Winter Sparkles with December Writing Prompts
From holiday stories to family traditions, these December writing prompts offer somrthing to tickle every student's imaginative fancy. Download a copy of the list below, and prepare for festive writing workshops!
- What's your favorite holiday? Include details about what makes it special to you.
- Would you enjoy being a modern day prince or princess? Explain your reasons.
- What's the bravest thing you've ever done? Describe the experience in detail.
- What is your favorite holiday story and why?
- Throughout the world, all clocks and watches suddenly stopped, and, just as suddenly, began ticking backwards! What happens next?
- You discover an unusual trunk in your grandmother's spare bedroom. Gently, you lift the lid, and...
- Explain the hardest decision you've ever made.
- In which of these climates would you prefer to live year round: always winter, always summer, or four distinct seasons? What are the reasons for your choice?
- What is your earliest memory? Describe as many details as you can recall.
- What is the wildest, most thrilling, most exciting experience you've ever had? Retell your experience with as much detail as possible.
- You are your best friend's fairy godmother (or godfather!). What will you do for him or her? Why?
- What's your favorite family tradition? Describe in detail.
- What household chore do you enjoy the least? What household chore do you not mind doing? Create a household robot! How will it help everyone at home?
- With which explorer in world history would you have liked to travel? Explain your choice. Describe your adventures.
- You are a world-renowned artist. You are commissioned to paint a masterpiece for the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC. What wonderful picture will you paint and why? Describe your masterpiece.
- Create a story about the adventures of a flea at the dog show.
- Make up a story about the cowboy who was afraid of cows.
- Your job is to time-travel to the prehistoric era and rescue dinosaurs so they will not become extinct. Describe your harrowing journeys!
- You live on Mars in the year 3000 AD. What is your day like?
- Create a tale about your life as a Christmas tree.
- Finish this story: "What? A bath? At this time of year?"
- Add a chapter to your favorite book.
- Develop a story containing these items: a holiday ornament, a velvet bag filled with diamonds, a hidden cabin, and a train that never stops.
- You are appearing in the talent show! What will you do? Describe your plans and feelings.
- Finish this story: "The kitchen was a disaster! There were tomatoes on the linoleum, noodles dripping from the countertop, applesauce splattered across the wall, and chocolate pudding smeared on the ceiling."
- Tired, you leave the party early. As you arrive home, a mysterious shadow waits near your driveway. What happens next?
- A dolphin takes you on an ocean journey. Recount your adventures.
- Finish the story: "I can still remember the chill tingling down my spine when..."
- Other than your own, what country do you most admire? What is it about this country do you find most interesting? Would you enjoy living there?
- Decorate a fantasy home or castle for holiday celebrations. What does everything look and smell like? Use rich and varied details.
- It's the countdown to a new year. But time stops...What happens next?
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