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. Pick one for your students, give them a choice, or have them do a different one each day and assemble them into a journal. I've included a cover if you want to do that.
Students color the pictures, then pretend to be a gingerbread man, reindeer, and snowman, jotting down things they might say if they could talk.
If you could hear Santa or his elves, what might they be saying? are the other two writing prompt options. Encourage the use of adjectives and remind them of proper spacing, capitalization and end punctuation.
If you're not doing these as a journal, have students choose their favorite, mount on construction paper and hang them on a hallway wall or bulletin board.