25 Fun Kindergarten Writing & Storytelling Prompts (Free Printable!)

To help you get them writing from the get-go.

Most kindergarteners are just learning how to put letters and words together, but that doesn’t mean they can’t be writers. What they lack in technical ability, they more than make up for with creativity and imagination. Plus, kindergarteners usually have lots to say! Kindergarten writing prompts, often called story starters, help young writers focus on a single topic as they develop writing skills. Topics should be broad enough that every child can easily think of something to write about and interesting enough that they stay engaged. Developing a daily writing routine helps kindergarteners develop confidence as they learn to articulate their thoughts in a structured way.

The following writing prompts are designed to spark your kindergarteners’ imaginations and get them writing! And they are perfect for in-person or virtual learning.

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1. Tell about your favorite stuffy.

2. Make a list of 3 things you like and 3 things you don’t like.

3. What is your favorite thing to do on a rainy day?

4. I’m really good at …

5. If I could fly …

6. Describe an interesting place you’ve visited.

7. Something I like to do that makes me happy is …

8. Do you prefer to play inside or outside? What do you do there?

9. What is your favorite season and why?

10. The best part of being in kindergarten is …

11. If I were a superhero my superpower would be …

12. When I am 100 years old …

13. When I was a baby …

14. My favorite part of the school day is …

15. Tell about a time you were a good helper.

16. What is one activity you like to do with your family?

17. Tell about your best friend. 

18. My mom (or dad) always …

19. My favorite animal is _____ because …

20. Once upon a time …

21. If you made dinner for your family what would you make?

22. What is your favorite color? Name 3 things that are that color.

23. If you had 3 wishes, what would you wish for?

24. What makes you giggle?

25. Tell me about your favorite book.

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Posted by Elizabeth Mulvahill

Elizabeth Mulvahill is a teacher, writer and mom who loves learning new things, hearing people's stories and traveling the globe.

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