BEST FOR KIDS WRITING PROMPTS

Whether you’re a debut author, a seasoned novelist, or simply looking to flex your creative muscles, writing prompts are an great way to maintain a writing routine.

Showing 33 prompts reset

This week's contest:
Win $50

Spring in Your Step

88 stories
Closes at 23:59 - Apr 03 EST

--

days

--

hours

--

mins

--

secs

Subscribe to our prompts newsletter

Never miss a prompt! Get curated writing inspriation delivered to your inbox each week.

Win $50 in our short story competition 🏆

We'll send you 5 prompts each week. Respond with your short story and you could win $50!

Contest #35 LIVE

Enter our weekly contest!

This week's theme: Spring in Your Step


$50

Prize money

88

Submissions

--

days

--

hours

--

mins

--

secs

Closes at 23:59 - Apr 03, 2020 EST
View details

Recent contests ✍️

#34 – Staying Inside

#33 – Bad Hair Day

#32 – This Magic Moment

#31 – The Ordinary

Recent winners 🏆

Phoebe Barrread

Thiago Loriggioread

Ariel Kalatiread

Marte Van der lindenread

Leaderboard 🥇

#1 Zilla Babbitt

2506 points

#2 Deborah Mercer

1412 points

#3 Abigail Airuedomwinya

949 points

#4 Joshua Insole

793 points

#5 Marte Van der linden

701 points

#6 Arthur Tiberio

592 points

#7 Andrew Grell

494 points

#8 Cam Croz

477 points

#9 Cara Mccarthy

477 points

#10 Mariyam Ghafar

447 points

For a child, a couple of pillows can become a magical fort. The very floor beneath them can turn into lava. A cardbox box can become a great voyageur on the choppy seas. The sky is the limit when it comes to the adventures a day might hold — and for that reason, there’s no better time to start writing stories than childhood. If you’re a parent or a teacher looking to help inspire children to write, look no further than our list of imaginative writing prompts for kids. Hey, even if you’re an adult simply looking to reconnect with your former sense of childlike wonder, these writing prompts for kids will be right up your alley.

The creative writing prompts range from ideas that will spark a child’s ability to think outside the box, as well as prompts that will help them self-reflect. Each one is sure to inspire their curiosity and lead to an adventure of the imagination.

Want more help learning how to write a short story for kids? Check out How to Write a Short Story That Gets Published — a free, ten day course by Laura Mae Isaacman, a full-time editor who runs a book editing company in Brooklyn.

Have a short story for kids you’re ready to start submitting? Check out our list of writing contests or our directory of literary magazines.