It’s that spooky time of year again! Get your kids writing (or discussing) with these creative Halloween writing prompts.
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20 Writing Prompts to Choose From
- What is the scariest thing that has ever happened to you? Why was it so scary?
- Pretend the mayor of your town wants to outlaw Halloween. Write a letter to convince him that this is not a good idea.
- What was the best Halloween costume you have ever had? What made it so special?
- Pretend you are in charge of your class Halloween party. Make a plan for what you will do. What games will you play? What food will you eat?
- If you could only do one, would you rather go to a Halloween party or go trick-or-treating? Why?
- Do you like reading scary books or going to scary movies? Why or why not?
- Write a Halloween acrostic poem using one of these words: Halloween, Monster, Ghost, Vampire, Zombie.
- Onomatopoeias are words that sound like what they mean, such as “crackle,” “squish” and “plop.” Write a Halloween story using as many onomatopoeias as you can.
- Explain Halloween to someone from another country where Halloween is not celebrated.
- Create a list of safety rules for Trick-or-Treating.
- What is something that used to scare you but no longer does? Why was it so scary?
- Write a story about visiting a haunted house.
- Which Halloween monster (ghost, vampire, werewolf, zombie, mummy, etc.) do you think is the scariest? Why?
- Pretend you are going to interview a vampire. Write ten questions you would ask him or her. Bonus: Pretend you are the vampire and answer the questions.
- The Scream is a series of paintings by Evard Munch. Write your impressions of The Scream. How does it make you feel? What do you think the artist was trying to express?
- Some schools have replaced Halloween with a Harvest Festival. Do you think this is a good or a bad idea? Why?
- You and your friends have created a haunted house. Make a flyer to tell people about it and convince them to come and visit.
- Would you spend a night in a graveyard for $100? Why or why not?
- Personification means giving human traits, such as feelings and thoughts, to objects. Personify a Jack-O-Lantern. Write a story from a Jack-O-Lantern’s point of view.
- Finish this sentence: This Halloween, I hope…