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Spring Writing Prompts for Kids

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Spring is a time of rebirth, growth, and beauty. After all, April showers really do bring May flowers!  For your learners, this time of year can be a time to discover themselves and reflect on accomplishments of the school year. If you need some creative writing prompts, I have got you covered.  These spring writing prompts will give your students a chance to create and grow as writers.

spring writing prompts for kids

You can use these Spring writing prompts during journal writing time or as a take home assignment. They can easily be used for many different grades!  Take it deeper and use these writing prompts to teach the difference between narrative writing, persuasive writing, expository writing and descriptive writing.

Spring Writing Prompts About Growth

Look outside during spring, and you’ll see flowers and trees growing all around. Included below are some journaling prompts about growth in nature as well as growth in people. Springtime is a great time for us to reflect on our own growth, too!  Here are a few Spring themed writing prompts to help you in your teaching.

  • Think about how you have changed since the start of the school year. What has been the biggest change for you? What goal have you reached?
  • Write about the perfect spring day and what you would love to see outside in your spring garden.
  • Discuss why rainy days are just as important as sunny days in the spring.
  • Spring is a time of new beginnings. What is one goal you have for the rest of the year? How will you reach your goal?
  • Write a short story about a character that changes for the better.
  • Make a timeline about important milestones in your life.
  • Write about the spring garden you are planting.
  • Why is spring cleaning so important? Share your thoughts on the importance of spring cleaning in your home, garden or life.

Earth Day Creative Writing Prompts

Each April, Americans celebrate Earth Day. Recognize this day with your students with these Earth Day inspired prompts.

  • Look around your home or classroom. Identify four objects that you could upcycle and make into a new invention. Write a description of your new creation.
  • Pretend you are a visitor from another planet. Describe Earth through a visitor’s eyes.
  • Write a mystery set in a State Park with an animal as the main character.
  • Bees are so important for the growth of flowers and plants. Write a story about a bee’s adventure from the hive to the garden pollinating flowers.
  • Write a news article about an environmentally-friendly event in your city.
  • Write a fable that teaches a positive lesson about protecting the environment.

Writing Prompts All About Mom

Mother’s Day is the second Sunday in May. Upper elementary students still enjoy making gifts and writing cards for their mothers or special women in their life.  As they get older, your students may appreciate more personal writing rather than crafts and simple cards. Here are a few prompts Moms will enjoy.

  • Make a list of all the things you love about your mom.
  • Write a song about your mom to the tune of a popular song.
  • Write an acrostic poem with the word “MOTHER”. Write a word or phrase about your mom for each letter.
  • Write a short story about a memory you have with your mother.
  • Write a letter to you mom telling her why you are thankful for her.
  • Write a simile poem about your mom. Start with the line “my mom is like a ________”. Compare your mom to wonderful things, and add adjectives to round out the poem.

Fun And Silly Spring Journaling Prompts

  • Write about the perfect April Fools’ Day prank.
  • Write about a kite flying adventure on a windy day at a spring picnic.
  • Tell about how the leaves of a four-leaf clover brought magic to the magical creatures in a forest.
  • Write a story about the Easter bunny giving instructions to his apprentice.
  • Tell about your favorite spring activities and why you enjoy them.
  • Try to convince us with your writing that leprechauns are real.

Spring has sprung and so will your students’ writing skills with these spring writing prompts!

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