27 Delightful Fall Writing Prompts for Students

Here you’ll find a treasure-trove of fall writing prompts for students.

Not only do these fall writing prompts reduce writer’s block, they strengthen writing skills, instill a love for writing, allow students to express their ideas plus reflect on personal experiences.

So include a few of these autumn and fall writing prompts in your instruction this week. Your students will love stretching their imagination and celebrating this time of the year.

Fall Writing Prompts for Students

Even reluctant writers will enjoy responding to these fun fall writing prompts.

  • Describe an apple to someone who has never seen one.
  • What three activities are best done in cooler whether and why? Be descriptive in your response, and include lots of clear details.
  • You must fill a cornucopia with items that represent gratitude. What items will you put in your cornucopia? Explain why in detail.
  • Describe the fall season.
  • You are making a guest list of individuals to invite to your Thanksgiving feast. Who’s on your list, what foods do you serve, and what conversations will you have? Expand on these questions within 2 to 3 paragraphs.
  • Explain American football (or just football) to someone who has no idea how to play the sport.
  • In your opinion, what is special about fall season? Give at least 2 reasons, and provide supporting details.
  • Write two descriptive paragraphs about the characteristics of a tarantula.
  • Using the five senses, describe autumn leaves. Provide vivid details.
  • You are designing the cover of a Thanksgiving magazine. Describe the cover using lots of details.
  • Write at least 2 to 3 paragraphs comparing and contrasting fall with spring. Provide clear details.
  • You’re planning a fall classroom party. What activities, food, music, etc. will you have? Be specific, and include lots of details. 
  • List all the words (2-letter, 3-letter, 4-letter, and 5-letter) that you can make using the letters from the term autumn. 

Silly Fall Writing Prompts

  • You were hit on the head by an acorn. Now you have special powers. Write about what 2 special powers you can now perform.
  • A family of friendly spiders lives in a cobweb located in your room. At night, they speak to you. What are some conversations you have with them?
  • From A to Z, write a word for every letter of the alphabet related to fall.
  • You and your best friend get lost in a corn maize overnight. Write about the adventures you experience throughout the night.
  • Draft a silly autumn-themed story based around these three words: hayride, crisp, corn.
  • Come up with a social media hashtag for fall. What ideas and events will your hashtag be known for?
  • A.U.T.U.M.N – Create an acrostic poem using the word autumn. 
  • Wild Card Prompt: Create any story or piece of writing you’d like about fall. Your writing piece can be a comedy, mystery, fantasy, tall tale, poetry, comic, persuasive, informative, etc. Be as creative and imaginative as you’d like.

Fall Story Starters

  • The 3 best things about autumn are… (Provide specific details).  
  • I’m creating a new fall beverage. Here’s how to make it…
  • I wake up and realize that I’m a leaf. Here’s a typical day for me…
  • Here’s a poem I’ve written about fall…
  • Dear Pen Pal. Three traditions celebrated in my country during the fall season are… (Write 1 paragraph for each tradition, and give specific details.)

Now you have a quality collection of fall writing prompts to use during writer’s workshop, as homework, for morning work, and even as early finisher activities.

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