There’s nothing worse than staring at a blank screen or a blank piece of paper and being expected to pull a story out of thin air.
Sometimes, you just need a little boost to get your creative brain flowing.
That’s where these wacky Wednesday writing prompts come in!
How to Use Writing Prompts
Using prompts can give kids a boost of confidence in their writing abilities.
- Give kids ideas they’ve never thought of before
- Help kids add creativity to writing they’ve been working on
- Give writing a fresh perspective
- Be the jumping off point for an epic story
If at any time during a writing lesson kids are required to write “off the top of their heads,” using these wacky Wednesday writing prompts will give them a good starting point.
Wacky Wednesday Writing Prompts
Instead of staring at a blank sheet of paper and complaining that they can’t think of anything, use this list of wacky Wednesday writing prompts and watch your student write like a champ.
Here’s a big list of wacky Wednesday writing prompts:
- What are the top five funniest jokes you’ve ever heard?
- Write out the steps to teach someone else how to whistle.
- What is your favorite day of the week? Why?
- What did you have for breakfast last Wednesday?
- Re-tell a familiar nursery rhyme in the wackiest way you can think of.
- What’s the wackiest Halloween costume you can think of?
- Pretend you’re starting your own movie stream service. What would you name it and why?
- Write a short story about something crazy and adventurous happening to you at your ultimate vacation destination.
- Pretend you can talk to animals, what would you say to a goldfish? A sea turtle? A lion? A whale? A sloth? A koala bear?
- Describe the wackiest dream you’ve ever had.
- For your next birthday, think of the craziest party you’d like to have and write about it.
- How would you plan a surprise party for a family member?
- You get to be President for a day! Describe what you’d spend your time doing in the Oval Office.
- If you could be anything in the world, what would you pick and why?
- Do you have a favorite sport? What is it and why is your favorite?
- Write two paragraphs about what would happen if your favorite sports team decided to sit on the sideline at a game and eat ice cream instead of play/
- You’ve just invented the world’s first flying skateboard. Where are you flying to first?
- Would you rather be a lion or an ant? Why?
- If you could be any other person in the world, who would you be and why?
- Write a story about waking up one day to find out that all the adults have gone missing.
- If you could only pick one thing as a Christmas present, what would you choose? Why?
- What’s your idea of the ultimate fun field trip?
- You just brought home a stray cat and you need to name it. Use each letter in the word “Wednesday” to come up with nine names to choose from.
- Write an acrostic poem using the word Wednesday.
- Make up a wacky poem about a day at the beach.
- What’s your favorite food to eat? Why?
- If you could time travel only once, would you travel back in time to the past or would you travel to the future?
- What super power do you wish you had? What would you do with your super power?
- Re-tell the story of Goldilocks and the Three Bears and use a wacky character in place of Goldilocks.
- Pretend you and a friend want to start a business together. What business would you start?
- If you had wings and could fly anywhere, where would you go first?
- Is it better to give birthday gifts or to receive birthday gifts? Write a persuasive essay to convince someone of your side.
- Write one or two paragraphs about how you would survive being stranded on a deserted island.
- If you had the skills of a ninja, what would you do with those skills?
- Your parents let you pick the next family vacation. What destination do you choose and why?
- If you could pick any month to put your birthday in (besides the one it’s already in) what month would you choose and why?
- If you had to choose between getting birthday gifts or Christmas gifts, which would you choose? Why?
- Write a short children’s story using these words: happy, up, orange, towel, library.
- Why do you think Wednesday is referred to as “hump day?” Explain in a paragraph.
- Use alliteration to write five sentences about shoes.
- Tell a story about getting locked inside a zoo at night.
Creative Writing Ideas
For students who need further inspiration to get started with their writing, let them choose a fun or wacky location or activity to write.
For instance, they can write while sitting on top of a table instead of in their chair.
They can play pin the tail on the writing prompt to choose which idea to get started with.
Get super creative and let your student’s imagination run free.
Here are a few more creative ideas to use these wacky Wednesday writing prompts:
- Cut them out onto strips of paper and put them in a jar. Draw a strip to determine the writing assignment.
- Shoot paper balls into the trash can. Whoever wins gets to pick the writing prompt for the other person.
- Close your eyes and sing a short song. Run your finger down the list of prompts. Wherever your finger lands, that’s the writing prompt you use.
In conclusion, writing doesn’t have to be that hard, especially if it’s a fun writing assignment!
Use this list of wacky Wednesday writing prompts to draw inspiration from and see where your student’s imagination takes them.