Halloween is fast approaching, and it is a favorite time of year for people of all ages, particularly with kids. As soon as fall arrives, the sun sets faster, and there is a chill in the air. Kids begin to think about what they will dress up as and how much candy they will get – not their schoolwork. Since redirecting their attention is nearly impossible, take advantage of the excitement! Engage your children with Halloween writing prompts!
Turn Halloween Excitement into Creative Writing Opportunities
Holiday writing prompts are a good way to encourage students to be creative. All of the writing prompts below are easy to do at home alone or with a group of friends. They can even make for a fun Halloween party game!
First Line Writing Prompts
- As my friends and I were trick or treating, we came up to an old house with only one light shining…
- It was a cold and dreary Halloween night when I saw…
- There were chills running down my spine when I heard…
- I couldn’t believe it when I saw…
- It’s midnight and there is only one room left at hotel, room number 13…
- The Halloween pumpkin turned into a…
Creative Writing & Short Story Prompts
- The best Halloween you have ever had. Why was it great?
- Write an acrostic poem using the word HALLOWEEN.
- If you could create a monster for Halloween, what would it be? How would it scare people?
- Write a spooky story with three friends who get lost on Halloween night.
- If you could design a haunted house, how would you decorate? What kind of activities would you have to scare everyone? What types of rooms would you have? Describe in detail at least two rooms.
- You have had a strange feeling for the last few days. This morning you woke up to complete darkness. What happens next?
- You have just won a once-in-a-lifetime Halloween cruise. As you are boarding the ship, there is a sudden, cold, wind. The sky grows dark and the ship begins to float away.
- You know what Halloween is, but someone from another country may not. Explain to him or her what Halloween is and use as many details as you can.
Let your kids have fun and encourage them to be creative! And if you have any Halloween writing prompts you would like to share, we would love to see your suggestions in the comments!
Author: Pam Crum., Lead Teacher at A Grade Ahead