51 Terrific Writing Topics for Third Grade

If your third graders are struggling to figure out what to write about, share this list of writing topics for third grade with them.

They will be inspired to produce something great.

These writing topics for third grade are not only engaging but they prompt 3rd graders to share personal stories, reflect on life experiences, and improve writing skills.

Even your most reluctant writers will be motivated to push their pencils!

So bring out their best in your writers using these fun writing topics for third grade students.

Writing Topics for Third Grade

Find here a collection of writing topics for third grade that you can use during writer’s workshop.

1. The weirdest dream you’ve ever had

2. An interesting find when cleaning out the garage or attic

3. Getting a new pair of cool shoes

4. Beating a great player at a game

5. A time you had a water balloon fight with friends or family

6. An interesting encounter with a bug or insect

7. Getting stung by a bee

8. The best field trip you took in second grade

9. A time that you cried of happiness

10. The most memorable Christmas morning

11. A dream that frightened you

12. Homework tips you have learned

13. First time meeting your best friend

14. A proud moment when learning how to play a musical instrument

15. The best birthday party you’ve ever attended

16. A scary moment when learning how to swim

17. Learning how to use a new app

18. The time when your class did a really incredible science experiment

19. A memorable day or weekend with a good friend

20. The most memorable Field Day event

21. A time you surprised your mom or dad with a nice gift

22. The first time you wore eyeglasses

23. A time when you won a race

24. An interesting visit to the dentist

25. Memorable ride on a school bus

26. A time when you were caught being mischievous

27. A favorite game that you used to play in kindergarten

28. The happiest moment so far in third grade

29. A memorable experience during an extracurricular activity 

30. The worst present you ever received

31. When you had to visit the dentist to get a cavity filled

32. Write two or three writing topics for third grade your teacher might like.

33. A time when you lost a competition but did your best

34. A moment in school when you feel super special

35. Write about the great characteristics of your kinder, 1st, or 2nd grade teacher.

36. Scary experience

37. An unusual day

38. Compare and contrast a third grader’s life today to one 50 years ago.

39. Memorable road-trip adventure with family or friends

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

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

42. The talents that you have that you are most proud of and why

43. Write about a time when you felt so alone.

44. Experience of a haircut or hairstyle gone bad

45. Draft a creative story about you flying.

46. Write about what you think your life will be like in 10 years.

47. Memorable time that you have playing in the pool or ocean

48. Favorite memory with a sibling, best pal, or cousin

49. Dreams that you have for the future

50. What you will miss most from elementary school once you’re in middle school

51. An invention you would create to make life easier for pets

Your 3rd grade learners will never again be at a loss for what to write about using these writing topics for third grade.

Consider using these prompts as homework, for morning work, early finisher activities, or independent writing practice.

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

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