WRITING WARM-UPS are always a good idea, even more so at this cherished time of year. These Mother’s Day writing prompts will draw your family together and set pens and pencils in motion!
Descriptive Mother’s Day Writing Prompts
1. Do you notice any similarities between your mother and your grandmother? Describe the personality traits, character qualities, or physical attributes they share.
2. Describe a piece of jewelry that your mother always wears. What makes this piece of jewelry so special to her?
3. Describe a talent, interest, or hobby that makes your mother different from every other mom you know.
4. Think of your mother’s voice when she sings a special song or shares a favorite verse with you. Write three similes for her voice at these times. Is it as soft as a summer wind or as musical as choir of bells?
5. Describe your mother’s decorating style. Use your best adjectives, and include the senses of sight, smell, and touch.
6. Write a color poem to describe your mother. Choose a color, and write three or four similes comparing your mother to things of that color, such as:
“My Mother Is Yellow”
My mother’s face is as bright as the mid-day sun.
She holds her head high, like a bold sunflower.
Her heart is as cheerful as a field of yellow daisies.
My mother is a treasure, like shiny nuggets of gold.
Other Mother’s Day Writing Prompts
1. Does your mother have a nickname for you? Where did she get that name?
2. Is there a story behind your mother’s name? Ask her why she received her first and middle names. Does she have a nickname?
3. What do you think a perfect day for your mother would be like? Write about one thing you could do to help make that wonderful, imaginary day become a reality.
4. What do you think it means to have a beautiful heart?
Be sure to check back each week for more Writing Prompt Wednesdays!