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Easy Spring Writing Prompts for Elementary Students and Busy Teachers

Easy Spring Writing Prompts for Elementary Students and Busy Teachers

Do you need spring writing prompts for elementary students that bring a fresh breath of air into your classroom? These 1st, 2nd or 3rd grade templates are exactly what you need this March!

Get students writing about Read Across America Day, the battle of the books, St. Patrick’s Day, spring, Easter, and more.

Grab 4 writing lessons for March covering every genre now, or explore even more amazing topics below!

Easy Spring Writing Prompts for Elementary Students and Busy Teachers | the best book book report for battle of the books

The Best Book (opinion)

Want students to participate in Read Across America Day in a meaningful way?

Have students bring their FAVORITE book from home into your classroom and then write about it.

Students will come up with reasons and supporting details that this book is the BEST and then share their writing with the class to persuade them to check out that title.

Easy Spring Writing Prompts for Elementary Students and Busy Teachers | IF I Found a pot of gold st patricks day writing

If I Found a Pot of Gold (narrative)

Do your students love the idea of finding a pot of gold? What would they do with it?

Give students the opportunity to get their imaginations flowing with this If I Found a Pot of Gold writing activity.

Students will brainstorm what they would do, if they would have a problem (perhaps fools gold?!), and how the problem would be solved.

This fun rainbow craft makes a fun St. Patrick’s Day bulletin board for the hallway.

Easy Spring Writing Prompts for Elementary Students and Busy Teachers | how to catch a leprechaun st patricks day writing

How to Catch a Leprechaun (procedural)

Have you read How to Catch a Leprechaun by Adam Wallace?

If not, you have to add it to your library ASAP.

And once you have that book, you’ll want to grab this fun writing craft too.

Students will decide how they would catch a leprechaun and write step by step directions on doing so.

You could top this off by allowing students to create traps at school!

Easy Spring Writing Prompts for Elementary Students and Busy Teachers | all about chicks research project for easter

All About Chicks (informative)

Looking for a cute Spring writing prompt and Easter bulletin board?

Allow students to research about baby chicks and compile their thoughts into an informative writing piece.

Students will use graphic organizers to take notes then transform those notes into a well researched report.

Easy Spring Writing Prompts for Elementary Students and Busy Teachers | my day with a leprechaun imaginative narrative writing project st patricks leprechaun hat craft

My Day with a Leprechaun (imaginative narrative)

We all know that leprechauns are trouble.

What would students do if they actually encountered a leprechaun?

Would they catch it? Perhaps they would get in on the shenanigans?

Allow students to write an imaginative narrative about their day with a leprechaun and then create a fun leprechaun hat to publish their piece on.

Easy Spring Writing Prompts for Elementary Students and Busy Teachers | all about bunnies research project for easter

All About Bunnies (informative)

To go along with your Easter theme, have students research and write about bunnies!

Bunnies remind students of all things new and spring!

Give students time to research facts about bunnies including where they live, what they look like and what they eat.

Then, let them take their research and compile it into a report All About Bunnies.

Top it off with a fun craft for a great bulletin board.

Easy Spring Writing Prompts for Elementary Students and Busy Teachers | animal habitat research project

Habitat Report (informative)

The Spring is a great time to do a longer writing project.

This 3 to 4 week writing and research project is a great way for students to learn more about habitats and animals that reside in certain habitats.

Students will pick a habitat, select 3-5 animals from that habitat, and use their resources to collect research about these animals.

They will then compile their research into a book or a Google Slides presentation to share.

This is a GREAT activity to share with parents during parent-teacher conferences.

Easy Spring Writing Prompts for Elementary Students and Busy Teachers | my day as a bug imaginative narrative

My Day as a Bug (imaginative narrative)

Get creativity flowing with this “My Day as a Bug” imaginative narrative project.

Students will get to pretend to see life from a bug’s point of view.

They will write a story with a problem and solution that will hook readers and have your students begging to write.

Your students are sure to love this addition to your spring writing prompts!

Easy Spring Writing Prompts for Elementary Students and Busy Teachers | earth day writing project and craft

Earth Day (informative writing)

Do your students love Earth Day?

Celebrate the Earth by discussing ways we can take care of it! Reducing, reusing and recycling are very simple concepts for students to understand.

Have students research different ways to take care of the earth and then compile it into a fun research project and craft.

This makes a perfect bulletin board or project to send home with kids on Earth Day.

Easy Spring Writing Prompts for Elementary Students and Busy Teachers | one in a melon mothers day writing and craft

One in a Melon [Mother’s Day Persuasive Writing Project]

Looking for a fun way to honor mothers and other important caregivers this spring?

This fun One in a Melon writing prompt is a great way for students to persuade other people that their mother, grandmother, teacher or other caregiver is one of the best people that they know.

Students will bring their piece through the writing process then will create a fun watermelon craft to give to the person that they care about.

Easy Spring Writing Prompts for Elementary Students and Busy Teachers | how to grow a flower craft and flip book

How to Grow a Flower (procedural writing)

Nothing says SPRING like planting and growing flowers.

Pair this fun activity with a real plant, or simply discuss what flowers need to live and grow.

Have students create a fun flip book and craft detailing step-by-step directions on How to Grow a Flower.

Monthly Writing Journals

Students should be practicing writing daily.

This will help students build writing stamina while also giving students a chance to love writing.

Typically, I like daily writing prompts to be fun and ungraded.

The March Writing Journal includes a digital and printable component with 30 fun prompts practicing informative, opinion and narrative writing.

Don’t forget to check out the April and May Writing Journals as well.

Final Thoughts

What are your favorite spring writing prompts or activities in your classroom?

Drop your ideas in the comments below for us to check out!

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