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Holiday Writing Prompts



I recently released a collection of holiday writing prompts called 1,000 Creative Writing Prompts for Holidays. The book acts as a sequel to my first two collections and focuses on the most memorable days of the year.

The school year starts off with Labor Day, a holiday with a rich history and the potential for some great writing activities related to jobs. For some general Labor Day prompts, check out the first set of prompts. Another list of Labor Day prompts discusses the meaning of the holiday. The third set focuses on the concept of jobs and employment as extensions of the holiday. The next list has students focus on what it would be like to have a job. Lastly, a set about the origins of the holiday.

As a Jew, I always make sure to focus on some of the lesser discussed Jewish holidays. Here is a set of prompts about the Jewish New Year, Rosh Hashanah.

Another holiday with great potential for writing activities is Columbus Day. Here is a general set of prompts followed by a more specific set about discovery. The third set deals with being an explorer and the fourth deals with how Columbus Day is celebrated. The fifth list deals with the origins and controversy of Columbus Day.

Halloween is a wonderful holiday for holiday writing prompts and here is the first set of general prompts. Here are some Halloween hypothetical situations and some more "what ifs". Lastly, check out this set of Halloween prompts for description, dialogue and storytelling.

Some of my best New Years Resolutions have been writing related. Take a look at this set of general prompts about New Years and a set of hypotheticals and basics. Learn and write more about how the holiday is celebrated and what a new year means to you. Find out about the origins of the holiday in this final set of prompts.

Veterans Day is an often overlooked holiday (particularly when it comes to holiday writing prompts) that is thought of as a day off from school or work, but it's much more. Here is a set of general writing prompts about the holiday and here is a set for how to honor servicemen and servicewomen. Write about celebrating Veterans Day or put yourself in the shoes of a serviceman. Lastly, write about how Veterans Day came to be.

There's no holiday quite like Thanksgiving. Write about the food and family of the holiday and some of the important traditions. Here are two other sets of prompts based on some wacky hypothetical situations and the holiday's humble beginnings.

This set of Hanukkah writing prompts deals with some basics about the Jewish holiday

This set of holiday writing prompts for Christmas deals with favorites, locations and general aspects of the holiday. This collection of Christmas writing prompts allows you to use your imagination to mine creativity from the winter celebration. This list of Christmas writing prompts focuses on the traditions of your friends and family. Check out this set of Christmas writing prompts deals with hypothetical situations connected with the celebration. This last set of Christmas writing prompts deals with traditions, hypothetical situations and thoughts of the past.

This list of Kwanzaa writing prompts focuses on some of the basics of the winter holiday.

This set of holiday writing prompts for Martin Luther King Jr. Day focus on peace, service and having a dream. This collection of Martin Luther King Jr. Day writing prompts focuses on equal rights, desegregation and peace. This list of Martin Luther King Jr. Day writing prompts deal with how you can celebrate the life and holiday of Dr. King. Check out this collection of Martin Luther King Jr. Day writing prompts focuses on how Dr. King's message impacts the way we think and act today. This last collection of Martin Luther King Jr. Day writing prompts goes into the background and origins of celebrating Dr. King's life as a holiday.

This set of Groundhog Day writing prompts focuses on the basics of the strange February holiday.

This set of holiday writing prompts for Valentines Day focus on some of the basics of the love-filled holiday. This list of Valentines Day writing prompts centers on romance, hypothetical situations and your opinions about love. This set of Valentines Day writing prompts deals with personal and international traditions related to the candy-related day. This list of Valentines Day writing prompts centers on your thoughts on the holiday and love itself! Lastly, this list of Valentines Day writing prompts focuses on the origins of the lovely holiday.

This set of holiday writing prompts for Washingtons Birthday focuses on your thoughts about the office of the U.S. President. This collection of Washingtons Birthday or Presidents Weekend writing prompts focuses on stories of the first President of the United States. This collection of Washingtons Birthday (Presidents Weekend) writing prompts centers on how you can celebrate the presidential holiday. This list of Washingtons Birthday (Presidents Weekend) writing prompts centers on hypothetical situations. This compendium of Washingtons Birthday (Presidents Weekend) writing prompts focuses on the origins of the holiday.

This set of Purim writing prompts centers on the background of the Jewish holiday.

This collection of holiday writing prompts for International Womens Day focuses on some of the basics of women's rights. This list of International Womens Day writing prompts asks you important questions on how you see and treat women domestically and internationally. This set of International Womens Day writing prompts deals with campaigns connected to the important international holiday. This compendium of International Womens Day writing prompts focuses on how women are treated. Check out this assortment of International Womens Day writing prompts that centers on how the holiday came to be.

This collection of holiday writing prompts for St Patricks Day focused on some imaginative questions and hypothetical situations related to the holiday. This compendium of St Patricks Day writing prompts focus on hypothetical situations and traditions related to the mid-March holiday. This mix of St Patricks Daywriting prompts centers on how the holiday is celebrated all around the world. Check out this set of St Patricks Day writing prompts that focuses on the meaning behind the very green celebration. This assortment of Saint Patricks Day writing prompts focuses on how the holiday came to be.

This set of April Fools Day writing prompts focuses on pulling pranks and being the butt of some April Fools jokes.

This collection of holiday writing prompts for Passover focuses on the traditions and origins behind the Jewish holiday of Pesach.

This set of holiday writing prompts for Easter focuses on some of the basics of the religious and bunny-connected spring holiday. This assortment of Easter writing prompts focuses on some of your thoughts and beliefs related to the spring holiday. This list of Easter writing prompts focuses on traditions and other ways to celebrate the holiday. This collection of Easter writing prompts centers on the balance between religion and consumerism related to the holiday. This collection of Easter writing prompts focuses on the ancient origins of the spring holiday.

See this assortment of Earth Day writing prompts to center on some basic ideas related to the environmental holidays. This list of Earth Day writing prompts focuses on pollution, conservation and other important holiday concepts. Here is a collection of Earth Day writing prompts that centers on activities and other ways to celebrate the holiday. Here is a list of Earth Day writing prompts that centers on what your opinions are about the Earth and the environment.Check out this set of Earth Day writing prompts focusing on the origins of the environmental holiday.

This set of Arbor Day writing prompts focuses on the origins of the tree-based holiday.

This list of Cinco de Mayo writing prompts centers on the origin of the Mexican holiday.

Here is a set of Mothers Day writing prompts that focuses on some general ideas related to moms and why we love them. Here is a collection of Mothers Day writing prompts that deal with gifts and hypothetical motherly situations. This collection of Mothers Day writing prompts focus on what your mother would most enjoy to celebrate the holiday. Here is an assortment of Mothers Day writing prompts focusing on motherly advice and your mother's favorites. These Mothers Day writing prompts focus onwhat your mother would most enjoy to celebrate the holiday.

This collection of Memorial Day writing prompts focuses on the importance of the military and this reverential holiday. Here is a collection of Memorial Day writing prompts that centers on traditions and military service. This assortment of Memorial Day writing prompts focuses on how you can celebrate the important holiday. This collection of Memorial Day writing prompts center on the background of the important holiday. This list of Memorial Day writing prompts centers on the origins of the military holiday of remembrance.

Here is a set of general Fathers Day writing prompts you can use on the same day you honor your pop. This collection of Fathers Day writing prompts centers on famous fathers, fatherly qualities and fatherly responsibility. Here is an assortment of Fathers Day writing prompts focused on some of the ways you can celebrate the important dad day. Here is a collection of Fathers Day writing prompts that center on what it means to be a dad. Here is a set of Fathers Day writing prompts that focus on the origin of the holiday.

This set of Independence Day writing prompts focuses on some of the basics of the fireworks-filled celebration. Here is a set of Independence Day writing prompts that center on what the holiday means to you. Check out this assortment ofIndependence Day writing prompts that focus on ways to celebrate the holiday. Here is an assortment of Independence Day writing prompts that focuses on hypothetical situations related to the holiday. This collection of Independence Day writing prompts centers on some background related to the holiday.

Check out this collection of Ramadan writing prompts that focus on some of the background of the holiday.

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Written by Bryan Cohen

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 and Facebook.

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