Thursday Writing Prompts: 31 Fun Ideas for Students

Celebrate Thursday using these fun Thursday writing prompts, perfect for elementary, middle, and high school students.

These Thursday writing prompts encourage kids to reflect on experiences, stretch their imaginations, and show-off their writing skills.

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.

Thursday Writing Prompts

Even reluctant writers love responding to these cool Thursday writing prompts.

1. Compare and contrast Thursday with any other day of the week. Respond in one or two paragraphs.

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. See examples of kid-friendly metaphors and examples of kid-friendly similes if needed.

11. Write the three best things about Thursday. Provide specific details.

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.

Thoughtful Thursday Writing Prompts

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. Your best friend is allergic to fur but would like a pet. What animals will make a good pal for him? Why?

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. Write two Thursday writing prompts your teacher may like.

If you liked these Thursday writing prompts, you might also enjoyfun Friday writing prompts for kids.