Winter Facts Writing Prompts

Here are 10 winter 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.

621. A thin, transparent layer of ice that forms on roads and bridges, called black ice, can cause even the most able-footed person to slip. Who in your family would be the most likely to slip on this practically invisible ice and why? What is your typical reaction when you slip on ice and why?

622. On January 28, 1887, a 15-inch-wide, 8-inch-thick snowflake fell in Fort Keogh, Montana, the biggest ever to fall to the ground. What would you do if you found such a huge snowflake plummeting to the earth? How would you make sure it lasted long enough that you could get a world record?

623. In the winter of 1779-1780, 20 feet of ice piled up along the Delmarva Coast. Imagine that you were a fisherman living in the area at the time. What would you do to keep your business afloat during such an icy incident? How would you keep your boat safe while it was nearly covered with ice?

624. Some people get moody and have low energy during the winter due to a condition called Seasonal Affective Disorder. What would you do if you were depressed all winter long to try to keep yourself happy? Who might you ask to cheer you up and why?

625. Chionophobia is the fear of snow and being trapped in the snow. Have you ever been afraid of snow? If so, what was the situation and why were you scared? If not, what might be a situation that would cause you to be terrified of getting trapped in the snow and why?

626. Multiple Canadian schools took on a challenge to create a record of 15,851 snow angels in 2004. What would it have been like to interact with so many people to create snow art? Would you have enjoyed it or thought it was weird? Why?

627. Even during the smallest of snow storms, billions of snowflakes will fall to the ground. Imagine what it would be like to slowly plummet to the ground surrounded by your snowflake friends. What would the view be like? Which would you enjoy more, floating through the air or lying on the ground in a clump and why?

628. Many ancient cultures celebrated the winter solstice by constructing monuments or holding wild celebrations. How would you have chosen to celebrate the solstice thousands of years ago? What would your family today think about your celebration idea and why?

629. Antarctica, a continent that is winter-like all year long, is the home to many whales, seals, and penguins but very few people aside from scientists. What would it be like to conduct experiments on climate, glaciology, and Antarctic animals while living in such a cold and dark place? What location in the world might you rather want to use as a base for your experiments and why?

630. Skiers have used many different terms for snow, including dust on crust, pow pow, and mashed potatoes. What are some slang terms you might use for the powdery substance? Which term would be most likely to catch on with your friends and why?

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