Writing Prompts for Halloween
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- Make a list of Halloween safety tips.
- If you could be anyone or anything this Halloween, who or what would you be? Why?
- Use your five senses. Brainstorm a list of all the Halloween sights, sounds, smells, tastes, and feelings you can think of. A Halloween sensory perception worksheet is available here.
- Pretend that you have to make a pirate costume for Halloween. Tell how you would make it.
- Write an announcement for a Halloween party. Keep it short, but make sure it captures the reader's attention. Include information on at least three to four fun activities you have planned for the party.
- Pretend that you are a jack-o-lantern. Describe Halloween from a jack-o-lantern's point of view.
- If you could make a magic brew, what would you make? Why?
- Write your own ghost story.
- Write a Halloween acrostic using one of these words: ghost, monster, mummy, skeleton, vampire, witch.
- Write a journal entry about the best Halloween you've ever had. Tell what you did, when you did it, where you did it, who you did it with, and why you enjoyed it.
- Pretend that you're getting ready to take a younger brother or sister trick-or-treating for the first time. Make a list of ten tips you'll give him or her.
Write a journal entry about the best trick you have ever pulled (or the best one that has ever been pulled on you).
- Some schools are banning Halloween celebrations because of the religious roots of the holiday. Do you agree or disagree with such a ban? Write a two-minute speech arguing for or against Halloween celebrations in the classroom.
- Citing safety concerns, some local governments are passing ordinances to ban trick-or-treating. Do you agree or disagree with such a ban? Write a letter to your mayor or another local elected official stating your position. Use your best handwriting, spelling, and grammar. Remember to be respectful. Also, follow proper letter format.
- You are the star reporter for Halloween Headline, and you've just landed an interview with Casper the Friendly Ghost. Write out 20 questions to ask during the interview.
- Imagine a Halloween with no candy. Do you think you would still have fun? Why or why not? Write a journal entry about it.
- "What is that AWFUL smell?" I asked. Then I saw the cauldron full of bubbling purple liquid ...
- I took off my Halloween costume, washed the paint off my face, put on my pajamas, brushed my teeth, and went to bed. I was almost asleep when I first heard the sound ...
- One dark and rainy Halloween ...
- It was the night before Halloween ...
- The black cat twitched its tail twice. It hissed. Then ...
- Everybody said the old Bosworth mansion was haunted ...
- My brother and I were walking through the woods one Halloween day when we saw what appeared to be a short-cut. "Let's go that way," my brother said ...
- "There," said my Dad, as he handed me our jack-o-lantern. "Just set it on the porch." ...
- Ugh. I think I've eaten too much Halloween candy ...
- Tap. Tap. Tap. The sound came from inside the closet. Quietly, I crept toward the door ...
- I was stuck at home all by myself. It was Halloween night, but Mom had said that I was too old for trick-or-treating. ...
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