creative writing prompts

Grades K-2

The following are some prompts that will get your class buzzing: (Be sure to model what it looks like to write with these prompts before introducing them!)

  • My best friends always…
  • If I were an animal, I would be…
  • I don’t like to…
© 2016 Robyn Field

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Grades 3-5

The following are some prompts that will get your class buzzing: (Be sure to give your own example writing when introducing these!)

  • Imagine that you and your friends must overcome a challenge. What is the challenge, and how would you overcome it? 
  • Imagine you found a pair of glasses that let you see what other people are thinking. What would you do with them?
  • Imagine you’re the most popular kid in school, and you still sleep with 10 of your favorite stuffed animals. You’re scared of what people would think if they knew! Then you get invited to a super-cool sleepover – what do you do? You simply can’t sleep without your furry friends…
© 2016 Robyn Field