Sharpen your pencils and get ready to write! Now is the time to hone your skills in the world of writing and tell us your story. Use these activities and exercises below to help become the best author you can be!

It’s time to get those creative juices flowing! Use this list of fun story prompts to help you come up with some awesome ideas! Spend a few minutes on your favorite prompts and write a story to show your teacher, parents, and friends!

1. Suddenly you’re nocturnal and stay awake all night long. What happens late at night that’s different from daytime?

2. Write a superhero story where the villain wants to become good. How do they convince the superheroes to trust them?

3. It’s the first day of school for robots. What do you learn at robot school?

4. You get to make a new national holiday. What is it about and how do you celebrate?

5. You get $100 but you have to spend it by the end of the day. What do you do with it?

6. You are an inventor whose job is to create the best toys. What will you make?

7. Suddenly ducks don’t like you. They quack at you and chase you away at the park. How do you get them to like you again?

8. Oh, no! Suddenly ducks love you and won’t leave you alone! How do you get them to let you be?

9. You go back in time and meet your parents when they were your age. What do you tell them?

10. You’ve just won the world championship. What did you win it in? Describe the competition.


Information and Prompts from Waterford

Click the links below to access a variety of creative writing exercises and fun activities for you or your classroom!

Narrative Writing Rubric

Descriptive Writing Picture Prompt

Halloween Creative Writing Prompt


Information and Passages from Education.com

The Islanders Essay Contest is here! Learn more below and to officially submit your entry!

The Rules:

– You must be a student in grades 5th – 12th
– You must have a parent, guardian, or teacher submit your entry for you
– You must write an original essay or story between 500 and 2,500 words
– There is no specific prompt for this contest, so any original written work will be considered
– Your submission can be either fiction or nonfiction
– Your submission must be submitted before 5pm EST on Friday, November 3rd, 2023
– Your submission must be in a Word Document format (.doc or .docx)

– Selected winners will receive tickets to Bridgeport Islanders games, merchandise packs, autographed team memorabilia, and much more!

Official prizes will be released on October 13th, 2023

Please use this form to submit your entry today!