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20 December Writing Prompts to encourage elementary kiddos to think, imagine, and write! Find all the details below and download a free printable December writing prompt calendar.
December Writing Prompts Elementary Students
This list includes silly holidays and fun topics for the month of December. You will not find references to religious holidays this month, so this prompt calendar can be used for families and students from any background.
Encourage your kiddos to imagine, play, and write with these engaging and fun prompts that will get their creativity flowing! December writing prompts cover:
- Writing about real and imagined events
- Informative/explanatory writing
- Thank you note – friendly letter format
- Personal narrative
- Recalling experiences
Writing Prompts are Great for…
• focusing on a specific topic
• telling a story
• giving instructions
• using transition words
• putting events or instructions in order in a way that makes sense!
These fun topics are great for getting that pencil moving across the page. You’ll find a weekly pattern for your December writing prompts calendar:
Movement Monday – Get moving before you write!
Ex:Move around the room singing and dancing like a robot. Then, write a story titled, “Robot Boogie.”
How-to Tuesday – Write directions, instructions, how-to’s, and recipes!
Wild Wednesday – Anything goes with these funny prompts to get your kiddos thinking and smiling!
Thoughtful Thursday – Thinking about others, expressing thanks, and remembering events from the past.
Friday Favorites – List all your favorites (great for sticking close to a topic) or tell about your favorite things.
Printable Writing Prompts for December
Find a quick, no-prep solution for writing prompts: doodle style journal pages with space to write, draw, and color. Great for grades 1 through 5 – not too childish for upper elementary kids!
20 printable write & draw pages that coordinate with your 20 December writing prompts! Find them here!
Free December Writing Prompt Calendar
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