55 Great Rainy Day Writing Prompts

Have fun integrating science and writing using these rainy day writing prompts.

These prompts jump-start students’ thinking processes so that they can produce content faster.

What’s more, these rainy day writing prompts promote critical thinking, stretch creativity, and improve writing skills.

Whether you’re teaching a unit on weather or just want to add variety to your collection of writing activities, try a handful of these rainy way writing prompts with students this week during writer’s workshop or science block.

Rainy Day Writing Prompts

1. What things do you like to do on a rainy day?

2. Why do you think people complain about rainy days?

3. What are the best things about a rainy day?

4. Compose a poem about a rainy day.

5. Share the benefits of rainwater to plants.

6. Design the perfect rain jacket. Describe how it looks.

7. Describe your favorite place to be when it’s raining outside.

8. Write a story about a picnic ruined by a rainy day.

9. Why do people sometimes consider humidity a bad thing?

10. Compare and contrast a drizzle to a mist.

11. What are the effects of a downpour?

12. Tell what your city looks and feels like on a rainy day.

13. Describe the sound of rain.

14. Define a drought.

15. Draft a how-to manual that tells how to prepare for a hurricane.

16. Write a story that takes place during heavy rain.

17. Explain the process of making rainwater safe to drink.

18. What causes a rainbow?

19. Share five to ten facts about morning dew.

20. Would you rather drink rainwater or eat snowballs? Why?

21. Write a diary entry from the perspective of a raindrop falling from the sky.

22. Tell about your favorite indoor recess games and activities.

23. Share a memory of someone being splashed by rainwater from a car.

24. Explain the benefits of rain on the Earth.

25. Make a top 20 list of fun things to do on a rainy day.

26. Write a story where the problem is an approaching tornado.

27. How can you predict that it’s going to rain?

28. Describe wetness without directly stating any form of the word wet.

29. Draft a story that takes place in a rainforest.

30. Write a poem about singing in the rain.

31. Share the pros and cons of being at school on a rainy day.

32. Explain how water can be used to create energy.

33. Share a memory of jumping in a puddle.

34. In what ways can rain ruin buildings?

35. How is flooding helpful and harmful?

36. Compare and contrast fog and clouds.

37. Describe the water cycle.

38. Write a story about a magic pair of rain boots.

39. Explain how certain animals respond to rain.

40. Compose a haiku about thunder and lightning.

41. What are the best rainy day activities? Describe them.

42. Write a story that uses these words: relax, dark, calm, waterfall, sound

43. Describe a scene in nature that receives plenty of water.

44. Using all five senses, describe rain.

45. What does it mean if someone is “chilling” on a rainy day?

46. Describe a type of shelter in the woods that would keep people dry from the rain.

47. What’s the difference between a tsunami and an earthquake?

48. From the perspective of a plant, write a love letter to the rain.

49. Tell all the different uses for an umbrella.

50. What causes lightning?

51. Write a newspaper article that gives tips on how to drive safely in the rain.

52. Write a fictional recipe for a unique drink called rain juice. Tell the ingredients, measurements, and directions for making it.

53. How is responding to rainy Day writing prompts helpful?

54. Compare and contrast raindrops to teardrops.

55. Retell an unpleasant memory that deals with rain. 

56. Describe a rainy day.

Final Thoughts: Writing Prompts for Rainy Days

Now you have a great collection of rainy day writing prompts to use for various writing activities.

In addition to using these prompts during rainy days, try some of these fun rainy day activities with students.