Third Grade Writing Prompts for Holidays

Bryan Cohen
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3rd, Homeschool
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The holidays are an exciting time for children in the classroom and the home. The rich history and fun celebrations of holidays make students excited both for parties and learning. The Writing Prompts for Holidays series is a collection of imaginative situations and questions related to 20 major holidays, including Christmas, Thanksgiving, Halloween, and more. Third Grade Writing Prompts for Holidays is a workbook that will help third grade students to start developing their creative writing skills.

Examples from the book:

4. While most people don't get a full-time job until after high school or college, many teenagers get part-time jobs to learn more about the working world. What do you think your first part-time job will be, what might you learn from it, and why?

48. What would your Thanksgiving dinner be like if all of your family members had to dress up in costumes? What costumes would your family members choose and why?

51. In some families, Christmas gifts are hidden throughout the
house like a game of Hide and Seek. Imagine if your family tried this tradition out. Where would the good hiding places be and in which rooms would you find certain gifts?

121. The world's shortest St. Patrick's Day parade is held in Hot
Springs, Arkansas, and is only 98 feet long. What is something you've experienced that was much shorter than the norm? In what way was it short and how did you feel about it?

Table of Contents:
1. Labor Day
2. Columbus Day
3. Halloween
4. Veterans Day
5. Thanksgiving
6. Christmas
7. New Year's Eve
8. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
9. Valentine's Day
10. Washington's Birthday (Presidents Day)
11. Purim
12. International Women's Day
13. St. Patrick's Day
14. Easter
15. Earth Day
16. Cinco de Mayo
17. Mother's Day
18. Memorial Day
19. Father's Day
20. Independence Day

Bryan Cohen, the author of 1,000 Creative Writing Prompts and 500 Writing Prompts for Kids, has compiled 200 of his best holiday prompts for third graders in this workbook. Use them for journals, assignments, poems, conversations, songs, and more!
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