Writing prompts for elementary students

Get youngers students writing with our writing prompts for elementary students. If your younger students need some visual inspiration, we've also included a few visual elementary writing prompts.

  • 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?

Candy around the world

What are your favorite candies? Why? What candies do you dislike?

Minions for a week

You get your very own set of minions for a week. What would you do? Where would you go?

Flying carpet

What does this image make you think? Tell it's story.
  • 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….