51 Awesome Writing Topics for First Grade

Using these engaging writing topics for first grade, your students will never again have to wonder what to write about.

These engaging topics motivate 1st graders to share their experiences, remember memorable moments in their lives plus develop writing skills.

So include into your instruction this week a few of these fun writing topics for first grade. 

Writing Topics for First Grade

1. A time when your guardian allowed you to stay up really late on a school night

2. Favorite game played at recess

3. A fun day you had at the beach

4. The experience of learning how to ride a bike

5. Nervous moment of pulling a loose tooth

6. Memorable experience at your favorite restaurant

7. Something exciting that happened to you at an amusement park or fair

8. A time you were bitten by an animal

9. The happiest moment so far in first grade

10. An amazing field trip experience

11. A funny moment while at the circus

12. Birthday memory that happened at school

13. An interesting sight you saw while visiting the zoo

14. A time when you fell off your bike

15. When you built a cool sandcastle on the beach

16. A time when an animal frightened you

17. When you did something nice for someone else 

18. Best summer trip

19. First time trying a new food

20. A special trip to visit a special relative

21. Favorite memory from sleepover with your best friend

22. A toy or stuffed animal that you just can’t live without

23. Funny moment between you and your pet

24. Easter egg hunt you participated in

25. Favorite place in the whole world

26. A time your parents surprised you with a present you were not expecting

27. What you miss most about being in Kindergarten

28. Good characteristics of your mom and dad

29. Why it’s bad to be a bully

30. A talent you have that you are most proud of

31. Why it’s cool to be a first grader

32. A time that you or a relative burned food in the oven or stove

33. Favorite memory with a sibling or cousin

34. A time you rode a scooter

35. An invention you would create to make life easier for people

36. Career you would like to have when you grow up and why

37. Describe your favorite read aloud book.

38. Your least favorite subject and why

39. Why recess should be longer on Fridays

40. How you would stand up to a bully

41. A lunch menu item you would like served in the cafeteria and why

42. Memorable road-trip adventure with family or friends

43. A time when you helped a student who was not your good friend

44. What you would buy if you had one hundred dollars

45. Share a moment in school when you feel super special.

46. What do you think your mom or dad was like at your age?

47. Scary experience

48. Write two writing topics for first grade your teacher might like.

49. Memorable time that you have playing in the swimming pool

50. Feelings that you experience when you listen to your favorite music

51. A time when you felt alone

Now you’re all set to prompt your 1sd graders to showcase their lovely writing skills.

Use these writing topics for first grade as homework, morning work, early finisher activities, or independent writing practice.

For support, teach students how to respond well to these writing topics for first grade.

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