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30 Awesome April Writing Prompts + 40 Journal Topics

See and use these awesome April Writing prompts and our new lists of April Journal Prompts for Elementary and Middle School students. Yes! Spring is in full force during the month of April, and…

Awesome April Writing Prompts

That antsy feeling is starting to set in for students — you know the powerful feelings that arise when kids are ready to run outside and play?!

Wonderfully…

This is the perfect moment to harness and hone in on your students’ creativity and energy. One great way to do so is to encourage learners to write about April, spring, and other writing and journaling topics of interest to them. And we have some great ones for you and your writers. Oh yeah!

Now…

At this point in the school year, your students have developed a solid foundation for writing, and they are able to build upon and further expand their knowledge and skills.

Which is why…

Our three awesome lists of April writing prompts are so useful.

You see, these April Journal prompts and writing ideas will guide your students through their next writing and/or journaling exercise and give them the gentle push they need to take their writing to the next level.

So get to it and take a look at these awesome April writing prompts and journaling ideas. Above all, enjoy!

30 April Writing Prompts for Students in Grades K-8

Get inspired by this excellent list of April writing prompts for students.

  1. The month kicks off with April Fool’s Day on April 1. Write a short story about a character
    whose joke went completely wrong on April Fools.
  2. The second day of April is International Children’s Book Day. Write a journal entry about
    your favorite children’s book. Why did you love this book so much? How has it impacted
    your life?
  3. In honor of Children’s Book Day, write down your own idea for a children’s book. Then,
    bring that book to life with your own words and pictures.
  4. By the fourth day of April, it’s time to celebrate National School Librarian Day. Who is
    your school librarian? Write about that person and all of the ways they contribute to your
    school.
  5. April can be a dreary month, hence the phrase “April showers bring May flowers”. Write
    a descriptive paragraph about your favorite rainy day activity.
  6. Think about the grade that you are in currently and what you have learned this year.
    Write down three things that you have really enjoyed about the current school year.
  7. April is National Poetry Month. Research a wellknown poet and describe your favorite
    poem that they wrote. What impact did this poem have on you?
  8. In honor of National Poetry Month, write your own poem.
  9. National Sibling Day takes place on April 10. Do you have siblings? Describe your
    relationships with them. If you don’t have siblings, write about what you would like about
    having siblings, and what you would not like.
  10. Kindergarten graduation is fast approaching. Write a story based on your own memory of
    kindergarten.
  11. Consider a writing topic about plants. April is the time when many seeds are planted.
    Write about your own adventures with gardening.
  12. Write a short story where the main characters are school librarians.
  13. Get those creative juices pumping by taking your writing journals outside. Write for five
    minutes straight about everything you see, hear, feel, and smell on this spring day.
  14. Describe your favorite park and explain why you love that park the most.
  15. Earth Day is April 22. Write a persuasive journal entry convincing your best friend to
    start recycling.
    April Writing Ideas and Journal Topics
  16. List five ways that you can celebrate Earth Day as a school community, then share them
    with your teacher.
  17. Many people start their spring cleaning during the month of April. Write a persuasive
    essay convincing your parents that you should not have to do any spring cleaning chores.
  18. Have you ever imagined what it might be like to be homeschooled? Write about the
    differences between your school day and what you think the school day might be like for
    a homeschooler.
  19. What does a perfect spring day look like to you? Describe it in detail.
  20. In your next writer’s workshop, write a character profile for a baseball player whose
    season is about to start in April.
  21. What do you think is the most important thing you learned in first grade? Why does that
    lesson stick out to you?
  22. Journals are an awesome activity for morning work. Have your students get their creative
    groove on by listening to classical music and writing down their feelings at that
    moment.
  23. April is a beautiful month to get out and have fun. Write a descriptive paragraph outlining
    how you feel when you are outdoors and enjoying your favorite activity.
  24. Now is a great time to start a school blog! Write down your ideas for what you think your
    school blog should be about, then craft a sample blog post for it.
  25. What is your favorite flower? Describe how this flower looks and smells. Why does this
    flower hold special meaning for you?
  26. Write a haiku poem about taking care of the earth.
  27. As part of your daily writing practice, write a journal entry detailing why it’s important to
    practice your favorite sport, activity, or instrument.
  28. Write a paragraph describing how the sunshine feels on that first warm day in April.
  29. At the end of the month, think about what you did throughout all of April. What was your
    best day in April? What was your worst day? How can you make next month even better?
  30. Use Google Slides to create a digital journal entry about your pet. Include photographs,
    and be sure to provide plenty of details about your pet’s appearance and personality. You
    also should describe what you need to do to take care of your pet. If you don’t have a pet,
    write about a pet that you wish you had.

What a great list of April writing ideas.

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190 More Spring Writing Resources

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20 BONUS April Journal Prompts for Elementary School Students

If you’re looking for daily writing prompts to spark creativity in your Elementary student, you’re in luck!

You see…

Below, you’ll find some fun prompt ideas, especially for elementary students. These ideas will help and inspire them to write and reflect during the month of April. So…

Have your learners grab a pen and notebook and get started writing today. You’ll be glad you did.

  1. Write a letter to Mother Earth expressing your appreciation for her.
  2. Share a memorable prank you played or experienced on April Fool’s Day.
  3. Describe your favorite Easter tradition or memory.
  4. If you could buy anything right now, what would it be and why?
  5. You step into the world of your favorite book. Use your imagination to explore what happens there and then write about it.
  6. Describe your dream zoo exhibit. What animals would it feature and how would they be cared for by you?
  7. Write a letter to a friend inviting them to a spring picnic. Include what food you would bring.
  8. If you could have any superpower related to spring, what would it be and why?
  9. Reflect on what you did on a specific day this year (i.e. New Year’s or say April 7th). Was it a special day and why? Write in vivid detail about the day.
  10. Describe your typical Monday routine. How do you feel about Mondays? Does springtime change your attitude about Monday?
  11. Imagine you could design your dream classroom. What would it look like and why?
  12. Write a story about a magical pen that brings whatever you draw to life.
  13. List three things you want to accomplish this year and explain why.
  14. Imagine being a raindrop. What do you see? Journal about it.
  15. Draw a picture of your favorite spring flower and write a story about it.
  16. Imagine you found a magical garden hidden in your backyard. Describe what it looks like and what you find there.
  17. Describe your dream April vacation destination. Where would you go and what activities would you do there?
  18. Write a short play about April showers arguing with May flowers about who is more important.
  19. If you could swap places with any cartoon character for a day in April, who would it be and what adventures would you have?
  20. Write a letter to the Easter Bunny, asking for a special Easter egg filled with your wildest dreams.

Sweet!

Keep scrolling because here you’ll find…

20 MORE BONUS April Journal Prompts for Middle School Students

This list of April writing prompts was written with middle schoolers in mind. What fun!

  1. How can you make a positive impact on the environment this Earth Day?
  2. Imagine a field full of May flowers. Describe the colors, scents, and feelings it evokes in a poem.
  3. Create a new, harmless April Fool’s joke and describe how you would execute it.
  4. Reflect on your favorite thing about the month of April and why it brings you joy.
  5. If you could create your own Easter egg design, what would it look like? Why did you choose this design?
  6. Write a haiku about the beauty of April showers.
  7. Describe your ideal April-themed outfit, including colors, patterns, and accessories.
  8. How do you feel about the importance placed on grades in school?
  9. What’s something you miss about being in kindergarten?
  10. If you could trade places with a character from your favorite book for a day, who would it be? Why?
  11. This International Children’s Book Day (April 2nd this year) write a short story inspired by your favorite children’s book.
  12. Reflect on the highlights of last month. What were your favorite moments? Is there anything you wish you had done differently last month?
  13. Is there ever a perfect time for anything? Why or why not?
  14. What does self-discovery mean to you?
  15. If you could create a new holiday in April, what would it be called and how would you celebrate it?
  16. Write a short story about a mischievous April Fool’s prank gone wrong (or right!).
  17. If you could create a time capsule to be opened in April 2050, what items would you include to represent life from this year?
  18. Write a letter to the sun, thanking it for bringing warmth and light to the world during April.
  19. Suppose you get a superpower that allows you to grow anything you wish for this April, what would you plant and why?
  20. Describe a magical April library where books come to life. Which book characters would you want to meet?

And that’s the end of our final list of April journal prompts. I hope you enjoyed these three lists of April writing prompts and journaling topics.

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A Few Final Thoughts

These April writing prompts will, no doubt, add some fun and whimsy to your students’ April journaling adventures while giving them a chance to reflect.

Plus…

These awesome April writing prompts can help you create thematic writing assignments that align with the current season while still giving your students plenty of opportunities to be creative.

Yeppers…

It’s the perfect time of year to take their creative writing skills to the next level.

But…

Remember, journaling is all about expressing oneself and experimenting with one’s writing style. So encourage your writers to let your thoughts wander and to embrace the joy of storytelling and self-reflection.

Ok, that’s all for today. Until next time, happy writing!

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