Writing is a great way to boost literacy in the classroom, and daily writing is even better. We’ve created this free May writing prompt calendar to help your students develop a daily writing habit. If you are currently doing remote or hybrid learning, you can send this writing prompt calendar to families or add it to your Google classroom so kids can write at home.
This variety of both fiction and non-fiction writing prompts will help your students reflect on springtime, Mother’s Day, and their own growth this school year.
If you have a writing journal that you already use with your students, we’ve also included a plain-text list of our May writing prompt calendar below.
- My favorite thing about my teacher is ________ because ________?
- If you could travel to a place far, far away in space, what do you think you would find there?
- Think about a time when you had to wait for something? How did you feel?
- Today is Nurses Day! Write a thank-you note to a nurse for all the hard work they do to keep their patients healthy!
- What do you think makes Mothers so special?
- Do you like music or movies better? Why?
- What makes someone a good friend?
- How can you help protect the planet?
- A baby animal comes to visit you and you discover it has a special, magical power. How would you take care of it?
- Write a poem about a color. Include objects, places, or feelings that remind you of that color.
- Think of a delicious dessert that you would like to create. Describe what your dessert is made of. How does your desert look, taste, smell?
- What is your favorite thing to learn about? Write four interesting facts about that topic.
- When it’s time for bed, my family ________.
- Think of a new type of “hand-shake” or special greeting. Write some instructions to teach it to a friend.
- Write out the words to a favorite song. It can be a pop song, silly song, camp song, or even a nursery rhyme. Next, rewrite the words to create a new rhyming song!
- What are three things you learned this year?
- Invent a Monster. Describe what it looks like, where it lives and what it eats.
- How do you know your family loves you?
- If you were going to go on a picnic, where would you like to go and why? What would you want to eat?
- Who is your hero? Why?