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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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Thanksgiving Writing Prompt: Fastinghot icon
Use this Thanksgiving writing prompt, about the former practice of fasting for Thanksgiving, to help children practice their writing skills. |  Details
Number of Downloads: 2270  |  Created on: 10/19/2008
Kwanzaa Writing Prompt: The Seven Principleshot icon
Use this Kwanzaa writing prompt to help children practice their writing skills while discussing the seven principles of Kwanzaa.  |  Details
Number of Downloads: 2251  |  Created on: 11/13/2008
May Day Writing Prompthot icon
After a description of the history of May Day holiday, children are asked to describe how they would celebrate the holiday.  |  Details
Number of Downloads: 1772  |  Created on: 03/20/2009
Women's History Month Writing Prompthot icon
Some people argue that a month particulary for women’s history should not exist, because women’s history is everyone’s history. What do you think?  |  Details
Number of Downloads: 1519  |  Created on: 02/19/2009
Hanukkah Writing Prompt: Traditionshot icon
Use this Hanukkah writing prompt to help children practice their writing skills while discussing their family's Hanukkah traditions.  |  Details
Number of Downloads: 1461  |  Created on: 11/13/2008
Hanukkah Writing Prompt: Dreidel Gamehot icon
Come up with new rules for the dreidel game. |  Details
Number of Downloads: 1323  |  Created on: 11/13/2008
4th of July Writing Prompt: Independence Day Speechhot icon
Write about what you would say if you were asked to give a speech at your community's Fourth of July celebration. |  Details
Number of Downloads: 1204  |  Created on: 05/29/2009
Passover Writing Prompt:Traditionshot icon
The Passover seder tradition is passed down from one generation to the next. What are some other ways traditions can be passed on? |  Details
Number of Downloads: 1125  |  Created on: 02/26/2009
Flag Day Writing Prompt: New American Flaghot icon
If you could make a new version of the U.S. flag, what would it look like? Why would you choose to design it that way? |  Details
Number of Downloads: 1122  |  Created on: 05/04/2009
Graduation Day Writing Prompt: Commencement Speechhot icon
If you were chosen to give a commencement speech, what would you say to your classmates as they move ahead to their next challenges in life? |  Details
Number of Downloads: 1049  |  Created on: 04/20/2009
Kwanzaa Writing Prompt: Traditions hot icon
Use this Kwanzaa writing prompt to help children practice their writing skills while discussing their family's Kwanzaa traditions.  |  Details
Number of Downloads: 976  |  Created on: 11/13/2008
Poetry Month Writing Prompt: Haiku
Celebrate Poetry Month by trying to write a Haiku.  |  Details
Number of Downloads: 851  |  Created on: 03/09/2009
New Year’s Writing Prompt: Resolutions
This writing prompt worksheet that encourages children to think about resolutions in a way they can understand. |  Details
Number of Downloads: 500  |  Created on: 12/05/2012
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