Do you need a new creative writing activity for your students?
Motivate your students to think and write creatively with these dinosaur creative writing prompts.
Dinosaur Creative Writing Prompts
The dinosaur writing prompt cards include these twelve imagination-boosting writing prompts:
- If you built a house for a pet dinosaur, what rooms would you include?
- What is the best job for a dinosaur? Why?
- What would you do if you found a giant dinosaur track in your yard?
- You found a dinosaur egg! How are you going to care for it? Will it hatch?
- A new superhero is on the scene: a dinosaur! What kind of dinosaur is it? What is its name? What special powers does it possess? What does its costume look like?
- Would you rather be a dinosaur or a pterodactyl? Why?
- Late last night, two dinosaurs went into a grocery store. What did they do? What did they find? How much did they eat?
- Your stuffed dinosaur came to life! How did this happen? How will you take care of it?
- If you had a pet dinosaur, how would you hide it from your nosy neighbors?
- You are a famous paleontologist going on a dinosaur dig. What will you find?
- If all the dinosaurs came back, what would life be like on Earth?
- A dinosaur is loose in the city! What mischief is it creating? How will you catch it?
How to Use the Dinosaur Writing Prompts
You can use these dinosaur writing prompt cards with a variety of ages.
- Print the prompt cards and cut out the cards.
- Laminate the cards for durability. If desired, hole punch the cards and add them to a metal ring.
- Consider reading a dinosaur book (or books) to your student.
- Let your student choose a card. (If you are homeschooling, you could add a bit of mystery by putting the cards in a jar and letting your student draw a card.)
- If your student has a hard time writing, ask questions and dialogue ideas together before your student begins.
- Decide if you want to give your student a guideline (This needs to be at least four sentences.) If you do, be clear about your expectation.
Inspire Creative Writing with These Dinosaur Books
To give your students extra inspiration for their responses to the dinosaur writing prompts, try reading some of these picture books before writing time.
It’s also a good idea to have a dinosaur encyclopedia on hand in case a student needs to use it as a reference for different dinosaur names and facts.
- What the Dinosaurs Did Last Night: A Very Messy Adventure by Refe Tuma
- If the Dinosaurs Came Back by Bernard Most
- How to Catch a Dinosaur by Adam Wallace
- Dinosaur Lady by Linda Skeers
- Raising Dragons by Jerdine Nolen
- Dinosaur! (Knowledge Encyclopedia) by DK Smithsonian
If you want to include an art component along with your student’s creative writing, consider using Learn to Draw . . . Dinosaurs by Peter Pauper Press.
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