52 Writing Prompts About Cats for Kids

Cats are everywhere these days. All over the TV, the internet and if you’re a cat owner probably all over your lap right now! They really are the world’s most popular pets! And to top it off, there’s even an annual holiday to celebrate cats, National Cat Day. On the 8th of August, the world celebrates these curious little creatures in all their glory and splendour. Here at Imagine Forest, we honour cats the Imagine Forest way. That is though providing you with 52 writing prompts about cats. Even if you don’t have a cat, you still can be inspired by our cat writing prompts to write a story about these cute little felines.

You might also be interested in this list of warrior cats writing prompts.

52 Writing Prompts About Cats for Kids:

So, it’s cat day and you’re sitting in front of a desk with a blank paper driving yourself crazy looking for inspiration! Don’t worry, just take a look at our 52 writing prompts about cats:

  1. Write a day in the life story from the perspective of a cat.
  2. Dogs are better than cats – Write a story about dogs versus cats.
  3. Your cat lives a secret life as a cat burglar.
  4. You live on the streets and become friends with a cat just as poor as you.
  5. You find out that your cat is actually the king of a secret kingdom of cats.
  6. At night, your cat solves crimes by collecting evidence and leaving it at the police station.
  7. A black cat keeps following you, what does it mean?
  8. The crazy cat lady keeps speaking to her cats, but is she really crazy?
  9. Your cat keeps stealing things and hiding them under your bed. One day you find a human bone under there…
  10. Your cat thinks that he is a dog.
  11. Write a series of poems inspired by cats.
  12. Why Do Cats Purr? What Does “Meow” Mean? How Can You Tell If A Cat Is Lying?
  13. What do you think would happen if cats could speak to us in human language? What would you say to them if you could?
  14. Make a list of at least five fun or weird facts about cats.
  15. Cats are a lot like humans. Write a poem or short story that compares one thing about cats with one thing about people.
  16. Write a story about your favourite cat. Describe his personality, where he likes to hang out, or what it is like when he sleeps.
  17. What’s The Difference Between A Siamese And A Tabby Cat?
  18. Write about your best cat memory. Was there something special about that cat, or was it just a simple act of kindness?
  19. Write a fanfiction book based on your favourite Warrior Cats character. You can use our awesome warrior cats name generator for some cool character name ideas.
  20. Write a list of all the things you love about cats. Then write a list of all the things you don’t like about them.
  21. Write about how cats are so different from other animals. What makes them so unique?
  22. If you had a pet cat, what would you call them? Make a list of at least 10 cat name ideas.
  23. Write about the time you met your cat for the first time. How did you both react to each other?
  24. Write a story about how you and your cat met. It can be any kind of story as long as there are lots of funny parts!
  25. Write about a time that you were sad or mad at your cat. What did they do to make you feel better?
  26. Imagine that you were given the power to create a new type of cat. What kind of cat would you create? What would she/he be like? Why did you pick that particular characteristic?
  27. Have you ever seen a cat do something funny or silly? Write a story or draw a comic strip about it.
  28. Write a story about a time that you and your cat were both in trouble and needed help. Use details from the story to create an interesting, funny, sad, or sweet ending for your characters.
  29. Do you think that cats are good luck? Or bad luck? Write about why.
  30. Write an obituary for your favourite cat. Include his name, his age, how you met and how you parted.
  31. Write an e-mail or letter to your cat. Don’t worry – it doesn’t have to be long. Just say something simple about how much you care about them.
  32. Find a picture of your cat online or draw one yourself. Then write down as many words as you can find that describe the picture.
  33. te a list of all the ways that cats can help us feel better. Then, write a list of all the things that make them seem mean or scary.
  34. Cats are very independent creatures. Write a story about a cat who has to learn how to work with others to accomplish a goal.
  35. Do you ever feel that cats are smarter than you? Or maybe they know more than you give them credit for? Write a story in which one of your cats surprises you with something amazing.
  36. Does your cat have a best friend? Is it a person? Or another cat? Does she or he prefers to spend time with you? A person? Or alone?
  37. Write a story about your cat’s imaginary best friend. It can be anyone, from a person to an animal (like a dog), even a thing, like a toy.
  38. Write a list of things that cats and dogs have in common. For example, they both like sleeping, playing, and eating.
  39. Cats can’t talk, but they do make some sounds. Write down all of them on a piece of paper.
  40. Some cats are indoor pets, while others are outdoor pets. Do you think cats should be allowed to roam free outside? Why or why not?
  41. The way cats purr makes them sound like they’re in deep thought. Why do they do this? How does it make you feel?
  42. How would you celebrate your cat’s birthday?
  43. Imagine you are a cat. What is your favourite part of the day? Why? What would you do if you couldn’t sleep all day?
  44. Describe a special place you’ve been to with your cat in great detail.
  45. Tell a story about when your cat was a kitten. How did he/she act, and what things did they like to do?
  46. Cats have some interesting habits and ways of behaving. Describe them in a few sentences.
  47. Imagine you were a cat living in Ancient Egypt. Write a diary entry about your daily life.
  48. Imagine that you have just found an amazing place that only cats can enter. Write down everything about the place that you can see. (It doesn’t matter if it’s made up.) Now, describe how it makes you feel to be there.
  49. Write a poem about a cat’s eyes. What do they look like? What do they tell us about the cat?
  50. Do you think animals dream? If so, what do you think a cat would dream about?
  51. Write about an experience you have with your cat that taught you something new or helped you understand her /him better.
  52. If you could go anywhere in the world with your cat, where would you go? Write a list of ten places.

Check out our September writing prompts for more cat-inspired writing ideas, What do you do when you run out of story ideas? Do you keep a bank of writing prompts anywhere? Maybe in your mini ideas journal or research online for writing prompts? Let us know your ideas or share your cat stories in the comments below!

Have you tried out our summer writing challenge yet? That’s 31 days of summer writing prompts!

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