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Halloween Themed Writing Prompts for Kids

Halloween themed writing prompts for kids

My kids are talking about Halloween more and more as the date approaches and neighbors start decorating their houses and apartments. I have fleece for three out of four outfits sitting on the floor waiting to be cut out and sewn together. We love fleece for sensory friendly Halloween costumes! The fleece for Johnny’s costume had to be re-ordered from fabric.com after JoAnn’s Fabric emailed me several days after I ordered to tell me it was out of stock. I guess it gave me a good excuse to try out a new fabric store!

Writing is a wonderful way for kids to express their excitement about Halloween! Today I am sharing two Halloween-themed writing prompts for kids – both from Lily’s kindergarten class last year. The first prompt was simple – write and draw what you are going to be for Halloween. I adore the little butterflies in the sky, as well as her phonetic spellings that are becoming less and less common now that she is in first grade. I also love that my kids loved their 2013 costumes (3 butterflies and one king/knight) well enough to wear them again in 2014. Maybe I will get lucky again with their 2015 costumes! I have requests in for one pink bunny, one pink and purple cat, one owl, and one fox. I need to get started!

Haunted house activity and other Halloween themed writing prompts for kids.

A parent volunteer filled in the text for Lily’s second writing prompt, which was a bit advanced for kindergarteners. I do know that Lily loved drawing her ghosts and spider, and that she was quite proud of the finished product. This prompt would work well for children who are quite a bit older if you focus on the storytelling and detail development aspect of the writing prompt.

Do you celebrate Halloween? What are your kids dressing up as this year?

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MaryAnne lives in Silicon Valley with her Stanford professor husband Mike and their four children. She writes about parenting through education, creativity, and play. Mama Smiles - Joyful Parenting is a space to share crafts, hands on learning activities, and family outings that enrich lives and bring families together.

6 thoughts on “Halloween Themed Writing Prompts for Kids”

    1. That is a great costume! My kids were in a Peter Pan play last summer, but none of them were pirates. Emma was Wendy, Johnny a lost boy, and Lily a mermaid.

  1. A purple spider sounds a lot better than regular creepy crawlies. I have trouble with all the spider themed stuff this time of year (I know, I’m lame) but if spiders were purple and maybe even glittery, I wouldn’t mind so much. :)

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