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9 Fun 3rd Grade Writing Activities

Only 22% of students aged 8 to 11 years old write something daily outside of school (Source: Literacy Trust, 2018 ). To encourage more students to write for pleasure, we have created this list of 9 fun 3rd-grade writing activities for your students. 

In the third grade, students are just beginning to express themselves through writing. The typical third grader will know how to string a couple of sentences together and even write with some humour and style. But one common problem with students this age is that they get bored. And when they get bored, they start seeing writing as a chore or another piece of homework that needs to be done on time. 

As teachers, we should encourage our students to write for pleasure through a range of fun writing activities. This means writing because they love writing and not because your students are being told to write for a school project. We hope these creative writing activities for third students can help them see the importance and fun they can gain from writing. 

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Finish the story game, storyboarding, keeping an ideas journal, role-playing with paper puppets, creating your own monster, write some song lyrics, creating comic strips, how-to guides.

This is a really quick and simple writing activity to encourage your students to write daily . Simply ask them to collect some photos from magazines or the internet. Alternatively, you could provide your students with a set of random image prompts . And every day they can stick an image or two into their notebook with a short caption to describe the image. 

This introduces your students into daily writing without too much pressure on what to write and how to write it. They can write a 10 word caption or 100 words depending on their mood and available time. The key here is to give them the freedom to write anything they like about whatever that interests them. This way they can experience the relaxing and fun side of writing.

The finish the story game is a fun way to collaboratively write a story with your friends or classmates. The basic idea of this game is that one player starts the story off with a short sentence and then the other players continue the story using their own words. By the time you reach the end of the game, you should have a complete story from beginning to end written collaboratively between all the players involved. 

The story can be as weird and as wonderful as you like as the players are in charge. For more tips and ideas on how to play this game, read our post dedicated to the finish the story game . 

For most kids, especially visual learners drawing is much more fun compared to writing. To cater to the needs of these students, storyboarding is a brilliant activity. Storyboarding utilizes a range of skills, including creativity, organisational skills and writing. Not to mention it is a great way to plan your stories out, from beginning to end!

There are three ways you can use storyboarding to encourage students to write. The first way is that you provide a completed storyboard with all the images already drawn in. Here the student has to write their own description or caption to the image. This method is great for students who lack inspiration or just don’t like drawing.

The second method is dedicated to those students that just lack inspiration. Here you can give them a partially completed storyboard. Where the first one or two frames will be completed for them. Here the students’ job is to basically finish the storyboard off with their own drawings and words.

>And the final way involves using completely blank storyboard templates where the student can draw and write their own words entirely. This gives students the freedom to write about anything they like. This could be a story about a footballer or a storyboard for a video game idea. This final method is great if your students already have an idea in mind for a story!

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Journaling has never meant to be perfect. Even as adults, we scribble quick thoughts into our journal without second-thinking our grammar or spelling. And for this reason, your students should also be encouraged to keep a journal at a young age. In particular, one type of journal which works best for third graders is an ideas journal . Here they can keep note of everything that inspires them daily. This could be a newspaper article, a certain photograph or even a quick doodle. 

Eventually, the ideas journal should become your student’s number one source of inspiration when it comes to writing stories. They should be able to look back and see their ideas from months ago and keep track of how they have developed over time. The freedom that journalling gives students will show them the fun and easy side of writing, which often gets missed in classrooms. 

When all else fails, encourage the love of writing through arts and crafts. Get your students to create their own paper finger puppets based on their favourite movie, TV show or even their imagination. Once the paper puppets are created you can hold your very own paper theatre shows in the classroom or at home! Students can write their own scripts and then using their puppets act out a scene. This is not only a fun arts and crafts activity, but it is also a fun way to encourage your kids to see the creative side of writing. 

You students could even create a whole set of paper puppets, with paper scenery and props – Which can all be kept safely in a shoebox. So whenever they are bored they can get their puppets out and hold their paper theatre shows monthly or weekly!

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Forget about writing for a moment and just get your students to imagine something new. Ask them to draw a monster. Any monster they like and anything that comes to mind. Once finished drawing they can write a description to describe their monster. Here is where you can go into great detail. Ask your students to think about what the monster eats, what it dislikes, likes, it’s interests, where it’s from and so on. Once done, your students could have written over 100 words without even knowing it!

Another idea to make this writing activity collaborative is to ask your students to share their monsters with the person next to them. Then that person can write their own description of a monster drawn by someone else. This not only encourages teamwork but also improves the creative thinking skills of your students. 

We’re sure that every one of your students loves listening to music. And now it is their chance to write some funky lyrics of their own. Simply ask your students to think of their favourite singer or band. Then give them the task of writing their own song lyrics for those people. If your students are a fan of Ed Sheeran, then just imagine that Ed himself has asked the students to write him some new song lyrics for his next album. 

Writing song lyrics is a form of poetry . Whether it’s a rap or an emotional ballad, your students can learn so much from writing their own songs. And if your students are feeling brave enough, they even perform their song in front of the class!

Comics are the all-time favourite for creative students. And more importantly writing comics involves a good level of dialogue skills, as well as creativity and imagination. And with superheroes being a popular thing in today’s culture, creating comic strips should be a fun task for all of your students. Of course not all comic strips or books are about superheroes, but it is a good place to start. 

If you’re planning on adding comic strips to your lesson plans, you should take a look at our blog post on creating your comic strips and comic books . 

animal protection unit comic strip example

How-to guides do sound like a normal, typical writing activity in the classroom. But our way of writing how-to guides is much more fun for your students. Instead of assigning the topic of the guide, ask your students to come up with their own topic. Your students should think about all the things they are good at and decide on which one they should write a guide about. 

For example, if a student is really good at playing Minecraft, then they could write a guide on how to build a treehouse in Minecraft. Alternatively if one of your students owns a pet, they could write a guide on how they take care of that pet at home. The key here is to focus on the interests of your students and not to force your own topics onto them. This will help them see the real importance of writing in their daily lives and even encourage them to continue writing outside of school time. 

Want more fun writing ideas? Check out this post on over 100 creative writing exercises to inspire you!

Third grade is the perfect time to show your students the importance of writing in their daily lives. This means showing them the creative and fun side of writing, as well as the more formal, essay-style format of writing. A mix of fun with strict guidelines can reinforce the love of writing in kids and get them to see the true beauty that creative writing can offer.

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50 Creative 3rd Grade Writing Prompts (Free Printable!)

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Third grade is a huge transitional year in elementary school. Third grade writers have learned foundational concepts and skills and have had time to practice. Now they are developing more complex skills as they dig deeper, learn to make connections, and analyze the topics they write about. Here are 50 third grade writing prompts to help your students master and refine their writing skills.

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1. Tell about a special event in your life.

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2. What are you best at?

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3. What do you want to learn more about?

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4. I could never live without______.

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5. If you could go anyplace in the world, where would you go and why?

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6. Interview one of your parents or grandparents and ask them to tell you a story from their childhood. Share their story here.

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7. Describe one of your favorite book characters. Tell three things about their personality.

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8. Do you think third graders should have to do chores at home? Why or why not?

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9. What is something you would change about school if you could?

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10. Tell about a time you helped somebody.

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11. Tell about a time somebody helped you.

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12. Tell about a memorable “first” in your life. For example, the first time you ate a particular kind of food, the first time you met your teacher, etc.

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13. Describe step by step how to make a pizza.

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14. What does it mean to be a hero?

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15. I am afraid of _______ because_______.

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16. What is the difference between being polite and rude? Give three examples.

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17. What is the most important rule in the classroom?

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18. What are the three most important qualities you look for in a friend?

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19. Do you think kids should be assigned homework? Why or why not?

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20. Nature gives us many beautiful things—plants, animals, water, weather, stars and planets, etc. What is one of your favorite things in nature and why?

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21. If I were a spider, I’d _______.

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22. Three things that make me happy are ______.

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23. What is your favorite holiday and why?

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24. Tell about one of your family’s unique traditions.

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25. If you could have a pet, what would you choose? How would you take care of it?

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26. Write about a dream you recently had.

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27. Tell about a person that inspires you and why.

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28. Name five things you are thankful for and why you are thankful for them.

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29. What are ways you can be a good citizen?

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30. When you and a friend disagree, how do you work it out?

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31. What do you think the world will be like in one hundred years?

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32. What is your favorite type of weather? Why?

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33. What superpower do you wish you had? Why?

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34. What famous person would you like to meet? Why?

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35. In your opinion, which animal makes the best pet? Give three reasons for your answer.

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36. If someone gave you $100, how would you spend it?

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37. Should third graders have cell phones? Why or why not?

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38. If you could be an Olympic athlete, what sport would you participate in?

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39. Write about your “getting ready for school” routine.

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40. Write about your “getting ready for bed” routine.

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41. If you could travel through time like Jack and Annie in the Magic Tree House, where would you go?

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42. In your opinion, what does a perfect weekend look like?

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43. Write about the last time you felt really angry. What happened and how did it all work out?

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44. Pretend there was a special zoo where animals could talk. Which animal would you talk to and what are three questions you would ask?

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45. What is your favorite thing with wheels? Why?

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46. Tell the story of Goldilocks and the Three Bears from the point of view of Baby Bear.

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47. What do you think would grow if you planted a magic bean?

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48. Which would you rather be able to do—fly or read people’s minds? Why?

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49. Tell about an adult in your life that you admire.

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50. If you were traveling for a week and could only bring a backpack, what would you pack?

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30 Fun And Creative Writing Prompts For 3rd Grade

Third Grade Writing Prompts

Writing prompts can be incredibly beneficial for third-grade students as they not only stimulate their imaginations but also enhance their critical thinking and writing skills. By presenting them with different scenarios, characters, and situations, writing prompts encourage children to delve deep into their creativity and explore various narrative possibilities.

As a teacher, the key to activating third-grade students’ imaginations is to give them fun writing prompts to get them excited about writing. Below you’ll find 30 fun and creative writing prompts for 3rd-grade students that are guaranteed to spark your students’ imaginations and get their creative juices flowing.

Writing Prompts For Third Grade

A Third Grade Student Writing

  • Imagine you wake up one morning to find out you’ve become a superhero. What are your powers and how would you use them?
  • Write a story about a magical tree that grows in your backyard. What is special about it?
  • What would you do if you could fly for a day? Describe your journey in detail.
  • If animals could talk, what would your pet or a favorite animal say? Write a conversation you might have.
  • Imagine that you have been given the task of redesigning your school. What changes would you make and why?
  • Write a story about a character who lives in a world where colors have been lost. How do they restore colors back to their world?
  • Write a letter to your future self. What advice would you give?
  • Imagine that you found a door in your house that you’ve never seen before. Where does it lead to?
  • Write about a day in the life of your favorite dessert. Make it as fun and wacky as possible.
  • Write a story from the perspective of a raindrop on a rainy day.
  • You have been given a magical pen that makes everything you draw come to life. What do you draw first and why?
  • Imagine you are an astronaut exploring a new planet. Describe what you see, hear, and feel.
  • If you could be any mythical creature for a day, what would you be and why? Describe your day.
  • Write a story about a mischievous ghost who lives in your school.
  • You’re a detective and you’ve been assigned to solve the case of the missing cookies. Who are your suspects?
  • Your favorite toy comes to life! What adventures do you two have together?
  • What if you woke up one day and everything was upside down? Write about your day.
  • Write a story about a magical flower that only blooms once every hundred years. What happens when it blooms?
  • If you had a pet dragon, what would a day in your life look like?
  • Write a story about an adventure in a submarine deep under the sea. What creatures do you see?
  • Imagine you could swap places with your teacher for a day. What would you do?
  • Your shoes suddenly gain the ability to talk. What stories do they tell you about where they’ve been?
  • Write a diary entry for a pirate sailing the seven seas in search of treasure.
  • If you could invent a new holiday, what would it be, and how would people celebrate it?
  • You find a magic pebble that grants you three wishes. What do you wish for and why?
  • Write a story about a visit to a planet made of candy.
  • What would it be like if animals were in charge and humans were pets?
  • Write about a day in the life of a coin. Where does it go? What does it see?
  • You have been chosen to host a party for all the fairytale characters. How would you plan and organize it?
  • Imagine you could breathe underwater. Write about your adventures under the sea.

Tips For Using These Writing Prompts In Class

A Third Grade Student Writing

As a third-grade teacher, you are likely aware that merely providing students with a writing prompt may not yield the most effective outcomes. To help students fully tap into their creative writing abilities, consider these actionable strategies.

Offer Clear Instructions

Make sure to explain the prompt clearly and in a way that your students understand. If the prompt is complex, break it down into smaller parts. Ensure they understand the task at hand before they start writing.

Create a Safe Environment

Encourage creativity and originality. Let your students know that it’s okay to make mistakes and they should not be afraid of expressing their unique ideas.

Provide Examples

Sometimes, students may find it challenging to start. Providing an example or two can help them understand the prompt better and stimulate their own ideas.

Use Prompts as Conversation Starters

Discuss the writing prompts in class before students start writing. This will help stimulate ideas, and hearing their peers’ thoughts can inspire students who may be having difficulty.

Use Visual Aids

For younger students, visual aids can be really helpful. Draw a picture, show a video or use storyboards to help illustrate the prompt and get their creative juices flowing.

Allow Choices

If possible, offer more than one writing prompt at a time. Giving students the ability to choose their writing topic can make the task more engaging and personal for them.

Encourage Peer Reviews

After students have written their pieces, encourage them to exchange their stories with their classmates for peer review. This can help students learn from each other and also improve their editing and critiquing skills.

Provide Constructive Feedback

Giving feedback is crucial. Praise students for their efforts and provide constructive criticism to guide them on how to improve their writing.

Include Prompts Related to Current Lessons

While creative prompts are excellent, try to include some prompts that relate to what students are learning. For example, if they’re learning about animals’ habitats, include a prompt about it.

Schedule Regular Writing Time

Make writing a regular activity. Consistency can help students get into the habit of writing and improve their skills over time.

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8 Ideas and Activities for Making Writing Fun in Upper Elementary

8 activities / ideas for making writing fun in upper elementary (3rd, 4th, 5th grade)

Making Writing Fun Activities Written by Guest Blogger Jessica Thompson, 4th Grade Teacher

Writing. The minute the word is mentioned there is an audible, in-sync sigh from the students. Of course, there are a few super excited students who cannot get their ideas down quick enough. For every handful of excited writers, there is a large portion of the class that “has nothing to write about.”

The struggle is real, y’all. For both teachers and students.

The big question for teachers is not only how to make writing fun and engaging, but how do we get students excited about writing?

Fun Writing Activities To Try

Here are 8 Activities to try with third, fourth, and fifth grade students. These activities are to get our young writers excited about writing which will make formal writing tasks less daunting.

1. Think-Write-Pass:

This is always a favorite that gets lots of laughs. 

Put students in groups of four.  Give each student a piece of paper and have them write their name on the top. 

Have students write for 2-3 minutes.  You can give them a topic, or simply have them write about whatever they want.   

When the time is up, students pass their paper to another student in their group.   Each student in the group will have to read, continue the writing, and pass the paper again 2-3 minutes later.

When each student gets their own paper back they get a few minutes to complete the story. If time allows: let the groups choose their favorite one to share. 

2.  Sticky Note Stories:

Students want to share stories with us. There are so many stories - from their weekend, the ball game, recess, at their Aunt Barb’s birthday party 5 years ago - they have so much that they want to tell us!

It’s usually the same students ones who are constantly trying to tell us stories that, come writing time, same they have nothing to write about.   Sticky Note Stories are an easy solution.

A sticky post it note is not nearly as intimidating as a piece of notebook paper.

When a student has a story to share, tell them how much you want to hear it - but they have to write it down on the sticky note.

A holiday weekend? A school event?  A birthday party?  A football game?  Write it on a sticky note.

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This is one of my favorite ways to practice comprehension! Students read passages with intentional mistakes that do not make sense based on the context of the passage. Students must read carefully to find the mistakes.

It's fun, engaging, and best of all - no prep! Check out this Monitoring Comprehension Resource here. 

3.  Found Poetry

Make copies of text from a book you are reading and have them find words or groups of words throughout the text to create a poem.

They can circle these words and draw pictures or designs around everything else to make the poem pop.  See some examples of found poetry here.   

Or, check out these other ways to help students enjoy writing poetry. 

4.  Go Outside!

A change of scenery makes everything more fun.  Take the notebooks and pencils to the outdoors for 10-15 minutes. Have students sit and use their 5 senses to write observations.

You can stop there, or take this activity a little further and have students write some poetry!

Give them free rein, or add some guidelines for structure.

This free cinquain writing template is perfect for an activity like this!

Or, have students write a short haiku!  This no prep resource gives students a chance to read and write haiku, as well as answer comprehension questions!

You might also like some of these other outdoor lesson ideas.

5.  This or That

Sometimes all students need is a little bit of choice and control.  Give them that control with This or That.  

This is easy - simply provide them with 2 writing prompts and let them choose!

It can be time consuming to create choice boards with 9 options, but with This or That you only need to create two.  You can use these example discussion questions as writing prompts if you need help coming up with options!   

6.  Silly Pictures

This is an easy way to make writing fun!

There are millions of funny pictures without captions on the internet. The key is to find appropriate ones and save them for later use.

Put the picture up on a projector, mirror it to a screen, or print it out. Have students write about what is happening in that picture.

This is great to practice skills such as predicting, inferring, cause and effect, and problem and solution.

Or, inspire even more creativity by having students create their own silly drawings to write about using these Squiggle Drawing Story Starters! 

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7.  Persuasive Letters

Two birds, one writing piece.  The key to making this writing activity fun is choosing a topic that is sure to of interest of students.  

What student wouldn't love to try to convince their teacher that recess should be longer?  Or that they should be able to skip homework one night?  Or that they should have a pizza party?

The list of ideas is endless.  They could write to their parents on why they should have a later bedtime or get a dog. They could write to the principal on why donuts should be served with breakfast. They could write to an author on why they should write another book in their favorite series.  You could also let students choose the topic. 

3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students have fun arguing their point and they will learn quickly the importance of supporting their claim. 

8.  Quick Writes

Quick Writes are a timed writing. The idea is not to scare the students, but for them to get their ideas on paper as quickly as possibly and to be writing or thinking the entire time.

Give students a prompt, and then tell them to write down whatever comes to mind over the next 5 - 10 minutes.  Make sure students aren't worried about spelling or a grade - the goal is to just spend some time writing.

If you are looking for a more polished piece, you can have students do this daily for 3-5 days.  Then, have them choose their favorite quick write to revise, edit, and turn in.

9.  BONUS - Secret Descriptive Writing Activity

Make writing a descriptive paper fun!  Have your students secretly draw a picture and use describe with vivid descriptive language.  Then, students read their descriptions aloud while their classmates try and figure out which drawing is theirs!

This works best if students are all drawing something similar.  This is an easy activity to create on your own, but you could also try out one of these secret descriptive writing activities for a no prep way to walk your students through the entire writing process:

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An Extra Tip for Making Writing Fun

A personalized writing notebook can be an easy way to motivate students to write. This is something that is theirs and they have more ownership over.

Composition books can easily be decorated with pictures, stickers, photographs, etc. and covered with contact paper.  Letting them take the time to decorate a notebook with things that are important to them can give them more ownership over their writing - as well as help stir up ideas for writing!

Bonus: Writing will not get lost easily! Make one yourself as a teacher and use it! Let the students see you write. Read your writing to them and make time for students to share too. 

Sometimes it's not about making writing fun - it's about your mindset as the teacher.  Check out these 7 tips for rethinking your writing instruction. 

Or, you might find these other writing tips and ideas helpful.   

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60 Fun and Engaging 3rd Grade Writing Prompts

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As a teacher, it is important to keep your students engaged and interested in the material you are teaching. One way to do this is by using fun, and engaging writing prompts. This blog post will list 60 writing prompts perfect for 3rd grade students. These prompts will help your students practice their creative writing skills while having fun simultaneously!

60 3rd Grade Creative Writing Prompts

  • Write a story about a time when you were very brave.
  • Write a story about a time when you were very creative.
  • Write a story about a time when you were very determined.
  • Write a story about a time when you were very helpful.
  • Write a story about a time when you were very honest.
  • Write a story about a time when you were very funny.
  • Write a story about a time when you were very successful.
  • Write a story about a time when you were very kind to someone.
  • Write a story about a time when you were very lucky.
  • Write a story about a time when you were very proud of yourself.
  • Write a story about a time when you were very grateful for something.
  • Write a story about a time when you were very excited.
  • Write about your favorite animal.
  • Write about your favorite holiday and why it’s your favorite.
  • Write about your favorite food and why you love it.
  • Write a story about a time when you were really scared.
  • Write about a time when you were really happy.
  • Write about a time when you were really sad.
  • Write about a time when you did something you weren’t supposed to do and got away with it.
  • Write about a time when you didn’t get away with something you did wrong.
  • Write about your favorite TV show.
  • Write about your favorite movie.
  • Write about your favorite book.
  • Write about your favorite video game.
  • Write about your best friend.
  • Write a story about a time when you were very disappointed.
  • Write a story in which you are the main character and in which something exciting happens to you.
  • Write a letter to your best friend telling them everything you love about them.
  • Write a letter to yourself from the future, telling yourself all the things you have accomplished since writing this letter
  • Write instructions on how to make your favorite food.
  • Write instructions on how to make your favorite toy
  • Write a story about a time when you were extremely adventurous.
  • Write a story about a time when you were extremely friendly.
  • Write a story about a time when you were extremely generous.
  • Write a story about what you did to celebrate your favorite holiday.
  • Write about your favorite family tradition and what it means to you.
  • What is your favorite thing to do on weekends?
  • What is your favorite thing to do for fun?
  • If you could visit any place in the world, where would it be?
  • Why is that place special to you?
  • What would you do if you had the opportunity to visit that place?
  • What are some things that interest you?
  • What are some things that scare you?
  • Write about a time you were really happy.
  • Write about a time you helped someone else.
  • Write about your favorite place to go.
  • Write about a time your family laughed together.
  • Write about a time your family argued together.
  • Write about the best day of your life.
  • Write about the worst day of your life.
  • Write a letter to Santa Claus.
  • Draw a picture of your family and write a paragraph describing them.
  • Write a poem about winter.
  • Write a poem about summer.
  • Write a story explaining why it is important to be kind to others.
  • Write a story explaining why it is important to be truthful to others.
  • Write a story explaining why it is important to be yourself.
  • What do you want to be when you grow up? Why?
  • If you could visit any place in the world, where would it be? Why?
  • What do you think is the most important rule for being happy? Explain why.

Some Types of 3rd Grade Writing Prompts

  • Journal prompts
  • Opinion writing prompts
  • Narrative writing prompts
  • Informational writing
  • Short story
  • Personal Narrative
  • Creative writing

Ask What Is Their Favorite Book Character and Why

A great way to stimulate third grade writing is to ask your students what their favorite book character is and why. This will encourage them to think critically about the characters in the books they are reading and articulate their thoughts in writing. Not only will this prompt help each student improve their writing skills and assist their reading comprehension, but it will also get them thinking deeply about the books they are reading.

How 3rd Grade Writing Prompts Fit Within Age Range Skills

By the time a child arrives in third grade, their vocabulary will have expanded through reading. They will be starting to assimilate various grammatical forms, such as pronouns and plurals, and will start to comprehend and consider the language they use. Alongside more complex word choices, 3rd grade children will understand jokes, riddles, metaphors, and puns more easily. A greater ability to master syllable stress patterns means that third graders can more easily differentiate slight variations in words. They also start to appreciate better how to communicate using various media and settings.

What is 3rd Grade?

Third grade (grade three) is a year in primary education in which most students are 8-9 years old.

What should a 3rd grader be able to write?

Third grade students should be able to write simple, clear sentences using proper grammar and spelling. They should also be able to write about personal experiences, describe objects or events, and tell stories.

What level should a 3rd grader be reading at?

A 3rd grader should be reading books that are at a level appropriate for their reading skills. This means that they should be reading interesting and engaging books while also providing them with practice in reading skills.

How do you teach a third grader to write a paragraph?

Teaching third graders how to write a paragraph can be difficult, as they are still learning the basics of writing. However, there are a few things you can do to help them get started.

  • One way to help your students is to model how to write a paragraph. Show them how to break down a topic into several sentences and use proper grammar and spelling. You can also have them practice writing paragraphs independently, using a topic that interests them.
  • Another way to help your students write paragraphs is by giving them specific instructions on what to include in their paragraphs. For example, you could ask them to write about their favorite animal or describe a recent trip. This will help them focus on the structure of a paragraph and ensure that they include all the necessary information.
  • Finally, be sure to give your students feedback on their writing. Help them revise and edit their paragraphs so that they can improve their writing skills.

How can you make writing for 3rd graders fun?

One way to make writing for 3rd graders fun is using fun, and engaging writing prompts! Try to make each writing prompt as creative as possible. You can also give your students journal writing prompts to do in their own time.

How long should a 3rd grader read each day?

Most students should read for at least 30 minutes each day. This will help them practice their reading skills and improve their comprehension. Additionally, students need to read a variety of genres and texts so that they can expand their knowledge and understanding of the world around them.

How many sentences are in a paragraph for 3rd grade?

A paragraph is typically made up of five to seven sentences. This number can vary depending on the assignment or the purpose of the paragraph. Generally, shorter paragraphs are used for shorter writing pieces, while longer paragraphs are common in longer assignments.

As a teacher, it is important to keep your students engaged and interested in the material you are teaching. One way to do this is by using fun, and engaging writing prompts. This blog post has provided you with a list of writing prompts that are perfect for 3rd grade students. These prompts will help your students practice their writing skills while having fun simultaneously!

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Let's Predict: What Happens Next?

Let's Predict: What Happens Next?

Engage your child with this printable reading worksheet to enhance their prediction skills with a fun writing activity.

Prediction Practice: What Happens Next?

Prediction Practice: What Happens Next?

Inspire children to practice prediction with this engaging spaceship-themed worksheet, designed to build comprehension skills.

Predict the Mystery: Sarah's Midnight Adventure

Predict the Mystery: Sarah's Midnight Adventure

Discover the joy of creative writing and practice prediction with our fun worksheet on a midnight adventure.

Making Predictions: What Will Happen Next?

Making Predictions: What Will Happen Next?

Introduce kids to the skill of prediction with this fun worksheet while reading a story about a strange discovery in a jungle.

Can You Predict What Happens Next?

Can You Predict What Happens Next?

Build creative writing skills with our fun worksheet on prediction and read a story to predict where a map leads.

Predict the Discovery: Dr. Anderson's Science Marvel

Predict the Discovery: Dr. Anderson's Science Marvel

Explore the world of creative writing with our fun science-themed worksheet focused on developing prediction skills.

Read and Predict: The Mansion on the Hill

Read and Predict: The Mansion on the Hill

Advance your child's creative writing skills with our exciting prediction worksheet with a story about a mansion on the hill.

Read and Predict: Daniel the Explorer

Read and Predict: Daniel the Explorer

Develop creative writing skills with our fun prediction printable while reading about the adventures of Daniel the explorer.

Let's Predict: The Talking Tree

Let's Predict: The Talking Tree

Practice creative writing with our fun worksheet, while honing your prediction skills using the story of a talking tree.

Let's Predict: Museum Mysteries

Let's Predict: Museum Mysteries

Encourage creative writing practice with our exciting museum-themed worksheet, focusing on the skill of prediction.

Opinion Writing: My Favorite Food

Opinion Writing: My Favorite Food

Improve your child's creative writing practice with our fun worksheet, focusing on writing about their favorite food.

Opinion Writing: My Favorite Hobby

Opinion Writing: My Favorite Hobby

Strengthen your child's creative writing practice with our hobby-themed printable worksheet focusing on writing sentences.

Opinion Writing: My Favorite Season

Opinion Writing: My Favorite Season

Help your child learn opinion writing with our enjoyable printable worksheet, focusing on writing about their favorite season.

Opinion Writing: My Favorite Festival

Opinion Writing: My Favorite Festival

Practice opinion writing with this engaging printable worksheet centered on writing about your favorite festival.

Opinion Writing: My Favorite Animal

Opinion Writing: My Favorite Animal

Refine your kid's opinion writing skills with our printable worksheet as they write all about their favorite animal.

Opinion Writing: My Favorite Movie

Opinion Writing: My Favorite Movie

Master opinion writing practice with this engaging, movie-themed printable worksheet for honing creative writing skills.

Opinion Writing: My Favorite Book

Opinion Writing: My Favorite Book

Elevate your child's opinion writing practice with this engaging worksheet, focused on writing about their favorite book.

Opinion Writing: Favorite Holiday Destination

Opinion Writing: Favorite Holiday Destination

Excel in opinion writing practice with our printable worksheet focused on writing about a favorite holiday destination.

Opinion Writing: Favorite Flavor of Ice-Cream

Opinion Writing: Favorite Flavor of Ice-Cream

Augment your kid's opinion writing practice with our fun, printable worksheet themed on their favorite flavor of ice-cream.

Opinion Writing: Favorite Sport

Opinion Writing: Favorite Sport

Boost your child's opinion writing practice with our exciting sports-themed worksheet, perfect for enhancing writing skills!

Opinion Writing: Favorite Teacher

Opinion Writing: Favorite Teacher

Improve your child's opinion writing with this engaging creative writing worksheet to write about their favorite teacher.

Opinion Writing: Favorite Board Game

Opinion Writing: Favorite Board Game

Engage in creative writing practice with our fun, board game-themed printable worksheet focused on opinion writing.

Opinion Writing: Favorite School Subject

Opinion Writing: Favorite School Subject

Inspire children with this printable worksheet, focusing on opinion writing as they write about their favorite school subject.

Opinion Writing: Favorite Restaurant

Opinion Writing: Favorite Restaurant

Discover the joy of creative writing with our opinion writing practice worksheet, and enjoy writing about a favorite restaurant.

Opinion Writing: Favorite Pet Animal

Opinion Writing: Favorite Pet Animal

Introduce your child to opinion writing with our enjoyable worksheet focused on writing about their favorite pet animal.

Descriptive Writing: A Day at the beach

Descriptive Writing: A Day at the beach

Excel in creative writing with our printable worksheet, focusing on writing a picture description about a day at the beach.

Descriptive Writing: A Snowy Day

Descriptive Writing: A Snowy Day

Augment creative writing with this engaging printable worksheet, while writing about a snowy day.

Descriptive Writing: At the Park

Descriptive Writing: At the Park

Boost your kid's creative writing practice with our printable worksheet while writing a description about a day at the park.

Descriptive Writing: At the Zoo

Descriptive Writing: At the Zoo

Improve creative writing practice with this engaging printable worksheet, focusing on writing about a day at the zoo.

Descriptive Writing: Camping with Friends

Descriptive Writing: Camping with Friends

Engage in creative writing practice with our enjoyable printable worksheet while writing about a camping trip with friends.

Descriptive Writing: A Visit to the Farm

Descriptive Writing: A Visit to the Farm

Inspire your child with this printable worksheet, enhancing creative writing practice while writing about a farm visit.

Descriptive Writing: Out on a Hike

Descriptive Writing: Out on a Hike

Discover the world of creative writing with our engaging practice worksheet, and write about a fun hike.

Descriptive Writing: Museum Adventures

Descriptive Writing: Museum Adventures

Introduce creative writing skills with our fun practice worksheet, while writing about a visit to the museum.

Descriptive Writing: A Memorable Performance

Descriptive Writing: A Memorable Performance

Build creative writing skills with our engaging printable worksheet, while writing about a memorable stage performance.

Descriptive Writing: Christmas Celebrations

Descriptive Writing: Christmas Celebrations

Explore creative writing practice with this worksheet, and write about your special Christmas celebrations.

Descriptive Writing: Helping the Community

Descriptive Writing: Helping the Community

Boost your child's creative writing skills with our fun, practice worksheet while learning about helping the community.

Descriptive Writing: Science Fair

Descriptive Writing: Science Fair

Develop your creative writing skills with this engaging science fair-themed printable worksheet for writing practice.

Descriptive Writing: Family Trip

Descriptive Writing: Family Trip

Learn creative writing with our engaging printable worksheet, focusing on descriptive writing about a family trip.

Descriptive Writing: Theme Park Fun

Descriptive Writing: Theme Park Fun

Build creative and descriptive writing skills with this engaging printable worksheet on the theme of theme parks!

Descriptive Writing: Art Class

Descriptive Writing: Art Class

Elevate your child's creative writing skills with our engaging printable worksheet, while writing about a fun art class

Descriptive Writing: At the Lemonade Stand

Descriptive Writing: At the Lemonade Stand

Develop creative writing skills with this fun printable worksheet as you write about what happens at the lemonade stand.

Descriptive Writing: Chefs at Work

Descriptive Writing: Chefs at Work

Discover the world of picture descriptions with our engaging creative writing worksheet as you write about chefs at work.

Descriptive Writing: Family Meal

Descriptive Writing: Family Meal

Elevate creative writing skills with our engaging picture-based printable worksheet while writing about a family meal.

Descriptive Writing: Tree House Time!

Descriptive Writing: Tree House Time!

Engage in creative writing practice with our printable worksheet while writing a descriptive paragraph about tree house time.

Descriptive Writing: Off to School

Descriptive Writing: Off to School

Refine your child's picture description skills with this printable writing worksheet, while write about being back at school.

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Fun Fall Writing Activities for 3rd, 4th, or 5th Grade

Using fun fall writing activities in your writing class is a great way to get your students interested and excited about writing. There is no doubt that writing lessons, modeling, and everything that goes along with a great writing lesson are important in helping our students become great writers, adding a fun element can amp up the excitement in your writing class! Here are 4 great ideas for adding some excitement and fun to your writing class this fall.

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Fall Writing Activities: Fall Writing Prompts

Providing fun fall writing prompts for your students is a great way to motivate your students to write and to help your reluctant writers as well.

Fun Fall Writing Activities for 3rd, 4th, or 5th grade

Benefits of Fall Writing Prompts

  • Writing prompts can help writers who tend to get stuck on creating their own topic.
  • Writing prompts can kick start students’ imaginations.
  • Writng prompts can help reluctant writers.
  • Writing prompts can provide opportunites for writing practice.

14 Fun Fall Writing Prompts

Here are 14 fun fall writing prompts that you and your students may enjoy.

  • The Year Fall Disappeared
  • My Favorite Fall Activity
  • The Brightest Leaf on the Trees
  • The Day I Got Lost in the Corn Maze
  • The Silly Squirrel’s Nest
  • The Walk in the Woods
  • The Day We Raked Leaves
  • The Fall Day (As Told by the Squirrel)
  • The Best Thing About Fall
  • The Worst Thing About Fall
  • What is your favorite fall game/sport? Why?
  • What is your favorite fall color? Why?
  • Pretend you own farm where people can come for a pumpkin patch, a corn maze, or other fall themed activities. Which activity or activites would you include at your farm and why? What challenges might you face?
  • You are in charge of the fall festival at your school. What activities will you include and why? What kind of foods will you offer?

Fall Writing Activities: Fall Vocabulary Challenge

Challenge your students to include some fall-related vocabulary in their writing. Provide students with a new fall vocabulary word (or a few new words). Explain the meaning and give examples of the word used in sentences. Then ask students to plan a story around the vocabulary word or words. Some great vocabulary choices might be…

Fall Writing Activities: Add Art

Many students love to draw, so adding an art element to your writing assignment is a simple way to add some fun. By simply allowing students to draw a picture to go along with their writing is often motivating and fun for students. It also allows students a creative outlet.

Fall Writing Activities: Graphic Organizers and Flipbooks

fun writing activity 3rd grade

If you are looking for some fun activities to add some excitement to your writing lessons this fall, then this packet is just what you need. My newest Fall Writing Packet can provide students with many opportunities for meaningful writing practice plus add some fun to their writing.

This writing packet contains fun graphic organizers, flipbooks, and writing prompts, that will motivate and encourage your students to write. Once completed, the projects look great displayed on bulletin boards or on classroom walls, or in hallways.

fun writing activity 3rd grade

This writing packet contains graphic organizers that can be used as a before activity to help students plan and organize their writing, or they can simply be used as a stand-alone activity. Each graphic organizer is in two formats: one with lines for writing only and one without so that students may illustrate.

Use this packet to supplement your own writing lessons. No writing lessons are included in this packet, but your writing lessons can easily be incorporated into each activity.

I’ve divided the packet into sections according to the type of writing:

  • Descriptive
  • Expository or Informational

fun writing activity 3rd grade

Fun writing flipbooks are also included in this Fall Writing Activities Packet. You will find flipbooks for writing how-to essays and narratives and a fun writing glyph is also included.

How to Use :

  • morning work
  • prewriting activities
  • centers or stations
  • fun Friday activities
  • as a part of your writing lessons/curriculum

You and your students are sure to enjoy this fun Fall Writing Packet!

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