If you’re looking for a fun way to get your students writing and thinking creatively, this set of May Writing Prompts celebrating the National Days could be just the thing for your elementary-age classroom or homeschool!
Standard writing prompts & bell ringers can get boring fast. The kids don’t want to do them, teachers don’t want to read them…ugh. These National Days to Celebrate in May writing prompts are a great option because they’re fun, they’re relevant, and they encourage creative writing and critical thinking. Score!
As a homeschool mom, I typically let my kids complete these National Days to Celebrate in May writing prompts as the first task on their daily homeschool schedule. Starting the day off with a fun activity, in which there are really no right or “wrong” answers, gets them excited for their day and gets us started on the right foot. Since this printable set includes prompts for the entire month, the National Days to Celebrate writing prompts are a print and go, “set it and forget it” activity because I print out an entire month’s worth of prompts at a time. This saves me a TON of time!
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✻ 40 total writing prompts, sized 8.5″x11.”
➸ 31 are daily National Day writing prompts including the date (ex. “May 1”), but NOT the day of the week or year. This resource can be used for ANY calendar year!
➸ 9 are National Month writing prompts. Just in case you come across a National Day writing prompt you’re not jiving with, these 9 are for backup. They are NOT dated, but are month specific ✻ a blank writing prompt template just in case you’d like to use it for other lessons in May
✻ a printable with ALL of the National Days to Celebrate in May that we’ve included as well as the 9 monthly themes we’ve included
✻ a journal cover with plenty of space for doodles and personalization
✻ terms & conditions page
✻ suggestions for usage and printing page
This set of May writing prompts is updated from our original set! Some of my favorite updates include:
* the change from full color printables to black/white only. You shouldn’t have to worry about using up ink on your printables, so this change was made in an effort to save you stress & money!
* “Name” is no longer included at the top of each prompt. This set is designed to be printed and stapled into a packet, so having “name” at the top of each page is just a waste of ink and space.
* removal of images. Yes, this set no longer includes images related to each prompt. I did this to encourage kids to use books or search engines to find an image related to the writing prompt if needed/wanted. Switching to text-only prompts also…you guessed it…saves you on ink usage!
How I Envision this Resource Being Used…
✹ as a daily bell ringer or start to a lesson
✹ as a way to encourage creative thinking and open conversation regarding student answers
✹ as a way to see progress in creative writing, thinking, and handwriting throughout the year
✹ as a fun, easy way to find something to celebrate each and every day of the year
➨This is a digital download. You will not receive any hard copies of this product in the mail, but will have the ability to download after purchase.
➨If you have any questions about this resource, please email me – I’m happy to help!
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