51 Delightful December Writing Prompts

If you’re seeking December writing ideas for your students, these free December writing prompts will serve the purpose well.

Using these December prompts, students will celebrate the traditions, events, and festivities that happen during the last month of the year.

Doing so will instill a love for writing, evoke the spirit of the holidays, sharpen writing skills, spark creativity, and provide students with opportunities to freely express their thoughts.

That’s why these December writing prompts make a great addition to teachers’ collection of writing prompts.

So include December writing prompts as part of your December writing activities.

Even reluctant writers will move their pens to these engaging December-themed writing prompts!

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December Writing Prompts

1. Write a series of math word problems that relate to the month of December.

2. Draft a short biography about the life of Santa Claus or Jesus.

3. Write a diary entry, sharing everything in your life that you appreciate.

4. If you were Santa, what gift requests would be on your Christmas list and why?

5. Share any holiday traditions that your family celebrates this time of the year.

6. What are the similarities and differences between mittens and gloves?

7. Draft a kind letter informing someone that you appreciate him or her.

8. Compose a poem about the month of December.

9. Draft a Christmas card note for a friend or loved one.

10. Tell about a time when you won a prize.

11. Write a kind letter to your peers in honor of International Children’s Day.

12. Brainstorm a social media hashtag for Christmas. What events and ideas does it represent?

13. Describe your favorite instrument. What makes you interested in it?

14. Write some similes and metaphors to describe Santa Claus.

15. Would you rather receive or give gifts? Explain your thinking.

16. Write about a typical day in the life of an elf.

17. Summarize your favorite holiday-themed read-aloud book. 

18. Share an experience cooking something special with a loved one. 

19. Describe oatmeal using all five senses.

20. Write a story about a group of kids who go caroling through the neighborhood.

December writing prompts
December writing prompts

21. Devise a strategy for completing a crossword puzzle quickly.

22. Describe the consequences of too much junk food during the holidays.

23. Compare and contrast December to July.

24. Explain, step-by-step, how to make a special holiday beverage.

25. Write about your most memorable Christmas morning.

26. Describe a candy cane using all five senses.

27. Using the five senses, describe a snowflake.

28. Create a new game that involves drawing numbers from a bag.

29. What are the best things about the month of December?

30. Compose a story about a slice of bacon and its adventures with a scrambled egg.

31. Describe your plans for New Year’s Eve.

32. Why do you think it’s important to respond to December writing prompts? Be specific.

33. Oh no! Santa has gotten stuck in the chimney! Write about what happens next.

34. Write a funny story about Frosty the Snowman substituting for Santa Claus on Christmas Eve because Santa has the flu.

35. What’s the funniest gift you’ve ever gotten for Christmas? What was it, and how did you react when you received it?

36. Draft a diary entry from the point of view of a marshmallow in a cup of hot chocolate.

37. Compose a funny poem about a clumsy Santa Claus.

38. As you’re responding to one of the December writing prompts, your teacher turns into an elf! Finish the story.

39. What are the pros and cons of snow?

40. Write a grocery list for Santa.

41. Describe how to make a fun Christmas arts and crafts project.

42. Write a few similes and/or metaphors that relate to the month of December.

43. Summarize a good non-fiction book that you read during the month of December.

44. Design a bumper sticker to advertise in December.

45. Provide examples and non-examples of giving to others cheerfully.

46. Share a memory of an interesting holiday vacation.

47. Describe what your classroom looks like after a holiday party.

48. Write a diary entry from the perspective of a reindeer on Christmas Eve.

49. Tell what your town or city looks like during the month of December.

50. To me, the real meaning of Christmas is…

51. Explain why family is such an important part of one’s life.

Final Thoughts

Now you have a treasure-trove of delightful December writing prompts to use during writer’s workshop or for any other writing activity.

For a free printable of these prompts, download December writing prompts calendar.

December 2023 monthly writing prompts calendar
December writing prompts calendar

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