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Halloween Creative Writing Prompts - Year 4 and Year 5

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    Updated:  18 Sep 2023

Develop narrative writing skills this Halloween season with a set of Halloween creative writing prompts for Year 4 and Year 5.

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    Editable:  Google Slides

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    Non-Editable:  PDF

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    Pages:  1 Page

  • Curriculum
  • Years

    Years:  3 - 5

teaching resource

Halloween Creative Writing Prompts - Year 4 and Year 5

  • Updated

    Updated:  18 Sep 2023

Develop narrative writing skills this Halloween season with a set of Halloween creative writing prompts for Year 4 and Year 5.

  • Editable

    Editable:  Google Slides

  • Non-Editable

    Non-Editable:  PDF

  • Pages

    Pages:  1 Page

  • Curriculum
  • Years

    Years:  3 - 5

Develop narrative writing skills this Halloween season with a set of Halloween creative writing prompts for Year 4 and Year 5.

Unleash Your Students’ Imagination With Halloween Story Starters!

Are you ready to take your students on a spellbinding journey into the world of narrative writing? Imagine young minds weaving tales of magic and mystery, where the ordinary becomes extraordinary. Dive into the story of a ghostly roommate, a mysterious whisper, a spooky abandoned house, or a trip to a strange pumpkin patch. This narrative writing resource pack is here to transform your students into real authors!

Spooky and Creative Writing Prompts for Kids:

In this resource pack, students will write one of four stories designed to bring about that creepy Halloween spirit. This worksheet includes creative story starters such as

  • Last week, I got lost on my walk home from school. I tried a new shortcut, but I ended up near the cemetery two streets away from my house. After figuring out where I was, I walked the two blocks home and went inside to rest. As I lay on my bed, I heard a strange sound and realised something else had come home with me. A cemetery ghost had followed me home, and now he was moving in! I jumped up from my bed and …
  • As I watched the abandoned house at the end of the street, I noticed eerie shadows dancing in the moonlight. There was something in there, and I had to investigate. I crept outside and went right up to the house. I peeked in a window and saw nothing, so I tried the doorknob. The knob turned, and the door opened with a creak, so I stepped inside. Suddenly, …

These story starters make perfect Halloween writing activities because they drop the student into the story right in the middle of the action. They don’t have to worry about making up a character, developing the setting, or any of the hard stuff. They simply pick up where the story leaves off and let their imagination take it from there!

We have also included additional lined paper for students whose stories extend beyond the boundaries of a single page.


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This resource was created by Lisamarie Del Valle, a teacher and Teach Starter Collaborator.


Find Even More Short Story Prompts for Writing Lessons

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