Funny Writing Prompts
We’ve created a list of funny writing prompts below. Humorous writing offers much opportunity for writers to giggle and guffaw. While not all writers connect with traditional writing assignments, creating time for silliness and fun can motivate most people. Use the categories of “Funny Bunnies,” “School Spirit Days,” “Funny Reviews,” “Funny Mixups,” “Funny Friends,” and “Fill-in-the-Blank Funnies” to embrace the magic and humor of writing. Writers are encouraged to plan and review their work. Keep in mind that some prompts may demand contextualization depending on the learner’s background and needs. Be sure to check out our funny debate topics and 100+ designs of printable lined paper!
Funny Writing Prompts
Category 1: Funny Bunnies
Even bunnies can be funny! Send fluffy rabbit tails and hilarious hares off through a series of wacky adventures. Writers can use these prompts to create silly stories and more!
- Design and advertisement for a funny bunny named Sunny who is going to perform at a local comedy club.
- Write a short story about a bunny who tells jokes to anyone who will listen.
- Write a short story about two dogs who find bunny ears and go on an adventure on Easter day.
- Write a research report about funny rabbit habits.
- Write a persuasive essay about why everyone should get their teacher a classroom bunny rabbit.
- Design and infographic about safe ways to try and get your bunny (or pet) to laugh out loud.
Category 2: School Spirit Days
At many schools, staff and students celebrate with different theme days. This often involves special events and outfits. Writers can use these prompts to create silly, spirited stories and more!
- Write about a school spirit day where teachers and other adults in the building get the chance to dress and act like the children
- Write about a school spirit day when everyone comes dressed to school as an alien.
- Design a funny t-shirt graphic for a friend. Write a note that explains why it’s so funny.
- Write a research report about the importance of laughter during the school day
- Write an infographic about four ways that schools can incorporate fun lessons in a variety of different classroom settings
- Write about a school spirit day where different grades are supposed to come dressed in different colors, but a miscommunication occurs and everyone dresses in the exact same color.
Category 3: Funny Reviews
A large part of our world involves customer-written reviews and feedback. Whether you purchase products or intend to eat at a restaurant or stay at a hotel, there is likely a review for that place written by one of its patrons. Writers can use these prompts to both research existing reviews and create their own original reviews.
- Write a funny review about the lunch you’ll eat today.
- Write a funny review about a place you’ve been on vacation.
- Write a funny review about what it’s like to ride inside of a school bus.
- Write some fake report card commentary for yourself. Make the commentary hilarious and witty.
- Write a research report about how online reviews have impacted online communication. What kinds of commentary do people tend to add? Are reviews generally more helpful or hurtful?
- Choose a popular local restaurant or gathering place. Use the internet to conduct an investigation of that place’s reviews. What do the reviewers communicate most? Is there common praise and feedback? If so, what is it?
Category 4: Funny Mix-Ups
Sometimes– things happen! Some of our funniest, most memorable moments come from odd and hilarious mixups. Writers can use these funny writing prompts to find joy in silly swaps and mistakes.
- Develop a comic strip about a character who gets to school and realizes they have on two completely different shoes
- Write about a time when a character accidentally puts their cat on a leash and takes it for a walk, leaving their dog at home.
- Write about a time when you somehow end up wearing a sibling’s clothes to school. What did they feel like? What did they look like? How did they fit?
- Write about a time when you did something really silly by accident. What led to this hilarious moment and what was the outcome?
- Create an infographic about what to do if you forget someone’s name.
- Create a prank social media graphic for April Fool’s Day that advertises a strange discovery or invention.
Category 5: Funny Friends
Oh, how we love a fun pair of friends! From the time we’re young, we are often drawn to friends who we can have fun with. Having fun is part of how we connect and enjoy our time together. Writers can use these funny writing prompts to find joy in silly swaps, pranks, and comedic pairs.
- Create an infographic about three ways to have fun with your friends at recess.
- Write a funny poem about a pair of friends named Sam and Dan who keep each other laughing all day long.
- Write a short story about a friend who packs lunch for another, but the packer adds a bunch of things to their friend’s lunch box that their friend doesn’t actually like. Be sure to include the packer’s plans to supply a delicious lunch to their friend after the prank is done!
- Write a research paper about the value of fun in any relationship. How does having fun impact romantic relationships and platonic relationships?
- Write a reflective essay about two people you know who always seem to have fun together. What tells you that they are a great match?
- Interview a pair of friends who have been friends for a long time. Ask them about some of their funniest moments together and create a collage that represents those moments. Give the collage to them as a gift.
Category 6: Fill-in-the-Blank Funnies
Use these fill-in-the-blank prompts to get inspiration for extra silly stories. Writers are encouraged to be responsibly silly with these fill-in-the-blank story starters. These funny prompts are a good solution for when you don’t feel inspired OR want to welcome a new challenge.
- Design a small poster for ______________ and hang it in the _____________ room.
- Imagine you are a _______________ who has been assigned the job of _____________ at a friend’s birthday party. Write a story about how it turns out.
- Write a menu for a restaurant that only serves ______________.
- Imagine you’ve just been hired as a(n) ____________, but you have no experience doing this job. Write a story about how you plan to complete your job.
- Create a fake greeting card for a holiday called _____________ Day! Write down your ideas about how someone might react if they received this card.
- Create a fake assignment in which you ask students to _____________. Write a story about the students’ confused and funny reactions to the assignment.