Taking some time out of your day to practice writing is a wonderful way to unwind while also improving your creative skills.
Writing is the foundation of your education, and it’s important that you learn to write about a variety of topics.
Below, you’ll find a list of interesting things to write about—at school or on your own!
Using This Guide
You can use this guide however you’d like to inspire your writing — for free writing during school, or as an activity at home.
The goal is to get you to enjoy writing.
If you’re not quite sure how to get started, here are some creative ways you can pick a prompt:
- Count the number of red cars that pass your house in ten minutes. Use that number to pick your prompt.
- Scan the list and use the first prompt that stands out to you.
- If your thoughts had colors, what would they be?
- What is your favorite thing to do when you are bored?
- Write a story from the point of view of your favorite animal.
- What are some current political topics that interest you right now? Why?
- What does “family” mean to you?
- If your home was on fire, what are three things you would grab? Why?
- Do you believe that nature will reclaim the earth someday? Explain.
- Do you prefer DC or Marvel? Why?
- What is one class you wish you could take in school? Why?
- Do you or your family listen to podcasts? Do you have a favorite?
- What is the ultimate hide-and-seek hiding spot? Why?
- What is something that older generations can learn from yours?
- Does pineapple belong on pizza? Explain.
- What does “feminism” mean to you?
- If you could start a podcast, what would you cover? Why?
- What do you think video games will look like in the future?
- Is climate change real? Explain with examples.
- Who is the best Avenger? Explain.
- What is the worst food? Why?
- Do male and female roles differ in your family, or does everyone have equal roles?
- What would life be like without thumbs?
- Spend a day using as little electricity as possible. Write about your experience.
- Describe your favorite sense of style.
- If you had to choose a Star Wars character to be your best friend, who would it be? Why?
- What do you think is the most important technological invention of all time? Why?
- Do you think humans will ever live in space?
- What was your favorite way to pass time when you were younger?
- Would you rather play with a yo-yo or a jump rope? Why?
- Would you rather have a surprise party thrown for you, or to throw one for someone else? Why?
- If you could do one thing and knew you couldn’t fail, what would you do?
- Is honesty really the best policy? Explain.
- Do you have any daily affirmations? What are they?
- Does your school have a rival school? What is their rivalry like?
- Is there a song that you recognize after only a second or two? Which song?
- Write a nonsensical explanation of where babies come from.
- Who is the best person to tell secrets to? Why?
- If you could tell your parents one thing without getting in trouble, what would you say?
- Which holiday is your favorite? Why?
- Do you enjoy karaoke? What is your favorite karaoke song?
- Do you think that kids should be able to trick-or-treat no matter how old they are?
- Do you have a hidden talent? Explain it.
- Write about the scariest thing you’ve ever seen.
- How do you practice self-care?
- Do you believe in miracles? Why or why not?
- What is the best way to eat a potato? Why?
- Who was the most important US President? Explain.
- What is the best flavor of ice cream? Why?
- Which is better: sci-fi or fantasy? Why?
- Which character from The Chronicles of Narnia do you relate to most? Why?
- Describe your ideal treehouse. Include a picture.
- Why should people take good care of their teeth?
- Should the importance of mental health be taught in school? Explain.
- Do you prefer virtual learning or classroom learning? Why?
- Write about a song that reminds you of an important memory.
- What is the best advice you’ve ever received? Who did it come from?
Looking For More?
We love helping young writers do what they love—write about things that interest them.
If you’re looking for a certain topic and can’t find it, let us know. We love hearing all of your creative ideas!
We also have resources for teachers and parents to help you along the way.