100+ writing prompts for kids

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Using writing prompts and story starters

Writing is the key to unlocking a world of possibilities for children. It nurtures their communication, emotional intelligence, self-expression, and confidence. To foster these essential skills, it's important to encourage students to engage in daily writing practices.

We understand that not every learner finds the process of getting thoughts down on paper easy. That's why we've taken the initiative to create a bank of exciting and imaginative writing prompts, tailored to meet the needs of diverse learners.

In this collection, you'll find six distinct categories of prompts, ranging from opinion-based writing to crafting short stories. Our resources are thoughtfully designed to ignite your students' love for writing, building their skills while nurturing a lifelong love for literacy.

Explore the prompts collection:

Quick writing prompts

These quick writing prompts are great for helping students to kick start a story.

Opinion writing prompts

The goal of opinion or argumentative writing is to convince the reader to share the writer's opinion.

Fun writing prompts

These fun ideas for writing prompts will help spark student creativity and imagination in no time.

Creative writing prompts

Increase student creativity with these writing prompts, ideal for getting started with a story.

Writing prompts for younger kids

Writing prompts that younger students will love. Helping to spark the interest of young writers.

Journal writing prompts

Journal writing prompts not only get students writing, but help them take time for reflection.

Try out the collection of prompts using Read&Write

Read&Write is a literacy support tool that helps students with everyday reading and writing tasks. Your students can use tools in Read&Write like Check It, Talk and Type, and the text and picture dictionaries to help them to get their thoughts written down.