Here are 10 winter 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.
If you could create a piece of artwork to represent winter, what would it look
like and why? What kind of materials would you use? What would people think if
it got put into a museum and why?
You've discovered a time capsule full of old pictures and newspaper clippings
of the people who lived in your house during the winter of 50 years ago.
Describe all of the contents of the time capsule. What might you learn about
winter in your town from this discovery and why?
You've been entered into a winter obstacle race with an exciting first place
prize. What are some of the winter-themed obstacles? Which might you have the
most trouble with and why? What's the prize and do you win it?
Which of the following competitions would your family be most likely to win and
why: winter holiday house decorating, skiing relay race, ice hockey match, or
partner figure skating contest?
Create a made-up story using the following words: icicles, snow blower,
frostbitten, and triumph.
What are some ways in which your winter diet is different from your summer
diet? In which season do you eat more healthfully and why?
How would your winter change if you had a heated hot tub in your backyard? How
would you use this toasty device to melt away your winter blues? Which of your
friends might come over to use it and why?
Imagine that you and a friend or family member have started a business
shoveling neighbors' driveways for a fee. How much money would you charge, how
long would each driveway take, and how difficult would it be? How would you
feel to be working in the freezing cold and why?
While digging up snow in your backyard, you find a cave person completely
frozen in ice! What happens next? Are you happy about the end result of your
find? Why or why not?
Describe your ideal snow day. Where would you be, what would you be doing and
who would you be with? How would such a day make you feel 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.