Younger writers can make a Class Rain Book. Click on the link to view/print one.
It’s National Car Care Month. Here’s the scenario: You’ve reached your sweet sixteen birthday and you can now drive! Wahoo. Your parents also happen to be millionaires so there’s a bow on top of your dream car waiting for you in the drive way! What kind of car is it? What color, make, model, interior, extra’s …details please! Where will you take it for your first spin and who will you have along and why?
It’s Couple Appreciation Month. Who do you think is the cutest/best couple in your school, or on TV, in the movies, in literature, history etc. and why? or…What makes a great/lasting couple? Or…At what age do you think it’s appropriate to be a “couple” and why?
It’s Frog Month. Pretend you’re a frog. What do you look like? What kind of frog are you? Where do you live? You’re a frog so give me a day in your life with plenty of description! Ribbit on.
It’s Home Improvement Time: You’ve got $5,000 to improve your home. What projects are you going to tackle? What will the outcome look like? Or… you’ve got that much money to improve your room and make it a dream bedroom! Describe it to me.
It’s Keep America Beautiful Month. How can young people make a difference? Write about what you can do and then go out and do it!
It’s Month of the Young Child. Write about your favorite memory as a young child. Or…write about the rights of a young child. Or…write about how young people can and should make a difference in our world and how you’re going about doing that.
It’s National Donate Life Month. Do you believe in donating your organs should you die in an accident so that someone could benefit by your gift? Why or why not? Write about it.
National Garden Month takes place in April. You have just won $10,000 to make a dream garden in your backyard! What does it look like? What will you plant? Who will you get to help you?
It’s National Humor Month! Do you have a good sense of humor? Why is that important? What are some of the things that make you laugh? Write about these things. Or… What is the funniest thing that has ever happened to you? Or… who is the funniest person you know? Tell me why you think they have such a great sense of humor or why you think they are so funny.
I’m not sure why April, instead of March is National Kite Month, but it is. So build your dream kite and describe it. Where will you fly it?
It’s also National Pet Month! Your parents have just given you permission to go out and buy ANY; yes you heard correctly, ANY pet of your dreams. So what are you buying and why? What will you name your pet and what does it look like? Plenty of details please.
April is National Poetry Month. There are lots of different kinds. Do a little research of the different types, choose one you like, follow that format, then sit down and write your very own creation!
It’s Physical Wellness Month. What kinds of things are you doing to keep yourself healthy? Could you do more? Like what?
April is Prevent Animal Cruelty Month. Have you ever seen anyone being cruel to an animal? What can kids do about animal cruelty? Have you ever been cruel to an animal? Read about it in an article online. Choose one of these things and write about it.
It’s Stress Awareness Month? Are you stressed out? What causes stress in your life? What can you do to reduce that stress? What do you do now to de-stress? Write about it.
Observe the Golden Rule week is April1-7th . Why is it so important to treat others the way we want to be treated? Do you try to do this? Challenge yourself this week to really try and do this all week long, then write how behaving that way affected your world. How did you feel?
The 1st through the 7th is also Laugh at Work Week. What makes you laugh? Write about it. Little kids laugh 12 times more per day than older people. Make it a point to laugh more this week!
The 3rd through the 9th is Explore your Career Options. Write about what you want to be when you grow up and tell me why.
The 4th-10th is National Networking Week. Who do you network with and why? Include why you think networking is so important.
The 10th- 16th is National Volunteer Week. Have you ever volunteered? Write about what you did and why? If you haven’t try it out!
Cleaning For A Reason Week is the 17th-23rd. What will you clean and why?
April Fool’s Day is the 1st: Write about a time you felt really foolish or dumb.
National Fun Day is also the first: If the sky was the limit, and money was no object and you could do anything you wanted, or go anywhere you wanted on this day, what would you do for “fun” who would you do it with, and where would you go?
“Sorry Charlie Day” is also the first. Write about something that you are really sorry about.
International Children’s Book Day is the 2nd. What is your favorite children’s book and why?
It’s World Party Day on the 3rd. Where in the world would you like to go “party” and what type of party would you like it to be, and who would you like to party with?
National Deep Dish Pizza Day is the 5th. What kind of pizza is your favorite? You’re having that at a party! Who’s coming and why are you celebrating?
April 10th is National Farm Animal Day. What’s your favorite farm animal and why? Or…YOU are a farm animal. Which one are you most like and why? Or… you get to live on a farm for an entire year if you’d like to. Would you choose to do that? Why or why not?
National Sibling Day is also the 10th. Maybe you wish they were an animal on the farm, or banned to the farm. I guess you could write about that…. Do you have brothers and sisters? Write about what you like about them and what drives you crazy about them! If you don’t have siblings write about the pro’s and con’s of that, or…if you could have a brother or sister which would you want and why?
National Library Day is the 12th. Make a thank you card for your school librarian. Have everyone sign it. Write about why you appreciate her/him and having a school library. OR….Write about your favorite library book, or your first trip to the library. Or… the importance of having a library. or…. Pretend you and your friends are locked in the large city library over night. What would you do?
The 15th is “That Sucks Day!” Write about what sucks in your life. Or… write about something that happened in your life that really sucked.
The 17th is Blah Blah Blah Day. Write about what gives you the blahs.
April 21st is National High Five Day! What do you think you do that deserves a daily high five? Or…what’s the best thing you’ve done in your life that deserves the high five award? Write about it.
April 24th: Happy Easter. Write about your favorite Easter. Or… Pretend you’re the Easter bunny and you deliver the baskets to the kindergarten children at your school one day. Write about that adventure.
April 27th is Secretary’s Day. Write a note of appreciation to your school secretary.
April 30th is Sense of Smell Day. Write about what it would be like to be without your sense of smell. Or…. Pretend you are a dog and write a comical story about the day the puppies lost their sense of smell and how that happened.
April 30th is also World Healing Day. Pretend you are a super hero and you have the power to touch a person and they are immediately healed. Write a short story about your adventures.
Whatever you choose to write about this month I hope it's FUN-tastic for you! Remember, the more you write the better you get at writing and the easier it becomes!