Halloween is a favorite among students of all ages. Whether you want to take a few minutes to have students “quick-write” or spend 20-30 minutes writing their answers to the writing prompts, these easy-to-use writing prompts will encourage your students to be creative. While all of the writing prompts are easy to incorporate independently, some of the prompts can be used in collaboration with a story or novel that you are reading in class.
Halloween Writing Prompts
1.If you could create your very own monster, what would it look like? What would it be called? What types of things would it do to scare people? Where does the monster live? Tell me everthing there is to know about your monster. If you want, draw a picture of the monster.
2.Do you love trick-or-treating? Dressing up in costumes? Haunted houses? Costume parties? Halloween games? Halloween decorations? Scary movies? Write a poem about your favorite part of Halloween, telling why it is special to you.ything there is to know about your monster. If you want to, draw a picture of the monster.
3.Write a story about a kid who goes trick-or-treating. Start from the minute he or she puts on his or her costume and finish when he or she gets home and put on normal clothes again. Tell me everything that happens.
4.If we had a Halloween party in class, what would you want to see? Should we decorate the classroom? How would we do that? What types of food and activities would we have? What costumes would you want to see?
5.What was the best Halloween you ever had? What made it great? What would make this Halloween even better than that?
6.Write a spooky story to tell around the campfire. Remember, you want to build suspense using onomatopoeia and alliteration. Don’t forget to have a big finale to frighten everyone who is listening.
7.If you could design a haunted house, what would you name it? What types of rooms would you have? Describe, in detail, 3 of the best rooms in your haunted house.
Have fun with these Halloween themed writing prompts. Your students definitely will. If you’re looking for more Halloween ideas for your classroom, you can check out Halloween Lesson Ideas for Grades 9-12 or Halloween Classroom Activities for All Grades.
Do you have any favorite Halloween writing prompts? Share them in the comments below.
It’s that spooky time of year again! Get your kids writing (or discussing) with these creative Halloween writing prompts.
- What is the scariest thing that has ever happened to you? Why was it so scary?
- Pretend the mayor of your town wants to outlaw Halloween. Write a letter to convince him that this is not a good idea.
- What was the best Halloween costume you have ever had? What made it so special?
- Pretend you are in charge of your class Halloween party. Make a plan for what you will do. What games will you play? What food will you eat?
- If you could only do one, would you rather go to a Halloween party or go trick-or-treating? Why?
- Do you like reading scary books or going to scary movies? Why or why not?
- Write a Halloween acrostic poem using one of these words: Halloween, Monster, Ghost, Vampire, Zombie.
- Onomatopoeias are words that sound like what they mean, such as “crackle,” “squish” and “plop.” Write a Halloween story using as many onomatopoeias as you can.
- Explain Halloween to someone from another country where Halloween is not celebrated.
- Create a list of safety rules for Trick-or-Treating.
- What is something that used to scare you but no longer does? Why was it so scary?
- Write a story about visiting a haunted house.
- Which Halloween monster (ghost, vampire, werewolf, zombie, mummy, etc.) do you think is the scariest? Why?
- Pretend you are going to interview a vampire. Write ten questions you would ask him or her. Bonus: Pretend you are the vampire and answer the questions.
- The Scream is a series of paintings by Evard Munch. Write your impressions of The Scream. How does it make you feel? What do you think the artist was trying to express?
- Some schools have replaced Halloween with a Harvest Festival. Do you think this is a good or a bad idea? Why?
- You and your friends have created a haunted house. Make a flyer to tell people about it and convince them to come and visit.
- Would you spend a night in a graveyard for $100? Why or why not?
- Personification means giving human traits, such as feelings and thoughts, to objects. Personify a Jack-O-Lantern. Write a story from a Jack-O-Lantern’s point of view.
- Finish this sentence: This Halloween, I hope…
If you would like more writing prompts, you can find a whole bunch of them here.