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Christmas Writing Prompts

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Kindergarten/First Grade
  • Design your own Christmas card.

  • Make a Christmas wish list.

  • Make a Christmas memory quilt square by drawing a picture of your favorite Christmas memory and writing a sentence about it. Paste your picture and sentence onto a sheet of red or green paper.

  • Write a letter to Santa.
Primary Grades
  • Write a Christmas shopping list.

  • Bake Christmas cookies with a family member or friend. Write a paragraph about the process.

  • Write an unselfish letter to Santa, asking him to bring a needed item to a friend or family member.

  • Write an invitation inviting a family member or friend to a Christmas party. Tell where and when the party is. Put the invitation in an envelope and address it properly.

  • Make a Christmas memory quilt square by drawing a picture of your favorite Christmas memory and writing a short paragraph (three to five sentences) about it. Paste your picture and sentence onto a sheet of red or green paper.

  • Write a short paragraph (three to five sentences) telling what you like most about Christmas.

  • Choose a short Christmas-themed word and use it as a springboard to write a simple Christmas acrostic.

  • Imagine that you are an elf in Santa's workshop. Write a letter to a friend telling what the week before Christmas is like.
Upper Elementary Grades
  • Interview a grandparent or elderly neighbor to learn about their childhood Christmases. Create a Venn diagram comparing Christmas then and Christmas now.

  • Write an acrostic poem using the phrase "Merry Christmas."

  • Try to write a Christmas story using only one-syllable words.

  • Write and illustrate an original Christmas story. Read your Christmas story to a younger child.

  • Write your own Christmas carol, paying attention to meter and rhyme scheme. You may set it to a familiar tune or compose an original tune for it.

  • Write a description of Christmas morning at your house.

  • Brainstorm a list of holiday traditions.

  • Make a top ten list outlining your ten favorite aspects of Christmas.

  • Imagine that you were one of the shepherds who heard the angel announce the birth of the Christ child. Write a journal entry about the evening. What did you see? What did you hear? What did you do? How did you feel?

  • Should schools allow students to have Christmas parties? Write a letter to your school principal arguing for or against Christmas parties.

  • Write a paragraph telling what Christmas means to you.
Middle School and Beyond
  • Write a persuasive paragraph to convince a skeptic that Santa Claus really does exist.

  • Write a personal narrative describing the best Christmas you have ever had.

  • Write an extended definition of the word "Christmas." 

  • Write an essay that answers the question "What is Christmas all about?"

  • Take a familiar Christmas story and adapt it into a reader's theater piece. Enlist the aid of friends or classmates to perform it.

  • Write a letter to the editor of your local newspaper arguing for or against Christmas displays in public places.

  • Is Christmas too commercialized? Write an essay that answers the question and explains your answer.
Christmas Story Starters
  • Abiah struggled to keep his eyes open as he sat under the night sky watching his father's sheep. Suddenly, a bright light split the night sky. ...

  • "Please," the young man pleaded. "My wife is about to have a child. We must have a room -- a closet, anything."
    "Well," the innkeeper slowly replied, "there's a stable out back ..."

  • Grandmother pulled the last tray of gingebread men from the oven. Suddenly ...

  • Johnny shook the last coin from his piggy bank. $5.67 -- that was all the money he had to buy Christmas gifts for his mother, father, sister, and grandmother ...

  • "Ho - ho - help me!" came the voice from the chimney ...

  • All the elves were hard at work in Santa's workshop ... all but one, that is ...

  • Grandpa Joe sat all alone in his living room. For the first time in 70 years, he hadn't bothered with a Christmas tree ...

  • I woke with a start. Something red shone through the window. Why, it looked like a reindeer nose! ...

  • "Come on," Sue said. "Go Christmas caroling with us. It will be fun!" ...

  • Off in the distance, I heard the sound of sleigh bells. ...

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