During the holidays, it’s always fun to take a break from your regular writing assignments and let the children have some fun with writing prompts. Try these on for size!
1. A Doggone Exciting Christmas
Pretend that you are a wriggly, wiggly, roly-poly puppy, and you have been chosen as a Christmas present for a boy or girl.
- First, tell how you feel saying good-bye to your family.
- Then, describe being placed in a box under the tree.
- Finally, write about what it’s like to meet your new friend and owner.
2. Elf Life
You are an elf who works at the North Pole. Write a paragraph describing a typical workday.
3. Extreme Makeover, Christmas-Style
Your elderly neighbor’s holiday decorations always attract crowds. This year, unfortunately, she broke her leg and can’t decorate her house for Christmas. She has asked you to do it for her and has given you the cash you need to buy any supplies.
Decide on a theme, and describe what you will do to decorate her house.
4. How to Build a Snowman
Your pen pal in Hawaii has never seen snow. Write a letter to her explaining the steps to making a snowman.
Imagine that your family has made plans to visit relatives for the holidays. Write about what happens when flights are cancelled because of a blizzard, and you find yourselves stuck in the airport on Christmas Eve. Can your family make the best of a difficult situation?
6. It’s Traditional
Most families have special Christmas traditions. Write about one tradition your family enjoys. Does your mom bake a certain kind of cookie each year? Do you assemble shoe boxes filled with gifts for needy children? Chop down your own Christmas tree? Sing Christmas carols at a retirement home?
Describe this tradition, and explain how it first started (you may have to ask a parent or grandparent). Include some descriptive details.