15 Friendly Letter Prompts for Kids

15 Friendly Letter Writing Prompts For Kids

Learning to write a friendly letter can be fun! Once students understand the format and basic parts of a friendly letter, the rest is open for creativity. The unique prompts listed below give students a chance to practice their letter writing skills in a creative and imaginative way!  Hopefully, this will make the learning process more engaging and memorable.

1. Write a letter your past self. Describe three things you wish you had known when you were younger.

2. Write a letter to yourself in ten years. State three things you want your future self to remember from the past. 

3. Write a letter to your pet (or a pet you had in the past). Tell your pet two things they do well and one thing they could improve. 

4. Write a letter to your city mayor. State a problem in your city, and ask them to help you fix it. 

5. Write a letter to your parents. Tell them about a big goal you want to achieve and how you are going to achieve it.

6. Write a letter to someone you admire. State at least two reasons why you admire that person and how their actions have changed your life.  

Friendly Letter Elementary School Student

7. Write to the chef at your favorite restaurant. Describe your favorite dish, state two reasons why you like it, and one thing you would change.

8. Write a letter to a character in your favorite book or movie. Predict the future for that character. State two positive things and one negative thing that will happen in their future.

9. Write a thank-you letter to someone from history. Tell the person why you think they are important and how they made the world a better place. 

10. Write a letter to your teacher. Describe something you enjoyed learning about this year.

11. Write a letter to someone in another country. Describe something you like about your country and something about your country you wish would change.

12. Write a letter to a friend. Tell them three reasons why you appreciate their friendship.

Friendly Letter Writing Lesson For Elementary & Middle School  

Friendly Letter Writing Lesson

13. Write a letter to an alien from another planet. Tell them three things they should know about Earth before they visit.

14. Write a letter to the school principal. Convince him or her to change a school rule. Give at least three reasons why the rule should change.

15. Write a letter to the owner of a local amusement park. Describe your idea for a new ride.

*Are you also teaching your students to write a business letter? Click here for 10 student-friendly business letter writing prompts.  

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15 Unique Friendly Letter Writing Prompts for Kids