It’s that time of year again! The snow is falling, the temperatures are dropping, and your students are getting antsy. Time to break out the winter writing prompts! These 8 writing prompts are sure to get your students’ creative juices flowing and warm their hearts all at the same time.
These writing prompts have always been paperless in my classroom. You can read more about the routine I use with these prompts here.
Winter Writing Prompts That Will Warm Your Heart (And Dream of Snow)
1. Make a list of activities you can do in the snow. Illustrate them!
- Is it more fun to throw snowballs or build a snowman?
- How many snowballs could you make in 1 minute?
- Do you prefer mittens or gloves? Why?
- What’s something you can do to warm up?
Winter Writing Prompts That Will Warm Your Heart (And Get You In the Holiday Spirit)
2. Write facts about your favorite winter holiday.
- Would you rather give presents or receive them?
- Why do we use candles and lights in so many celebrations?
- If you could invent your own winter holiday, what would it be? Why?
- What holiday other than yours would you like to try celebrating? Why?
Winter Writing Prompts That Will Warm Your Heart (And Appeal to Animal-Lovers)
3. If you were a polar bear, would you rather hunt for seals or beluga whales? Why?
4. Why do you think penguins can’t fly?
- Would a penguin or a polar bear make a better pet?
- What is similar about a penguin’s habitat and a polar bear’s habitat?
- Are polar bears and penguins more similar or different?
Winter Writing Prompts That Will Warm Your Heart (A Random Assortment)
Wintertime can be tough for teachers trying to keep their students engaged in learning. But these winter writing prompts are sure to get those creative juices flowing! So bundle up, put a crackling fireplace from Youtube on the whiteboard along with these prompts (split screen FTW!), and settle in for some winter fun!
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