41 December Writing Prompts: Fun Writing Ideas

Celebrate the last month of the year with these fun December writing prompts.

Not only do these December writing prompts prevent writer’s block, they spark the imagination, improve writing skills, instill a love for writing, and help students express their thoughts.

That’s why they make a great addition to your collection of holiday writing activities.

So pencil into your lesson plans this week a couple of these exciting December writing prompts.

December Writing Prompts

1. Compare and contrast December and July.

2. If you were a snowman, what gift requests would you have on your Christmas list and why?

3. The best things about the month of December are…

4. Describe some fun activities families can do outdoors during the month of December.

5. Draw a snowman. Describe your unique creation.

6. Upon answering the door, you find a sad Rudolph with his nose blinking off and on. Finish the story.

7. Retell your favorite Disney movie with one change: the prince is an elf.

8. Write about the best gift you’ve ever received.

9. Describe a candy cane.

10. As you’re baking Christmas cookies, one of them begins to speak! Continue the story.

11. Compose a poem about the month of December.

12. Share the adventures of you and an elf friend spending a day at school together.

13. Describe three activities that are best performed in cold weather.

14. Retell a memorable vacation your family took during the month of December.

15. Devise a strategy for winning first place in a December-themed door-decorating contest.

16. Using your 5 senses, describe snow.

17. Compare and contrast Santa Claus and Jesus.

18. Write a story about how Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus first met.

19. Describe the best Christmas party you’ve ever attended.

20. Provide examples and non-examples of giving cheerfully.

21. Setting: North Pole, Characters: Santa, reindeer, Problem:?, Solution:? – Complete the story with a problem and solution.

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

23. What are some December traditions that your family do each year?

24. Share any goals that you accomplished during the month of December.

25. Summarize a Christmas-themed book that you read or heard recently.

26. If you met Rudolph, what questions would you ask him and why?

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

28. Tell the pros and cons of freezing winter weather.

29. Write a combination of similes and metaphors to describe Santa Claus.

30. Setting: Chimney, Characters: Santa Claus, your family, Problem:?, – Complete the story, giving a problem and solution.

31. Write a grocery list for Santa Claus.

32. Write a December-themed greeting card that shows appreciation for a loved one.

33. Convince your parents to take you to a holiday parade next weekend.

34. Design a bumper sticker to advertise December.

35. Draft a short biography of Jesus or Santa Claus.

36. Describe your family’s favorite holiday traditions.

37. Compare and contrast two iconic December figures. Examples include the Grinch, an elf, an angel, Santa, Jesus, Rudolph, a Christmas tree, etc.

38. Design a Christmas card with an elves or reindeer theme.

39. Compare/contrast a sleigh and a car.

40. Your favorite restaurant has a special December menu. Describe what breakfast, lunch, dinner, beverages, and dessert items are on the menu.

41. Write two math word problems that involve something related to December.

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