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25 Holiday Writing Prompts for Kids

The holidays are here! It is fun!

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The holiday season is here, and it is so much fun!

With all the festivities, traditional foods, and cultural celebrations that come with holidays, holiday journaling can be the icing on the cake!  Holiday journaling brings more holiday excitement and holiday spirit while at the same time giving children the opportunity to write about real-life and holiday-themed topics. Holiday journaling also improves your child’s knowledge about their culture and allows them to analyze their beliefs about holiday experiences.

The holidays are here! It is fun!
The holidays are here! It is fun!

The following 25-holiday writing prompts will give your child writing ideas about Christmas, Thanksgiving, Halloween, and Hanukkah, among other holidays.

This fun list will make your child’s holiday journaling worth it!

  1. Do you remember your first Thanksgiving celebration? How was the experience?
  2. Introduce a new holiday practice for your family. Describe some of the activities you will do on holiday and why they will be crucial to your family.
  3. What is your favorite holiday?  What is so special about the holiday?
  4. Do you think adults enjoy the Christmas holiday as children do? Explain your answer.
  5. Do you love decorating on holidays? Why is that the case?
  6. Do you believe in Santa? How will Christmas day be without Santa?
  7. Do you think the New Year celebration is relevant? Explain your answer.
  8. Do you make New Year’s resolutions? Do you have any resolutions for the New Year?
  9. Do you love or despise Halloween?  Give a detailed answer.
  10.   Is it necessary to wrap holiday gifts?
  11.  Pumpkins are extensively used during the Halloween holiday. Why do you think that is the case?
  12. Which holiday do you love the most? Why is that the case?
  13.  If you were given a chance to choose a gift to be given to every child across the world during Christmas, what gift would you choose and why?
  14. You have been given the role of creating a holiday dinner for your family.  Create a menu for your perfect meal.
  15.  Which winter holiday do you consider the best? Give details.
  16. Do you have a favorite holiday movie? Would you please explain why it is your favorite?
  17.  What would it be about if you were allowed to invent a new holiday, and how would you call it?
  18.  Have you ever received a gift that was so meaningful to you? Why did you consider it to be so important?
  19.  What holidays does your family celebrate?  Do your friends celebrate different holidays from yours, and do you understand them?
  20.  Winter is here with us! Write a poem about winter, taking note of how it feels and sounds.
  21.  Are there parts of the holiday that you don’t like? Which are they, and how do you deal with them?
  22.  What do you think the term ‘holiday spirit’ means?  Have you experienced it this year? Would you please explain your answer?
  23.  Who do you think deserves the best gift in your family? Why is that the case, and what gift would you offer them?
  24. Do you have any resolutions for the New Year? If your answer is yes, discuss the best-three resolutions you plan to prioritize. If your answer is no, give at least three reasons for that.
  25.  How would it be like to celebrate the holiday in a different country? Do you think it would be fun?
Happy winter holidays outdoors

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