61 Great Earth Day Writing Prompts

Here you will find a cool collection of Earth Day writing prompts that reinforce the importance of Earth Day.

Your students will enjoy showcasing their writing skills, writing for a purpose, and stimulating their imaginations using these Earth Day writing prompts.

That’s why these prompts make a great addition to your collection of writing activities.

Whether you’re seeking writing prompts about recycling or environmental issues, you’ll find a prompt here to serve your needs.

So pencil into your instruction this week a few of these delightful Earth Day writing prompts.

Related: See these fun Earth Day writing activities.

Earth Day Writing Prompts

Even reluctant students respond well to these Earth Day writing prompts!

1. Taking time one day of the year to celebrate the Earth is important because…

2. If humans don’t take care of Earth…

3. Draw a picture of Earth. Then write a paragraph that describes your drawing. 

4. I can help keep the school clean by…

5. Garbage on the ground is bad because…

6. Using all 5 of your senses (see, touch, taste, hear, smell), describe Earth.

7. Write a story that includes these 3 words: Earth, trash, clean

8. Using all 5 of your senses (see, touch, taste, hear, smell), describe dirt.

9. E.A.R.T.H – Make an acrostic poem using the word earth. 

10. If the earth could talk, what would it tell you about its life?

11. Three great things about Earth Day are…

12. Draft a letter to your principal convincing him/her why the school should begin a recycling program.

13. Write about a time when you saw a person litter. How did it make you feel?

14. Convince someone why recycling is a good habit.

15. Write a letter convincing families in your community to collect trash in the park this weekend.

16. Write a poem about the earth.

17. Describe how the world would look with no pollution or litter.

18. List all the words (2-letter, 3-letter, 4-letter, 5-letter, 6-letter, and 7-letter) that you can make using the letters from Earth Day. 

19. Describe the earth.

20. Describe a farm to someone who has never seen one.

21. Use figurative language to describe Earth.

22. Write about how your daily life would be different if there was no electricity.

23. Imagine that you are a tree that can talk. Write a letter to humans explaining two advantages and disadvantages of being a tree.

24. Here’s why it’s so important to preserve Mother Nature…

25. Describe a fun Earth Day arts and crafts activity you think your classmates may enjoy doing.

Earth Day writing prompts
Earth Day writing prompts

26. Summarize an Earth Day-themed book you read or heard recently.

27. Write a letter convincing your parents to use a reusable shopping bag.

28. Create and solve two math word problems that relate to Earth Day.

29. Discuss the benefits of gardening.

30. Write an article for the school newspaper explaining the importance of recycling.

31. Compare and contrast Earth and another planet. 

32. Draft a story about a family who lives in a treehouse.

33. Explain a few actions that you can take today in order to make the Earth healthier.

34. The newspaper headline reads … Students Volunteer on Saturday to Clean Littered Park. Using the 5 Ws + H (Who?, What?, When?, Where?, Why?, How?), create the news story.

35. Compose a combination of metaphors and similes to describe Earth.

36. You are designing the cover of a magazine that is featuring Earth Day this month. Describe the cover.

37. Write a letter to the mayor persuading her to begin a recycling pick-up program in the local community.

38. Give advice on how to best celebrate Earth Day at school.

39. Create a social media hashtag for Earth Day. What slogans, ideas, events, and/or activities would you like your hashtag to be known for online?

40. To use less water, try these actions…

41. Pretend that you are class president. Make a poster for Earth Day with a catchy slogan that will prompt your peers to take action in protecting the Earth.

42. What are the benefits of responding to Earth Day writing prompts?

43. The local politician needs ideas on how the city can use less water. Write a letter sharing your ideas.

44. Recall a memorable Earth Day memory.

45. Write a letter convincing your family members to stop wasting so much water or using too many paper products.

46. Tell about a time when you planted a tree or took care of a planet.

47. You’re the author of a science textbook. Write a non-fiction article describing the characteristics of the earth. Include appropriate non-fiction text features.

48. If Earth could talk to humans about how we treat it, what would it say?

49. Write a few causes and effects of a polluted environment in connection with unhealthy citizens.

50. Create a story about a house plant that can talk.

51. Create a story that centers around these words: garden, vegetables, pollution, community

52. Tell about some ways that your school wastes too much food or materials. How can the issue be resolved?

53. You’re at breakfast reading an article when you see the headline, “Recycling – Don’t Even Bother!”. Draft a response to the editor of the article, stating why you disagree with his/her stance.

54. Do research on organic food. Then tell the pros and cons of eating organic food.

55. Would you rather use paper or plastic bags when grocery shopping? Explain.

56. Write a persuasive essay explaining ways to conserve energy.

57. Describe the pros and cons of owning a car.

58. Write a letter to the mayor informing him of the harmful effects of fireworks to the earth.

59. Write about alternative transportation methods that wouldn’t pollute the earth as much.

60. Describe the meaning and traditions of Earth Day to someone who lives on another planet.

61. Draft two climate change writing prompts related to issues that you would like your classmates to discuss or research more.

Final Thoughts: Earth Day Writing Prompts

Now you have a ready-supply of Earth Day writing prompts to use for a variety of writing activities.

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