Here are 10 Earth Day writing prompts you can use to ring in the holiday with your classroom or your own personal journal. If you enjoyed these prompts, buy the entire collection of 1,000 Writing Prompts for Holidays on Amazon.
Do you think it's important to have a holiday to concentrate on the environment
and the health of planet Earth? Why or why not?
What are some of the ways that you can help to take care of the environment
more effectively? How hard would it be for you to put those changes into
If we are unable to improve how we treat the planet, how do you think the earth
will look in a thousand years? How different would life be for a person your
age to live in such a polluted environment?
Create a made-up story using the following words: planet, trash, cleaning, and
What would be some good ways for you and your family to celebrate Earth Day? Do
you think that everybody in your family would be on board? If so, what would
each family member do to be involved? If not, who do you think would drag his
or her feet and why?
One of the coolest environmental habits is the practice of recycling. What are
some ways that you could recycle bottles, cans, and other materials that can
end up landfills?
Imagine that you and your friends were in a room with one of the biggest
polluters in the world. What would you say to this person to make him or her
change his or her ways? Would you be successful? Why or why not?
Have you ever planted a tree, flower or other kind of plant? If so, what was it
and did you enjoy getting your hands dirty and why? If not, what would be your
plant of choice to put into the ground to watch grow? Why?
Hundreds of years ago, people didn't know as much about the environment and
sent coal dust and other pollutants out into the environment. How do you think
the world would be different today if we protected the environment from the
Imagine that you lived in a perfectly green world. Describe how the air, water,
and ground feel in a place without any kind of pollution.
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Bryan Cohen is the author of more than 30 books, many of which focus on creative writing and blasting through that pesky writer's block. His books have sold more than 20,000 copies. You can find him on Google+ and Facebook.