Writing prompts for younger students 

Get students of all ages writing for these writing prompts for younger students. Including our visual prompts which are a great way to inspire writing, especially for students aged between six and twelve. 

  • What makes your school special?

  • What would you like to invent?

  • Have you ever broken something? What happened?

  • What do you like to do when you're not at school?

  • Have you ever had an imaginary friend?

  • What is the best thing on the school playground? Why?

  • Who is your favorite movie character?

  • What are you really good at doing?

  • What do you want to do better?

  • What do you find annoying?

  • How do you feel about talking in front of people?

  • How do you feel about surprises?

  • What superpower would you like to have?

  • Write about something special you own.

  • What is your favorite flavor of ice cream? What does it taste like?

  • What will your grown-up life be like?

  • What is the best art project or picture you have ever made?

  • Imagine you invent a new kind of car in the future. What does it look like?

  • How do kids learn to be kind?

  • What happens when people can't work together?

  • What makes a good friend?

  • How do you cheer up a friend who is sick?

  • What kind of gift is the best to give?

  • What makes someone a good babysitter?

  • Pick someone you love. What does that person look like?

  • What if you could bring an animal to school?

  • What if you had a time machine?

  • What if you grew up to be taller than the school?

  • What if you were the teacher?

  • What if you were a baby again?

  • What if cows could drive cars?

  • What if you could only see the color yellow?

  • What if the president were a kid?

  • What if you had a friend who spoke a different language?

  • What if you lived in a swimming pool?

  • Once upon a time, a child woke up as a turtle….

  • The car stopped in front of my house, and a clown got out….

  • Three friends went on a trip to the moon. The best thing about it was….

  • Once, I rode a unicorn to school….

  • My teacher came to my house for dinner. We talked about….

  • One day, my mom and dad switched jobs….

  • I was walking in the woods, and someone called my name. I looked down and saw it was a frog….

  • A boy had a dream he was a pirate and woke up on a pirate ship….

  • The teacher's necklace is missing, and only one person knows what happened….

  • A new kid comes to school and says he is from 1900….