One great way to get students thinking and writing during the month of December is to give them some fun, Christmas themed writing prompts!
Here are 20 that will add some holiday fun into the school day:
- Personification means giving human traits, such as feelings and thoughts, to objects. Personify your Christmas tree. Write a story from the Christmas tree’s point of view.
- Pretend the president has passed a law banning Christmas. Write a letter to convince him that Christmas should not be banned.
- Pretend that you can choose one gift that will be given to every child in the world. What gift to you choose? Why?
- Write about the perfect Christmas Day. Include plenty of details.
- What does Santa want for Christmas? Make a Christmas list that includes whatever you think he might want. Tell why you think each item should be on the list.
- What do you think Santa’s elves do on their day off? Write a story about an elf that gets into some kind of trouble on his day off.
- How many Christmas gifts do you think a child your age should get? Why do you think so?
- Do you think it is better to be a kid or an adult at Christmastime? Tell why you think so.
- Pretend that you can get each person in your family any Christmas gift you want–even if it is very expensive or difficult to get. What would you give each person and why?
- You are in charge of planning Christmas dinner. Create a menu for your perfect Christmas meal.
- Pretend you are one of Santa’s elves. Write a journal entry about your day.
- Think about last Christmas. How was your life different then? How is it the same?
- Create a Top 10 list of your favorite Christmas activities. Your favorite should be #1.
- Pretend you have been given a baby reindeer to raise. Write about what you will do to take care of it. What challenges will you have to overcome?
- Write about your favorite Christmas book or movie.
- Who would you rather have as a friend: one of Santa’s elves or a snowman that magically came to life? Explain your choice.
- Finish this sentence in 10 different ways: This Christmas I hope…
- Create a new holiday tradition for your family. Write about what you would do and why it would be important.
- Write a story about “riding in a one-horse open sleigh.”
- Write about the best Christmas present you have ever received. Why was it so special?
Want to add even more holiday fun? Have students write their journal entries using this My Teaching Library product: Christmas Writing Paper