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Looking to get your kids' creative writing juices flowing? Try one of these writing prompts. Find even more help on our Building Writing Skills at Home resource page. And for kids ages 6-13, be sure to complete the NFL Play 60 Writing Prompt; you could win a trip for four to Super Bowl XLVIII!

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Looking to get your kids' creative writing juices flowing? Try one of these writing prompts. Find even more help on our Building Writing Skills at Home resource page.

And for kids ages 6-13, be sure to complete the NFL Play 60 Writing Prompt; you could win a trip for four to Super Bowl XLVIII!


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Martin Luther King, Jr., Day Writing Prompt: "I Have a Dream"hot icon
If you were to give such a speech, what would your dream for the nation be? What is your vision for the future? |  Details
Number of Downloads: 39213  |  Created on: 12/18/2008
Thanksgiving Writing Prompt: Being Thankfulhot icon
Use this Thanksgiving writing prompt to help children practice their writing skills while discussing what they are thankful for. |  Details
Number of Downloads: 25815  |  Created on: 10/20/2008
Inauguration Day Writing Prompt: Inaugural Addresshot icon
If you were to give an inaugural address as president, what would you say to the American people?  |  Details
Number of Downloads: 20310  |  Created on: 12/18/2008
Earth Day Writing Prompt: What Can You Do?hot icon
Think of what you can do on a regular basis to help protect our world and preserve its natural resources.  |  Details
Number of Downloads: 18260  |  Created on: 03/16/2009
Christmas Writing Prompt: Traditionshot icon
Use this Christmas writing prompt to help children practice their writing skills while discussing their family's Christmas traditions.  |  Details
Number of Downloads: 16659  |  Created on: 11/13/2008
Valentine's Day Writing Prompt Activityhot icon
Use this Valentine's Day-themed activity to write about a person you love. How do you show people you care about them? |  Details
Number of Downloads: 14876  |  Created on: 01/12/2009
Thanksgiving Writing Prompt: Naming Turkeyshot icon
Use this Thanksgiving writing prompt to help children practice their writing skills while brainstorming names for turkeys! |  Details
Number of Downloads: 13866  |  Created on: 10/19/2008
Thanksgiving Writing Prompt: Letter of Thankshot icon
Use this Thanksgiving writing prompt to help children practice their writing skills while writing a note of thanks and appreciation. |  Details
Number of Downloads: 10892  |  Created on: 10/20/2008
Thanksgiving Writing Prompt: Family Traditionshot icon
Use this Thanksgiving writing prompt to help children practice their writing skills while exploring their own Thanksgiving family traditions. |  Details
Number of Downloads: 9393  |  Created on: 10/19/2008
Thanksgiving Writing Prompt: Thanksgiving Dayhot icon
Use this Thanksgiving writing prompt to help children practice their writing skills while describing their typical Thanksgiving day. |  Details
Number of Downloads: 6884  |  Created on: 10/20/2008
Black History Month Writing Prompt: Rememberencehot icon
During February, we remember and celebrate people and events that have had a significant role in Black history. What would you remember and why? |  Details
Number of Downloads: 5631  |  Created on: 02/12/2009
Spring Writing Prompt: Springtime Storyhot icon
Write a short story that takes place in spring. Some themes you may consider including are: new life, renewal, spring cleaning . . . |  Details
Number of Downloads: 5412  |  Created on: 02/19/2009
Mother's Day Writing Prompthot icon
Write about why you appreciate the women in your life with this Mother's Day writing prompt.  |  Details
Number of Downloads: 4905  |  Created on: 04/01/2009
Cinco de Mayo Writing Prompthot icon
Cinco de Mayo is celebrated in the United States to honor Mexican-American culture. How would you celebrate Cinco de Mayo? |  Details
Number of Downloads: 4459  |  Created on: 03/24/2009
Presidents Day Writing Prompt: Celebrationshot icon
For Presidents Day, this writing prompt activity asks kids to think about how they would celebrate a great leader; how would they remember and honor a |  Details
Number of Downloads: 4222  |  Created on: 01/12/2009
St. Patrick's Day Writing Prompthot icon
St. Patrick’s Day started out as a religious holiday, but has become secular. Can you think of other holidays that have become more secular?  |  Details
Number of Downloads: 4221  |  Created on: 02/04/2009
Thanksgiving Writing Prompt: Traditional Foodshot icon
Use this Thanksgiving writing prompt to help children practice their writing skills while discussing their favorite Thanksgiving foods. |  Details
Number of Downloads: 3931  |  Created on: 10/19/2008
Summer Writing Prompt: Summer Planshot icon
Write about some of the things you want to do this summer. |  Details
Number of Downloads: 3727  |  Created on: 05/19/2009
Memorial Day Writing Prompt: Honoring Fallen Soldiershot icon
Think of how you celebrate Memorial Day in your family or community. |  Details
Number of Downloads: 3722  |  Created on: 04/17/2009
Thanksgiving Writing Prompt: A Flag for the Holidayhot icon
Use this Thanksgiving writing prompt to help children practice their writing skills while exploring their ideas about what Thanksgiving means. |  Details
Number of Downloads: 3614  |  Created on: 10/19/2008
Easter Writing Prompt: Favorite Traditionshot icon
What do you consider the best thing about Easter? Why is this your favorite part of Easter?  |  Details
Number of Downloads: 3465  |  Created on: 02/25/2009
Mardi Gras Writing Prompt: Choose a Costumehot icon
During Mardi Gras, people often celebrate by wearing costumes and masks. What would your costume look like and why?  |  Details
Number of Downloads: 3195  |  Created on: 02/19/2009
Winter Olympics Writing Prompt: Sportsmanshiphot icon
Writing prompt encouraging kids to think about what good sportsmanship means in their own lives. |  Details
Number of Downloads: 2995  |  Created on: 12/18/2009
Winter Writing Prompt: Winter Temperatureshot icon
Even though the days start getting longer again after the winter solstice, the temperatures around us continue to get colder. Why? |  Details
Number of Downloads: 2597  |  Created on: 12/22/2009
Father's Day Writing Prompt: Appreciationhot icon
Write about why you love and appreciate your father, grandfather, uncle, or other important male in your life. |  Details
Number of Downloads: 2306  |  Created on: 05/13/2009
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