22+ Superhero Writing Prompts (+ Free Printable)

There’s nothing better than a good superhero movie to spend some quality time with your kids. Or maybe there is? These 22 superhero writing prompts are guaranteed to be a huge hit with your kids! Whether your kids love Spiderman, Batman or Wonder Woman – These superhero prompts are here to inspire your kids to create their own superhero stories and get writing like never before!

Superhero Writing Prompts

From creative writing prompts to informative superhero writing assignments, here are over 22 superhero writing prompts that will have your students writing in no time:

  1. Complete this sentence in at least ten different ways: If I were a superhero…
  2. Would you rather be a superhero or a supervillain? Explain your answer.
  3. If you could meet one superhero, who would it be and why?
  4. Design and describe your own superhero. What would their special powers be? What about their weaknesses? And don’t forget to give them a cool name and a costume.
  5. You felt your heartbeat get faster and faster. “I knew I should never have eaten that sandwich. Who eats a sandwich given by a stranger?”… Continue this superhero story.
  6. Standing on top of a trash can, you knew you could do better than this. So you try again… Continue this superhero story.
  7. Rewrite the storyline or plot to your favourite superhero movie or TV show. This time include yourself as a key character in the story.
  8. Science experiments go wrong all the time. Write your own superhero origin story. This could be for your favourite superhero, or for a brand-new superhero you made up.
  9. Create your own comic strip titled, ‘The Adventures of Cheese Man & Apple Boy!”’. What kind of adventures do you think these two characters would go on together?
  10. What would your dream superhero team look like? Who would be a part of this team and why? Also, what would the team be called?
  11. Write about a real-life superhero you know. This could be a doctor, a policeman, your parents, a friend, a pet or anyone else you can think of. Remember not all superheroes wear capes!
  12. Write a day in the life story of being a superhero. You can pick any superhero you like for this prompt!
  13. The big battle approaches between the superhero and the supervillain. Describe this action-packed battle scene in as much detail as possible.
  14. You are a reporter for the Daily Spark newspaper. Write a newspaper article on how an everyday superhero saves the day!
  15. One day you wake up to discover that you can go invisible at any time. How would you use this invisibility power? Would you use it for good or evil?
  16. Pick a supervillain or bad guy of your choice. Now write down their back story. Think about how they became supervillains. What made them evil in the first place? After all, no-one is born evil or are they?
  17. Write a letter to your favourite superhero. How does this superhero inspire you? What do you like most about them? And what questions would you like to ask them?
  18. Describe the secret lair or headquarters of a superhero. What kind of things would they own? Would it be a high-tech building or an ancient, mystical lair?
  19. Imagine if everyone in the world had a superpower. What would the world look like? What would going to school or work be like?
  20. Debate the greatest superpower of all time. In your opinion, what is the best superpower to have and why?
  21. After years of saving millions of lives, Sparkster is sick and tired of risking his life for nothing in return. After a series of bad events, Sparkster turns to the dark side. Continue this story.
  22. Continue this story: Look over there! Is it a bird, a plane… No, it’s just…
  23. Make a list of at least 20 different superpowers a superhero can have.

Free Printable: If I were a superhero…

Here is a bonus printable for all you superhero fans out there! Imagine what it would be like to a real-life superhero. You can use our, ‘If I were a superhero…’ writing prompt printable to write down your notes and ideas:

if i were a superhero writing prompt printable
Download superhero writing printable

Use our list of superhero writing prompts in any way you like! You can set yourself a daily challenge to complete one prompt a day or just combine a couple together for inspiration. Let us know if you found these superhero prompts useful in the comments below!

Superhero Writing Prompts

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