Free Writing Prompts

by | Sep 2, 2020 | curriculum, general homeschooling | 1 comment

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


Free writing prompts

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