61 Awesome July Writing Prompts (w/Printable Calendar)

Recognize the events, celebrations, precious moments, milestones, and holidays associated with the seventh month of the year using these fun July writing prompts for students.

Even though this time of the year is usually a period of relaxation and vacations, students may want to keep their writing skills sharp plus their minds stimulated.

These July writing prompts will serve those purposes well.

Even reluctant writers will move their pens to these fun writing prompts for the month of July.

July Writing Prompts

1. Create a bumper sticker that celebrates the month of July.

2. Would you rather pop fireworks at home or go to a fireworks show? Why?

3. Write a letter to the local community urging residents to stay hydrated during the summer months.

4. Tell about a time when you saw a fireworks show on the 4th of July. 

5. How could you motivate a sibling or friend to put forth his/her best effort in learning something new?

6. What are the absolute best things about the month of July?

7. Do you believe a person who wronged you deserves forgiveness? Why or why not?

8. Describe your favorite video game. 

9. On a hot July day, what are some activities that families can do to stay cool plus entertained?

10. While walking in a toy store, a teddy bear waves at you. Write about what happens next.

11. Write a poem about the month of July. 

12. Brainstorm a social media hashtag for July. What ideas, events, movements, and/or celebrations does it represent and why?

13. Share a memory of playing in a swimming pool. 

14. In your opinion, what are the benefits of responding to July writing prompts?

15. Summarize a summer reading book you’ve been reading. 

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16. Write about a time when your family barbecued together. 

17. Which emoji represents how you feel today, and why?

18. Describe a beach scene on the weekend in July. 

19. Write a letter to a friend, telling him what you’ve been up to during the summer. Then ask about his or her break. 

20. Draft a story about a hot dog-eating contest. 

21. Describe the consequences of eating too much junk food. 

22. Compare and contrast a bed vs. a hammock. 

23. How is a cowboy’s life different from yours? Provide specific examples. 

24. Write about an experience flying on an airplane. 

25. Would you rather travel by car or by plane? Explain your choice. 

26. Share a fun summer memory that involves an animal. 

27. Draft a letter to your principal, persuading her to extend summer vacation. 

28. If you could build a waterpark, what would be your most popular attraction? Describe it. 

29. Plan a summer picnic in the park. What foods will you have, and what games will you play? Who is with you? 

30. Provide examples and non-examples of being a good friend/bad friend. 

31. Using the 5 senses, give the characteristics of a watermelon. 

32. Write about a vacation that started well but ended badly. 

33. Compose an acrostic poem using the word patriotic.

34. Describe your favorite 4th of July activities.

35. Share a memory of a family reunion. Who did you see, what activities did you all do, and where was the event located?

36. Create a fun story about a group of neighborhood friends who like to run and bike through water sprinklers.

37. Write a diary entry from the perspective of an ant at a picnic.

38. If there was no postal service, how else could people send or receive letters and packages?

39. Share a memory about when you forgot something very important. 

40. Write a story about a scarecrow that comes to life. 

41. Why, in your opinion, is it important for students to love themselves?

42. Create a game that involves water balloons or a water hose.

43. Recall a memory of playing outside so late that the street lights came on.

44. Make a recipe for a summer salad that keeps people cool and healthy.

45. Describe hobbies that are best done during the month of July.

46. Compose a limerick about July.

47. Do you think back-to-school commercials should be airing in July? Why or why not?

48. Write a series of growth mindset affirmations.

49. Create a tall tale about a mysterious monster who lives in the sea.

50. Why is it beneficial to sweat? Explain.

51. Write a love letter to your hair. Share how much you appreciate it.

52. Reflect on your favorite July memory. Describe the sights, sounds, and emotions that made it special. What made that particular moment or experience stand out from others?

53. Imagine you have the power to control the weather for a day in July. What changes would you make? How would you use this power to create the perfect summer day?

54. Write a story about a unique, fictional celebration that takes place in your neighborhood during July. Describe the traditions, food, and activities that make it extraordinary.

55. Write a poem about a scorching summer day. Describe how people cope with the heat.

56. Write a short story about a thrilling summer expedition, whether it’s hiking through a dense forest, exploring an unknown beach, or embarking on a camping trip with friends.

57. Imagine you discover a hidden fireworks factory. Describe your adventure through this enchanting place and the magical fireworks you encounter.

58. Write a letter to your future self, envisioning where you will be in July five years from now. What goals do you hope to achieve? How do you imagine your life will have changed?

59. Write a descriptive piece about lying under the stars on a warm summer night.

60. Write a story from the perspective of a flower in a garden, describing its journey from a tiny seed to full bloom and the interactions it has with other plants, insects, and humans.

61. Write an essay discussing what freedom means to you and how you can embrace it in your own life.

Final Thoughts

July is a month brimming with inspiration for student writers.

Whether it’s the warm sunshine or the adventures of summer, there are endless possibilities to explore through writing.

By engaging with these writing prompts about the month of July, students have the chance to sharpen their skills, discover new perspectives, and unlock their creative potential.

So keep students’ writing skills fresh during the vacation months by utilizing these high-interest writing prompts for July.

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