KidZone:  Winter Creative Writing Prompts

Contributed by Paige Eckhart


These winter creative writing prompts are a fun way to get excited about the new season.  Each worksheet provides a different inspiration to help spark a child's creative writing.

Printable Templates:

Word Wall Words:

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

You can use my winter word wall word templates to go with this activity.


Draw and Write - 1:

Write a story and draw a picture inspired by the writing prompt:
"What is your favorite winter memory?"
You may wish to provide additional Lined Paper.


Informational Writing - 1:

First, Next, Then, Last

Use these words to create an informational writing short manual.

"How to build a snow fort"


Writing Prompt 1:
(non-fiction reporting)

"One winter day, I to play in the snow and saw..."

Distribute the worksheet and encourage the children to complete the winter story.


Writing Prompt 2:

"If I were an animal in the winter forest, I would be..."

Although they don't have to write about everything, encourage the children to consider their five senses before they start their journal entry:

- how things look (changing colors)
- how things feel (cold on your face)
- how things sound (crunch of snow under your shoes)
- how things taste (warm foods)
- how things smell (crisp air)


Writing Prompt 3:
(story sparks)

"If I were a snowman, I would..."

Distribute the story spark worksheet and encourage the children to complete the winter story.