33 Wonderful May Writing Prompts (w/ Printable Calendar)

Celebrate the themes, events, ideas, people, and traditions connected with the fifth month of the year using these wonderful May writing prompts for kids and students.

Not only do these May journal prompts eliminate writer’s block, they sharpen writing skills, increase a love for writing, spark the imagination, deepen knowledge, and provide students an opportunity to reflect upon personal experiences.

Whether you teach 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, or 5th graders, you’re sure to find a May writing prompt here to serve your needs.

These delightful May writing prompts can even be modified to fit the needs of kindergarten students.

So why not pencil into your lesson plan book a few of these marvelous May writing prompts?

Related: Memorial Day writing prompts, Mother’s Day writing prompts

Free May Writing Prompts

1. What does loyalty mean to you?

2. Describe the pros and cons of having siblings. 

3. Write about any significant goals you accomplished this school year. 

4. Share the benefits of riding a bike. 

5. Plan a Cinco de Mayo celebration. What activities will you have, which types of food, where will it be, and who is invited?

6. Write about a usual day in the life of a teacher’s coffee mug. 

7. Tell the importance of staying physically fit. 

8. In your opinion, what are the best things about the month of May?

9. Come up with a social media hashtag for the month of May. What events, ideas, symbols, and celebrations will be associated with your hashtag and why?

10. If you had the choice, how would you redesign your bedroom?

11. Write a letter to the school nurse, thanking her for her service. 

12. Compose a poem about the month of May. 

13. Create a fun brain break that your teacher may want to use between lessons. 

14. Write a Mother’s Day letter to your mom (or other female relative) sharing how much you love and appreciate her. 

15. Draft a story that includes these words: May, flower, shower, bloom, insects

16. How can residents show respect to trees and other plants?

17. Describe the consequences of not being organized. 

18. Share a memorable experience you had visiting a relative or a relative visiting you. 

19. Convince your family that planting a garden is a good idea. 

20. Using your senses, describe a strawberry. 

21. Pretend that you are the principal. Make a broadcast of the school’s weekly announcements. 

22. If you could learn to play an instrument, which would it be and why?

23. Write a story about a sea turtle that befriends a pirate. 

24. Imagine that you are King or Queen of a country. What rules would you put into place so that there is always peace?

25. Do you prefer to bring lunch from home or to eat in the cafeteria? Explain your choice. 

26. Compose a poem about May flowers. 

27. Share your favorite school event from this school year. 

28. Describe a hamburger using all five senses. 

29. In what ways can citizens show honor and respect to veterans?

30. Explain how to care for a plant. 

31. Write a letter to the students in the grade level below you, informing them of what to expect next school year. 

32. What are the benefits of responding to May writing prompts?

33. Summarize how to use study skills to improve academic performance.

34. Tell what you are most looking forward to doing during summer break.

May Writing Prompts Calendar

You’re all set to use these amazing May writing prompts as writing activities during writer’s workshop.

If you would like a PDF of these prompts, download May writing prompts calendar printable.

If you liked these writing prompts about the month of May, you may also likedaily writing prompts for each month.