Halloween Short Story Writing Prompts

Instructor: Abigail Cook
Halloween can be a fun writing topic that inspires a lot of creative ideas. This lesson will include some ideas of writing prompts for your students to create their own spooky stories.

Halloween Writing

Halloween is a favorite holiday among young children. It is a time where they can be creative, use their imagination, and participate in festivities by dressing up and going to Halloween parties. For this reason, it is a great creative writing topic to use in class during the month of October. Whether you want to have students do a quick five-minute writing task or develop a story, the ideas in this lesson will encourage your students to be inventive and original in their writing.

Implementing Prompts

Many of the ideas in this lesson are geared towards students in first through sixth grade, but any of these prompts could be adapted to fit more advanced writers. You may implement these prompts in a variety of ways. Here is a brief list of ideas.

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