Fall Facts Writing Prompts

Here are 10 fall facts 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.

371. During its fall migration, the Bar-Headed Goose can fly as high as 28,000 feet to go over the Himalayas. Describe what the view of the mountain range might look like from that high up. What would it feel like to be that high in the air? Would you enjoy it? Why or why not?

372. An acre of trees, which can look breathtaking during the fall season, uses approximately 5,880 pounds of carbon dioxide and gives off 4,280 pounds of oxygen every year. Why is this important to humans and the earth? How long do you think it would take you to plant an acre of trees? Would that time be worth it? Why or why not?

373. American Indians grew gourds like the pumpkin as long ago as 5500 B.C.E. How difficult might it have been to make a pumpkin pie back then? How would you gather all of the ingredients and bake the dessert? What would the natives think about your creation and why?

374. The first Thanksgiving feast is thought to have lasted three full days. What would your household be like if you ate for three entire days during Thanksgiving? Would you get sick of all the food or enjoy having everybody stuff themselves silly and why?

375. When the French adopted a calendar called the French Republican Calendar in the late 18th and early 19th centuries, the autumnal equinox became New Year's Day. Would your New Year's celebration be different if it was at the start of fall instead of a week into winter? Would you take part in different activities during the holiday? Why or why not?

376. The autumnal equinox is a national holiday in Japan. How would you spend the first day of fall if your entire family had the day off from school and work? If you took a fall vacation, where would the destination be and why?

377. An Indian summer is a term used to describe unseasonably warm weather that can occur in October or November. This term is different in different cultures and can be translated into phrases such as "a tiger in autumn" in Chinese, "a summer of old ladies" in Lithuania, and "a golden summer" in Germany. If you could come up with a funny phrase for this time period, what would it be and why?

378. You can tell if a season is going to be particularly cold if you see more acorns on the ground than usual in the fall. This means that squirrels are gathering extra nuts to prepare for the chilly winter. How do you think these squirrels are able to predict the future weather? Create a conversation with a squirrel about the upcoming weather.

379. The planet Neptune was discovered during the fall of 1846. Imagine that you have discovered a planet and can name it anything you want. What would you name it and why? If you visited the planet, what would it be like to live on and why?

380. The first game of the first World Series was played in 1903. What would it have been like to watch a game from the stands of a baseball park over 100 years ago? Would you enjoy it more or less than watching a game in the present day and why?

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