Writing is a great way to boost literacy in the classroom, and daily writing is even better. We’ve created this free April 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 Earth Day, World Health Day, springtime, and more.
If you have a writing journal that you already use with your students, we’ve also included a plain-text list of our April writing prompt calendar below.
- Many people enjoy April Fools’ Day. Write about a time when you played a joke on someone or when someone played a joke on you.
- Make a list of every sign of spring you can think of. Think about how spring looks, sounds, feels and smells as you make your list.If you could create your own cereal, what would it taste like? What would you call it?
- If “April showers bring May flowers,” what do May flowers bring? Why do you think that?
- A baby animal comes to visit you and you discover it has a special, magical power.
- Today is World Health Day! Write a thank-you note to a nurse or doctor for all the hard work they do to keep their patients healthy!
- 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?
- If trees could talk, what do you think they would say to us?
- What happens when people can’t work together?
- 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!
- How do you cheer up a friend who is sick?
- Have you ever jumped in a puddle? If not, imagine it.
- What if you grew up to be taller than the school?
- If you were going to go on a picnic, where would you like to go and why? What would you want to eat?
- How can you help take care of the Earth? Make a list of ways you can celebrate Earth Day every day.
- What if the president were a kid?
- Have you ever had an imaginary friend?
- What are you really good at doing?
- If you could be any superhero who would you want to be? Why?
- What is something you learned that surprised you?
Looking for more resources for your classroom this month? Check out our Spring Engagement Kit.