The holidays are almost here which means it is time to start putting together some writing prompts for Christmas.
I'm planning the Christmas writing prompts early because the end of November starts our crazy holiday schedule. I want to have something prepared after we finish our fall writing prompts and the Thanksgiving writing prompts we have put together.
The kids had a blast with the Halloween writing prompts that we did so hopefully they are as excited about these writing prompts for Christmas. After Christmas, we will start some fun winter writing prompts.
I have been getting a lot of requests to put together a writing prompt list for elementary students and Christmas writing prompts for middle school students. So with these writing prompts for the holidays, I'll go over some fun ideas for both grade levels, that way you have them both handy.
Why I love doing writing prompts for Christmas
Christmas gives children the opportunity to use their imaginations. I also love incorporating some fun kindness activities during the holidays so that they practice some holiday kindness.
For younger children, the excitement of the holidays and the fact that Santa will be coming can be overwhelming. In my experience, working on some fun holiday writing prompts has always kept them grounded and a little calmer.
This worked wonders for my son because it gave him things to think about as he was working on the holiday writing prompts.
My favorite writing supplies and journals for kids:
My absolute favorite thing to use to make journaling fun for kids is a black page notebook. Not only will the kids think it is pretty cool, but they can also use fun gel pens or bright colored pencils. This brings a bit more excitement into writing.
If your child is just getting started with journaling and writing prompts, I recommend a book called Rip The Page! Adventures in Creative Writing. This is one of my favorite books to get their imaginations going.
I also recommend the book Visual Guide to Grammar and Punctuation. My son always had trouble with his punctuation and this book helped quite a bit.
Christmas Prompts for Elementary
These holiday prompts are geared towards elementary aged students. The prompts will have them start their creative writing as well as use their imaginations.
- Where would you go if you could take a ride in Santa's sleigh?
- Imagine you have a pet reindeer, what would you name him?
- During the holidays, you have one superpower, what would it be?
- If you could give your best friend anything for Christmas, what would you give them?
- What is your favorite Christmas treat?
- What I want for Christmas this year is...
- If you built a snowman, how big would he be and what would you dress him in?
- My favorite Christmas cookies are... (psst.. grab this fun letter to Santa printable)
- What if the gingerbread man came to life during the holidays. What would he do?
- Would you rather be an elf or a snowman? Why?
- Write a letter to Santa and make your own Christmas wish list.
- If you owned a toy store, what kind of toys would you have in it?
Holiday Prompts for Middle School
For the older students, these middle school holiday prompts are perfect for getting them to think and write more detailed answers.
- What is your favorite family Christmas tradition? Explain the holiday tradition in detail.
- Plan the perfect meal for Christmas.
- What would the world be like if we drove sleighs instead of cars?
- In a few paragraphs, tell me what your favorite part about Christmas is.
- Research and explain how different cultures celebrate Christmas.
- Interview an older family member to see what their Christmas was like when they were a kid.
- What does Christmas mean to you?
These are just a few of the holiday writing prompts I have come up with, but more will be added. It is still early enough that we have plenty of time to plan! This is a huge jump start at least!
Don't forget to grab the free printable Santa letter and wish list!