompts, be sure to check out 55 Narrative Writing Prompts for Upper Elementary students.

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Descriptive Writing Prompts

While writing descriptive texts, it’s important for students to use plenty of adjectives and details. These descriptive writing prompts let kids practice their descriptive writing skills with super fun topics. Take a look at these fun writing prompts elementary kids will enjoy and include them in your classroom writing.

  • Describe an inspirational friend or family member.
  • Describe an inspirational friend or family member.
  • Pretend you came across a spooky place or haunted mansion. Tell us what you see and hear.
  • You have to describe Thanksgiving to an alien. How would you tell them what it is?
  • The best dessert ever is __________. Tell us how it tastes.
  • What is the most disgusting food you have ever tried?
  • Do you think using descriptive writing is important?
  • Tell us about a trip to the dentist gone wrong!

If you enjoy these prompts, be sure to check out the others on my 60 Descriptive Writing Prompts post.

writing prompts elementary students will love

Opinion Writing Prompts

Kids really enjoy sharing their opinions with the world. Let them express their thoughts and feelings on several different ideas using these fun prompts. These are writing prompts elementary kids will love to use in writing centers and during writing lessons.

  • Based on the sports you enjoy, which is the best sport to play?
  • If you have a favorite place to go, where is it and why?
  • Share your Mother or Father’s superpower. What makes you think they have this superpower?
  • In your family tree, are you a middle child, an only child, or something else? Do you like your position in your family tree?
  • In your opinion, should kids have more or less homework?
  • What is the best way to start the day in the classroom? Tell us about it and why it’s the best way.
  • Tell us what your least favorite vegetable is and why.
  • Which book could you read over and over again?
  • Convince your parents to let you have a special pet. Choose an animal you would love to have as a pet and tell us why they would make an amazing pet.
  • If you could create your own pet, what would it be and why? (Think about a half-dog so it can bark and a half-lizard so it can catch bugs with its tongue.)

If you enjoy these fun writing prompts elementary kids will too; try the rest of them here — 50 Opinion Writing Prompts!

writing prompts elementary students will love

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