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Christmas Writing Prompts ny Messy Learning Kids

Ho ho ho! It’s December, and that means one thing: Christmas! Go all out with your story writing and get creative with these festive writing suggestions.

Whether you’re looking to inspire creativity in your classroom or just want to keep the kids entertained during the holiday season and winter break. These Christmas journal prompts for kids are sure to spark some interesting stories!

From talking reindeer to magical snow globes, there’s something here for everyone – and best of all, no two stories have to be the same.

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45 Christmas Writing Prompts for Different Age Groups

Journal writing can be a great way to encourage kids of all ages to express themselves and explore their creativity. It’s a fun activity that allows them to explore new ideas and find unique ways to express themselves through writing.

Using a Christmas writing paper can turn journaling into an even more exciting and engaging experience, as it gives kids something to focus on and inspires their imaginations.

These prompts will help your kids get into the Christmas spirit and have some fun with their writing. So grab a pen and paper and get ready for some holiday creativity!

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5 Christmas Writing Prompts for Kindergarten

For smaller kids, it can be especially challenging to come up with creative ideas that are engaging and age-appropriate. That’s why we’ve rounded up five Christmas writing prompts that will help bring out the holiday spirit in your young children!

These prompts will encourage them to create short but meaningful pieces of writing at home or even in the classroom: you’ll find some Christmas questions for kids, they have to write some shorter Christmas sentences, and there are Christmas picture writing prompts too.

Encourage your young kindergartener to add a drawing and a short text, and watch as they come up with amazing ideas. Don’t forget to download the printable paper templates.

πŸŽ„ Christmas Wish List

πŸŽ„ My favorite things to do on Christmas

πŸŽ„ Letter to Santa Claus

πŸŽ„ What do Santa’s elves eat?

πŸŽ„ Santa stuck in my chimney – What now?

Download Christmas Writing Prompts for Kindergarten
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25 Festive Writing Ideas for Grade School

We’ve gathered a list of 25 writing prompt ideas sure to spark your kid’s imagination. These jolly holiday topics will get them into the spirit of the Christmas season.

So lean back with a cup of hot chocolate to explore our list of Christmas writing prompts to get the kids ready to practice their writing skills. 

πŸŽ„ Why do we celebrate Christmas?

πŸŽ„ Merry Christmas!- Create a written Christmas card for your best friend

πŸŽ„ The most magical gift I ever got

πŸŽ„ How would you decorate Santa’s house?

πŸŽ„ How many Christmas gifts should you receive?

πŸŽ„ How father Christmas spends his day off?

πŸŽ„ What if a snowman in my garden came to life?

πŸŽ„ What would Santa do if he lost his clothes on Christmas eve?

πŸŽ„ What form of holiday decorations do you enjoy?

πŸŽ„ Describe what it feels like when you bite into a candy cane. 

πŸŽ„ Write about your favorite Christmas story (movie or book).

πŸŽ„ What do elves do in their free time?

πŸŽ„ Why do we exchange gifts on Christmas?

πŸŽ„ Would you like to live in a gingerbread house? Why?

πŸŽ„ How would you change the Grinch’s mind about Christmas?

Download Festive Writing Printable Papers for Grade Schoolers and Middle Shoolers
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πŸŽ„ The Grinch who stole my homework – What would happen if the Grinch stole all of your homework on Christmas Eve? 

πŸŽ„ Kids or adults. Who has more fun at Christmastime?

πŸŽ„ What is the secret of an elf-crafted toy?

πŸŽ„ The power of that Christmas classic, jingle bells!

πŸŽ„ Write about the best Christmas present that you have ever received. 

πŸŽ„ Reason behind my favorite Christmas song

πŸŽ„ Write about the joyful feeling when you wake up on Christmas morning.

πŸŽ„ What is more important than Christmas presents?

πŸŽ„ Reveal your favorite thing about the holiday season.

πŸŽ„ Write a story about Christmas lights.

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15 Fun Christmas Writing Activities for Middle School

Coming up with Christmas titles ideas for middle schoolers can be tricky. So if your students are stuck for title ideas, try these festive Christmas opinion writing prompts on for size.

πŸŽ„ Favorite family holiday traditions.

πŸŽ„ Write a journal entry about Christmas.

πŸŽ„ What makes Christmas so special?

πŸŽ„ Christmas celebration 50 years ago. Make an interview with an elderly.

πŸŽ„ Apply for a job as an elf on the North pole.

πŸŽ„ Santa’s secret sleigh ride.

πŸŽ„ Prepare the perfect Christmas dinner meal: Plan a menu with ease!

πŸŽ„ What would happen if Santa Claus had an evil twin? 

πŸŽ„ Write a story (narrative) from the perspective of a Christmas tree.

πŸŽ„ Guide to the perfect Christmas day.

πŸŽ„ Recalling the magic of your earliest Christmas memory.

πŸŽ„ One Christmas gift to last a lifetime: ​What you should pick?

πŸŽ„ Capture the magic of Christmas morning in your house.

πŸŽ„ The best Christmas is not about the best gift but about making memories.

πŸŽ„ Write a short story about the one gift that united children across the world.

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If you’re looking for some festive fun, our Christmas related articles might just be what you need! 

Take a look at our article about Elf on the shelf experiments. We’ve also got some handy advice about gift giving this season – follow our 5 gift rules and make sure everyone is spoiled without breaking the bank. 

Happy Holidays from Messy Learning Kids. Have a wonderful time during Christmas with your family!

If you have enjoyed these Christmas writing ideas for kids, please leave a comment! 

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Eniko is a mother and wife, ex-teacher, and world traveler. Loves to be creative and admires spending quality time with her family. Enjoys outdoor activities-, and connecting to nature. She loves sharing her enthusiasm and inspiration. For more details check out Messy Learning Kids.

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