65 Delightful April Writing Prompts for Students

Have fun celebrating the fourth month of the year using these delightful April writing prompts.

During this time, students will recognize and gain an appreciation for the themes, events, holidays, traditions, and ideas connected with April.

In addition to reducing writer’s block, these April writing prompts spark creativity, instill a love for writing, increase writing skills, and showcase knowledge about topics.

You’ll have fun teaching these April writing prompts, and students will enjoy responding to them!

No more will learners wonder what they should write about in April or spring.

So pencil into your writer’s workshop lesson plans this week a few of these engaging April-themed writing prompts.

April Writing Prompts

1. Which school event in April do you enjoy most or least and why?

2. In your opinion, what are the pros and cons of having a birthday in April?

3. Compare and contrast pastel colors and primary colors.

4. Would you rather play in a puddle or in a kiddie pool? Why?

5. Summarize a current event from the month of April.

6. Convince your parents to visit a new local restaurant during Spring Break.

7. Describe some ways that people can stay healthy and fit. 

8. If you could change your name, what would you change it to and why?

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9. Compare and contrast a submarine and a ship. 

10. Share your secret recipe for making the yummiest grilled cheese sandwich. 

11. Describe a cool Earth Day arts and crafts project that you think your classmates will enjoy making. 

12. Describe what you see when you look at the sky at night. 

13. Why do citizens have to pay taxes? Do you feel this is fair? Why or why not?

14. Write a letter to the National Zoo Foundation, persuading it to spend more money and resources on elephant research. 

15. Explain the importance of flowers in our world. 

16. What does a typical weekend with your family look like?

17. Draft a letter for the school’s newsletter, asking for student volunteers to help with hiding eggs for the Easter egg hunt. 

18. Share a memory that you have from kindergarten. 

19. Would you rather eat spinach or broccoli as a side dish for dinner? Explain your choice. 

20. Tell the purpose of a map, and give examples. 

April writing prompts
April writing prompts

21. In your opinion, what are the best things about the month of April?

22. Tell the benefits of owning house plants. 

23. Explain how to play your favorite sport. 

24. Imagine that you’re in the mall. Persuade your parents to buy you a pretzel from the food court. 

25. What do you want to be when you grow up and why?

26. Summarize all the benefits of responding to April writing prompts.

27. Describe your best hairstyle. Then sketch it. 

28. Write a short story about a family of raindrops living in a rainbow. 

29. Create a story about an Easter bunny that spends the day with you at school. 

30. Compose a haiku on a topic that is related to the month of April. 

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31. Write a funny story about a pig that loves to sleep all day wrapped in a blanket.

32. If a tree could talk, what message do you think it would give to humans?

33. Share an experience about an April Fool joke that you played on a friend or relative. 

34. Summarize a good book you read during the month of April.

35. Write ten words related to April. Now write a story using the words.

36. Compare and contrast a rose to a tulip.

37. If you could break any world record, what would it be and why?

38. Share the pros and cons of standardized testing.

39. Write a how-to guide that explains to students how to stay occupied on a rainy day.

40. Explain the benefits of gardening.

41. Detail how to make a fun arts and crafts project related to the month of April.

42. What are the effects of too much rain? Describe.

43. Draft a letter to the school librarian, thanking her for her hard work and service. 

44. Explain how to use a road map.

45. Plan the perfect field trip. Where will the class go and what will you do there? Why do you choose this place? 

April writing prompts
April writing prompts

46. Why are our people’s last names significant?

47. When you hear the word pink, what comes to mind? Write a paragraph or two about the color pink.

48. What are some pros and cons of a rainy day?

49. Share a time when you participated in an Easter egg hunt.

50. In your opinion, what are the worst things about the month of April?

51. Write a review about the last movie you saw.

52. Compose a poem that celebrates the month of April.

53. Explain how to do well on state testing.

54. Summarize your favorite children’s book.

55. Write a diary entry from the perspective of a domesticated rabbit.

56. Describe how to make a grilled cheese sandwich.

57. Convince your teacher to only give multiple-choice tests instead of essays.

58. Write a story that takes place in the spring.

59. Research and summarize the origins of how the month of April got its name.

60. Tell about a time when you told a lie. Why did you do it? What was the end result?

61. Write a limerick about a rainy day.

62. Explain how to study for a math test.

63. Why is it so important to be able to read?

64. Create five April writing prompts that classmates may enjoy responding to for homework.

65. What is the significance of poetry month?

Final Thoughts

Now you have a good collection of April writing prompts to use for various writing activities.

If you would like a free printable of these April writing prompts, download the April writing prompts calendar 2024.