Independence Day
Writing Prompts

Here are 10 Independence Day writing prompts you can use to ring in the holiday with your classroom or your own personal journal. If you enjoyed these prompts, buy the entire collection of 1,000 Writing Prompts for Holidays on Amazon.

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

942. What do you think our founding fathers like George Washington would think about the modern-day 4th of July? What would they like about it and what would they dislike?

943. Why do you think ID4 is important? Do you and your family do anything special to celebrate the holiday? Why or why not?

944. 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?

945. You are an American flag flying proudly above the town at the top of a flag pole. How do you feel on ID4 and do you do anything special during the holiday?

946. 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 to be the center of such patriotic attention?

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

948. 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?

949. 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?

950. 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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