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.