"Wishful Thinking" is an interesting and fun writing prompt for December. Completed projects make an adorable bulletin board. Students finish the writing prompt: "If money were no problem and I could have 5 super-fabulous gifts for Christmas, I'd like..."
This is a Dear Santa letter with a twist. Instead of students writing a letter to Santa of the things they'd like for Christmas, they think of someone they think should get an extra special gift from Santa, and write a persuasive letter on their behalf.
Making a class book, was one of my 1st graders favorite writing activities. These booklets were also a much sought-after option during quiet reading time. Here's the scenario for this fun December writing prompt: Santa's reindeer are sick! Who will pull his sleigh on Christmas Eve?
Now You're Talkin' is an interesting and fun way to help your students practice writing. It's especially beneficial if you're working on the proper use of quotation marks. There are 5 different writing prompts to choose from.
"Stuff It!" is an interesting and fun way for students to practice writing. I've included several options, with two different stocking patterns so you could actually do both of them, or give students a choice.
A Sweet Tweet For Santa, is an interesting and fun way for students to practice writing. Students color, cut and glue the bird to the top of their writing prompt paper, then each day (for 10 days) they jot down (tweet) something sweet that they've done, that Santa might be interested in knowing.
Venn diagrams are a quick, easy and interesting way to introduce and practice comparison and contrast writing. I designed Venn Friends, as an especially fun way to do that. These are also a great way for you and your students to get to know each other better.
This adorable 3D turkey is an interesting and fun way to have students write about what they are thankful for. Children write 6 of those things on a colored strip of paper, then staple it into a feather "loop" that they glue to the back of their turkey.
After reading several stories about the first Thanksgiving, have a discussion with your students about the kinds of meals that they enjoy for their Thanksgiving feast. How are they similar? How are they different? Do most of them have a traditional or non traditional Thanksgiving?
Are your students working on transitions and "how to" "directional" writing? How to make a pumpkin pie is a quick, easy and fun activity to help them practice.