Celebrate Winter at The Holiday Zone!

Winter Writing Topics


  • Write a descriptive paragraph telling about your favorite winter activity.

  • Do you prefer to be indoors or outdoors during winter? Why?

  • Would you participate in a polar bear swim event? Why or why not?

  • Write step-by-step directions for building a snowman.

  • Make a list of ways in which winter is different from autumn.

  • Brainstorm a list of winter sports. Tell which is your favorite and why.

  • Think about winter in terms of your five senses. What do you hear? What do you see? What do you smell? What do you taste? What do you feel?

  • Write a poem about ice, snow, or frost.

  • Pretend you are a snowman. Write a story about your life.

  • What is your favorite winter holiday? Why? How does your family celebrate this holiday.

  • Choose two winter holidays. Make a Venn Diagram showing how they are alike and how they are different.

  • Which season is your favorite? Why?

  • What would happen if winter were the only season? Write a story about life in a winter-only world.

  • What would you do if you woke up to three feet of snow?

  • Where would you rather be in January, Canada or New Zealand? Why?

  • Create a Venn Diagram showing how a snowstorm and thunderstorm are alike and different.

  • Do you like snow? Why or why not?

  • You are a rookie reporter, and you've landed an interview with Old Jack Frost himself. Make a list of questions you want to ask him. Then, use those questions as a springboard to help you write a story about him.

  • A snowstorm hits your town. It dumps 30 inches of snow overnight, closing roads and causing power outages. You and your family are stuck at home with no electricity for four days. What do you do?

  • Make a list of things you want to do this winter.

Winter Story Starters

Splat! The snowball smacked me in the back of the head. ...

Sticking two black button eyes on our snowman, I turned and gave Charlie a high-five. "Finished!" I said. "And there's not a finer snowman in the whole neighborhood." But Charlie wasn't looking at me. He was staring at the snowman, his face almost as white.

"D-d-d-did you s-s-s-see THAT?" he stammered. ...

Winter is a wonderful season because ...

"Hey, look! It's a cave!" my brother said. "Let's explore!"

"Wait!" I cautioned. "It might dangerous!" But my words came too late. My younger brother (whom I was supposed to be taking care of) was already inside. Sighing, I crawled in after him ... only to discover that we were both just inches away from a sleeping bear.

I woke with a start. Sunlight streamed through the window. What time was it? Slowly, my eyes made out the numbers on the clock: 8:37 a.m. "Mom!" I cried, "I'm late for school."

After a morning's work, Maggie and Mark stood back and looked at their snowman. He looked pretty good, but they thought he still needed something. Suddenly, Maggie had an idea.... 

It started out like any other winter day. Dad woke (child's name) up, and he/she got dressed. She/he put on her/his coat and mittens and headed for the school bus. But then...

If I were a snowflake, I think I'd... 

Even under two blankets, Jimmy lay in bed shivering. It had to be the coldest night of the year....

One by one, the children headed home for supper, leaving Sammy the Snowman alone in the park. "Ah, they're gone," he thought. "Now maybe I can move around a little and check out this place!" Sammy blinked his eyes. Then he turned his head ever so slowly to the left. Then...


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