With schools out and many parents finding themselves unexpectedly homeschooling due to the Coronavirus outbreak, I wanted to help in any way that I can. I have lots of kids crafts and projects that are perfect for creative play, at home art and more. This past weekend I asked people on my Facebook page what they would find helpful during this time, and one response was Writing Prompts for kids that included a box for drawing, and better yet, current event prompts. I’ve shared journal prompts for kids, and family dinner conversation starters in the past, so I immediately loved this idea. 

I put together ten pages of writing prompts for kids. There is a mixture of current events, coronavirus and just fun prompts to get kids thinking and creatively writing their opinions. Print one, a few or all of the pages and have your elementary or middle school children answer the questions and/or draw a picture in the box.  The news story prompts can be used weekly to encourage kids to read the newspaper or a news organization website to stay up-to-date on current events. I recommend that you chose a news organization website that you feel comfortable with them reviewing. Many news organizations have sites dedicated to children.

A few examples are: Time for Kids, KidsPost, The Learning Network.

We’re in the wild, wild west right now and I know a lot of parents that are struggling. My advice to you: keep your head up and do your best! And if there is anything you would like to see for printables to help you and your children through this time, please feel free to leave a comment below.

Writing prompt activity sheets are personal use only. Do not alter.

Download and save the file to your computer. Open in Adobe Reader and print.