Free Writing Prompts
Are you out of ideas for writing assignments? Or maybe you let your children pick their own topics, and they have writer’s block. Either way, these free writing prompts are a great way to get started. You’ll find prompts for journal writing, creative writing, essays, and more. Most of the websites listed below have prompts for a wide range of ages, unless otherwise noted.
Free Writing Prompts
Brave Writer – An archive of their Friday Freewrite writing prompts and exercises
Busy Teacher – Creative writing prompts and worksheets
Daily Teaching Tools – 180 daily writing prompts that cover many topics
Englishlinx – Narrative, informative, persuasive, and research worksheets and prompts
Expository Writing Prompts – Writing prompts on a wide range of topics including science, history, and more
Grasping for Objectivity – Simple writing prompts designed to spark creativity in young children
Journal Buddies – Journal prompts, story starters, essay ideas, and more
Kids Play and Create – An extensive list of creative writing ideas
K12 Reader – Creative, informative, and opinion writing prompts
My Cup Runs Over – 100 writing prompts and story starters for middle and high school
Scholastic Story Starters Adventure – Select a grade level (K to 6th) and spin the wheels to generate a story starter.
Squarehead Teachers – Fun writing prompts for elementary-aged kids
The Teacher’s Corner – Daily writing prompts related to what happened on that day in history and other topics
Write All About It! – This website randomly generates wacky news headlines for kids to write about.
Write Bonnie Rose – 100 history based writing prompts for teenagers
Writing Exercises – This website randomly generates story titles, plots, characters, and more for students to write about.
WriteShop – Creative, journal, and essay writing prompts organized by theme
123 Homeschool 4 Me – Writing prompts for early elementary students organized by monthly and seasonal themes
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