51 Terrific Monday Writing Prompts for Students

Start the week with these fun Monday writing prompts for students.

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.

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Monday Writing Prompts

1. Share some ways that students can get motivated on a Monday morning.

2. Explain how music helps one to relax. #MusicMonday

3. Brainstorm a few emojis with which you are familiar. Which one represents how you feel today? Name and describe it.

4. Design a bumper sticker to advertise Monday.

5. Write a persuasive letter asking the principal to shorten the school week from Monday to Thursday.

6. Write a few similes to describe Monday.

7. Compare what your classroom looks like on a Monday morning vs. a Monday afternoon.

8. Summarize a good non-fiction book you read recently.

9. Write a series of math word problems about mountains.

10. Share your best memory from this school year. #MondayMemories.

11. Write a grocery list for a cat. #MeowMonday

12. Pretend that you can drive. Where would you go and who would you like to see? Provide specific details.

13. Create a story that takes place in the middle of a Monday night.

14. In way ways can students beat the Monday blues?

15. 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?

16. Write a story from the point of view of a toy.

17. Compare and contrast Monday and Friday. Use specific details.

18. Describe what it would be like to work as a sailor on a big ship in the middle of the ocean.

19. What are the pros and cons to bringing your own lunch to school?

20. Provide examples and non-examples of being a good citizen.

21. Write a diary entry from the perspective of a lamp.

22. Pretend you are the teacher for a day. In detail, what activities will you do with students?

23. Describe a typical Monday morning in your house.

24. 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?

25. Write about a usual Monday at school.

Motivational Monday Writing Prompts

26. 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.

27. Compose a motivational poem about Monday.

28. Who or what motivates you to do your very best each day? Describe this person or thing. Why and how does the person or thing motivate you?

29. Which activities or lessons are you most looking forward to this week? Why?

30. Create a list of affirmations that would help someone your age push through any academic challenges.

31. Write a story that includes the following words: Monday, homework, motivation, mistake

32. If you had the chance to break a world record, what would it be and why?

33. Of all the class rewards that you can earn, which rewards really motivate you to do a good job? Explain.

34. Give detailed instructions for how to stay motivated even after receiving a less-than-positive report card comment.

35. Write an article for the school newspaper giving tips on how to survive a Monday.

36. 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.

37. The answer is “Monday”. Write five to ten different questions.

38. 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.

39. Write 10 words related to Monday. Now compose a poem including these terms.

40. Describe your class’ Monday schedule from the time you arrive to school until dismissal.

41. List all the words (2-letter, 3-letter, 4-letter, and 5-letter) that you can make using the letters from the word Monday. 

42. Monday Madness is a term that describes something chaotic. Write about a time when you experienced chaos.

43. M.O.N.D.A.Y – Create an acrostic poem using the word Monday.

44. Share the three best things about Monday. Provide specific details.  

45. Come up with a social media hashtag for Monday. What ideas, events, adventures, and activities will your hashtag be known for?

46. Draft a Top 1o List of your favorite Monday activities, in school and/or out.

47. In your opinion, can a student be successful in school with little motivation? Why or why not?

48. Your pencil suddenly begins to grow limbs and breakdance. What happens next?

49. Describe 4 things inside your desk – one thing you can see, one thing you can hear, one thing you can smell, and one thing you can touch.

50. Compose a silly story about taking a stuffed animal to the vet.

51. Summarize your favorite brain break activity.

Final Thoughts

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

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