Writing prompts for kids are wonderful ways to make it fun and enjoyable.
When you add creative themes to your writing time, your kids will have a blast with the experience.
Check out these 30 creative writing prompts for kids and get your free printable set today!
Easy Ways to Boost Creative Writing Time
Need some simple yet effective ways to make writing time more fun for your kids?
I totally get it! Writing hasn't always been my boys favorites subject in our homeschool. In fact, it's often been a time of frustration, anger, and despair.
Although I enjoy writing, my boys don't. So, I've had to think outside the box and find ways to weave in some writing fun activities.
Free writing (just letting the boys jot down in their journal whatever comes to mind) can be hit-or-miss. And I understand how a blank page can feel overwhelming when you're just not feeling it.
Over the years, writing prompts have been the best ways to help my boys overcome that writer's block (or deer-in-headlights) feeling when it comes to putting pen (or pencil) to paper.
But, I struggle with coming up with creative prompts on the fly, especially if I'm distracted with helping another boy or having a space cadet day.
So, I put together this pack of writing prompts for kids to pull out whenever we need a boost to our creative juices. And I'm sharing this free printable set with you - I hope you love it!
What's In This Free Printable Pack of Writing Prompts for Kids
To take the creative writing fun to the next level, I've included a variety of themes in this pack. There are 6 pages with 5 prompts per page. Themes include:
- Balloons & Bubbles
- Mythological Creatures
I'll be making more of these printable writing prompts for kids so if you have themes that you'd like to use, please let me know!
The pages are in color but you can totally print in black-and-white if you prefer.
Cool Ideas for Making Creative Writing Time Fun with These Prompts
I printed our creative writing prompts on white cardstock for durability. The boys and I cut out the strips and place in a large mason jar. When the boys need a creative writing prompt, they randomly pick from the jar and start brainstorming.
You may want to print the prompts on regular paper. Leave as-is or cut into strips. Then, fold the strips and put into a container to randomly select your writing fun.
If you have younger kids that you're working with, you can encourage them to draw pictures. As they draw, jot down their story. You can simply add your writing to their drawing by stapling to bottom of picture. Or your younger children can copy your writing on age-appropriate paper.
Encourage your kids to build on these themes! Brainstorm other ideas to write about or research. And use other resources for writing fun like these 50 free fantasy writing prompts and plot ideas.
Get Your Free Printable Creative Writing Prompts for Kids
High five! You're on your way to easily making creative writing fun for your kids!
This free printable set includes 6 pages of 5 writing prompts for kids (for a total of 30 prompts).
You can most definitely print as many of these writing prompts as you need to enjoy with your kids, classroom, homeschool co-op, or community event. If you have a friend or co-worker would might like to use these free printables, please share the link to this post. Thanks!
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Wishing you tons of creative writing fun!
And remember: if you have any themes that you'd like for writing prompts, let me know in the comments area below and I'll share soon 🙂