KidZone:  Fourth of July Creative Writing Prompts

© Contributed by Leanne Guenther

Introduction:

Most children have a natural creative streak, but as anyone who has tried it knows that capturing ideas on a piece of paper can be very challenging!  Spark the children's imagination and guide them through the creative writing process by providing them one of the Fourth of July writing prompt worksheets.

Printable Templates:

Word Wall Words:

Print four Fourth of July word wall words and use one of the words in a sentence.

You can use my Fourth of July word wall word templates to go with this activity.

 


Draw and Write:

Write a story and draw a picture inspired by the writing prompt:
 
"A funny thing happened on the Fourth of July".
 
You may wish to provide additional Lined Paper.

 


Informational Writing:

First, Next, Then, Last

Use these words to create an informational writing short manual.

"How to make a hamburger"

 


Writing Prompt 1:
journaling

"I am proud to be an American because..."

Distribute the worksheet and encourage the children to complete a Fourth of July journal.

 


Writing Prompt 2:
creative writing ideas

"If I could fly, I would..."

Distribute the worksheet and encourage the children to complete a few sentences inspired by the creative writing prompt.

 


Writing Prompt 3:
journaling

"If I were the president of the United States, I would..."

Distribute the worksheet and encourage the children to complete a Fourth of July journal.

 


Picture Sparks:

Provide the children with the picture and a few sheets of lined paper.  Encourage them to write a story based on the picture.