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81 Jolly Christmas Writing Prompts (Free)

Fun, Spiriting and Jolly Elementary Christmas Writing Prompts for the Holidays— Jazz up your student’s writing with this list of 81 Christmas-themed writing and journal prompts. They are sure to put your students in a festive mood.

Christmas Writing Prompts for Elementary Students

Yes, We Have Christmas Writing Prompts for You

With these wonderful Christmas Writing Prompts and. journaling ideas, your student’s journals will be filled with thoughts of trees, caroling, and the slushy feeling of getting snow in their boots.

The journal prompts and writing ideas listed below range from the imaginative ideas of Santa Claus and his reindeer to the nostalgic reflections on their own family traditions.

There is no doubt that the creative connections your kids make by using these fun ideas will be just jolly. Take a look now and enjoy!

81 Christmas Writing Prompts and Journaling Ideas for 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th Graders

  1. Taking a ride in Santa’s sleigh
  2. Baking cookies with Mrs. Claus
  3. Building toys with the elves
  4. The best snowman I ever built
  5. My family’s Christmas traditions
  6. Waking up on Christmas morning feels like…
  7. What I want for Christmas this year
  8. What does your Christmas tree look like?
  9. Does your family put presents under the tree throughout December or on Christmas Eve?
  10. My favorite Christmas song
  11. Write a story about the other reindeer besides Rudolph
  12. What do you like to get in your stocking?
  13. Would you rather go sledding or skiing?
  14. Describe the taste of candy canes
  15. My favorite part of Christmas
  16. Does your family leave milk and cookies for Santa?
  17. When it snows on Christmas
  18. Do you put an angel or a star on your tree?
  19. The gifts I’m most excited to give this year
  20. Where does your family celebrate Christmas?
  21. My favorite Christmas goodies to bake
  22. Is it more fun to give or receive gifts?
  23. Hearing jingle bells on your rooftop
  24. Have you ever had a Secret Santa?
  25. Your favorite Christmas ornament
  26. The gingerbread man who came to life
  27. What if there was an abominable snowman?
  28. The best snowball fight ever
  29. Where could you and Frosty the Snowman go?
  30. What family traditions will you keep for your family when you get older?
  31. Would you rather be an elf or a reindeer?
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  32. The things I learned from “A Christmas Carol”
  33. Do your pets get presents on Christmas?
  34. Your favorite store to shop at for Christmas gifts
  35. Why people are like snowflakes
  36. Write your own version of “The Night Before Christmas”
  37. How does Santa get into houses without chimneys?
  38. The funniest Christmas joke I ever heard
  39. Does your family ever go caroling?
  40. Describe the feeling of snow inside your boots
  41. When does your family give each other presents?
  42. My favorite thing about winter
  43. Five things I could do to help someone less fortunate on Christmas
  44. Do you have any friends that celebrate Hanukkah or Kwanzaa?
  45. The best Christmas movie ever
  46. Living on Candy Cane Lane
  47. Would you rather be a polar bear or a penguin living in the North Pole?
  48. My first memory of sitting on Santa’s lap
  49. Who wakes up first in your house on Christmas?
  50. Would you rather be in a Christmas play or a Christmas concert?
  51. How many people do you buy presents for on Christmas?
  52. Fun Christmas crafts to make
  53. How does your family decorate your house for Christmas?
  54. The best thing to do on Christmas day
  55. Have you been naughty or nice this year?
  56. Would you like to have extra snow days if it meant you had more days at the end of the year?
  57. What would happen if Santa got sick on Christmas?
  58. If you were a Christmas tree, how would you want to be decorated?
  59. Do you dream of having a white Christmas?
  60. The best Christmas present I ever received
  61. How would you help the Grinch if you were a Who in Who-ville?
  62. What would Jack Frost do if he lived in Hawaii?
  63. Does snow falling have a sound?
  64. What if Rudolph had a green nose? Or, would it light up to be green and red?
  65. The best Christmas light display
  66. The best time to listen to Christmas music
  67. How tall do you think elves are?
  68. Your favorite Christmas or holiday special
  69. If I could give a Christmas gift to the world, it would be…
  70. What do you do on Christmas vacation?
  71. The best way to decorate a gingerbread house
  72. My favorite Christmas memory
  73. Describe the taste of hot chocolate
  74. What kind of technology should Santa use in his sleigh?
  75. Who wraps the presents in your house?
  76. Christmas is (or isn’t) my favorite holiday because…
  77. Write about your favorite winter coat, scarf, or boots
  78. How long does your family leave their Christmas decorations up?
  79. What do you like to do on snow days?
  80. Have you ever looked for the place where your parents hide Christmas presents?
  81. Finding a big surprise under the tree

I hope you enjoyed this list of fun Christmas writing prompts! It’s a spirited and fun list of elementary journal writing ideas, to be sure.

A Few Words on Christmas Writing with Kids

You know that…

Elementary writing skills can be enriched through a journal-keeping practice. Journals are a wonderful tool for students to explore the creative recesses of their minds and work out their thoughts and get them down on paper.

Students who journal are likely to express their ideas in more innovative ways and to develop better writing skills in all areas of their education. The key is to keep journaling a bit more free and creative than “formal” elementary writing (i.e. for the child’s language arts class).

That’s why…

The holiday season and month of December are the perfect time to mix up elementary writing practices with some Christmas-themed writing ideas and Christmas Writing Prompts. Of course, these creative writing ideas could also be used for Middle school (old older) students.

76 More FREE Holiday Writing Prompts & Resources for Inspiration

I hope you found this list of Christmas writing prompts ideas inspiring and have fun using them with your writers. Merry Christmas to all!

Until next time, Happy Holidays and write on!

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Christmas Writing Ideas for Elementary Students

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4 thoughts on “81 Jolly Christmas Writing Prompts (Free)”

  1. A contradictory thought — for sure — that contains the potential to stimulate a child’s imagination beyond that of most adults 😀

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