Kindergarten Writing Prompts

Kindergarten is a wonderful time to learn and grow. In order to cultivate a love of writing, it’s important to ignite creativity and imagination. Use the categories of “Technology and Innovation,” “Nature and the Environment,” “Imagination and Creativity,” “Friendship and Kindness,” “Diversity and Inclusion,” and “Family and Tradition” to embrace the magic of writing. Writers are encouraged to plan and review their work. Keep in mind that some of the kindergarten writing prompts may demand contextualization depending on the learner’s background and needs. Check out our kindergarten sight words worksheets, CVC words worksheets, kindergarten spelling words and wide-ruled printable writing paper too!

Kindergarten Writing Prompts

Category 1: Technology and Innovation

Technology is an important part of our world. We use it every day! Writers can use these prompts to share their favorite technologies, imagine friendships with robots, and recall their good and bad moments with technology. 

  1. Write about your favorite app or game on your computer, tablet, or smartphone.
  2. Imagine you have a robot friend. What can the robot do? How does it help you?
  3. Describe a day in the life of a car that drives itself without the help of a human. 
  4. Invent a new toy that can help you do something fun or useful. 
  5. Write a story about a time when technology made something easier for you.
  6. Write a story about a time when technology did not work and what happened after that. 

Category 2: Nature and the Environment

Many people like to spend time outdoors, enjoying nature in a variety of different types of environments. Whether writers prefer the woods to the beach or the lake to the ocean, these prompts can be used to connect with nature. 

  1. Describe your favorite outdoor activity and why you enjoy it. Think of two if you have more than one! 
  2. Write a story about a magical flower that can grant wishes. What would you wish for?
  3. Write about a comic strip about a butterfly who has wings that don’t look like others’. 
  4. Which kind of animal would make a good crossing guard to help kids walk safely across the street? Why would this animal be a good helper? 
  5. Choose an adult and turn them into a superhero who protects the environment. Design a costume and explain why you chose them. 
  6. Create a sign for your school hallway about the importance of taking care of the Earth.

Category 3: Imagination and Creativity

It is so important to exercise our minds with imagination and creativity. Writers can use these prompts to create new worlds, reinvent themselves, and reflect on wacky dreams. 

  1. Describe a day when you could magically turn anything you touch into something else.
  2. Write a story about a talking rainbow that leads you on an adventure.
  3. Draw a picture of an underwater scene in a magic place. Explain the magic things beneath the water. 
  4. Invent a new planet with unique creatures and describe what life would be like there.
  5. Imagine you have a magic paintbrush. What would you paint and why? 
  6. Write about your wackiest dreams. 

Category 4: Friendship and Kindness

Kindergarten is an important time to exercise patience and kindness as we make new friends. Writers can use these prompts to reflect on the power of kindness, experiences they’ve had, and people they wish to express gratitude toward. 

  1. Imagine you have a superpower that can spread kindness. How would you use it to make the world a better place? 
  2. Write about a time when you saw someone being a good friend. 
  3. Write a story about how you helped a friend. 
  4. Describe what it means to be a good friend and why it’s important. 
  5. Invent a new holiday to celebrate friendship and write about how you would celebrate it. 6. Write a letter to your best friend to say “thanks” for their friendship. 

Category 5: Diversity and Inclusion

Diversity and inclusion are an important part of our world. While we have to honor and respect our differences, it’s important to foster empathy and understanding through learning and relationship building. Writers can use these prompts to celebrate differences, learn about others, and honor themselves. 

  1. Describe why people should welcome differences and celebrate individuality. 
  2. Write a story about a character from a different culture or background than your own. 
  3. Invent a new superhero team with members from different countries and cultures. 
  4. Draw a picture of all the different things that you love. Explain why you love them. 
  5. Imagine you have a magic surfboard that can transport you to any time or place. Where would you go and what would you do? What would you learn? 
  6. Create a flag with your name on it. Include pictures.

Category 6: Family and Community

Kindergarten is a wonderful time to help others connect and one way to accomplish this is through the sharing of personal stories about where we come from. Writers can use these prompts to reflect on their individual backgrounds and families. This will allow them to express their identity and honor the individuality of others. 

  1. Describe your favorite family tradition (something you and your family always do) and why it’s special to you. 
  2. Draw a picture of your family, including any pets you have. Explain who each person is and something you really like about them. 
  3. Write a story about a day spent with your family. 
  4. Invent a new holiday to celebrate families and write about how you would celebrate it. 5. Did you know your parents were once little like you? What do you think they were like when they were little? 
  5. Write a letter to a family member, expressing your thanks for their love.

We hope these kindergarten writing prompts have been helpful!

CCSS Standard
SL.1, SL.4, Speaking & Listening, W.1, W.2, W.3, W.4, W.5, Writing
NGLS Standard
SL.1, SL.4, Speaking & Listening, W.1, W.2, W.3, W.4, W.5, Writing