Halloween Writing Prompts

Halloween is almost here so it’s the perfect time to add a few Halloween-themed writing prompts to our writing centers.

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Getting Ready

Prep for these Halloween writing prompts was super easy – my favorite!

I printed off the writing prompts on some colorful paper.

Then, I made copies of the writing checklist and cut them out using my paper cutter.

Viola! All done.

5 Halloween Writing Prompts

Since there were five different prompts, I let the kids choose which one they would like to complete first:

  • When I got home from school yesterday there was a magical cat sitting on my bed…
  • How to Make a Magic Brew
  • My favorite kind of candy is…
  • Halloween Acrostic Poem
  • And a picture story prompt

Then, it was time to engage their imagination and creativity.

Each child wrote their story and then we used their writing checklist to make sure they had covered the writing reminders: use punctuation, check spelling, look up unfamiliar words and re-read the story to make sure it makes sense.

After they finished writing and editing, students took some time coloring the top.

We worked our way through each of the five Halloween writing prompts throughout the week.

If you printed them off on festive paper, you can also hang them up in your classroom for a bit of fall décor!

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  1. Colleen

    Thank you for these writing prompts!! They will be a wonderful asset to my writing station!

    • Ashley

      So glad you like them!
      I hope your students enjoy!
      Ashley // Happiness Ambassador


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