33 Terrific Monday Writing Prompts for Students

Start the week with these fun and motivational Monday writing prompts.

These Monday writing prompts encourage students to stretch their creativity, grow their mindset, and show-off their blossoming writing skills.

So pencil into your lesson plans this week a few of these exciting Monday writing prompts.

Monday Writing Prompts for Students of All Ages

Even reluctant writers move their pens/pencils to these cool Monday writing prompts.

  • Brainstorm a few emojis with which you are familiar. Which one represents how you feel today? Name and describe it.
  • Describe a typical Monday morning in your house.
  • Pretend that you can drive. Where would you go and who would you like to see? Provide specific details.
  • Create a story that takes place in the middle of a Monday night.
  • Imagine that it’s Moving On Monday, and you only have a few weeks left in your current grade level. What are you nervous about and what are you most looking forward to in the next grade?
  • Write a story from the point of view of a toy.
  • Pretend you are the teacher for a day. In detail, what activities will you do with students?
  • Imagine that when you woke up this Monday morning, a genie was standing at your bedside. It says that it will grant you three wishes. What do you wish for and why?
  • Write about a usual Monday at school.
  • Describe what it would be like to work as a sailor on a big ship in the middle of the ocean.
  • Compare and contrast Monday and Friday. Use specific details.
  • Write a persuasive letter asking the principal to shorten the school week from Monday to Thursday. She’s tough to convince so give lots of clear, detailed reasons.

Motivational Monday Writing Prompts

  • Write a letter to a friend encouraging him or her to stay motivated in order to reach his/her S.M.A.R.T goals.
  • Compose a motivational poem about Monday.
  • Who or want motivates you to do your very best each day? Describe this person or thing. Why and how does the person or it motivate you?
  • Which activities or lessons are you most looking forward to this week? Why?
  • An affirmation is a motivational phrase repeated to oneself in order to build self-confidence. Create a list of affirmations that would help someone your age push through any academic challenges.
  • Write a story that includes the following words: Monday, homework, motivation, mistake
  • If you had the chance to break a world record, what would it be and why?
  • Of all the class rewards that you can earn, which rewards really motivate you to do a good job? Explain.
  • Write an article for the school newspaper giving tips on how to survive a Monday.

More Monday Writing Prompts to Start the Week

  • Imagine that you are the school’s chef. Create a Monday lunch menu that will have most of the students excited to eat in the cafeteria.
  • The answer is “Monday”. Write five to ten different questions.
  • Explain to someone who isn’t familiar with your school’s schedule which electives, “specials”, and/or extracurricular activities happen on a Monday in your school.
  • Write 10 words related to Monday. Now compose a poem including these terms.
  • Describe your class’ Monday schedule from the time you arrive to school until dismissal.
  • List all the words (2-letter, 3-letter, 4-letter, and 5-letter) that you can make using the letters from the word Monday. 
  • Monday Madness is a term that describes something chaotic. Write about a time when you experienced chaos.
  • M.O.N.D.A.Y – Create an acrostic poem using the word Monday.
  • In two to three paragraphs, share the three best things about Monday. Provide specific details.  
  • Come up with a social media hashtag for Monday. What ideas, events, adventures, activities will your hashtag be known for?
  • Draft a Top 1o List of your favorite Monday activities, in school and/or out.

Now you have a ready-supply of Monday writing prompts to use during writer’s workshop or as early finisher activities.

For support, teach students how to respond to these Monday writing prompts.

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