Whether your child is in a remote learning program or not, practicing creative writing at home is a great way to encourage imagination and strengthen their spelling, grammar, and comprehension skills. These five websites are a great place to find writing prompts for kids, as well as writing guidance and tips. Sometimes just the smallest spark will encourage kids to go wherever their imaginations take them., so we’ve pulled out our favorite writing prompts from each to get you both started: Writing Prompts for Kids by Book Riot
The largest independent editorial book site in North America publishes all kinds of media, from podcasts to newsletters to original content, including a creative list of 20 writing prompts for kids which will catapult them into their own fictional worlds. There’s also a list of books about writing to help your kids improve their skills.
“You find out that a dragon lives under your house. How did it end up there?’’
“You’re home alone and there’s a knock on the door. Who is it and what do they want?”
“Write down the most disgusting recipe you can think of. Include ingredients and how to make it.”
“You and your family spent all afternoon baking a cake. In the evening, as you sneak to the kitchen to take a piece, the cake is missing! The only thing left is the plate the cake was on, and crumbs. Who took the cake, and how did they take it without anyone seeing it?”
“You live on planet Earth now, but you come from far away, from a planet you can see up in the sky out of your bedroom window on a cloudless night. Tell me about your home planet and the people who inhabited it. If you feel creative, write about how you arrived on planet Earth and all that happened up to this point. ” Writing Prompts for Kids by Think Written
This site has all the resources your kids will need to start writing. It also will help keep your little writers motivated, focused , and inspired. Its thorough list of 300 fun writing prompts for kids will get them writing different genres.
“Write a short story about what it might be like if you woke up one morning with a mermaid tail.”
“Which is better, winter or summer? Write about the reasons why you think winter or summer is better.”
“Write a story using these five words: apple, train, elephant, paper, banjo.”
“Write about a time you felt really happy. What happened? What made you feel happy?”
“Write a story about flying to outer space and discovering a new planet.” Writing Prompts for Kids by Scholastic Kids can start their own writing adventure by choosing a theme: adventure, fantasy, or sci-fi. Next they enter a grade-leveled area and spin a slot machine with four wheels which crank out a genre, adjective, protagonist, and plot. The ‘story starters’ can get […]