Everyone loves a good story and Halloween is a great time of the year to tell silly or scary stories. We have shared many different story writing prompts for kids over the years and this spooky collection is so much fun! Inspire your kids (or students) with our Halloween story writing and storytelling prompts – a fun Halloween activity for kids of all ages.
A few years ago I created a collection of storytelling prompts and fairy tale story prompts and my kids LOVED using them to write awesome stories.
Recently, when I climbed into my daughter’s bed to tell her a bedtime story I started to make up a Halloween story. She loved the story I told. I realized that if I found telling a silly and spooky Halloween story fun, then I was sure that my daughter would enjoy it too.
So, I set about creating a collection of Halloween storytelling words – verbs, nouns, adjectives and adverbs – that kids can use to put together a story. I have also created a printable blank Halloween story writing journal page….the perfect place to write the Halloween story.
Halloween Story Telling Prompts
Start by printing off our Halloween storytelling words and our super cute blank Halloween story writing journal page. Once they are printed off it is time to cut out all of the words. You can have the kids cut out the words or cut them out yourself.
The next step is to pop all of the words into a large bowl or a jar. We put our words in a big Halloween bowl, then we mixed them up and my daughter picked out 5 random words.
Once you have selected the words it is time to put your imagination to use and create a Halloween story. The writing prompt words help children by providing some key components to the story – verbs, adjectives, nouns and adverbs.
If your child is not quite the age to write a story, use the words to tell a story. Combining the random words together will lead to silly stories that kids will love to share. It is amazing how a few simple words can spark such creativity.
Use the words as prompts for making Halloween art too. These Halloween words can be used in many different ways.
For instance, this is a fun Halloween activity for kids to use on long road trips, around the dinner table or use the words in the classroom.
What will happen in your child’s Halloween story?
Will the story be scary? Will the story be silly?
Does the story involve kids or creatures? Is it Halloween night or Halloween day?
Where does the story take place? At school? Inside a haunted house? Outside in a park?
More Story Writing Ideas for Kids
Have fun and write a story inspired by our Halloween Would You Rather questions for kids
Check out our fall story writing prompts for kids