41 Incredibily Fun Writing Prompts for Middle School

Incorporate excitement within writer’s workshop using these fun writing prompts for middle school students.

Have reluctant writers in your classroom? No worries. These fun writing prompts for middle school will prompt engagement.

I’ve put together this list of creative, visual, short story, and fiction writing topics for middle schoolers that students love.

Not only do these journal prompts eliminate writer’s block, they spark creativity, encourage students to express their ideas, and improve writing skills.

So include a handful of these fun writing prompts for middle school students into your writer’s workshop lesson plans.

Fun Writing Prompts for Middle School

Even reluctant writers will enjoy responding to these fun writing prompts for middle school.

5 Minute Writing Prompts for Middle School

For quick write prompts, utilize these fun, 5-minute middle school writing prompts.

  • What is something that you can do continuously without getting tired? Why is this task so easy for you?
  • Tell which is your favorite school event. Why is this activity your favorite?
  • Your school is going to grant your grade level one privilege that the other grades won’t receive. What reward will your grade level choose and why?
  • Describe what your day would be like if you spent it with your parent at work.
  • You are invited to have lunch with the queen of England. What do you two talk about, and what foods do you eat?
  • What are you most looking forward to in the next grade level? Why?
  • If you were in charge of planning the school’s lunch menu, what foods would you serve on a weekly basis and why?
  • You dig the world’s deepest hole. What do you find at the bottom?
  • You are in charge of a new radio show for middle schoolers. What topics will you cover and why?
  • What do you miss most from the previous grade level? Why?

Daily Writing Prompts for Middle School

Implement daily these fun writing prompts for middle school kids.

  • Pretend that you and your parents switch places for the day and now you’re in charge! What types of things will you?
  • Write about the pros and cons of school uniforms.
  • As you’re working, a mysterious code appears on your computer screen. What does it mean?
  • Describe the funniest Halloween costume you’ve ever worn or seen.
  • How would your life change for the better and for the worst if you were twice your height?
  • What types of transportation will there be in the future?
  • You are given the challenge of dropping an egg on the floor without breaking it. What tactics will you try so that it doesn’t break?
  • Pretend that you’re a child from the 1800s. Write a diary entry about your day.
  • Write a story about a person who discovers something funny about their neighbor.
  • Compose a poem that includes an element of personification.
  • You’re a detective working on a big case. What is it, and how are you going to solve it?
  • What would you do if you had a skunk as a pet?
  • Write a humorous letter to a student in the grade below you telling him/her what to expect in your grade next year.

Creative Writing Prompts for Middle

These creative middle school writing prompts motivate 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students to move their pens!

  • Draft a tongue-twister where the words begin with “B”.
  • Write a funny story about a middle school kid who is so bored at home one weekend that he does something unexpected.
  • If you could be any type of dessert, what would you be and why?
  • Imagine you just won a lifetime supply of pencils. What are you going to do with all those pencils?
  • Write about a “quarantine” story set in a classroom.
  • Draft a story about what it would be like to wake up one morning with a lion’s tail.
  • As you’re walking to school, it starts raining $100 bills. What happens next?
  • As you turn on the shower, orange juice flows out instead of water. Write about what happens next.
  • For 24 hours, you have wings. What adventures will you take?
  • Your new restaurant, 100, has just opened for business. Everything related to it is based on the number 100. Describe in detail your new restaurant: the food, the furniture, ambience, staff, etc. What makes this new locale so special and unique?
  • Write about a usual day from the perspective of a fork.
  • You’ve got a pen with magic powers. Tell how you will use this pen to bring peace to the world.
  • Draft a fun story about an art project that comes to life.
  • As you’re brushing your teeth, your toothbrush begins shouting at you. Write about what happens next.
  • Write a short story about a rainbow that’s home to a special group of creatures.
  • For one hour, you become 1 inch tall. Write about your challenges and adventures.
  • Your shoe must have a funny story to tell. What is it?
  • When you look up to see the teacher, you realize she/he no longer has a nose or eyes! Finish the story.
  • If you could be any type of fruit or vegetable, what would you be and why?

Visual Writing Prompts for Middle School

Check out these funny visual writing prompts.

Final Thoughts

Now you have a ready-supply of fun writing prompts for middle school students to use during writer’s workshop.

For learners who need support, teach how to respond well to these fun writing prompts for middle school.

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