10 Summer Writing Prompts (free printables)

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Are you looking for creative ways to encourage your children to write? If so you are going to love these summer writing prompts.

These writing prompts for kids can be used with all age groups, but are aimed at elementary grades.

These summer story prompts can be used either as homework, to keep the kids entertained, or to do before or after summer break.

Journaling is such a great way for kids to think about their happiest memories. These summer journal prompts will help get the stories started.

Included in this free download are 10 fun summer themed writing prompts.


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Why use Writing Prompts?

If you have a reluctant writer, or just want to add a little fun to your classroom, I highly recommend using writing prompts.

These fun topics to write about will certainly encourage the children to write more than normal. You could have a child who normally only writes a sentence or two, hand in a 3 page essay.

These are aimed at students in grades 2 – 5th grade, but of course, can be used for middle school students too.

These printable writing prompts are free to print, but they are for personal or classroom use only. Scroll to the bottom of the page to get the pdf file.

Summer Journal Prompts

There are 10 fun summer story ideas that are perfect as homework assignments over the summer, at summer camp, or for the last days before summer vacation.

There are 10 creative writing prompts to be printed out, you can either print them all. Or just the ones that you think the kids will enjoy the most.

Describe your favorite July 4th memory.

You are deserted on a tropical island for the day, what do you do?

4th july writing prompts

Would you rather vacation on the mountains or the beach?

Describe the best sand castle that ever existed.


Summer is better than winter, discuss.

What is your favorite thing to do at the beach?


If you could spend a summer anywhere in the world, where would you go? Why?

You have invented a new summer snack, describe why it is better than traditional ice cream.


Why should you wear sunscreen, hats, and sunglasses in the summer?

Write a letter to your teacher explaining why you didn’t finish their homework.


I also highly recommend this vacation mad libs book for even more summer fun.

You will also enjoy these free summer activities:

You don’t need to spend a fortune over the summer, check out some cheap summer activities for kids:

Download the free summer story prompts

Make sure you choose the correct paper size and click on the shrink to fit button. All of our free printables for kids work better when printed on cardstock (this is the one we use and love.)

Last Updated on 5 June 2023 by homeschoolof1

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