51 Fun Halloween Writing Prompts

Celebrate ghosts, goblins, witches, pumpkins, costumes, and the month of October using these fun Halloween writing prompts.

In addition to bringing excitement to writer’s workshop, these Halloween writing prompts reduce writer’s block, sharpen writing skills, spark creativity, and encourage expression of thought.

That’s why they make a great addition to your collection of Halloween writing activities.

So pencil into your lesson plans this week a few of these Halloween writing prompts.

Halloween Writing Prompts

1. Write a story about someone who dresses up as a pumpkin for the school’s Halloween parade.

2. Write a poem about Halloween.

3. Sketch a zombie. Then describe it.

4. Write a combination of similes and metaphors to describe Frankenstein.

5. If you could interview Frankenstein about his life, what questions would you ask and why?

6. You and your best friend are trapped inside a haunted house. Describe what spooky and scary things happen during the night.

7. Why are some people afraid of the dark? How can they overcome this fear?

8. Create any story you’d like about a monster.

9. Imagine that you have a mummy friend that will spend the day with you at school. Write a story about this adventurous day.

10. You’ve just finished carving a jack-o-lantern. After placing the candle inside, it begins to speak. Continue the story.

11. Come up with a social media hashtag for Halloween. What ideas, events, adventures, and activities will your hashtag be known for?

12. Share everything you need to do in order to have the best Halloween party.

13. List all the words (2-letter, 3-letter, 4-letter, 5-letter, 6-letter, 7-letter, and 8-letter) that you can make using the letters from the word Halloween. 

14. Your “pet pumpkin” has gone missing. Draft a “Pumpkin Lost” ad describing what she looks like. Include any information that would help a stranger identify your pet.

15. H.A.L.L.O.W.E.E.N – Create an acrostic poem using the word Halloween. 

16. You’ve just opened a costume store in town, but the competition is stiff. What types of advertising tactics could you use to entice ideal customers to visit?

17. The local diner is having a special menu on Halloween day. Describe what breakfast, lunch, dinner, beverage, and dessert items may be found on the menu. 

18. This year you’re in charge of the Halloween parade. Describe the best route around school for the parade.

19. You are designing the cover of a Halloween magazine. Describe the cover.

20. Explain how to win a Halloween costume contest. 

Halloween writing prompts
Halloween writing prompts

21. Imagine everyone in your city had to ride a broom instead of driving a car. Describe the advantages and challenges of doing so.

22. Create a story about a day in the life of a ghost.

23. You get to be invisible for one night! Write about your adventurous night scaring folks.

24. If you were a ghost, what gift requests would be on your birthday list and why?

25. A friendly ghost will spend the day with you at school. Describe the day.

26. Describe Halloween from a ghost’s perspective.

27. Compare and contrast a witch to another Halloween figure (e.g. black cat, zombie, goblin, pumpkin, Dracula, ghost, bat, monster, mummy, etc.).

28. I didn’t believe in ghosts until…

30. The three best things about Halloween…

29. For one week, I will be a scarecrow. Here’s my typical day…

31. Write about the perfect Halloween. 

32. The best Halloween party I’ve ever attended… 

33. You arrive home to find an alien sleeping in your bed. Write what happens next. 

34. As you’re adding sprinkles to your freshly-baked Halloween cookies, one of them jumps up and starts running away! Continue the story.

35. Summarize a good Halloween-themed book you heard or read recently.

36. As the teacher turned around to face the class, her eyes were blazing red…

37. Retell your favorite Disney movie with one change: the prince is a vampire.

38. Setting: Haunted House, Characters: spiders. Complete the story, providing a problem and solution.

39. I jumped up from bed when I heard a loud…

40. A wolf is howling under the moonlight…

41. At night, the jack-o-lantern on your porch comes alive. Write about his nightly adventures through the neighborhood.

42. Describe a haunted house.

43. Write a diary entry from the perspective of a spider.

44. What are the pros and cons of going trick-or-treating?

45. Explain trick-or-treating to someone who has never participated in the event.

46. Write two math word problems that involve something related to Halloween.

47. Write a grocery list for a witch.

48. Design a bumper sticker to advertise Halloween.

49. Write a Halloween-themed greeting card.

50. Describe the steps for completing a Halloween arts and crafts project.

51. Retell your favorite Halloween memory.

52. Create a series of spooky Halloween writing prompts.

Final Thoughts

Now you have a collection of Halloween writing prompts to include in your October lesson plans.

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