20 FUN October Writing Prompts to encourage thoughtful daily writing. No extra imagination required from you!
More About the October Writing Prompts
This list includes a wide variety of topics – it is NOT only focused on Halloween. You will find other celebrations such as “Do Something Nice Day,” “World Egg Day,” and Fire Prevention Week, too! The prompts follow a weekly pattern:
Movement Monday – Get moving before you write! Ex: Do 20 jumping jacks. Then write about what is happening to your body.
How-to Tuesday – Write directions, instructions, how-to’s, and recipes!
Wild Wednesday – Anything goes with these funny prompts to get your kiddos thinking and smiling!
Thoughtful Thursday – Thinking about others, gratitude, and remembering events from the past.
Friday Favorites – List all your favorites (great for sticking close to a topic) or tell me about your all-time-favorite…
These writing prompts cover:
- Opinion pieces
- Informative/explanatory writing
- Friendly letter
- Personal narrative
- Recalling experiences
- Writing about real and imagined events
Writing prompts can help your kiddos…
• focus on a topic
• tell a story
• give instructions
• use transition words
• put events or instructions in order in a way that makes sense!
These fun topics are great for getting that pencil moving across the page.
Your October Writing Prompt Calendar
Looking for other months? Find a list of all our writing prompt calendars on this post.
Printable Writing Prompts for OCtober
Find a quick, no-prep solution for writing prompts: doodle style journal pages with space to write, draw, and color. Great for grades 1 through 5 – not too childish for upper elementary kids!
20 printable write & draw pages that coordinate with your 20 October writing prompts! Find them here!
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