Are your kindergarten students ready to start writing? These free Kindergarten writing prompts are a great way to develop their writing skills and help them learn more about each other at the same time!
If you give your students daily writing prompts, save yourself a big headache and build a writing station! This is the perfect way to help your young learners become independent writers while still supporting their developing needs.
My Kindergarten writing station includes 26 vocabulary mats with pictures you can display in your writing center, making it easy for your students to find the spelling for their favorite animal or the weather! There are even sentence starters to help your students write complete sentences.
This is one of my favourite tools; it just makes the writing process so much easier! It's also a fun way to teach your students to use their resources. Every Kindergarten classroom should have one!
101 Free Kindergarten Writing Prompts
These free and editable Kindergarten journal prompts will make it easy for your students to get lots of writing practice daily! The following questions will also help you develop your students' emotional intelligence and support positive peer-to-peer relationships.
Since most of these questions are personal, they're easy for reluctant writers to answer and only require one full sentence. I like having my students share their answers during morning meetings to help them learn more about each other.
These are a great window into the lives of your students, and it's incredible how much you learn from a sentence a day!
You can download your free Kindergarten Writing Prompt Slides here. The text is editable if you need to adjust the wording or spelling to US English.
1. What is your favourite thing about Summer?
2. Describe your favourite type of ice-cream.
3. Which is better: pizza or hot dogs? Why?
4. Who is the funniest person in your family? Why?
5. Do you prefer sad movies, funny movies or scary movies? Why?
6. Describe your perfect day.
7. Would you rather have a cat or a dog? Why?
8. What is your favourite season?
9. How do you like to celebrate your birthday?
10. What do you like about school?
11. What job would you like to have when you grow up?
12. What instrument would you most like to play and why?
13. Who is your favourite singer and why?
14. What is your favourite movie and why?
15. Would you rather be inside or outside? Why?
16. What is the best superpower? Why?
17. Describe your favourite food.
18. What was the last thing that made you laugh?
19. What is the funniest thing you've ever seen?
20. Do you know any good jokes?
21. What is your favourite thing about school?
22. What is something you love about your teacher?
23. If you could be the principal for the day, what would you do?
24. What is your favourite book and why?
25. What makes a good friend?
26. What is your favourite sport and why?
27. Do you like to play video games? Why or why not?
28. Where is your favourite place in the whole world?
29. What is your favourite colour? Why?
30. What is something you're looking forward to in the future?
31. What do your parents do while you are at school?
32. Who is someone really special to you? Why are they special?
33. What is your favourite song? What do you like it?
34. Is it better to be kind or smart? Why?
35. Explain your favourite game to play.
36. What is your favourite cartoon? Why do you like it?
37. Would you rather be a baby or a teenager? Why?
38. What is something that you have learned so far this year?
39. Which animal would you like to be and why?
40. What is the best day of the week? Why?
41. What do you like to eat on your pizza?
42. Which is better: popcorn or potato chips? Why?
43. Describe your favourite restaurant.
44. If you fly anywhere on a plane, where would you go?
45. If you could travel anywhere on a train, where would you go?
46. Have you ever been to the ocean? What did you see?
47. What would be your best tips for growing a plant?
48. Who is the best cook you know?
49. Describe your favourite meal.
50. Which is better: waffles or pancakes? Why?
51. Do you like spicy food? Why or why not?
52. Describe your favourite fruit.
53. What is your favourite toy? Why?
54. Tell me about your family. Do you have any siblings?
55. Who is the oldest person you've ever met? Can you describe them?
56. Have you ever been on a roller coaster? What was it like?
57. What is something that scares you?
58. What is something that you find hard about school?
59. How would you describe school to an alien?
60. Who is the kindest person that you know, and why?
61. If you could spend a day in someone else's shoes, who would you want to be?
62. Which is better: the beach or the mountains? Why?
63. Have you ever seen snow? How would you describe it?
64. Imagine you are at the top of a skyscraper. What can you see?
65. How do you help your family at home?
66. Do you think it would be fun to be an actor? Why or why not?
67. If you could be the teacher, what would you do?
68. What kind of dress-up day is your favourite?
69. If you could write a book, what would it be about?
70. What sorts of things might you see in outer space?
71. Describe a day at the zoo.
72. Describe the biggest animal that you've ever seen.
73. What might you see if you were to go snorkelling?
74. Are lions or bears scarier? Why?
75. Describe your favourite type of weather.
76. What makes you feel stressed or worried?
77. How does a bully behave?
78. Write a compliment to someone in the class.
79. What activities do you like to do in Summer?
80. Describe a meal that you'd like to learn how to cook.
81. What does your family love to do for the holidays?
82. Would you rather read or draw? Why?
83. Would you rather dance or paint? Why?
84. What makes a good artist?
85. What are some ways that you can be creative?
86. Describe your favourite food to order at a restaurant.
87. Which animal is cuter: pandas or koalas? Why?
88. Describe your imaginary dinosaur.
89. What do you bring with you to school every day?
90. Do you eat school lunch or bring lunch from home?
91. What is your favourite letter? Why?
92. What is your favourite number? Why?
93. Describe the perfect party.
94. What is your favourite type of birthday cake?
95. If you could only eat chocolate or vanilla ice-cream for the rest of your life, which would you choose and why?
96. Describe something that you love about nature.
97. Describe a dream you have had.
98. Do you prefer loud voices or soft voices? Why?
99. How do you like to spend a rainy day?
100. How do you like to spend a sunny day?
101. What is something that is special about you?
Scaffold: Offer a sentence stem (or several) to support emergent writers.
Extension: For older students already writing complete sentences, encourage them to stretch their skills and explain why they chose their answers.
Once they get in a rhythm, your students will enjoy writing about various topics and sharing their preferences and opinions!
If you run out of ideas and need more, you can also ask students to submit suggestions. This is a great way to involve your students in running your daily routines!
Another option is to incorporate weekend recounts! They're a fantastic way to learn about your students' weekends and can easily supplement the writing prompts above.
My weekend recounts slides include three to five sentence starters and vocabulary to make it easy for young students to build simple sentences. You can use the shape items to further differentiate your instruction (e.g. some students only complete the triangle sentences, other students complete the triangle and square sentences, and extension students could also attempt the hexagon sentence).
More Kindergarten Writing Resources
Love these resources and prompt ideas? You'll love my other writing activities to help your students become amazing writers!
These fun writing prompts are such an excellent way to support your students' writing abilities! I hope you enjoyed these free Kindergraten writing prompts and found plenty of ideas to get you through the year!