Humor is a great way to motivate kids to write. When we give kids freedom to write what they think is funny (as long as it isn’t hurtful or offensive), they can discover the joy in writing. While some of these writing prompts aren’t funny in and of themselves, they open the door for your student’s comedic genius.
Get the Printable Prompts Here. Subscribers will find the printables in the folder linked at the bottom of your email. Just like the funny fall writing prompts I created, these writing prompts are appropriate for all ages. Younger kids can dictate their writing to you. These are the kinds of cute papers that will be keepsakes! New writers will appreciate the printables I’ve created for subscribers with colorful pictures and handwriting lines. Older writers can use their own paper or type their responses.
These winter writing prompts include Christmas and Valentine’s Day topics
- Five things that wouldn’t make good Christmas gifts are:
- Make up a recipe for fruitcake that explains why few people like it.
- Write about who the Gingerbread Man would run into in your neighborhood and who would end up eating him.
- Write your ideal Christmas Day schedule
- Write a nice thank you note for an ugly Christmas sweater
- Write a letter from a snowman to a weather forecaster complaining about the warm temperatures
- If snowflakes could talk, they would say…
- If you had the power to freeze things like Elsa from the movie Frozen, how would you use your power?
- Describe a sled ride down a hill from a dog’s perspective
- Write lyrics for the song a love-sick cat would sing
- Create the perfect candy for Valentine’s Day, listing ingredients and directions
- Describe a cold to someone who’s never had one before
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You’ll also receive tips for teaching kids to write funny. (You know what I mean.) Or get the printables here.
If your child writes something really funny, share it with me at psychowith6 at gmail dot com and I may share it on the blog.
Have you ever asked your kids to write and heard groans in response? I have! That is until I started encouraging my kids to write funny stuff. Suddenly writing was fun!
Humorous writing not only motivates reluctant writers, but aids memory and learning. Kids (and adults) remember funny material better.
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How to Get Your Kids Writing Funny
You know what I mean. 🙂
The first step is to give your kids permission to use humor. Even the blandest writing prompts can be hilarious when young writers feel free to let their funny creative juices flow.
The second step is to give them prompts that are related to what is going on with them. I did my master’s thesis in psychology on humor and learned the obvious: relatable humor is funny! Depressed people will laugh at depression jokes, for example. So give the kids writing prompts about fall in the fall! Can’t come up with anything? No worries! I’ve got you covered. You can either use the writing prompts that follow in your homeschool or classroom verbally or you can use the colorful printables with handwriting lines available to subscribers.
The third step is to be flexible with the form of writing. Allow your students to dictate their writing or type it depending on their level. By the way, I don’t think there’s an age range for these prompts.
Funny Fall Writing Prompts
- If I were a leaf, I would like to fall on_____________because________________.
- Jack Frost is a mythical character who is said to create the frost we see on windows. Name and describe a character who is responsible for leaves changing color in the fall.
- Write a letter to the editor of a newspaper from Johnny Appleseed, admitting that you didn’t exactly plant all the apple trees, even though that’s what everyone says.
- Write a paper to convince people that your favorite kind of apple is the best.
- Write a story about a squirrel who thought it was spring when it was fall.
- Write about what happened when a horse who was allergic to hay pulled a wagon for a hay ride.
- Create a recipe that includes pumpkin that really shouldn’t include it.
- If you were a talking jack-o-lantern, what would you say?
- Write a poem about fall the way Eeyore of Winnie-the-Pooh would write it (it doesn’t have to rhyme).
- Write a poem about fall the way Tigger of Winnie-the-Pooh would write it.
- Write a letter to hunters as though you were a turkey wanting to live.
- If you served all of your favorite foods for Thanksgiving, what would be on the menu?
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