21 Amazing St. Patrick’s Day Writing Prompts [Free Template]

Here you will find a ready-supply of fun St. Patrick’s Day writing prompts your students will love.

Not only do these St. Patrick’s Day writing eliminate writer’s block, they allow students to express their thoughts, explore their creativity, improve their writing skills, and experiment with new vocabulary.

Celebrate this fun day with students and still get learning done!

Add a few of these exciting St. Patrick’s Day writing prompts to your March 17th classroom celebration schedule.

St. Patrick’s Day Writing Prompts for Students

Even reluctant writers will enjoy responding to these St. Patrick’s Day writing prompts.

Fun St. Patrick’s Day Writing Prompts

  • People often wear green on St. Patrick’s Day. Write a list of as many things that you can think of that are green. See how long of a list you can write!
  • In two to three paragraphs, write about the 3 best things about St. Patrick’s Day. Provide specific details. 
  • You are designing the cover of a St. Patrick’s Day magazine. Describe the cover using lots of details.
  • Come up with a social media hashtag for St. Patrick’s Day. What ideas, events, adventures, activities will your hashtag be known for?
  • The local diner is having a special menu with a St. Patrick’s Day theme. Describe what breakfast, lunch, dinner, beverage, and dessert items may be found on the menu.
  • A limerick is a short, funny poem. It includes five lines. The first line, second line, and fifth line rhyme with each other. The third line and fourth line rhyme. They also often start with the words, “There once was a…” Write a limerick about what you love most about St. Patrick’s Day.
  • What would you do if you found a four-leaf clover and became the luckiest person in the world for one day? Write about what you would do for your lucky day.
  • For your birthday, you have the honor of visiting a rainbow. Using your 5 senses plus the 5 Ws (Who?, What?, When?, Where?, and Why?) describe your experience. Be as imaginative and creative as you’d like. 
  • Draft a creative story about a flying leprechaun who goes around town granting wishes to well-behaved children.
  • St. Patrick removing all the snakes from Ireland is a popular myth. A myth is typically an untrue story about a historical event. Using your imagination, create a myth about St. Patrick’s Day.

Creative Journal Prompts

  • You’re planning a St. Patrick’s Day party for all of your friends. Using clear details, describe what kinds of food you’ll have at your party in addition to any games or activities you’ll organize.
  • Pretend that you can only eat green food and drink green drinks all day. What would you eat for breakfast, lunch, and dinner? Create your menu.
  • St. Patrick’s Day started in Ireland. Research and write a summary about the characteristics of Ireland.
  • Imagine that you receive gifts on St. Patrick’s Day. What gifts would you wish for? Write a wish-list to St. Patrick.
  • You are the head of the decorating committee for the St. Patrick’s Day parade. You need to explain to your classmates how to decorate the float so that you all can win first place again this year! Using clear details, list the steps that they must follow in order to decorate a winning float for the parade.
  •  Green is the color of St. Patrick’s Day. Writing at least 2 paragraphs, explain why you think people wear green and eat green food on St. Patrick’s Day.
  • A four-leaf clover is not the only thing that brings luck. Write about other items that you think bring good luck.
  • Create a story that includes the following words: Green, Leprechaun, Ireland, and St. Patrick’s Day.
  • Write at least two paragraphs explaining the reasons why you like or dislike St. Patrick’s Day.
  • What do Leprechauns do for the rest of the year? Write about the life of a Leprechaun after St. Patrick’s Day.  
  • Create two or three St. Patrick’s Day writing prompts you think your teacher might like.
  • As you’re responding to one of the St. Patrick’s Day writing prompts, your pencil comes to life! Write what happens next.
st. patrick's day writing prompts

Consider using these St. Patrick’s Day writing prompts for homework, as morning work, during writer’s workshop, and even as early finisher activities.

Now you and your students are ready to celebrate this special day using these delightful St. Patrick’s Day writing prompts.

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