56+ Writing Prompts About Friendship

To all the wonderful friendships out there, we dedicate this post to you. In this post we have listed over 56 writing prompts about friendship. From the moment friendship blossoms to the moment where we pinky promise on being ‘best friends for life’ – It’s time to get writing about friendships of all kinds!

Friends can get us through the toughest of times, and be there for the happiest of moments. They help us navigate that complicated thing called life. Without friends many of us would be lost, alone and even sometimes clueless. In this post we have included a mix of reflective, creative and journal prompts about friendship. So whether you’re looking to tell an inspiring tale of two friends, or looking to write a letter to your best friend – We got you covered.

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56+ Writing Prompts About Friendship

  1. What does friendship mean to you? What do you value most in a friend? For example, is loyalty important to you or having a kind, caring friend?
  2. If you had a billion dollars, do you think that you can buy friendship with it? How would these friends be different to the friends you made without any money?
  3. Do you remember the first friend you ever made? Write down the story of how this friendship started. Are you still friends with this person? If not, what happened?
  4. Are all friends the same or are there different types of friends? Make a list of the different types of friends a person might have.
  5. What is the best memory you have of yourself and your friends? You can make a list of your favourite moments and pick one to describe in detail.
  6. When was the last time you got into an argument with your friend? What was this argument about?
  7. Do your friends know everything about you? Are there any secrets that you have kept from them? If yes, then why?
  8. Make a list of all your friends. Next to their names, write down one quality you admire most about them.
  9. Write a story about three best friends who get into an argument about money. Their friendship is at a breaking point, but can they turn it around?
  10. A new girl starts at your school. She quickly becomes close with your best friend. Suddenly you feel like an outsider. Continue this story idea.
  11. The best kind of friends are your pets. Write a story about a young boy who has a learning disability and struggles to fit in at school. With the help of his pet dog, he finds a way to make friends and feels included in society. 
  12. What would it be like to be friends with someone that you can’t stand? How would you overcome this problem? Would you continue being friends with them, or end your friendship?
  13. Why do you think it is important to have friends in life? What are the benefits of having friends? Does everyone need a friend?
  14. What would you do if you disagreed with a friend on a certain topic? Would you go along with their opinion or state your own view?
  15. What is the difference between real friends and fake friends?
  16. What kind of activities do you enjoy doing with your friends? You can make a list of your top ten activities to do.
  17. Write a how-to guide on how to make friends to help anyone who is feeling alone.
  18. What things do you have in common with your friends? And what differences do you have?
  19. When was the left time you told your friends that you appreciate their friendship? Write a letter to each of your friends. You can talk about your favourite memories, and mention all the things you like about them.
  20. Write a story about a teenager who is going to lose their best friend forever. Their best friend might be sick or moving away to a whole new country. What emotions will they experience and what actions will they take to make their friendship last?
  21. What is one thing that you will never forgive your friend for, and why?
  22. What is the main reason that makes you want to become friends with someone?
  23. Would you rather have ten friends or one very close friend? Explain your answer.
  24. In times of need, are you comfortable with asking your friends for help? Or do you deal with bad situations alone?
  25. If you had a bad day, who would you talk to first, and why?
  26. Do you have a friend who you haven’t seen in years? If you saw them again would the friendship pick up right from where you left it?
  27. Have you ever lost a friend? What happened and why?
  28. Are there any negative or toxic friendships in your life right now? What can you do about this?
  29. Describe the perfect friend. Think about their personality, appearance and interests.
  30. What is the nicest thing you’ve ever done for a friend?
  31. Your friend’s birthday is coming up. What kind of gift would you get them?
  32. What place do you and your friends like hanging out at, and why?
  33. Your best friend calls you and tells you a secret that changes your friendship forever. Write down this conversation between you and your best friend. 
  34. Write a story about a character who becomes friends with their worst enemy. How do they become friends? Why were they enemies in the first place?
  35. Imagine the following scenario: You are sitting at home in your pyjamas. Your house is a mess. One of your close friends unexpectedly knocks at the door. What would you do?
  36. How would you support a friend who is going through a hard time? What can you do to help them?
  37. Write a short story about a cat who becomes best friends with a mouse. Naturally, cats and mice are enemies. But in this tale, you can write about the friendship between two natural enemies discovering a true friendship.
  38. Imagine the following scenario: You have two best friends, but you can only sit with one on the bus to school. What would you do in this situation? Who would you pick and why?
  39. Plan a party for all your friends to celebrate your friendship. What would be the theme? What kind of food would be served? Will it be a fancy dress party? What kind of entertainment would you provide?
  40.  Tell the story of two best friends that live in different countries. You can write this story in the form of letters that they send each other. You can use the following title for your story: Letters From A Friend.
  41. Complete the following sentence in at least six ways: Without my friend, my life would…
  42. What is the longest friendship you had? How long have you been friends with this person? Why do you think this friendship lasted this long?
  43. Do you think you are a good friend to others, and why? 
  44. Would you rather have a million dollars or a best friend? Explain your choice.
  45. What is the most difficult part of having friends, and why?
  46. Imagine the following scenario: You and your friends get into trouble for stealing something. The teacher asks each one of you about the incident. You know that one of your friends is lying. What do you do?
  47. Would you rather have a pet as a friend or a human friendship? What are the differences between the two friendships, and similarities? 
  48. Imagine the following scenario: You have a best friend, but they are friends with a person that you hate. What would you do if you saw them hanging out? How would you react in this situation?
  49. Do your friends have any influence on the things you like and dislike? For example, if your friend decided to become vegan, would you also follow this choice? Another example, is the way you dress – Is this influenced by your friends?
  50. Imagine the following scenario: You send a text message to one of your friends. They take hours to respond, which is unusual for them. What do you do? How would you react in this situation?
  51. What makes a person a ‘best friend’ in comparison to a ‘friend’?
  52. When was the last time you laughed with a friend? What made you laugh, and why?
  53. Do you and your friends have any traditions that you follow? Maybe you do something every year to mark your friendship? Or have a monthly dinner party at one of your houses?
  54. What is the nicest thing a friend has ever done for you? Explain this in detail.
  55. If an alien landed on Earth and asked your friends to describe you, what would they say? What words would they use to describe your personality, appearance and interests?
  56. How is making friends different when you are younger compared to when you are older. Take for example if you are in elementary school compared to making friends in high school.
  57. Make a list of every person you can think of that has helped you in your life. You can keep adding to this list regularly. 
  58. You recently got into an argument with your friend. That friend comes over to your house to apologise. Write down the conversation that takes place.
  59. Imagine the following scenario: You are in the playground, and you see someone being mean to your friend. What do you do? How would you react in this situation?
  60. Make a list of some things that you have learned from your friends. For example, they might have taught you some new skills or words. 

How to Use These Prompts

Our master list of over 56 writing prompts about friendship is complete. Here are some ways you can use these prompts:

  1. Class Discussion: If you are a teacher, you can pick one or a couple of these prompts to discuss with your students in class. Ask your students to share their own ideas and thoughts on friendship and write them on the board. You could even give each student a sticky note to write, so they can share their personal thoughts on friendship. In the end, you can collect all the sticky notes and add them to a ‘friendship’ board in the classroom.
  2. Group Discussion: In groups of 2 to 3 students, give each group a different friendship prompt. Then each group can discuss the prompt in detail, writing their ideas down. In the end, you can ask each group to present their ideas to the class. 
  3. Solo Prompt: Ask each student a random prompt from the list above. Then each student can write in detail about their own experiences of friendship.
  4. Daily Challenge: For 60 days straight, can you complete each prompt above? By the end of the 60 days, you will have a collection of notes and writings relating to friendship. You might also be interested in our 365-day writing challenge.

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Writing Prompts About Friendship

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