1st Grade Writing Prompt Worksheets

Getting started can be a tough part of writing, these worksheets offer simple and silly prompts as places to leap from! Kids will be entertained by the things they think up and won't mind the writing practice they get from it.

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Write a Letter: My Penpal from China

Ling, a young girl from China, has sent your child a letter. Using the letter outline, encourage her to write a letter back to Ling about her life and dreams.
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Write a Letter: My Penpal from India

Writing to a penpal is a great way for your child to connect with kids in other parts of the world. Help him write back to Rahul about his own life in the U.S.
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Write a Letter: My Penpal from Japan

What better way to introduce your child to letter writing than with a letter to a penpal. Encourage him to write back to Sakura all about his life in the U.S.
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Give your child practice with his writing skills with this printable writing worksheet that prompts your child to write about rainbows.
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Help your child improve his writing skills with this printable worksheet that asks him to describe what he likes to do at school.
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Give your child practice with his writing skills with this printable worksheet that asks your child to describe what he likes to do at the beach.
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Help your child improve his skills with sentence building with this printable worksheet.
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Write about Your Best Friend

With a simple prompt and plenty of blank space to fill, this worksheet is just the thing to get kids' creative writing wheels turning.
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Write about Your Favorite Sport

Too often kids have trouble writing because they can't think of a place to start. Here's a worksheet with a simple prompt that's guaranteed to kids writing.
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Write about Your Family

Featuring a simple prompt and plenty of blank space, this worksheet is great for helping kids flex their writing muscles.
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Write about Your Last Birthday

Kids usually have a lot to say when it comes to their birthdays. Instead of talking about it, challenge your child to write about it instead!
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Mouse, Cat & Cheese

Here's a fun way to get your first grader writing stories; this one's about a mouse, cat, and cheese!
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Story Starters: Banana Trouble!

This cute worksheet asks your first grader to write a silly story about how this hungry monkey captures those yummy bananas.
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Story Starters: Louie the Turtle

What turned Louie's frown upside-down? This cute story starter gets your first grader writing a turtle tale.
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Story Starters: Fairy Tales

What do a goofy green frog, bright blue castle, and pretty pink princess have in common? Your first grader will write a fairy tale all about it!
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Story Starters: What

This laugh-out-loud worksheet is sure to inspire your first grader to write a silly story.
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Write About Yourself: Dreaming

Keep this cute printable on your first grader's bedside table, and when she wakes up, have her write a story about her dreams.
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Write About Yourself: Rainy Days

It's raining, it's pouring... This cute and colorful printable gets her thinking about her favorite rainy day activities.
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