Enhancing writing skills in first grade students is a rewarding journey, and these winter writing prompts serve as invaluable tools to achieve this goal. As first grade writing standards call for the mastery of narrative, opinion, and informational writing by the end of the school year, these carefully crafted winter writing prompts stand as a helpful tool for your student’s progress in meeting these standards. You’ll find a collection of these winter writing prompts below, and if you’re looking for free printable options, be sure to continue reading!
25 Winter Writing Prompts You Can Use Right Now
- Write how to build a snowman.
- Would you want to hibernate? Why or why not?
- You have a penguin for a pet! What is his name and what do you do together?
- You are in the Winter Olympics! What is your sport?
- Write a story about living in a snowglobe.
- Do you prefer hot weather or cold weather?
- What can you do in the winter that you cannot do in the summer?
- Write a list of 10 words that describe the winter.
- Write how to make hot cocoa.
- Write a story of the missing mitten.
- Pretend you are a polar bear. Write about your day.
- Time to go play in the snow! Write a list of the things you need to wear.
- Your snowman came to life! What did he do with his day?
- Write about the perfect winter day.
- If you could go anywhere on vacation in the winter, where would you go?
- The best winter treat is…
- School is closed for snow! What is your ideal snow day like?
- Would you rather build a snowman or make a snow angel?
- Write about your favorite arctic animal.
- Pretend you a coach for the basketball team. How can you motivate your team?
- What do you look for in a friend?
- Pretend you are the groundhog on Groundhog’s Day! Did you see your shadow?
- One way to show kindness is…
- When I am cold, I like to…
- Is winter you favorite season? What do you like about it? What do you not like about it?
Download free writing prompts for every season
Are you looking for a set of printable writing prompts for first grade? You can access this free download, which comprises 8 writing prompts tailored for 1st graders for every season. These prompts are designed to spark your students’ enthusiasm for writing year round! Simply cut out each prompt strip, and your students can affix them to the top of their paper. These prompts can be seamlessly incorporated into standard writing page layouts or used within a notebook.
Winter Writing Prompts and Journals
If you’re looking for a way to spark your students’ creativity this winter, make sure to check out our winter writing journals! You can use these pages as stand-alone or in a writing journal! There are 51 winter-themed writing prompts and pages with 2 different journal covers, which means you could use it for both December, January, and February! And guess what?! There’s Valentine’s Day and Groundhog Day included!
In this journal, you will find winter writing templates for:
- how-to stories
- opinion writing
- letter writing
- narrative writing