February is avocado and banana month. Think about what your favorite fruits and veggies are and write about any of the following: Why is it important to eat fruits and vegetables? What are your favorite fruits and veggies? What fruits and veggies have you never eaten and would like to try? Or... Pretend you're a gourmet chef; plan a creative meal with a special vegetable dish and fruit dessert; what are you making, what does it look like, what's it called and who are you preparing it for and why?
It's National Boost Self-Esteem Month: Do you have good self-esteem? Why? Why not? How did you acquire it? What kinds of things cause you to have low self-esteem? High self-esteem? How can you help build up your friends' / younger siblings' self-esteem? Do those things and write about what happened.
It's also Expect SUCCESS Month. Write about what you'd like to be when you grow up. Or... What do you think it takes to be a successful person? Or... Who do you think is the most successful person you know, and why do you think they're successful? Or... If you could meet your favorite successful person, who would it be and why would you like to meet them? Or... Some people say: "You are what you believe!" Do you believe that believing in yourself is half the battle in being successful and that "attitude is essential"?
February is also Library Lovers Month! What's your all-time favorite book? Write a little summary about it and tell why it's your favorite.
It's National Black History Month. Choose a famous person, find several interesting facts about them and write a paragraph to share with your classmates. Going along with 100 Day, as a class, see if you can make a list of 100 African American people who have made an impact on our history.
100 Day: Other 100 Day writing ideas: I'd walk 100 miles for... (write who, what, why, when, where, how....details please!) I'd like 100 pounds of... Or... In 100 years I think the world will have changed by...
Happy Dental Health Month. Write about your first trip to the dentist and how you felt. Or... Pretend you're a mom or dad and explain how you would your kids about the importance of dental hygiene. Or... Pretend you're a dentist and you've just checked your best friend's mouth and they have 6 cavities! What do you tell them? Explain the scenario.
It's National Mend A Broken Heart Month. Write about how you'd go about helping someone mend their broken heart. Or... You're a columnist for a teen magazine, what advice can you give to young people when they break up? Or... has this happened to you? What does it feel like to have a broken heart? What did you do to get better?
Let's not forget to celebrate National Time Management Month! How do you manage to get everything done in a day? Are you organized? Do you get your work done on time? Do you fly around like a chicken with your head cut off, procrastinate, turn things in late, wonder where the day went, take your seat just as the bell rings? Write about it! How can you improve? How important is it to manage time wisely?
It's Responsible Pet Owner's Month! Do you have a pet? Describe your pet. How did you come by them? What's their name? (Details please!) If you don't have a pet, write about a pet you'd like to have and what you'd name them. Another topic would be cruelty to animals. You've seen the commercials on TV with those adorable abused pets. What are your feelings about that? How can you help? Would you like to get involved? Why/why not? Or... write about an incident you know of where an animal was not taken care of properly. Or... Here's the scenario: You have just won the "Most Outstanding Pet Owner Award. Write about the things you do to properly take care of your pet, that made the judges decide that you should win this trophy. Along with the trophy is a $100 prize. You need to spend the money on your pet. What will you buy?
This one made me LOL. It's Pull Your Sofa Off The Wall Month! Honestly, who thinks of these things? But....I thought it would be a fun writing prompt to write about rearranging and changing your room! You've got $2,000 to create the bedroom of your dreams. What does it look like? What's in it? How have you decorated it and why?
February 8-14 is "Love makes the world go 'round; but, laughter keeps us from getting dizzy!" Week. Write about something or someone that had you laughing really hard. Or... Write why you think laughing is an important thing to do. (They say: "Laughter is the best medicine." What does that mean?) Or... write about things that make you laugh. Or... Write about a funny experience you've had in your life that is really funny. Make us laugh! Or... Do you think that love really makes the world go 'round? Why?
February 12-15 is "Random Acts of Kindness" Week. Think of one, go out and do it and then write about what you did and the result it had.
February 17-23 is International Friendship Week. Spin the globe, touch your finger to a spot, find out something about the country where your finger landed, and write a letter to a pretend pen pal. Or... make up an international friend and write about him/her and why you are great friends.
February 4th is Bubble Gum Day! What's your favorite gum and why? Now include that information and write a story about the day that bubble gum saved the day! Or... write a story about the day that bubble gum ruined the day!
February 8th is Extraterrestrial Culture Day! Here's the scenario: A space ship has landed on the playground and abducted your class! Write about it. Or... A space ship has landed and taken over your school! Or... A space ship has landed and you have an alien for a teacher for one day. Or... An alien becomes your best friend.
February 8th is also "Laugh and Get Rich Day!" Write about how you laughed and got rich!
February 9th is Stop Bullying Day. Now this is a great idea. I HATE bullying. Have you ever been bullied? Write about that experience. How did you feel? What happened? What did you do? If not; write about what you'd do if you saw someone being bullied. Or... You've got magical powers (be sure to write what they are.) You're an anti-bully super hero! You show up on playgrounds when children are being picked on. What's your super hero name and what do you do to solve bullying problems?
February 17th is My Way Day. If you could have everything YOUR WAY for a day, what would your way be like and why.
Happy Presidents' Day February 21st. Which president is your favorite, Lincoln or Washington and why? Or... How is Obama's presidency different from Lincoln or Washington's presidency? Or... If you could meet the president, would you want to? Why or why not? Or... out of all of the presidents, which is your favorite? Why? Or... If it were possible, would you like to be president some day? Why or why not?
It's "Inconvenience Yourself Day the 23rd. What do you suppose that means? Why should it be celebrated? Or... When have you ever been inconvenienced? How did you feel? How did you handle the situation? What could you have done to avoid it? Or... Actually do it; inconvenience yourself for someone else. What did you do? Why did you do it? What were the results? How did you feel?
It's "Levi Strauss Day" the 26th. Some say this is the man who made blue jeans famous. Are blue jeans your favorite attire to wear? Describe your favorite outfit? What kinds of clothes do you feel most comfortable in?
I also wish you all the best as you celebrate Groundhog Day on the 2nd, 100 Day (on whatever day that lands on for you), and my personal favorite day of the year, Valentine's Day on the 14th!
I hope some of these National day, week and month-long celebrations get you excited to write. I'm a firm believer if you're enthused about a topic, the creative juices start flowing and you WANT to write. The more you write the better you get at it. The better you write, the more you want to write. So, as always, by all means....
For more writing prompts, click on the link. I've made a booklet that contains some for each month on a variety of topics!