KidZone:  Autumn Creative Writing Prompts

© Contributed by Leanne Guenther

Introduction:

These autumn creative writing prompts are a fun beginning of a new school year activity.  Each worksheet provides a different inspiration to help spark a child's creative writing.

Printable Templates:

Word Wall Words:

Print four autumn word wall words and use one of the words in a sentence.

You can use my autumn word wall word templates to go with this activity.

 


Draw and Write - 1:

Write a story and draw a picture inspired by the writing prompt:
 
"In the garden was the largest pumpkin I'd ever seen"
 
You may wish to provide additional Lined Paper.

 


Draw and Write - 2:

Write a story and draw a picture inspired by the writing prompt:
 
"Today I noticed an animal getting ready for fall..."
 
You may wish to provide additional Lined Paper.

 


Informational Writing - 1:

First, Next, Then, Last

Use these words to create an informational writing short manual.

"How to eat an apple from a tree."

 


Informational Writing - 2:

First, Next, Then, Last

Use these words to create an informational writing short manual.

"How to build a scarecrow."

 


Writing Prompt 1:
(non-fiction reporting)

"If I were a farmer, in the fall I would..."

Distribute the worksheet and encourage the children to complete the autumn story.

 


Writing Prompt 2:
(journaling)

"My favorite thing about the fall is..."

Although they don't have to write about everything, encourage the children to consider their five senses before they start their journal entry:

- how things look (changing colors)
- how things feel (cool breezes or a football in your hands)
- how things sound (crunchy leaves)
- how things taste (autumn foods)
- how things smell (crisp air)

 


Writing Prompt 3:
(story sparks)

"One autumn afternoon, I went for a walk and saw..."

Distribute the story spark worksheet and encourage the children to complete the autumn story.

 


Picture Sparks:

Provide the children with the picture and a few sheets of lined paper.  Encourage them to write a story based on the picture.

 

Picture Sparks Worksheets
Autumn