Halloween Writing Prompts for Kids – 2020

The end of October is on its way, soon! That means that Halloween is almost here! At Night Zookeeper, we couldn’t be happier to celebrate this fun and creative holiday. We love a holiday that encourages children to dress up as their favorite characters and use their imaginations!

Trying to encourage your child to love creative writing? We’ve created a list of fun Halloween writing prompts to help spark your child’s creativity presented by Bertie the Bumbling Bee. 🐝

Some of the Halloween writing prompts listed below inspire kids to engage their imaginations and create a new poems, recipes, thought pieces and short stories. Please feel free to change the type of writing you would like your child to do; the idea is to get them comfortable and in the mood to write!

These prompts are designed to spark creativity and imagination within children. We encourage children to think about what they like (or dislike) about Halloween, but also ask them to create characters, thought pieces and descriptions that would fit within ‘Halloween themes’. Other writing ideas encourage the child to write a new recipe as well as some poems.

With these fun Halloween prompts for young writers, your children will make great use of their imaginations and creative drive. Whatever your child decides to write about, we hope they will keep their writing fun and a little bit magical! 🎃

Fun Halloween Writing Prompts for Kids

1. Write an acrostic poem with the word SPOOKY. The first line will start with a word that begins with S. The second will start with a word that begins with P, next O and so on. Keep writing these lines until you spell SPOOKY.

2. Write a spooky recipe for a witches’ brew!

3. Do you like reading scary books or watching scary movies? Why or why not?

4. Are you dressing up in a costume this year? If so, what character are you dressing up as, and why?

5. If you could dress up as any Night Zookeeper character, who would you pick and why?

6. Draw a picture of your perfect haunted house! Then write a paragraph describing it.

7. Write a spooky poem, all about Halloween! Make sure to use the word “haunted”.

8. Do you like to go trick-or-treating? What candy is your favorite?

9. Imagine the jack-o-lantern you just carved started speaking! What does it say?

10. Imagine that you met a friendly ghost. Write what this ghost’s name is, what they look like and why they are friendly!

We encourage you to share any work produced from these prompts by your children! We love reading creative writing and encouraging children to love creative writing. If you enjoyed these fun Halloween writing prompt ideas for kids, please share them on Facebook, Twitter, and/or Pinterest.

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