37 Best Scarecrow Writing Prompts for Students

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

Not only do these scarecrow writing 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 daily journal writing prompts for kids.

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

You can even pair these scarecrow writing activity ideas with a good scarecrow read aloud.

So why not schedule a few of these scarecrow writing prompts into your writer’s workshop lesson plans this week?

Related: fall/autumn writing prompts, pumpkin writing prompts

Scarecrow Writing Prompts

1. How would you explain the purpose of a scarecrow to a young child?

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. What are the benefits of responding to scarecrow writing prompts?

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.

Final Thoughts

Now you have a nice collection of scarecrow writing prompts to use during writer’s workshop or for any other type of autumn-themed writing activities.