Grade 3 Writing Prompts

25 great third grade writing prompts

These Grade 3 writing prompts will transform your child into a budding young author! Keep scrolling for the following categories:

Sentence Starters

  1. If I was in charge of the world…
  2. If I could make the rules in my house…
  3. School is interesting because…
  4. If I could be friends with a celebrity we would…
  5. If all the trees were made of candy…

Descriptive Writing

  1. Invent a new game. Describe how you play it?
  2. Describe a goal you have for yourself.
  3. Describe your perfect pet.
  4. Describe your dream job.
  5. If you had all the money in the world, describe what you would do.

Journal Prompts

  1. If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be?
  2. What makes you most happy?
  3. If someone was to describe your personality, what would they say?
  4. What is your proudest accomplishment?
  5. How do you show others you care about them?

Personal Narrative Writing

  1. Have you ever been hurt? What happened?
  2. Write about a time when you felt you worked really hard.
  3. Think about a time when you were sick. What did you do to get better?
  4. Describe your favorite memory from when you were little.
  5. Do you have a favorite holiday memory? Describe it.

General prompts

  1. If you could bring home any wild animal, what would it be?
  2. What do you like to do in your free time?
  3. If you and a friend were laughing, what would it be about?
  4. Go for a walk outside. Using your five senses, what did you experience?
  5. What would happen if you were trapped in a store overnight?

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