Christmas Writing Prompts for Elementary Students [Free Download]

Incorporate these fun Christmas writing prompts into your lessons this holiday season.

Your 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students will love stretching their imagination, tapping into their creativity, and showcasing their writing skills.

Christmas Writing Prompts

Secular Christmas Writing Prompts

  • The goal is to build community in your neighborhood. So you will host a snowman- building contest. Write a speech, letter, or create a flyer persuading families in the local area to sign-up for the snowman-building event. Provide clear reasons as to why they should participate.
  • Describe in detail the most beautiful Christmas tree you’ve ever seen.
  • Share what your home is like on Christmas morning.
  • Design a wrapping paper that will make everyone want to buy it. Be very descriptive so that the reader can visualize.
  • Create any piece of writing you’d like about one of the reindeer. Your writing piece can be a comedy, mystery, fantasy, tall tale, poetry, comic, persuasive, informative, etc.
  • Give detailed, step-by-step instructions about how to make your favorite Christmas cookies or dessert.
  • Mrs. Claus has invited you to the North Pole for the winter. Write in detail about three of your incredible experiences while there. Include what you see, what you hear, how things feel, what you do and who you meet. 
  • Design a funny Christmas card with a reindeer theme. Be sure to include a humorous note inside.
  • Draft an invitation inviting your teacher to your home for a Christmas party. Include all key information such as time, place, date, etc. Make the invitation so entertaining that it will be hard for him/her to decline.
  • Write a detailed letter, email, or a series of text messages persuading your parents to take you to see the Christmas lights around the neighborhood this weekend. Be sure to provide clear reasons as to why they should take you. 

Religious Prompts

  • Design a Christmas card with a Bethlehem theme.
  • You are a reporter and have been chosen to interview the 3 Wise Men. Write a list of questions you’ll ask them along with their responses. If you need, use the 5 Ws + H (Who?, What?, When?, Where?, Why?, and How?) to help generate questions. Be as imaginative and creative as you’d like.
  • In my opinion, Christmas means…
  • Setting: Bethlehem, Characters: Wise Men, Jesus, Mary, Joseph, Problem/Plot: ?, Solution: ? – You’ve been provided the setting and characters. Now complete the story, providing a problem along with the solution.
  • In at least 2 paragraphs, retell the story about the birth of Jesus.
  • For 48 hours, you have the privilege of accompanying an angel as it performs Christmas miracles for humans in need. Write about your adventurous time together. What specific actions do you two accomplish?
  • Describe in detail Jesus. Write at least 2 paragraphs.
  • Write at least 2 to 3 paragraphs comparing and contrasting Jesus to 2 other holiday iconic figures (e.g Santa Claus, reindeer, elf, gingerbread man, snowman, Christmas tree, etc.). Provide clear details.
  • Describe the best Christmas you’ve ever experienced. 
  • Write about 2 or 3 blessings in your life, and explain why those people, places, things, or ideas are important to you.
  • Describe the perfect Christmas tree.
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