37 Fun Friday Writing Prompts for Students

Celebrate the end of the school week with these fun Friday writing prompts for students of all ages, from elementary to high school.

Not only do these Friday writing prompts reduce writer’s block, they activate learners’ creative juices, help improve writing skills, and spotlight writing talents.

Schedule into your lesson plans this week a few of these fantastic Friday writing prompts.

Friday Writing Prompts for Elementary

Even reluctant writers respond well to these delightful Friday writing prompts!

  • Besides being the last day of the school week, what are three great things about Friday?
  • Describe three big roadblocks that you faced this week that hindered your academic progress in a subject.
  • Summarize your favorite fiction read aloud book. #FictionFriday
  • In two or three paragraphs, write the characteristics, differences, and similarities between reptiles and mammals. Research here if you need. #FactFriday
  • Step-by-step, describe to a younger child how to brush one’s teeth.
  • Compare and contrast Friday and Saturday. Write your response in paragraph-form.
  • Write a detailed email, letter, or a series of text messages convincing your parents to let you spend the night at your friend’s house this Friday. Provide clear reasons so that it will be hard for them to say no.
  • What are three new concepts that you learned or understood better this week?
  • Compose a story about a boy or girl who shows the courage to stand up against a bully.
  • Imagine that you are an animal living in a shelter. Tell a story about being adopted by a loving family.

Friday Writing Prompts for Middle/High School

  • Share your plans for the weekend. Where will you go, who will you see, and what will you do?
  • Flashback to the past, and share the details about a special memory that you have with a family member. #FlashbackFriday
  • Describe the place where you feel protected and safe.
  • Write a letter, speech, or create a flyer convincing classmates to meet this Friday after school for a community service project. Be persuasive by providing clear and detailed reasons why they might like to participate.
  • Draft a letter to yourself 5 years in the future. What do you want your future self to know about how you are now?
  • Even though you did your best this week, what are some areas in which you still need your teacher’s help?
  • Draft a letter to a classmate or friend, thanking them for doing something kind for you this week.
  • Describe your best friend so that the reader understands why he or she is such a good companion.
  • Think about your favorite place in the world. Now tell why this place is so special to you. #Fridayfavorites

Fun Friday Writing Prompts

  • Write about the most fun you’ve had on a school field trip, whether it was this year or another. #FridayFun
  • Explain brain breaks to a new student who has little to no experience with them.
  • Flashback to the past. Write about a favorite moment from last summer. #FlashbackFriday
  • List all the words (2-letter, 3-letter, 4-letter, and 5-letter) that you can create using the letters from the term Friday. 
  • Recall a funny moment that happened during the first week of school. Share the details.
  • Write a Top 10 list of your favorite summer outdoor activities. Why do you enjoy performing them so much?
  • In two to three paragraphs, share what you think are the three best things about Friday.
  • What are you most looking forward to doing in class next week?

Creative Friday Writing Prompts

  • Rewrite a story using the plot/main problem of your favorite book. However, replace the main characters with yourself and a few of your classmates. Describe how the story changes when the personalities of the characters are different.
  • Create a fictional story about one of your parents as a child. #FictionFriday
  • Write an entertaining story that centers around at least three of the five words: Friday, frisbee, friend, fun, frog
  • The answer is “This Friday”. Write five to ten different questions.
  • Write a story about a kitchen faucet that poured out milk instead of water.
  • If you were a chef, what new recipe would you create? Using the 5 senses, describe it.
  • List 10 words related to Friday. Then compose a poem that includes those vocabulary terms.
  • F.R.I.D.A.Y – Create an acrostic poem using the word Friday. 
  • Write a heartfelt story using these words: friendship, family, food, favorite, forever
  • Come up with a social media hashtag for Friday. What ideas, adventures, activities, and events will your hashtag be known for?
  • Compose three creative Friday writing prompts your teacher may like.

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

For support, teach students how to respond well to Friday writing prompts.

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