41 Scarecrow Writing Prompts: Fun Ideas to Write About

Celebrate farms, corn mazes, scarecrows, and all things autumn-related using these fun scarecrow writing prompts.

Not only do these prompts spark creativity, they instill a love for writing, sharpen writing skills, and encourage expression of ideas.

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

Even reluctant writers will enjoy responding to these writing prompts about scarecrows!

Related: fall/autumn writing prompts, pumpkin writing prompts

Scarecrow Writing Prompts

1. How would you explain the purpose of a scarecrow to someone not familiar with one?

2. Write a fictional biography about a scarecrow.

3. Describe a scarecrow. What are its characteristics?

4. As you put gloves on your scarecrow, it starts clapping. Write about what happens next.

5. Create a story about a friendly scarecrow who takes people on a hayride around his cornfield.

6. Imagine that a scarecrow friend will spend the day with you at school. What adventures will you have, and what challenges may you face?

7. Create a tall tale about a scarecrow.

8. The newspaper headline reads, “Scarecrow Disappears From Cornfield Overnight!”. Write the news story.

9. If you could interview a scarecrow, what questions would you ask and why?

10. Compare and contrast a puppet and a scarecrow.

11. You wake up one morning and realize that you’re a scarecrow. Tell about your day.

12. Retell your favorite Disney movie with one change: the prince is a scarecrow.

13. The scarecrow in your yard disappears every night and reappears in the morning. Write a story about one of his night adventures.

14. Setting: farm, characters: scarecrow and birds, problem: the birds bully the scarecrow. Complete the story with a positive ending.

15. Write a funny story about a scarecrow that has trouble scaring off crows.

16. If a scarecrow visited an amusement park, which attractions do you think it would like best and why?

17. 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 scarecrow.

18. Create a story about two friends who get lost in a corn maze but are helped out by a friendly scarecrow.

19. Make up an outdoor game that involves hay, corn, and pumpkins.

20. A scarecrow falls from its post, and now there’s straw everywhere. As you go to help him, he yells, “Get away from me!” Finish the story.

21. Sketch a scarecrow. Then describe your drawing.

22. Create a scarecrow superhero. What are his superpowers, and how does he use them?

23. If you were a scarecrow, what gift requests would be on your Christmas list and why?

24. Compose a poem about a scarecrow.

25. Write a series of metaphors and similes to describe a scarecrow.

26. Your “pet scarecrow” has gone missing! Draft a “Scarecrow Lost” advertisement describing what he looks like.

27. S.C.A.R.E.C.R.O.W – Create an acrostic poem using the word scarecrow.

28. Imagine what a scarecrow’s family would be like. Describe each family member.

29. Compare and contrast a scarecrow and a snowman.

30. Describe a scarecrow’s home.

31. One of a scarecrow’s favorite foods is a hayburger. This special burger can be made many different ways. Describe, step-by-step, how you would make this burger.

32. Describe a birthday party for a scarecrow.

33. Write a diary entry from a day in the life of a scarecrow.

34. Draft a letter or ad convincing local residents to visit the local corn maze.

35. Create any type of writing genre piece you’d like about scarecrows.

36. Write and solve two, grade-appropriate math word problems that involve scarecrows.

37. Explain how a scarecrow actually scares off crows or birds.

38. Provide examples and non-examples…

39. Summarize a scarecrow-themed book you heard or read recently.

40. Write a grocery list for a scarecrow.

41. Design a bumper sticker to advertise visiting a corn maize.

Now you have a nice collection of scarecrow writing prompts to use for various writing activities.