Here are 10 winter smells 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.
The holiday season can be a bit overwhelming with the delicious smells of
Christmas, Hanukkah, and other festivities. Which is your favorite of the
holiday smells and why? What would that smell make you think of it you happened
to get a whiff of it while walking down the street and why?
Gathering with family during the season can bring a great many odors together,
from your aunt's perfume to the baby powder of a newborn cousin. What is your
most memorable family smell from your most recent winter holiday gathering and
why? Is it memorable in a good way or a bad way and why?
After a long weekend day of playing in the snow, what scent would you most want
to smell upon returning home and why? What does that smell usually mean is
about to happen and why?
After that day of play, what would you least want to smell and why? How would
that smell make you feel and why? What would you do to avoid that smell and its
consequences and why?
How would you describe the smell of a winter's day? If you were to take in that
smell during a different season, what would it make you think of and how would
it make you feel? Do you like the smell? Why or why not?
How does winter smell differently compared to the other three seasons? How
would it make you feel if you noticed the aroma of winter more than a month
early and why? Would the possibility of extra winter excite you or disappoint
you and why?
As you take off your many winter layers, you notice that even you smell a
little different during the season. How has your scent changed in the
wintertime and is it for better or worse? Would that aroma alteration cause you
to make any changes? Why or why not?
If you could choose a smell of winter to bottle up and wear as a cologne or
perfume, what would it be and why? How would people react differently to you if
you smelled like that aspect of winter and why?
How do you think the smell of winter has changed in the last century with more
cars on the road, ice-melting chemical salt, and snow blowers? How would your
neighborhood smell differently way back then and why? In what other ways would
your area be different?
How might the smells of winter change in the next 100 years and why? Would new
technology produce better-smelling chemicals or worse-smelling ones? Will the
winter become more or less environmentally friendly 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.