Holiday Writing Activities

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82 Prompts
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Holiday Writing Activities.

Be the life of the party with 82 holiday writing activities.

• 82 Prompts on 29 Worksheets.

• Includes 5 editing prompts.

• Download zipped in PDF & editable Word.

With adult guidance, the prompts support at least 20 Common Core Writing standards for each grade 3-7. Click links for full previews:

with the following details...

A) Halloween Writing - 10 Printable Prompts

Dialogue

• Peter Peter's Pumpkin Shop.

• County fair pumpkin carver.

Suspense

• Staying overnight in a haunted house.

• Choose your own topic sentence.

Expository

• Halloween history.

• Why do we have traditions?

Humor

• You win a haunted house!

• Haunted house housekeeping.

• Grandma Trudy makes a house haunted.

Editing

• Spooky house challenge.

B) Veterans & Memorial Day - 32 Writing Prompts

Dialogue

• Veterans' Parade lead car.

• Announcing the Veterans' Parade.

• Unicycle parade clown.

Expository

• VA hospitals.

• Daughters of the American Revolution.

• The American Legion.

• Disabled American Veterans.

Humor

• First grade patriotic musical.

• Woofy, the town dog, contributes to Veterans Day.

Respect

• Showing the flag.

• Flag folding.

• Memorial flags.

• Saluting the flag.

• Burning ceremony.

Historical - WWII

• Dorie Miller.

• Torpedo Sqaudron 8.

• D-Day at Omaha Beach.

• Enola Gay.

Historical - Sacrifice WWII

• Battle of the Bulge.

• Bataan Death March.

• D-Day cemetery.

• Meaning of Veterans Day.

Realism

• Dr. Joseph Warren.

• Remembering Dr. Warren.

• The Minutemen.

• Molly Pitcher.

Reporting

• Tomb of the Unknowns.

• The Liberty Memorial.

• WWII Memorial.

• Korean War Memorial.

• Vietnam War Memorial.

Editing

• Rosie the Riveter.

C) Christmas Writing

Dialogue

• Pictures with Santa.

• Mrs. Claus saleswoman.

Suspense

• Santa oversleeps.

• Choose a topic.

• Santa's dry cleaner has both good and bad news.

Expository

• Christmas customs.

• Wish list vs. gratefulness.

Humor

• Beach Santa.

• Gift return hotline.

• Living in a gingerbread house.

Editing

• Winter solstice.

D) Valentine's Day - 17 Writing Prompts

Dialogue

• Cupid Nick is on the scene.

• Sybille's passion for pink.

• Mr. Adams buys Valentine's chocolate at the gas station.

Expository

• Valentine's Day history & transformation.

• Grocery store Valentines.

• Chocolate sales.

Humor

• Valentines high heels.

• Uncle Al likes his job.

• Grandmas Hilda & Myrtle have a plan.

• Pin the tail on a real donkey.

Abstract

• Valentine's Day art contest.

• The latest gift rave.

• Choose a topic.

• What if there was no Valentine's Day?

• Is friendship a universal human trait?

• Should Valentine's Day be moved to another month?

Editing

• Valentine's Day 1886.

E) Easter Writing - 12 Printable Prompts

Dialogue

• Max and Chicky's mismatched lifestyles.

• Just another day at the Peep Factory.

Suspense

• Easter dinner lottery clean-up.

• Faberge eggs.

• Maria's Easter bunny suit arrives.

Expository

• Easter Island scientific study.

• Living on an island.

Humor

• Rocko sings the classics.

• Egg salad for every meal.

• Ms. Kate decorates everything.

• Awful smell and a missing Easter egg.

Editing

• White House Easter Egg Roll.

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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Provide a conclusion that follows from the narrated experiences or events.
Use concrete words and phrases and sensory details to convey experiences and events precisely.
Use a variety of transitional words and phrases to manage the sequence of events.
Use dialogue and description to develop experiences and events or show the responses of characters to situations.
Orient the reader by establishing a situation and introducing a narrator and/or characters; organize an event sequence that unfolds naturally.

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