September Writing Prompts For Kids

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September is one of our favorite months, as we commemorate some very special days, including International Literacy Day and National Book Day.

Here are some great September-themed writing prompts to share with your child:

  1. September 8th is International Literacy Day. Why is it important to know how to read and write?
  2. What is your favorite activity to do in September? Can you describe it and tell us why it’s your favorite?
  3. September 9th is Teddy Bear Day. If you could create your own teddy bear, what would it look like? Create a list of 10 characteristics it would have.
  4. September 4th is National Wildlife Day in the US. Write about a fun-filled day in the wild, what animals are you hanging out with?
  5. If a book character was in charge of you for the day, who would it be? What adventures would the character take you on?
  6. In your opinion, what is the best board game?
  7. September 7th is Labor Day in the US. Labor Day celebrates workers. What can you achieve through hard work?
  8. September 13th is Positive Thinking Day! What are some kind words you can think of to help others get through their day?
  9. September 19th is International Talk Like A Pirate Day. Talk like a pirate for the entire day and write a short essay explaining how your day went. How did people around you act?
  10. What are 10 things you think everyone should know?
  11. Would you rather have a purple nose or green ears? Why?
  12. If you could invite a character from a book, TV series, or film, who would it be? What activities would you do?
  13. What is your favorite day of the week, why?
  14. One goal you have for this school year is…
  15. If you could only eat one thing for the rest of the week, what would it be?
  16. Would you rather have hands as feet or feet as hands? In a short essay, write about how your day with hands as feet or feet as hands. Was it harder than you thought? Did you have to re-learn anything?
  17. Write a persuasive essay to your parents, persuading them to take you to your favorite place. What convincing points will you make?
  18. Would you rather live in an aquarium or a zoo? Why?
  19. Describe your dream bedroom. What would it have in it? What did your bed look like?
  20. September 6th is National Read a Book Day in the US! What is your favorite book you’ve read?
  21. What was the last book you read? Write about the plot, what happened? How did you connect with the characters in the book?
  22. My favorite piece of clothing is…
  23. If you were a professional in one sport, what would it be?
  24. If you could write your own book, what would the story be about?
  25. If you had a special hat, what would it look like? Would it have any superpowers?
  26. Would you rather live 100 years in the past or 100 years in the future? Why?
  27. Describe yourself at the age of 50 - what would it look like? What job would you have? Where are you living? What does your house look like? What kind of car do you drive?
  28. September 22 is Save the Koalas Day. Describe a day in the life of a Koala.
  29. You just got a treehouse in your backyard, what is in it?

Feeling inspired? Keep writing:

Now that you have some ideas for some amazingly fun stories, give them a try and see where your child’s imagination goes! To keep your child writing, Night Zookeeper offers a fantastically fun writing program for kids that will continue to inspire them.

Share your child’s work with us using the hashtag #nzkwritingprompts for a chance to be featured on our social media feeds!

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