"Wishful Thinking" is an interesting and fun writing prompt for December. Completed projects make an adorable bulletin board. Students finish the writing prompt: "If money were no problem and I could have 5 super-fabulous gifts for Christmas, I'd like..."
This is a Dear Santa letter with a twist. Instead of students writing a letter to Santa of the things they'd like for Christmas, they think of someone they think should get an extra special gift from Santa, and write a persuasive letter on their behalf.
Making a class book, was one of my 1st graders favorite writing activities. These booklets were also a much sought-after option during quiet reading time. Here's the scenario for this fun December writing prompt: Santa's reindeer are sick! Who will pull his sleigh on Christmas Eve?
Now You're Talkin' is an interesting and fun way to help your students practice writing. It's especially beneficial if you're working on the proper use of quotation marks. There are 5 different writing prompts to choose from.
"Stuff It!" is an interesting and fun way for students to practice writing. I've included several options, with two different stocking patterns so you could actually do both of them, or give students a choice.