16 Fantastic Fall/Autumn Writing Prompts

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For some, fall (or autumn) symbolizes harvest, and the beginning processes of hibernation before winter. For others, fall means that hay rides, Halloween and Thanksgiving are just around the corner!

With all this fun to look forward to, it's easy to forget about school, but we're here to help! We’ve created a list of fun fall writing prompts to keep your child on track and make writing a part of your fall/autumn routine!

Child holding autumn leaves.
  1. What colours and scents do you associate with fall? Write about everything that comes to mind.

  2. What three words do you associate with autumn? Write a short story including these words.

  3. When you think of autumn what images come to mind? Can you describe the scenery? What happens to nature?

  4. Write a report about magical animal that would love fall!

  5. Write a short story about a magical pumpkin that comes to life!

  6. Can you think of a nice memory you’ve shared with someone during fall? Write a letter to them reminding them of the memory.

  7. Autumn can be a spooky season. Write a story about Halloween and think about what makes the holiday so spooky.

  8. Can you write a play about a little ghost who got lost on his way back to his haunted mansion? Make sure to give him a name!

  9. Did you know this season is called both “fall” and “autumn”? Write a persuasive essay about why you think it has both names.

  10. Think about the sound leaves make when you step on them. Write a poem describing this.

  11. What would your magical creature dress up as for Halloween? Write a story about their costume! What would they wear?

  12. Think of your favourite Halloween candy. Can you create a brand new flavour and candy type?

  13. What’s your favourite season and why?

  14. Autumn is usually associated with the colors red, orange and yellow. If you could pick a color for leaves to turn, what would you pick and why?

  15. Imagine you’re going on a hay ride with your magical animal. Write an adventure story about what happens.

  16. You’re on your way to check on your animals in the Night Zoo and you run into a ghost! Write a conversation between the two of you.

Family going trick or treating.

More seasonal prompts

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