40 FREE Christmas Writing Prompts For Kids Aged 5-14

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Christmas is soon to be upon us, and I don’t know about you, but in December most of our homeschool days revolve around Christmas!! As such I have created these free Christmas writing prompts for you to have fun with.

These are a perfect addition to your lineup of Christmas activities for kids. Let their imagination run wild as they create heartwarming stories, letters to Santa, or festive poems that capture the magic of the holiday season.

I have created 30 printable pages with the prompts below, but I have also included 10 blank pages for you to make up your own.

Christmas is such a wonderful time of year, and for us, we take a break from our core curriculum and focus entirely on educational Christmas activities.

These Christmas writing prompts for kids are a perfect way to continue with school work, but still, have fun. These shouldn’t take any more than 30 minutes to an hour.

You will also enjoy our free 12 days of Christmas wishes writing activity too.

When the kids have finished these let them have some fun with our free Christmas word search printable.

Over 40 free Christmas writing prompts

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Christmas Writing Activities for Kids

I have broken these Christmas journal prompts into elementary-aged students and middle schoolers.

But of course, if your middle schooler prefers one of the elementary Christmas writing prompts that is totally fine.

The main point of this activity is to encourage writing. Another way to encourage writing this holiday season is to get the kids to write their Santa wish lists.

Christmas Writing Prompts for Elementary Students

4 young children writing Christmas letters
  • What is your favorite holiday tradition, and why?
  • Why did Santa get stuck in the chimney?
  • If you lived in a gingerbread house what would it be like?
  • If you only had one Christmas gift what would it be and why?
  • What is the best Christmas gift that is free?
  • If you were a Christmas star on top of the tree what would you see?
  • Santa Claus is my best friend…

The kids will also enjoy our free If I Were An Elf writing worksheet.

3 christmas writing prompts
  • Rudolf the Red Nose Reindeer went on holiday (you may also enjoy our free life cycle of a reindeer worksheets)
  • I have been good this year
  • The best Christmas ever…
  • The best gift I ever received at Christmas
  • My perfect Christmas is..
  • The best gift I ever gave at Christmas
  • I prefer Santa to the Easter Bunny, discuss
  • If I meet Santa I would ask him…
christmas writing prompts for elementary and middle graders

Christmas Creative Writing Prompts for Middle School

  • Is Christmas too commercialized?
  • The key to Christmas joy
  • The President has banned Christmas, write him a letter to change his mind
  • Which is better candy cane or candy corn? Explain
  • The real meaning of Christmas is…..
  • Why there should be no arguing on Christmas Day
  • The Elf on the Shelf is not real, discuss
3 x christmas writing prompts printable
  • Why would having Christmas every day be a bad thing?
  • The Christmas presents under the tree come to life!
  • The real truth about Father Christmas
  • Describe the feeling when you first wake up on Christmas morning
  • A Christmas Miracle
  • Christmas is just for younger children, discuss
  • Why Christmas presents are not important
  • Santa’s reindeer are on strike, how will he distribute the presents? (you may also like our if I were a reindeer writing worksheet.)

If you need even more inspiration Etsy has you covered! With more Christmas writing prompts than you can ever imagine!

Other Free Christmas Activities

Childs Christmas drawing of a Christmas tree with gifts

Download Free Christmas Writing Prompts

Make sure you choose the correct paper size and click on the shrink to fit button. All of our free printables for kids work better when printed on cardstock (this is the one we use and love.)

For even more writing prompt ideas check out these posts:

Last Updated on 5 June 2023 by homeschoolof1

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