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Fun Writing Prompts!

I know many, many parents struggling with distance learning, also known as the worst type of homeschooling ever. I wanted to make something for them, for when they just do NOT have time. Here are a list of story starters and writing prompts that you can adapt. If they're typing, just give them a word count: "Pick a topic and write at least X words on it." If you or they aren't feeling decisive, just have them pick a number without looking, and that's the one they write on.

If you or your kids have further ideas, please comment! I'll add ideas.

1. I woke up and my dirty sock started talking to me.

2. I didn't mean to do it!

3. I never would have believed it could happen, but it did.

4. They said it was haunted but I didn't believe them until...

5. The island was totally deserted.

6. I started getting used to the pirate life after a month.

7. I opened the door and...

8. My parents wouldn't let me use screens today so this is what I did instead.

9. The most annoying thing that happened to me today was...

10. Write a story that uses ketchup as a main character.

11. Describe your left shoe.

12. Bob was the richest person in the world.

13. Everyone talks about good fairy godmothers, but there can also be very, very bad ones.

14. One day, everything I touched turned to guacamole.

15. Instead of money, my country decided to use donuts as currency.

16. You woke up and you were 100 years in the future.

17. If you were in charge of all schools, what would change?

18. I got three wishes, but it didn't quite turn out as I expected...

19. If you could invent anything, what would you invent and why?

20. The Big Bad Wolf was framed and you're his lawyer. How will you defend him?

21. Harry Potter was a fake.

22. Instead of cars and boats, we all used unicorns and manatees.

23. Describe something in your pocket or your purse.

24. You open your front door and see a giant box. What is inside and what happens when you open it?

25. Write a story where each sentence starts with the next letter of the alphabet. A... B... C...

26. What if you became friends with your food?

27. If you can become any animal at all for a year, what would you choose?

28. Kids have finally gotten to vote for president! What happens?

29. You woke up this morning and all your clothes (I mean ALL your clothes) are gone. What do you do?

30. The first thing I'm going to do when they let me out of here is...

31. Defend a villain in a book or movie.

32. A ghost is haunting your room, but it's not a scary ghost. What does it do?

33. What if your parent or teacher turned into a lizard for a day? What would it be like?

34. The thing I remember most about that day is the blood...

35. I opened the fridge to get a snack and saw a portal to another world.


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