A is for April Writing Prompts for Kids

I know my girls aren’t quite to the point of writing for themselves just yet, but that doesn’t mean they don’t have a story to tell.

Here is a list of writing or journal prompts for every day of the month of April. Kids of all ages can use them. Even if they don’t know how to write yet, just have them dictate their story to you and you can write it for them. They can always have fun being the illustrator!

April Writing Prompts

  1. Write about the best April Fool joke you’ve ever heard about.
  2. If you could design a flower what would it look like?
  3. You’ve heard of it raining cats and dogs. What if it really did rain cats and dogs? Tell a story about this.
  4. Who is your favorite book character? Write a story about you meeting him or her and what you would do together.
  5. What is your favorite Spring color and why?
  6. Invent a new recipe. What would be in it and how would you make it? Would you eat it?
  7. Write about the last dream you remember having.
  8. Aunt Lisa and Uncle Frank come to visit. They bring their dog Bo. Tell a crazy story about Bo and your family.
  9. What if the light from the sun went out? How would you turn it back on?
  10. You are going scuba diving in Australia. What cool things do you see underwater?
  11. Tell a story about your neighborhood. Who lives there and what do they do?
  12. What would your schooling be like if you couldn’t use a computer?
  13. What if you had a pet rhinoceros? What would a day spent playing with him be like?
  14. You go into the bushes to chase a lost ball. When you come out the other side it’s like a whole new world. What is it like?
  15. If you could have any color hair, what color would it be and how would you style it?
  16. Create a new secret handshake. Describe it.
  17. If you could have three wishes, what would they be?
  18. Write about the most recent random act of kindness you did for someone else.
  19. If you had to spend the entire day playing in your backyard, what would you do?
  20. Who do you look up to? Write about someone in your life who is a great influence to you and why.
  21. If you could walk over a rainbow, where would it take you and what would you find?
  22. It’s Earth Day! What kinds of things would you like to do to help celebrate our environment and keep it healthy and safe?
  23. You’re in Egypt exploring the pyramids. Describe the adventure you have. Do you discover something new? Do you find anything interesting? Are there any dangers?
  24. What would you do if you wake up tomorrow and find a dinosaur looking in your bedroom window?
  25. If you could have any superpower in the world, what would it be and what would you do with it?
  26. If you could visit any place in the world, where would you go and why?
  27. If you could add one subject to your current lessons, what would you want to learn about?
  28. Invent a new game. What are the rules? What equipment do you need? How is it played?
  29. If a tree could talk to you, what would it say?
  30. If you could meet anyone in history, who would you want to meet? What would you talk about?

What are you writing about this month?

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14 Responses to A is for April Writing Prompts for Kids

  1. Jen says:

    This list is great! My kindergartner is starting to write more. This would be great for conversation starters too. I’m always trying to get my kids to talk to me!
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    • Mary says:

      Haha, my kids are around kindergarten age too…and they never stop talking to me. I’m always looking for a moment of peace. I’m sure I’ll miss it when it ends (I hope it never does!)

  2. Cristina says:

    This is going to be great for us to use TONIGHT! I think I’ll put them on cards and keep them at the dinner table (ever see those that you buy?!) to talk about! Great way to teach them to be creative little story tellers!


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    • Mary says:

      That’s a great idea! When we’re traveling over bedtime, instead of reading a book in the car we make up stories. I might have to keep a list of prompts in the car, just for that!

  3. This is absolutely awesome! (Sorry, the a’s just keep coming!) I was just thinking today… working on my business plan… thinking about how writing *and sharing, confidently, what we write and what CHILDREN write… * allows voices to be found, heard and shared, over and over. Brava for being such a wise, creative woman!! Woot!
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  4. Rama says:

    Hey this is a great idea to get the kids imagining and making their own stories! 🙂 Great start to the challenge and to April as well!
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  5. Stopping by on my way from A-Z! I homeschooled for three years; this would have been a great list to have back then. I imagine even adult writers could find something useful on the list…
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  6. Sarah Day says:

    Very cool – I think you should put together a list for our SITS tribe 🙂
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