45 Kindergarten Writing Prompts

Learning to describe the world around them using words is the most important foundational skill in a child’s education.

Even if they use a combination of words and pictures (or even symbols) to tell a story, they are still running full steam toward the basics – and toward a skill that they will carry with them for the rest of their lives.

We’ve put together a list of simple but fun writing prompts that are great for kindergartners of any skill level to help them form new ideas, tell stories, and get creative!

Using This Guide

Our writing prompt guides are typically geared toward older students, but the idea is pretty much the same here – as long as your student is trying their hand at writing, they’re on the right path.

Use them as they are, or alter them as needed to meet the skill level of your students.

Here are just a few of the ways that you can use this prompt guide.:

  • Choose a few prompts that go with your current curriculum
  • Ask students what they want to write about today
  • Ask each student what their favorite number is between 1 and 45, and have them use that prompt

Let’s Get Writing!

  1. If you could have any animal as a pet, what would it be? Why?
  2. Do you like to play inside or outside? Why?
  3. Have you ever been to the beach? What did you do?
  4. What is your favorite thing to do in spring?
  5. What is your favorite book?
  6. My mom/dad makes me happy when they _____
  7. What is your favorite thing about school?
  8. Write a story about a butterfly.
  9. What is your favorite game to play?
  10. Do you have any brothers or sisters? Write their names and draw a picture of your family.
  11. Describe your best friend.
  12. What animals would you find on a farm?
  13. What is your favorite food?
  14. What is your favorite game to play with your friends?
  15. What do you like about school?
  16. Were you nervous about starting Kindergarten? How do you feel about it now?
  17. Would you rather be a fish or a giraffe? Why?
  18. What is your favorite movie?
  19. What is something that makes you very happy?
  20. What is something that makes you very sad?
  21. What is your favorite kind of weather?
  22. What does the weather look like outside today?
  23. Write 10 things that start with the same letter as your name.
  24. What is your favorite thing about yourself?
  25. Tell us about your pet. If you have more than one pet, tell us about as many as you can.
  26. What kind of party do you want to have for your next birthday?
  27. Do you have grandparents? What do you like to do with them?
  28. Would you rather have chocolate milk or ice cream? Why?
  29. Who is your favorite member of the Paw Patrol? Why?
  30. What is your least favorite food? Why?
  31. Do you have a favorite stuffed animal or snuggly? What is its name? What does it look like?
  32. What does your home look like?
  33. Tell us about your favorite toy.
  34. What is your favorite sport to play?
  35. What is something you’re very good at?
  36. What is something you’d like to become better at?
  37. Write as many words as you can that remind you of school.
  38. Describe your favorite place to visit.
  39. What do you want to do over summer break?
  40. What is something that you are afraid to try? It can be food, a sport, or anything else. Why are you afraid to try it?
  41. What do you like to do when you get home from school?
  42. Who is your favorite Disney Princess? Why?
  43. Who is your favorite superhero? Why?
  44. Write about a time when you had to wait patiently for something. How did it make you feel?
  45. What is your favorite fairy tale? Why? What is the story about?

Looking For More?

Our site is packed full of writing prompts and activities for writers of every age.

We also have resources for parents and teachers to help your little writers become the best that they can be.

If you’re looking for resources on a particular subject and can’t find it, let us know. We would love to hear from you, and we love ensuring that every student has what they need to succeed.