40+ Cool Space Writing Prompts That Are Out of This World

Incorporate writing into your unit about the solar system using these fun space writing prompts.

Not only do these space-themed writing prompts motivate even the most reluctant of writers, they instill a love for writing, help students express their ideas plus sharpen writing skills.

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

So have fun with space and planets during writer’s workshop using these space writing prompts.

Space Writing Prompts

1. Write a story about what it might be like if you woke up one morning as an alien.

2. If there was no gravity…

3. As you and your friends are playing at recess, a spaceship lands on the playground. Write about what happens next.

4. Compose a poem about an object in the solar system.

5. Describe an alien.

6. Write a short story about an alien who befriends an astronaut traveling to the moon.

7. Compare and contrast two of your favorite planets.

8. Write a funny story about a dog and cat team exploring space in a pet rocket ship.

9. An alien friend is visiting planet Earth soon. Write a sightseeing guide for him/her recommending all the must-see places on your planet.

10. If you were traveling on a spaceship, what would you be most excited to see?

11. Write a story about flying to outer space and discovery a brand new planet.

12. What do you think it would be like to have an alien as a sibling?

13. In your opinion, what would be the coolest thing about visiting space?

14. You arrive home from school one day to find an alien lurking under your bed. Write what happens next.

15. Compose a poem about one of the planets.

space writing prompts
space writing prompts

16. Write a story using these three words: space, rocket, floating

17. If you could visit any planet in the solar system, which would you choose and why?

18. S.P.A.C.E – Compose an acrostic poem using the word space.

19. If you were an alien, what gift requests would be on your Christmas list and why?

20. Space looks like…

21. My alien friend is nice…

22. If I could visit another planet, I would go to…because…

23. My favorite planet is … because…

24. I like space because…

25. Sketch an alien. Then write one or two sentences describing it. 

26. You are being sent to live in a space station for one year. What items do you need to bring so that your trip is safe and productive?

27. Draft a short story about you being a king or queen of a planet.

28. Create a series of space writing prompts that you think your classmates may like.

29. Write a diary entry about a day in your life while living on the planet of Mars.

30. You have been asked to interview an astronaut about her most recent trip to space. Write a list of questions that you’d like to ask.

31. Would you rather travel to space or go to the depths of the ocean? Explain your choice.

32. Choose your favorite planet, and describe it. Why is this planet your favorite?

33. In your opinion, why do you think it’s important to explore space?

34. Write a combination of similes and metaphors to describe an alien.

35. Would you ever want to visit another planet? Why or why not?

36. You and your best friend have just won a trip to space with NASA. You want to visit the moon, but your friends wants to visit Mars. Convince your friend to visit your chosen destination.

37. Based on your knowledge, how is outer space different from life on Earth?

38. Write a story about visiting the moon.

39. You and your family are taking a vacation to outer space. Tell what you will do there, what will you eat, etc.

40. If there was no gravity, what type of things would you do for fun? How would life be different? 

41. Write a mystery about a rocket lost in space.

42. In your opinion, what are the benefits of responding to space writing prompts?

43. Tell the steps of a space-themed arts and crafts activity that you think your classmates will like.

44. While traveling outer space, you and your crew discovered a new planet. Describe this planet in detail.

45. As you’re in class responding to one of the space writing prompts, your pencil suddenly turns into a rocket. Write what happens next.

46. Summarize a good space book you read recently.

Final Thoughts: Space Writing Prompts

Now you have a ready-supply of writing prompts about space to use for various writing activities.

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