Fall Writing Prompts for Elementary Kids

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

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.)

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