16 Dinosaur Writing Prompts (Free Printable)
From Tyrannosauruses to Pterodactyls, these 16 dinosaur writing prompts will have your kids roaring for more! Everyone loves dinosaurs, from little kids to grown-ups. Whether you love dinosaurs for their looks or their role in the evolutionary tree, dinosaurs can teach a lot about life and death. And if you combine that love of dinosaurs with writing, then you got yourself the ultimate writing activity for reluctant writers!
Each dinosaur writing prompt has been created to inspire and expand your child’s imagination. Just imagine what the world would be like if dinosaurs never went extinct! Now is the time to get creative and bring some dinosaur fun to your writing with these fun dinosaur writing activities and prompts.
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Dinosaur Writing Prompts
Here is our list of 16 roaringly brilliant dinosaur writing prompts to inspire you:
- What is your favourite dinosaur, and why? You could even draw a picture of this dinosaur to go with your text.
- Create your own A to Z book of dinosaurs. From Agilisaurus to Zephyrosaurus, how many can you discover? In your book, remember to include pictures of each dinosaur and a fact-filled description for each.
- Dinosaurs went extinct thousands of years ago. Imagine if they never went extinct. Would it be possible for humans to live alongside dinosaurs? What would the world look like today, if dinosaurs still roamed the Earth?
- Create your own dinosaur survival guide. Imagine you lived back in the Jurassic period alongside dinosaurs. How would you survive?
- Which animal do you think is closely related to dinosaurs and why?
- Pick one dinosaur and describe it in great detail. You can describe its appearance, strengths and weaknesses. You can also research some fun facts to include with your description.
- If scientists could clone dinosaur DNA, and bring back dinosaurs – Do you think they should? What are the reasons for and against bringing dinosaurs back to life?
- Write a funny story about a young Tyrannosauruses Rex trying to find food to eat in a jungle.
- Write a series of travel log entries from the point of view of a Pterodactyl travelling the world in the Jurassic period.
- During a fossil digging expedition, you find the bones of a brand new, never discovered dinosaur. Try to describe the bones you found, and provide a name for this newly discovered dinosaur.
- Write an acrostic poem about dinosaurs, using the letters that spell D-I-N-O-S-A-U-R.
- Imagine that you have a pet dinosaur. What would you call it? Think about the food it will, and the games you would play with it.
- Do you think somewhere in the deep ocean, that dinosaurs still exist?
- Write down the conversation between a tyrannosaurus rex and a triceratops as they prepare to fight.
- In a very different world, you and your friends are dinosaur riders. You have the ability to tame any dinosaur you like and control it. Write a story about one of your adventures.
- When the meteor shower came down, we knew it was all over. Using this story starter, write a story about the day when dinosaurs became extinct.
Did these dinosaur writing prompts inspire you to write your own Jurassic tale? Let us know in the comments below!