April Writing Prompts for Primary Grades
Hey, y'all! We're finally starting to thaw out a bit here at the Lake and I am having all the spring feels! I know it's a little early to be talking about April, but it really will be here before we know it. And these April writing prompts for spring are just the thing to get everyone in a sunshiny mood. ☀️
My students and I have been loving our monthly writing prompts. They work so hard on each one it seems like we never complete them all in a month. This unit for April includes prompts for spring in general, Earth Day, poetry, gardening, and more.
April is such a busy month so there's a little bit of everything. Students can write about their April fools jokes (you know they'll be hilarious!), playing in the rain, or exploring the rain with their five senses (a great mindfulness activity btw). Connect your writing to STEM by having the kids build a kite in class, then write out the steps to fly it.
Kids have all kinds of opinions, and they're usually pretty funny to read. Students can share their opinions about playing inside or outside, if rain or sun is better, and what the best color of the rainbow is. I love to read why they think these things. That's usually the best part!
This April writing unit also includes pages for some narrative writing (there are extra pages for students who need more space) and a little springtime poetry. I like to do some brainstorming with my kids on these before letting them loose.
My favorite parts are the writing crafts. For the egg, students decorate it, then write a description so the rest of the class can find their egg. I like to display these on a bulletin board with butcher paper grass so the kids go on an "egg hunt" to find all the eggs. It makes a super cute hallway display!
We also take our how-to writing through the writing process and turn it into a booklet. We add our booklets to our classroom library when they're done. The kids love seeing their writing in the class library!
And then there's Earth Day. I'm kind of an Earth Day nerd--it's our wedding anniversary, totally on accident, but still.
We write about ways we can help the Earth and even write Earth a poem. I always love how these turn out!
And finally, for writing centers or early finishers, we have write the room options. Students simply find a word that starts with each letter of the words "Earth Day" or "Gardening." My group this year loves to look at our world map to find words, then they ask to see pictures of each of the places. If only we could go on a field trip around the world...
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I hope you found some new ideas for your classroom. Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful week. I'll talk to you soon.