Celebrate Thursday using these fun Thursday writing prompts for students.
In addition to reducing writer’s block, these prompts encourage self-reflection, spark the imagination, and sharpen writing skills.
They make a great addition to your collection of writing assignments.
Whether you’re looking for Thursday writing prompts with a theme of being thankful or a theme of Think About It Thursday, this list has ideas.
So pencil into your lesson plan book this week a few of these delightful Thursday writing prompts.
Related: Friday writing prompts
Thursday Writing Prompts
Even reluctant writers respond enthusiastically to these Thursday writing prompts.
1. Compare and contrast Thursday with any other day of the week.
2. Describe your typical Thursday routine. What do you do before, during, and after school?
3. Imagine that you work in a zoo, and the snakes have managed to escape from their containers. Explain the process for getting everything under control.
4. Write about a typical day from the perspective of a thermometer.
5. Imagine what your life would look life if you lived on a farm. What crops would you grow? What activities would you do to keep from getting bored?
6. T.H.U.R.S.D.A.Y – Create an acrostic poem using the word Thursday.
7. If you could breathe underwater, what adventures would you explore under the sea?
8. A mystery box lands at your front door. As you open it, your eyes widen with surprise! Finish the story.
9. Give detailed instructions for how to make your favorite holiday dessert.
10. Write a combination of similes and metaphors to describe a giraffe.
11. Write the three best things about Thursday.
12. Your vacation started off amazing, but it quickly made a turn for the worse. Complete the story.
13. Explain how to avoid ever visiting the principal’s office for bad behavior.
14. List all the words (2-letter, 3-letter, 4-letter, 5-letter, 6-letter, and 7-letter) that you can make using the letters from the term Thursday.
15. Explain the benefits of reading regularly. How does it help your comprehension?
16. How do you think you would manage without thumbs? Give examples of tasks made more difficult without thumbs.
17. Create any story that involves Thursday. It can be a comedy, narrative, tall tale, informational, mystery, fantasy, poem, persuasive, etc.
18. Write a letter to the principal thanking her for giving extended recess every other Thursday.
19. Write a story that includes these words: thankful, express, kindness, gift
20. Pretend you are organizing the best surprise birthday bash for your best friend, so you have to put a lot of thought into it. Using the 5Ws, what are the birthday plans?
21. “I can’t believe you remembered!” Finish the story.
22. Write about a time when you did something nice for someone, but they did not show gratitude for the kind gesture. How did you respond? How did the experience make you feel?
23. Describe the similarities and differences between showing thoughtfulness vs. being appreciative.
24. Write a non-fiction book recommendation to a classmate who you think would enjoy the book.
25. Come up with a social media hashtag for thoughtfulness. What ideas and activities will your hashtag be known for?
26. Write 10 words related to gratitude. Then compose a poem including these words.
27. Write an article for the school newspaper giving tips to elementary students about how they can show thoughtfulness daily to friends and family.
28. Describe your Thursday morning routine.
29. Write a letter to someone, thanking her for changing your life in some way.
30. A classmate is having trouble solving math word problems. Write an instructional manual for him explaining the steps for solving word problems successfully.
31. In your opinion, is it better to hand-write a thank you note to someone who gave you a gift or simply send an email saying thanks? Explain your choice.
32. As you’re responding to one of the Thursday writing prompts in class, your teacher suddenly bursts into song. Finish the story.
33. Share some ways that Thursday is special.
34. Write a funny story about an alley cat that visits a kind family every Thursday night.
35. Provide examples and non-examples of healthy food.
36. Summarize something you learned in school today.
37. Write a diary entry from the perspective of a backpack on a Thursday after school.
38. What are the pros and cons of missing school on a Thursday?
39. Share the things in life for which you are most grateful and tell why.
40. Design a cool bumper sticker to advertise Thursday.
41. Imagine that you get to jump into your favorite book and hang out with one of the characters. Which character will you be with, and what fun things will you two do together?
42. Explain the benefits of using text features when reading a science textbook.
Thoughtful Thursday Questions for Students
43. Would you rather your teacher send a kind note or a kind phone call to your parents? Why?
44. What is the best way to make a new student feel welcome?
45. Would you rather give or receive gifts and why?
46. Considering the size of the universe, do you think there is life on other planets? Why or why not?
47. The U.S flag represents freedom. Do you think its citizens are truly free?
48. Share reasons why you think it’s difficult for some students to stay focused in school.
49. Your best friend is allergic to fur but would like a pet. What animals will make a good pal for him and why?
50. Should people be forgiven even if they don’t feel bad for hurting someone’s feelings?
51. How is music powerful?
Final Thoughts: Thursday Writing Prompts
Now you have a ready-supply of Thursday writing prompts to use as writing ideas in class.