My girls thought it would be really fun to spend some time writing about the holidays and writing Christmas stories.
20+ Holiday Writing Prompt Ideas
Here are just a few of them:
- If I could do one thing to make the world a better place this year, what would it be?
- What is your favorite (and/or least favorite) thing about this time of year?
- Write a story about the lost Christmas bell…
- Write a story about your struggles surviving… a blizzard, an accident on an icy pond…
- Write a story about Santa’s elves.
- Everyone knows the story of Rudolph. Write a story about one of the other reindeer that lives in the North Pole.
- Write a story about the winter that candy canes started growing from the ground.
I also made a number of Christmas-holiday writing paper options. My youngest had some story ideas, so a number of them were made specifically for her. (Just mentioning that if you’re scratching your head when you see the one for “The Year There was No Christmas!”)
Click here to download this free printable! Hope these come in handy! ~Liesl
You might also be interested in these related posts:
35-page Writing Resource Packet: 5 Tips for Helping Kids to Write – This is another free resource available here at the Homeschool Den!
Do you want to learn more about starting your own Homeschool Writing Workshop? Here are some related posts:
- Creating a Homeschool Writing Workshop – Post #1 — How/Why we needed a change in our writing program
- Creating a Homeschool Writing Workshop – Post #2: Creating a Writing Workshop Area and Materials to Have on Hand
- Creating a Writing Workshop Post #3: This post is about Mini-Lessons during writing time, mentor texts and includes reviews of 8 or 9 writing books that you might find helpful.
- Writing Resource Pack: This is a post about the 30-page pack I made for our writing workshop. Reference pages on the 6 +1 Wri ting Traits, Mini-Lessons, the types of writing, creating a powerful beginning, techniques for ending a story/paper, and so forth. (These writing resources are free to download.)
- Writing Workshop: Dr. Seuss Style: The kids and I had fun writing in the style of Dr. Seuss!
- Biography Research Paper Resource Pack
- Practical Pointers for Working with a Reluctant Writer (or any Writer)
- Writing Activity to Spark Kids’ Imagination!
- Animal Portfolio Project: writing, art and geography activities that go with any animals… With many activities to choose from. Writing activities include both fiction and non-fiction suggestions such as
- Write a speech or a letter to the president on why your animal needs protection in the wild.
- Menu: Create a humorous menu at a restaurant where your animals would like to eat.
- WWII Portfolio Project
- Writing Workshop Rules! Why the Writing Workshop continues to work so well in our homeschool.
Mini-Lessons to Use in a Writing Workshop (in any order):
- Writing Workshop Mini-Lesson: Rules for Writing and the Story Writing Process — Have your kids read the Plot Chicken? We started our Writing Workshop this year off with this book. What a great buk, buk!! In fact, I liked it so much that I created a chicken writing rules printable to go along with the book!
- What makes a good book or story?
- Make your story come alive with details and description.
- Creating Interesting Characters
- Story Openings: Set the mood or feeling of your story
- Gathering story ideas from your own life
- Alliteration and more
- Adding Details Exercise Don’t miss this one, the kids LOVED this activity!!
- Writing Workshop: Conflict in Literature (Man vs. Man, Man vs. Self, etc)
- Writing Workshop Discussion Questions
- Writing Workshop Mini-Lesson: Rules for Writing and the Story Writing Process
- Writing Scary Stories
- Writing: Literacy Depth and Complexity Icons and More
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