4 writing prompts for letter-writing fun

4 writing prompts for letter writing to inspire creativity and laughs as kids apply for a job in a candy shop or rebuke a naughty appliance

Whether your kids are applying for a job in a candy shop or rebuking a naughty vacuum cleaner, these writing prompts for letter writing will inspire creativity—and even a few laughs!

1. The Sweetest Job

Your favorite candy store is hiring children. Write a letter to the owner of the store explaining three reasons why you are the perfect person for the job.

2. Pet Protests

Pretend you are a family pet who wants more freedom. Write a letter to your owners in which you ask them to give you one or two new privileges. Make sure to give several good reasons for your request!

3. Wish You Were There

Think about a recent educational field trip or memorable outing. Perhaps you explored an amazing science museum, took the plunge at the local waterpark, went to a Civil War reenactment, or toured a potato chip factory. Write a letter to a grandparent, cousin, or friend describing your experience. Include at least three details about something you saw or did. When you’re finished, mail your letter!

4. You Shouldn’t Have

Have you ever held a grudge against the brush that pulled your hair or the vacuum that sucked up your shoelaces? How did you feel when a pen leaked ink on your favorite shirt or the toaster burned yet another bagel? Think about a time when an inanimate object caused you a bit of distress, and write a letter to this object to express your disappointment.

If your children have enjoyed these, be sure to check back each week for more Writing Prompt Wednesdays!

Photos: Steve Snodgrass (candy sticks) and Alexander Savin (envelope), courtesy of Creative Commons
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