Grade 2 Writing Prompts

25 exciting second grade writing prompts

Get your child feeling inspired with these awesome Grade 2 writing prompts!

Sentence Starters

  1. If I could move anywhere in the world…
  2. The best TV show to watch is…
  3. I feel loved when my family…
  4. Everyday I like to…
  5. When my family goes out to dinner, we…

How To’s

  1. How to make a peanut butter and jelly sandwich
  2. How to build a snowman
  3. How to brush your teeth
  4. How to make hot chocolate
  5. How to tie your shoes

Journal Prompts

  1. The first time I lost my tooth…
  2. My best friend is special because…
  3. My favorite subject in school is…
  4. I was really scared when…
  5. After I finished playing outside, I…


  1. What is the best superpower?
  2. I believe the best dessert to eat is…
  3. In my opinion, the best sport to play is…
  4. In my opinion, everyone should…
  5. What do you think it would be like to be in the Olympics?

General prompts

  1. What is the best birthday present you have ever received?
  2. Write about a time when you and a friend had a problem.
  3. Write about a favorite birthday party you have had or went to.
  4. Write about when you learned how to do something new.
  5. Describe your favorite outdoor activity.

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