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KidZone:  Christmas Creative Writing Prompts

© Contributed by Leanne Guenther


These creative writing prompts are a fun Christmas activity.  I like to introduce them towards the beginning of December to complete leading up to the holiday (if you're anything like us, the entire month is "Christmas focused"!). 

Each worksheet provides a different inspiration to help spark a child's creative writing.

Printable Templates:

Word Wall Words:

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

You can use my Christmas (Bible) word wall word templates to go with this activity or make your own.


Draw and Write:

Write a story and draw a picture inspired by the writing prompt:
"What is your favorite Christmas tradition?"
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 wrap a Christmas present."


Writing Prompt 1:
(creative writing questions)

"If the elves decided to get a Christmas gift for Santa Claus, how would they surprise him?"

Distribute the worksheet and encourage the children to create a few sentences based on the writing prompt provided.


Writing Prompt 2:
(story sparks - third person creative writing)

"A little mouse watched as the strangers who arrived that night put their new baby in the manger. The mouse thought to herself…"

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


Writing Prompt 3:
(story sparks - third person creative writing)

"On Christmas Eve, Jane and her brothers..."

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


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.



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