35 Delightful August Writing Prompts w/Calendar Printable

Acknowledge the special days and events that occur in the eighth month of the year using these fun August writing prompts for students.

Whether you want students to practice narrative, persuasive, opinion, descriptive, or informational writing, here you will find a prompt to fit their needs.

Not only do these August daily writing prompts eliminate writer’s block, but they also help students explore their imaginations, self-reflect, think critically, sharpen writing skills, and support their opinions.

That’s why they serve well as journal prompts for self-discovery.

So whether you use these August writing prompts as weekly writing prompts or daily journal prompts, pencil a few into your lesson plan book this week.

Related: back-to-school writing prompts

August Writing Prompts

1. What things do you love most about the month of August?

2. Explain, step-by-step, how to make an ice cream sandwich.

3. Compare and contrast a watermelon and a cantaloupe. 

4. Share a fun memory of doing a water activity. 

5. Tell something new that you learned how to do recently.

6. Imagine that you and your family go camping. Without technology, how will you all stay entertained?

7. Summarize what you did last weekend. 

8. What are the pros and cons of owning a cat? 

9. Write a book recommendation about your favorite book. 

10. Describe the causes and effects of laziness. 

11. Provide examples that show that you are a good son or daughter. 

12. Would you rather drink lemonade or Kool-Aid? Explain your choice. 

13. What do you think are some of the challenges of being left-handed?

14. Write a letter to your new teacher introducing yourself. 

15. Make a how-to guide about relaxation. 

16. Tell about a fun experience taking a fun ride at an amusement park. 

17. Explain why it’s important to recycle. 

18. Draft a letter for the local newspaper giving tips to students on how to prepare well for back-to-school. 

19. Share all the facts you know about airplanes. 

20. Tell about a time when you were really annoyed with mosquitos. 

21. Explain some ways that society can show more respect to senior citizens. 

22. Write a story about a Tooth Fairy who leaves cookie crumbs instead of money under children’s pillows. 

23. Explain the effects of wind. 

24. If you could create any new type of restaurant, what kind would it be and why? Describe the menu. 

25. Write a haiku or another type of poem about August. 

26. In your opinion, how does responding to August writing prompts help you become a better writer?

27. Write a diary entry from the perspective of a backpack. 

28. Devise a strategy for winning first place in a sand castle-building contest. 

29. What are some things that you can do to make a new student feel welcome at your school?

30. Give detailed steps for making S’mores. 

31. Write a story that includes these words: picnic, rain, ants, pie, beach

32. How would your life be different if you lived next to a beach?

33. Create a city guide for tourists that highlights all the best attractions in town. 

34. Share the benefits of being homeschooled.

35. Write the pros and cons of distance learning and in-person learning.

36. What advice would you give to a friend who wants to make this school year his/her best year yet?

August Writing Prompts Calendar Printable

Recognizing the arrival of August is now more fun and engaging by utilizing these delightful August writing prompts.

Use them in writer’s workshop or for a variety of August writing activities.

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

If you liked these writing prompts for August, then you may be interested indaily writing prompts for every month of the year.