February Writing Prompts for Kids

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Inspire a love of writing in your child with our free February writing prompts!

  1. In the United States, “Groundhog Day” is a folk tale that is said to predict a long winter or early spring. Which of the two seasons is your favorite and why?
  2. February 3rd is “World Read Aloud Day”. What is the best book you’ve ever read? Can you write a detailed report about it?
  3. Presidents’ Day is celebrated on the third Monday of February. If you had the chance to be president for a day, what would you do?
  4. Write a yummy, heart-shaped cookie recipe.
  5. February journal prompt: what has been something you’ve accomplished so far in the new year? Can you describe how you felt when you achieved it?
  6. What’s your favorite activity to do during the month of February? Can you describe it in detail?
  7. New year, new skill! Can you teach someone a new skill? Write a detailed description of what this skill is, how you learned it, and how someone else can learn it too!
  8. February is “Library Lovers’ Month”! Visit a library during the month of February and write a book report on a book you found at the library (this can be an online/digital library).
  9. To celebrate “National Inventors’ Day”, you decide to create a brand new device that allows you to speak to animals! What does this device look like? How does it work? Can you draw this device and write a detailed description of it?
  10. During the second week of February we celebrate “Random Acts of Kindness Week”. What are 3 different acts of kindness you’ve done recently? How did people react?
  11. To celebrate Random Acts of Kindness week, can you think of 5 different things you can do to help a family member or friend in need?
  12. Journal writing prompt: Who are the people you look up to the most? Can you write about why they are such great role models?
  13. “International Book Giving Day” is also celebrated on February 14th! What is the best book you’ve ever received as a gift?
  14. On February 14th, we celebrate Valentine’s Day! Do you have any Valentine’s Day traditions? Perhaps writing a positive note to your parents before you leave for school or exchanging cards with your best friends? Tell us all about it!
  15. Valentine’s Day activity: Write a letter to a loved one (this can be your parent, grandparent, sibling, friend) and tell them about something you like about them - is it their kindness towards others, their ability to cheer you up when you feel a little down or the way they can always make you laugh until your belly hurts?
  16. Valentine’s Day writing prompt: Today I am thankful for ... because ...
  17. You’re one of the organizers of a Valentine’s Day funfair. Which funfair ride are you responsible for? Can you describe it and create a poster of rules that you can display outside your ride? Be as creative as possible!
  18. Help, we need some inspiration! Can you create a template for the perfect Valentine’s Day card? We need a cover drawing and a written message!
  19. Every 4 years, February gets an extra day, taking the total number of days in the year to 366 - this is called a “leap year”. What would be your ideal way to spend this extra day? Could you create a detailed routine for this perfect day?
  20. Journal writing prompt: Who are the people you look up to the most? Can you write about why they are such great role models?
  21. Daily writing prompt: what made you feel loved today? Was it coming home to your favourite meal, a game of “go fetch” with your pet, or a family movie night?
  22. Create a list of step-by-step instructions on how to draw a love heart.
  23. What is your favorite game to play with your best friends? Do you play it indoors or outdoors? How long does each game last? Tell us all about it!
  24. Do you have a pet? If so, what is your favourite thing about it? Don’t forget to introduce your pet first - what is your pet’s name, its likes and dislikes and its favourite snack and toy?
  25. February is National Children’s Dental Health Month. Can you write a detailed list of step-by-step instructions on how to correctly brush your teeth?
  26. Story prompt: I walk through the same park on my way to school every day. It is a beautiful park and one of my favorite places. One day while walking to school, I noticed that every tree limb in the park was covered with birds. All different kinds of birds just stared at me and sat all in a row. Why were they there? What was happening and what did you do next?
  27. What is your favorite memory from last February? Why is this memory so special to you?
  28. Monthly writing prompt (record your thoughts on this question every month and reflect on your answers at the end of the year): What is the best thing you’ve learned this month?
  29. Thomas Edison was an American inventor who is responsible for some of the greatest inventions of all time, including the motion picture camera, the sonograph, and the incandescent light bulb. If you could invent anything, what would it be and what would it be used for?

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How Night Zookeeper can help

Looking to level up your child’s writing practice and avoid the February slump? Night Zookeeper is the answer!

Our program can be used as a homeschool language arts curriculum, or as a supplemental resource to make writing fantastically fun for your child. We use gamified learning to improve writing skills while keeping children entertained and engaged.

There are thousands of writing activities available on the program, including interactive lessons, skill challenges, writing ideas and prompts, and free printable worksheets that are sent directly to your inbox.

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