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Holiday Writing Prompts

Holiday Writing Prompts


Writing- whether it’s journaling or writing a short story- is a great way for students to express themselves, especially in the high emotion time of the holidays.

If your students are overloaded with holiday energy and need direction, try these writing prompts.

Different students in your class may celebrate different holiday traditions, so be sensitive to that and offer prompts that can encompass everyone.

Holiday Writing Prompts

What’s one thing you did last year during the holidays you hope to do again this year?

What is your favorite part about winter break?

What will you miss most about school when you’re on winter break?

If you could wish for just one thing this holiday season, what would it be?

What is the best gift you’ve ever gotten and why?

What is your favorite holiday food?

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What would you do if Christmas/Hannukah/Kwanza was canceled this year?

What would you do if you saw Santa Clause in your living room?

Would you like to have a pet reindeer? Why or why not?

What is your favorite holiday song?

If you won the lottery, what would you buy for your mom or dad?

Write a letter to a toy company about a defective toy you got. Don’t forget to tell the company what is wrong with the toy and what you want in return.

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