January 2020 Writing Prompts

  1. Goals for the new year
  2. Describe snow.
  3. Write a short story about icy roads.
  4. Write an acrostic poem for snow.
  5. Use the ad from a local grocery store for this week. Create a menu for one person to live off of for the week with a $25 budget.
  6. Write a story about coworkers getting stuck in a blizzard.
  7. Describe snow from the view of someone who has never seen snow before.
  8. Write a story about someone discovering the results of their DNA test.
  9. Create a world in which dreams are reality.
  10. Write a poem about a snowstorm.
  11. Write a Haiku about ice.
  12. Create a list of items a child needs to play outside in the snow.
  13. Write a letter to a teenager, telling them what they will need to do to prepare their car for winter.
  14. Write a letter to your future self.
  15. Take a picture of the current weather and describe it in words.
  16. Explain your favorite book in 20 words or less.
  17. Describe a grandfather.
  18. Write about someone who desperately wants to see snow but has never found it.
  19. Create a universe where it never snows.
  20. List a characters morning routine.
  21. Describe the smell of winter.
  22. Write about an exotic animal that thrives in snow.
  23. Create a list of things to do outside in winter.
  24. Create a list of things to do inside on a snowy, cold day.
  25. Describe what it is like to drive on slippery, snow-covered roads.
  26. Compare ice and snow. How are they alike? How are they different?
  27. Write a story in which a snowstorm leaves teachers and students stuck at school for several days.
  28. Use ice, snow, snowstorm, cold, winter and freezing in a poem.
  29. Write about a character’s favorite song coming on the radio.
  30. Describe getting lost in a snowstorm.
  31. Create a list of things to keep in a car during the winter.

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