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Twenty January Writing Prompts to inspire elementary students to think, respond, and write! Fun and interactive writing prompts in a variety of topics. Read on to find your FREE printable January writing prompt calendar!

20 FREE January Writing Prompts for elementary students. January writing prompt calendar - fun ideas for a variety of thought provoking writing prompts.
20 FREE January Writing Prompts for elementary students. January writing prompt calendar - fun ideas for a variety of thought provoking writing prompts.
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January Writing Prompts

Encourage your kiddos to imagine, play, and write with these engaging and fun prompts that will get their creativity flowing! January writing prompts cover:

  • Writing about real and imagined events
  • Stating an opinion with reasons
  • Informative/explanatory writing
  • Writing a letter
  • Personal narrative
  • Recalling experiences

This list includes silly holidays and fun topics for the month of January. You’ll love celebrating Opposite Day, National Pie Day, and writing a letter to the president in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day!

These fun topics are great for getting your kids really thinking. You’ll find a weekly pattern for your January writing prompts calendar:

Movement Monday – Get moving before you write!
Ex: Scurry around collecting small items. Writ about how you will use them in your mouse house!

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 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.

Use Writing Prompts to Practice…

• focusing in on a specific topic
• telling a story
• giving instructions
• using transition words
• putting events or instructions in order in a way that makes sense!

January Writing Prompt Printables

Need an even easier, no-prep solution for writing prompts? Check out our popular doodle-style journal pages with space to write, draw, and color.

20 printable write & draw pages that coordinate with your 20 January writing prompts! Find them on TPT!

January Writing Prompts

Download Your January Writing Prompt Calendar

Download your January writing prompts

January Writing Prompts

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