Whatever situation you may find yourself in, it is always important to have hope.
Staying hopeful can lead to a happier life and reduce your stress levels. Sometimes, especially when things feel impossibly hard, having hope is the most important thing we can do.
Below, you’ll find a list of inspiring writing prompts about hope.
Be mindful when using this list, and really reflect on the things that make you hopeful.
Using These Prompts:
Practicing your writing skills will help you become a stronger reader and writer. Use the prompts below to practice your storytelling, poetry, and persuasion skills. If you’re not sure how to get started, try one of these tips:
- Choose your favorite number between 1 and 45, and use that prompt.
- Pick the prompt that seems least interesting. It might surprise you.
- Ask the person to your left which prompt you should use.
Hopeful, Helpful Prompts
- What is one thing that you hope for in your future?
- Which Star Wars movie is your favorite? Why?
- How do you try to bring hope to others?
- Write a story about a child who hopes to be class president.
- Write a poem or short story about hope using the following words: tree, later, wonder, yes
- What is your biggest hope for the next month?
- What is your biggest hope for the next year?
- What is something you’ve seen or heard lately that makes you feel hopeful?
- During which season do you feel most hopeful? Why?
- Write a story about a child who hopes to meet their favorite character at Disneyland.
- Hope and resilience go hand in hand. What does resilience mean to you?
- Write about a time when you felt hopeless. Was the outcome what you expected?
- What do you hope to do during your next school break?
- Write about the last book that made you feel hopeful.
- What is one thing you hope to learn this year?
- Write a story about an athlete whose hopes of going to the Olympics has finally come true.
- What do you hope to be when you grow up?
- Write an acrostic poem using the word “hope”.
- Write about a time when you stayed hopeful even when it was hard to do so.
- Find a quote about hope. Write 3-5 paragraphs of what it means to you.
- Write a short story or poem about hope using the following words: shape, wind, up, yellow
- Write a story about a child who hopes to get a puppy for their birthday.
- Is there a certain movie or show that makes you feel hopeful?
- How do you think your parents’ hopes and dreams have shaped your future?
- How can you help a friend feel more hopeful?
- Do you feel it is harder to be hopeful or hopeless? Why?
- Where do you hope to visit someday?
- Write a short story about a mouse who hopes to make a friend.
- Finish the story: “I was hoping it would look a little different,” she said…
- How can being an activist inspire hope?
- How do you hope to be remembered someday?
- Imagine you are an immigrant coming to the U.S. in 1800. What hopes do you have for your new life?
- Does your family keep a hope chest?
- Read a short book about hope. How could you use the lessons in that book to inspire others?
- Write a story about a child who hopes to be an astronaut someday.
- Do you have any hopes or dreams for someone else? What do you hope they’ll accomplish?
- What is something you find yourself hoping for every day?
- Write a story about someone who is lost in the woods, but has hope that they will be found.
- What is a habit you hope to break?
- Think of a phrase or mantra that you can repeat to yourself when you feel hopeless. Write about why this phrase is significant.
- Write a letter to yourself in ten years, focusing on your hopes for the future.
- How can staying hopeful help you accomplish your goals?
- What do you feel when you think about your future?
- Many adults hope to leave a better world for their children. What are some things you hope for the world?
- Write a poem or short story about hope using the following words: butterfly, yes, weave, time
Looking For More?
We are always coming up with new ways to make writing fun for every student.
With loads of prompts and a ton of resources for teachers and parents, we’ve got something everyone can enjoy!
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