Here are 10 winter animals writing prompts you can use to ring in the season with your classroom or your own personal journal. If you enjoyed these prompts, buy the entire collection of 1,000 Writing Prompts for Seasons on Amazon.
Imagine that you and your family members were polar bears instead of humans.
How would your usual routine change? What would you do for food? Would it be
tough living in the snow? Why or why not?
Some birds fly south during the winter to find warmer areas of the country.
What are some reasons they might migrate? Would your family ever consider
taking the few months of winter on a warm island? Why or why not?
Birds aren't the only organisms that migrate, as beetles and worms burrow deep
into the soil to spend the winter in a warmer environment. What is the warmest
part of your house? Do you ever cuddle up in it to keep toasty on a cold day?
Why or why not?
A frog can hibernate during the winter at the bottom of a pond underneath the
frozen water. How would your winter be different if you spent three straight
months hiding and sleeping? What are some of the things you might miss and why?
During hibernation, bears can sleep as long as six months, during which time
they don't eat, sleep, or use the bathroom. What would happen if you fell
asleep for six straight months? What kind of things might you miss? How would
you catch up and why?
Squirrels and other animals stockpile nuts during the warmer months so they
have food all winter long. Imagine that your family couldn't go shopping during
the snowy season and had to buy everything beforehand. What foods might you
have to skip? What foods would you eat all the time and why?
Some insects actually change into different forms during the winter to stay
warmer and safer. Imagine that you could change into something else during the
coldest months of the year. What would you change into and why? What would your
parents think of your transformation?
You and your friends are using tracks in the snow to figure out what animals
have been running around in your backyard. What do the tracks look like and
what animals do you assume have been there? How do you find more evidence to
prove your hypothesis? Are you correct? Why or why not?
Animals may grow warmer fur or have their fur change colors to match snow
during the winter. What are some ways that you adapt to the cold temperatures?
If you could be any winter animal, which one would you choose and why? What
would be some of your new challenges as this icy season animal? What would you
enjoy the most as this animal and why?
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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.