50 Christmas journal writing prompts young writers
These 50 Christmas journal writing prompts are intended for elementary school students. The holidays are almost here and that means it’s time for Christmas crafts, cookies, music, and igniting young imaginations! Between the magic of Santa soaring across snowy skies to visions of sugar plums dancing in their heads, every 1st grader has an inner poet just waiting to emerge.
To spark your budding writer’s creativity and get them jotting down all their favorite parts of the season, here are 50 cheerful Christmas writing ideas. These journal prompts are full of merry questions about traditions, wishes for Santa, and more for your little one to fill page after page.
From imagining silly mishaps like Santa getting stuck in the chimney to dreaming up their perfect Christmas morning full of presents and family fun, these prompts aim to spice up winter break writing. Get ready for reindeer sleigh rides, thankful letters to Santa, and giggles over decorating Mrs. Claus’ Christmas tree! Dust off those pencils and let their holiday tales begin!
Here are 50 Christmas journal writing prompts young writers:
- What is your favorite Christmas movie or TV show? Why?
- What do you hope Santa brings you this year?
- Describe what you think the North Pole and Santa’s workshop look like.
- What holiday traditions does your family have?
- Write a letter to Santa telling him about yourself.
- If you were one of Santa’s elves for a day, what job would you want to do?
- Draw a picture of Santa and his reindeer flying in the sky on Christmas Eve.
- What do you leave out for Santa on Christmas Eve?
- If you got to meet Santa, what questions would you ask him?
- What would you do if Santa got stuck in your chimney?
- Make a list of fun things you can do during Christmas break from school.
- What do you think Santa does in the summer when it’s not Christmas?
- Draw a picture of your family opening presents on Christmas morning.
- Write a story about going on a magical sleigh ride with Santa.
- What Christmas cookies would you bake for Santa? Draw a picture.
- What would you do if you saw Santa’s reindeer in your backyard?
- If Santa asked you to feed his hungry reindeer, what would you give them?
- Draw a picture of what you think the inside of Santa’s workshop looks like.
- Pretend to be one of Santa’s elves writing a letter home to the North Pole.
- What holiday traditions from other cultures would you like to learn about?
- Make a list of fun holiday words and try to use them in sentences.
- Write a thank you letter to Santa for the gifts he brought you last year.
- Draw a picture of a silly looking Christmas tree.
- What seasonally colorful holiday treats would be fun to eat at Santa’s workshop?
- What holiday decorations could you add to your bedroom to get into the Christmas spirit?
- Write about your favorite Christmas memory.
- Create a card you could give to someone special this holiday season.
- Plan your own special Christmas eve box filled with fun activities.
- Interview someone in your family about their favorite Christmas traditions.
- Make a list of gifts you could make instead of buy for someone.
- Draw Santa wearing funny pajamas getting ready for bed on Christmas Eve.
- Come up with ideas for new flavors of candy canes Santa could invent.
- Plan out a special Christmas breakfast menu. What’s on your plate?
- What would you name Santa’s reindeer if you got to name them all?
- Write a story about Santa losing his magical sack of presents on Christmas Eve.
- What gift would you buy for Mrs. Claus? Why?
- If Santa took you for a magical sleigh ride, where would you want him to take you?
- Write a poem about your favorite part of the holidays.
- Come up with ideas for what Santa does for fun in the summer, like go to the beach.
- Write about what you would do if Santa asked you to take care of his sleigh and reindeer.
- Draw a picture of your dream Christmas tree covered in decorations.
- Plan a special Christmas party menu with your favorite holiday treats.
- Write a letter from Frosty the Snowman to one of Santa’s elves asking to visit the North Pole.
- Describe the giant gingerbread houses you think Santa has his elves build at the North Pole.
- Make a list of places around the world you would take Santa if you could show him your hometown.
- Draw Santa wearing sunglasses and Bermuda shorts on a tropical Christmas vacation.
- How old do you think Santa is? Write about why.
- Write a story about Santa’s reindeer building snow forts and having a snowball fight at the North Pole.
- Invent a special hot cocoa flavor you think Santa and his elves would enjoy. Describe it.
- What song would you sing to get on Santa’s nice list this year?
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