December is many people’s favorite month, as it’s often a month full of joy, festivities and celebrations! It is also a very busy time of the year, and we’re here to help you keep your child busy with some fun writing prompts for your child to try during the winter break (or summer break if you’re in the Southern Hemisphere!).
Brrrrrrrring on the writing prompts!
December Writing Prompts
Write a detailed plan for a fun activity you’d like to do with your family or friends this weekend.
Do you have a particular activity that you like to do during the month of December? What is this activity and why can you only do it in December?
Do you have any travel plans for next year? If so, what are they and what are you hoping to do? If not, what is one place you’d love to visit next year?
Journal prompt: One thing that made me happy today was...
What’s your favorite thing about the month of December?
Winter in December
You’re caught in a science experiment that accidentally transforms you into a gingerbread man! Write a short story about how it’s like to live in your new gingerbread house.
Write down your favorite hot chocolate recipe.
Short story prompt: On a cold, snowy night, a little snowflake is separated from its family by a strong gust of wind...
For some countries, December is actually a summer month! Write about what it’s like (if you live in one or these countries), or how you think it would be to spend Christmas at the beach!
You’re going on an epic summer vacation to celebrate Christmas. Make a list of things you need to bring - don’t forget all the presents!
Write a recipe for a refreshing Christmas drink that your family and friends would love.
Santa's sleigh has been upgraded for Christmas in summer! Write a story about the tropical adventures Santa and his reindeer have as they deliver presents on sandy beaches and under the warm, sunny skies.
Create a Christmas in summer poem describing the sights, sounds, and smells of the season.
Santa needs a vacation from the North Pole, and he's chosen your warm, sunny backyard for a summer retreat! Write a funny tale about Santa enjoying the beach, trying new summer activities, and making friends with local animals.
Draw a Christmas-themed sand castle and write a story about the family who lives in it.
Christmas is almost here, and it is a lot of people’s favorite holiday - but what is YOUR favorite holiday and why?
Christmas is coming! What is your usual Christmas Day routine? Can you write down a diary entry detailing it?
The phone rings and you answer it... It’s Santa! He wants your help delivering some presents in your hometown. How will you help him get everyone’s presents delivered in time for Christmas? Write a story about your adventure.
Do you have any special holiday traditions that you do with your family and/or friends every year? Can you tell us about your favorite one? What is it and why is it your favorite?
What is something you can do to help the local community this holiday season? Can you list five different ways to help the people around you?
You’re walking out of the kitchen after you’re done with your Christmas baking, when you notice something moving... One of the gingerbread man cookies you baked is alive! What happens next?
You travel to the north pole to find Santa’s workshop has been taken over by evil elves, who are trying to sabotage Christmas! How will you help Santa, Rudolph, the other reindeers and good elves to get their workshop back before Christmas?