51 Delightful Winter Writing Prompts for Students

Celebrate snow, cold weather, Christmas, and all things winter-related using these delightful winter writing prompts for students.

Winter topics serve as a great motivator for student writers, as students generally have a lot of personal experiences that they’d like to share.

Whether it’s a holiday vacation, a fun outdoor winter activity, or a tradition performed with family, there are so many memories from which to pull.

That’s what makes writing prompts about winter a great addition to your collection of writing activities.

In addition to encouraging even reluctant writers to push their pens, these writing prompts about winter stretch the imagination, improve writing skills, and instill a love for writing.

Though winter may be cold, writer’s workshop doesn’t have to feel the same.

Include a few of these fun prompts in your lesson plans this week.

Winter Writing Prompts

The following prompts also serve as wonderful starters for winter short stories.

1. My favorite winter memory…

2. Describe the perfect winter day.

3. Provide examples and non-examples of winter outdoor games.

4. Setting: Glacier, Characters: Penguins, Polar Bears, Problem:?, Solution:?. Provide a problem and solution.

5. Let me tell you about the most incredible snow day ever…

6. There’s a blizzard brewing in the middle of summer. What will your family do to prep for this storm?

7. The best moment I have about winter break…

8. Write a letter persuading your family to go sledding with you.

9. Draft an encouraging letter to a young child who is nervous about learning how to ice skate.

10. While you and your best friend are making snow angels, one of them comes to life…

11. A winter fairy visits you one morning and zaps you into a snow globe for 24 hours…

12. Write a winter story that includes … a magical coat, ice skating, melting icicles, and sparking gloves.

13. Summarize a good winter-themed book you read or heard recently.

14. Describe a snowman.

15. Create a new sport for the Winter Olympics.

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16. Write a diary entry from the perspective of a winter storm.

17. Describe snow to someone who has never experienced it before.

18. Brainstorm a social media hashtag for winter. What ideas, events, adventures, and activities will your hashtag be known for?

19. You are in charge of designing a new winter wonderland theme park. Describe what attractions and entertainment your park will have.

20. Explain the steps for making hot chocolate.

21. Explain how to become the snowball fight champion.

22. You are a snow leopard. Describe a day in your life.

23. Compare and contrast living in an igloo versus living in a house.

24. What are the pros and cons of a school snow day?

25. Design a bumper sticker to advertise winter.

26. Compare and contrast winter and spring.

27. Would you rather go sledding or ice skating? Why?

28. Write about why some species of birds travel to warmer climates during the winter.

29. Give detailed instructions on how to build an amazing snowman.

30. Describe the key differences between sleet, snow, and ice.

31. The best activities to do in the winter…

32. List all the words (2-letter, 3-letter, 4-letter, and 5-letter) that you can make using the letters from the term winter. 

33. My winter break was fantastic because…

34. Compare and contrast this winter break vacation with another.

35. Describe what your city or town looks like on a typical winter day.

winter writing prompts

36. What is your favorite way to spend a snowy Saturday?

37. Write about the best winter break vacation you’ve ever experienced.

38. Describe what you did during the winter holiday break.

39. Write about a memorable time that you spent with a friend or relative during one winter break.

40. During the winter break, if you couldn’t access any electronic devices, how would your family pass the time?

41. Explain how to relax during the winter break.

42. During winter break, I love to…

43. Create a pie chart that represents what proportion of time you spent during winter break shopping, eating, playing, vacationing, watching tv, reading, etc. Label your chart.

44. Write a poem about winter.

45. Three goals I have for the new year…

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46. Write 5 facts and 5 opinions about snowflakes.

47. Write a story using these words: winter, ice-skating, coat, outdoors

48. The answer is “Christmas Day”. Write five different questions.

49. Describe a snowflake.

50. S.N.O.W.F.L.A.K.E – Create an acrostic poem using the word snowflake

51. Imagine that you are a snowflake. Describe a typical day in your life.

Download this winter writing paper to use with these winter writing prompts.

Final Thoughts

Now you have a varied collection of fun winter writing prompts to use for various writing activities.

Students will delight in sharing their winter experiences.