Free Creative Writing Prompts #78: Independence Day

While I've previously written a page of free creative writing prompts for Independence Day, I figured I'd share these new elementary school prompts that will be a part of a new workbook series. I love the 4th of July with a passion and have had some great memories on this colorful holiday. I hope that this set of prompts can inspire some great creative writing on this barbecue and patriotism centered holiday! 

Free Creative Writing Prompts: Independence Day

1. Create a made-up 4th of July story using the following words: fireworks, summer, hamburgers and independence.

2. What do you think our founding fathers like George Washington would think about the modern-day Independence Day? What would they like about it and what would they dislike?

3. Why do you think Independence Day is important? Do you and your family do anything special to celebrate the holiday? Why or why not?

4. Imagine a 4th of July barbecue with all of your friends and family. Who would be there, what would you eat and what would you do for fun?

5. You are an American flag flying proudly above the town at the top of a flag pole. How do you feel on Independence Day and do you do anything special during the holiday?

6. You have been picked to march in a national 4th of July parade! Why were you picked for this special honor? What is it like being the center of such patriotic attention?

7. Describe the best fireworks display you've ever seen. What were the sights, sounds and smells surrounding the colorful event?

8. Who do you think deserves the most credit on the 4th of July for helping to make the country an independent nation? How do you honor these important people?

9. What do you think is the most essential 4th of July food and why is it so important? How would the holiday change without that special food item?

10. Different countries around the world have been independent much longer than the United States. How do you think the country will change in the next hundred or thousand years? 

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