Where would you like to take it? Who was your favorite president? Write about something you believed as a small child that turned out to be wrong. How did you find out? If you could have any superpower, what would you choose?
How would you use it? If you could visit any planet, which would you go to? Have your parents ever given you a job to do at home? What did you do? If you were in charge of managing the zoo, which animals would you spend the most of your time with? Are you more like your mom or your dad? How so? What is the best way to keep a secret? What did they tell you?
What is your favorite book? If you could be any book or TV character, who would you choose? Write about a crazy dream you had. Where did you go? Write about your favorite sport. What do you like about it? Write a poem about your best friend.
What is something unique to you that no one else can do? What is your favorite joke? Who taught it to you? What is your favorite ice cream topping? Is it possible to have more than one best friend? How do you know? Do you and your best friend share everything, or are there some secrets you keep to yourself?
Why is it so important to send thank you notes when you receive gifts? If you could be in any grade in school, which grade would you like to be in? What is your favorite movie? Write your review of the movie and why you think people should watch it. Imagine you get a magic sweater for your birthday.
What happens when you wear the sweater? What do you do with these new found magical powers? You are the security guard at the zoo and someone has stolen a rhinoceros! How do you track down the thief? You have been invited to have lunch with the queen. What foods do you eat and what topics do you and the queen discuss? If you could design a school uniform, what types of clothes would you suggest? What colors would they be? Imagine you are a reporter interviewing a celebrity about their life.
What questions do you ask? You are running a lemonade stand. Describe the steps for how you make lemonade and the types of customers you see during the day.
Write a story about being the ruler of an underwater world. You decide to grow a sunflower, but the sunflower grows so tall it reaches up to the sky! Write about what happens when you decide to climb to the top. What do you discover? Imagine you look out the window and it is raining popsicles from the sky!
Write a story about the experience. If you could be any animal, which one would you be and why? If you were on a spaceship, what would you be most excited about seeing? Do you have any pets at home? Write an essay about how you take care of your pets. If you do not have a pet, what type of pet might you like? Do you have pets? How do you care for them? Imagine you are opening a store that only sells items which are blue. What types of items do you sell? Have you ever lost something that is important to you?
Were you able to find it? Write a story about a kid who is moving to a new school. How do you think they might feel? Rewrite the ending of your favorite fairy tale. For example, what would have happened if Cinderella never went to the ball? Have you ever forgotten to do your homework? Do you have a favorite song? Write about the type of music you like to listen to.
What would you choose to do and why? Do you like amusement parks? What are some of your favorite rides? Write a story using these three words: detective, piano, and pizza. Have you ever been to the beach? Write about your favorite things to do. If you have never been to the beach, what would you like to do the first time you visit?
Is there a favorite tv show you like to watch? Write about your favorite character and why they are your favorite. Write a poem using onomatopoeia , where the words you use are pronounced similar to the sound they make. For example, buzz, bark, sizzle, slam and pop. Have you ever had to stand in line to wait a long time for something? What did you do while you waited? How did you feel while waiting? How did you feel once the wait was over?
Is it a good idea to keep ALL secrets a secret? Is there something you are good at doing? Write about your best strengths. What historical time period and location would you go back to live in if you could? Write about 5 things you can do that are important for you to stay healthy and safe. Do you think thunderstorms are scary? Why or why not? What would you most like to learn over the next year? Think about things that interest you or questions you might have about the world and make a list!
You are going on a trip to a jungle safari! What items do you pack in your suitcase? What do you think you will need to pack to survive? Imagine you are sitting at home one day and you hear someone shrieking in the living room they see a mouse in the house! Write a story about what might happen next. You are writing a letter to someone who is having a hard time making new friends at school.
What do you write? What advice do you give them? Imagine you just met a magician — but their beloved rabbit who they pull out of a hat for all the tricks has been kidnapped! How do you help find the rabbit? Do you hear what I hear? Set a timer for 5 minutes and write about all of the sounds you hear in those 5 minutes. Imagine you go to the hairdresser to get a haircut — but they accidentally shaved your head bald!
How do you feel about that and what would you do? What are some ways you can start up a conversation with someone you have never met before? Are there any chores you have to do at home? What are they? What do you like — and not like — about each one?
Open up a random book to any page. Write for 5 minutes about the first word you read. Who would you like to interview for a news story and why? There are many fictional characters who live in unusual houses, such as the old woman who lived in a shoe.
What kind of unusual house would you like to live in? Write about what it would be like to live in an unusual house! Write a list of 10 things you can do to practice kindness to others.
Is there a homework subject you dread? Why do you not like getting homework in that subject? What is your favorite month of the year? Write about why you like it and some of your favorite things to do during that month. Imagine you are planning a surprise birthday party for someone. How do you keep it a surprise? Pretend you walked outside to find a sleeping dragon in the grass!
Why is the dragon there? Is it a friendly dragon? What are you grateful for today and why? You were on your way to a very important event when you fell into a puddle. Now what? Write what you think should happen instead. Can you answer this riddle from Alice in Wonderland?
How is a raven like a writing desk? Imagine you are the captain of a pirate ship. Write a diary entry for what your day was like. If you could start any type of business, what kind of business would you start? What types of products or services would you provide? Write a sequel to one of your favorite fairy tales.
What is something you are afraid of? What helps you to feel less afraid of something? What would you say to a friend who feels scared to help them feel less afraid?
Write a letter to your future self in 20 years. In addition to basic survival needs such as food, water, air and shelter, what are 3 things you would you need to be happy? If you could invent a robot of any type who could do anything you imagine, what types of things would you would have the robot to do?
Which do like better? Apples or Oranges? How are they alike? How are they different? Why did the chicken cross the road? You are a detective and are assigned to the case.
How do solve the mystery? Write instructions for how to make your favorite snack. Be sure you add your favorite tips and suggestions for how to select the best ingredients! How will you ever tell the news to your friend?
Look around the current room you are sitting in and choose 3 random objects that are nearby. Now write a story or poem that includes those three items! Write a letter to the author of a book you recently read and tell them what you liked most about the book. What do you think will be the future for cell phones? Will people still use them in 25 years or will something else take its place?
Do you want to go to college? Write a story or poem about a kitten who wanders off and gets lost. How does the kitten find its way home? Currently, it is required by law that kids go to school. Do you think this is a good or bad idea? If you could invent a new board game, what would it be called?
How is it played? What are the rules? What makes it fun to play? Imagine you come home to discover your entire bedroom is covered in ketchup! What on earth happened? What is your reaction? How do you clean everything up? What is something you learned today? Would you rather have a goldfish or shark as a pet?
From A-Z: make a list of something for every letter of the alphabet. Have you ever gone fishing? If you have, did you like it? What is one of the most important things you do each and every day? Write a story about Gretchen the Grouch, a girl who is always angry! Will she ever be happy? Why is she so grumpy all of the time?
How do you feel when someone takes something of yours without asking? What is a good way to deal with it when that happens? Write a story about a family of rabbits who live in the woods. What are some of the challenges they face? What clothes do you think are the most comfortable?
What kind of clothes do you like to wear the most? What clothes do you NOT like to wear? Imagine there are no grocery stores and you must get your own food. What are some of the ways you find food? What types of things do you eat?
What are 3 things you can do that are good for the environment? If you could meet any famous person today, who would you want to meet and why? What questions might you ask them? A tongue twister is a quick poem where many of the words start with the same letter and are similar in sound. What is the first thing you think of when you hear or see the word green? A hero is someone who is admired for their courage and achievements.
What do you think makes someone a hero? Who are some of your heroes? What did you do during summer vacation last year? What do you want to do for summer vacation this year? Write a story about a super hero dog who saves the day! Who does the dog help and why? Would you rather live somewhere that is always cold, or somewhere that is always hot?
Write about which one you would rather choose. Have you ever volunteered to help a charity? If so, write about the experience! If not, what are some charities you think you might like to volunteer for? What does the word courage mean to you? What makes you unique? What are some things about you that make you an individual? Have you ever been to a museum? What is your favorite thing to look at on display? What can you do to set a good example for others to be kind? A Tall Tale is a story that exaggerates something that actually happened.
Write a tall tale about something that recently happened to you. What is one of your favorite toys that you think you might still want to have and play with when you are 22 years old?
Oh no! Everyone around you is sick with a nasty cold! Write a silly poem about how you try to avoid catching their germs! Personification is when a non-living object takes on human characteristics. Write a story where you personify a common electronic gadget in your house, such as the Television or toaster. Write a poem using similes, which is when you say an object is like something else.
Have you ever read a book written by Dr. Do you have any siblings? Think about what it might mean to be a good brother or sister and write about it! Make a list of questions to interview your parents or grandparents about what it was like when they were growing up as a kid. Then, ask them the questions and write about their answers! You are in charge of writing a new radio show just for kids!
What topics will you talk about? What music do you play? What do you usually eat for breakfast every day? What, in your opinion, is the greatest breakfast food ever created?
What makes it so great? Write a 12 line poem where every line is about a different month of the year. What is something you look forward to doing the most when you are an adult? Do you like to try new things? What is something new you have tried recently or would like to try?
Imagine what it might be like to be alive in Egypt when the pyramids were built. Write about what it was like. A credo is a statement of personal beliefs. Try writing your own credo for things that you believe in and feel are important. The circus has come to town but they have no place to perform! How do you help the ringmaster find a place to put on a show?
Do you like to act? What are some of your favorite actors or actresses? What do you think makes someone a good actor or actress? What is something you like to practice so you can become better at it?
A sport? A musical instrument? A special skill? Do you like to practice? Write about what it might be like to be water drops freezing and turning into ice. Do you think it is important to keep your room clean? What do you like about having a clean room? Imagine your parents are sending you away for a two week summer camp trip. Would you be excited? What are you currently learning about in history class?
Write a fictional story about someone from the past you are learning about. Many wars have been fought in the past. Instead of going to war, what do you think countries could do to resolve their differences peacefully?
Every year over 8 billion plastic bottles and cans are thrown away. What are some things you can do to help encourage your family and friends to recycle? Imagine if you were the principal of the school. What might you do differently? What things would you do that are the same? You go downstairs to investigate to see a large machine running with many lights and buttons. Why is it there? If you could give one thing to every child in the world, what would you want to give them?
Do you have a piggy bank at home? How do you earn money to add to your savings? Kids Journal Prompt Idea: How can you start earning and saving money? What qualities make a house a home?
What do you think are three things every house should have? Would you rather go scuba diving or rock climbing? Write about which one you think you would like to do more and why. Do you think it is a good idea for kids to write a daily journal?
What are some of the benefits of writing every day? Do you like watching fireworks or are they too noisy? Write about a time when you saw fireworks in the sky. Your friend has turned into a chair! Does your friend ever turn back into a person again? If you could be any Disney or Marvel character, who would you be and why? Imagine you are walking in a forest and a tree starts to talk to you! What does the tree have to say?
If you could go to work with one of your parents for a day, what do you think the day would be like? What types of things do your parents do at work all day long? Imagine you are the President and you are creating a new national holiday.
What is your holiday about? How is it celebrated? What day of the year do you celebrate? You have won a never ending lifetime supply of spaghetti noodles.
What will you do with all of these noodles? Would you rather be a bunny rabbit or a hawk? Why did you choose the one you chose? Your teacher has been acting mysterious lately. After school one day, you notice a weird green light shining through underneath the door of your classroom. What is happening with your teacher? Write an article about tips for how kids can be more organized and study well for tests. Look at any product in your house and read the ingredients labels.
Research what each ingredient is. Do you think these ingredients are good or bad to have in the product? If you were a doctor, what do you think would be the most important part of your job every day? The school librarian has called you to help her. How do you find a place to put all these books? Do you think it would be fun to plant a garden? What types of plants would you want to grow? Write about your garden ideas. What is a sport or activity you would like to try playing for the first time?
Do you think kids should be allowed to do the same things as adults? What things do you think kids should be able to do that only grown-ups can? Imagine you and your parents switch places for a day. Your parents are the kids and you are now in charge! What would you do? Write a get well letter to someone who has been sick. What can you say to make them feel better? If you could visit any planet in the solar system, which planet would you like to visit the most and why? Write about what it might be like.If you could design a school uniform, what types of clothes would you suggest? If you could create your own website on any topic at all, what would it be? What would you do if you were one inch tall? If you don't have a nickname, choose one for accused of stealing a car. You are a lawyer and your client has been. Imagine you are the teacher for the day.
Will it have any certain shape? If you were a doctor, what do you think would be the most important part of your job every day? My life as a pirate What are 5 things that you can do to become a better student? Are you afraid of the dark?
Do you think it would be fun to plant a garden? What will you do with all of these noodles?
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What types of things do your parents do at work all day long? What does the rabbit experience, see and feel? I would add this food item to our school cafeteria.
What are your favorite things to do over summer vacation? What types of plants would you want to grow? What day would you want to experience again and why? You get stuck in an elevator with… In the backyard, your dog finds a mysterious necklace… Your best friend is elected President.
In these 30 new creative writing topics for grade 3 students, your class will get to explore wild hypotheticals such as what three wishes they would request from a magic genie and what new ways of life people might experience in the future. How would you feel? This was the worst place imaginable to run out of gas in my car! My scuba diving adventure Imagine you just met a magician — but their beloved rabbit who they pull out of a hat for all the tricks has been kidnapped!
If so, write about the experience! Name three inventions you could not live without and explain why they are so important to you. Write about a teacher that you will always remember. Do your kids? Do you think magic tricks are real?