December Writing Prompts For Kids

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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

  1. Write a detailed plan for a fun activity you’d like to do with your family or friends this weekend.
  2. 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?
  3. 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?
  4. Journal prompt: One thing that made me happy today was...
  5. What’s your favorite thing about the month of December?
Family Reading at Christams

Winter in December

  1. 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.
  2. Write down your favorite hot chocolate recipe.
  3. Short story prompt: On a cold, snowy night, a little snowflake is separated from its family by a strong gust of wind...
  4. Write a set of instructions on how to build a sleigh.
  5. Imagine your most exciting winter holiday ever! Describe the snowy adventures, special traditions, and joyful moments you share with family and friends.
  6. Have you ever built a snowman? Write a list of everything you need to build the world’s greatest snowman.
  7. A super villain disguised as a sweet, old lady has been handing out gingerbread cookies that make people turn green! Write a story on finding out who this villain is and how you defeat them.

More winter writing prompts.

Trees covered in snow

Summer in December

  1. 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!
  2. 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!
  3. Write a recipe for a refreshing Christmas drink that your family and friends would love.
  4. 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.
  5. Create a Christmas in summer poem describing the sights, sounds, and smells of the season.
  6. 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.
  7. Draw a Christmas-themed sand castle and write a story about the family who lives in it.

More summer writing prompts.

Family celebrating Christmas at the beach.

Christmas & Holiday Writing Prompts

  1. Christmas is almost here, and it is a lot of people’s favorite holiday - but what is YOUR favorite holiday and why?
  2. Christmas is coming! What is your usual Christmas Day routine? Can you write down a diary entry detailing it?
  3. 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.
  4. 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?
  5. 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?
  6. 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?
  7. 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?
  8. Write an acrostic poem using the words SANTA CLAUS.
  9. Write a story about a magical christmas tree that can grant you three wishes - how did you find it? What do you wish for? What happens when one of your wishes doesn’t go to plan?
  10. Write a letter to Santa suggesting a new method of transportation to give Rudolph and the other reindeers a chance to spend Christmas with their families.
  11. What is the best gift you’ve ever received and why?
  12. What is the most meaningful Christmas present you’ve ever received and why? Can you give three different reasons as to why it meant/means so much to you?
  13. List 10 Christmas activities to do with your family or friends during the month of December.
  14. Picture yourself going caroling in your neighborhood with friends. Describe the festive songs you sing and the heartwarming reactions you receive from the people you visit.
  15. In your opinion, what is the best part of a Christmas dinner? Why?
  16. You’re being interviewed to be Santa’s main helper this Christmas time. Write a persuasive speech on why you’d be the best helper ever!
  17. And just like that, it’s new year’s eve! How are you planning to celebrate the start of a brand new year?
  18. Do you have any new year’s resolutions? What are you hoping to achieve next year?

More holiday writing prompts

Wishing you a merry Christmas and a great start to the new year! We hope these creative writing prompts bring joy and educational fun into your home this holiday season.

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