When winter break comes, it’s hard to motivate students. They are antsy, dance-y, and ready for holiday fun.
Try this flip, mix, and match Christmas Story Writing Prompts to keep your students writing, even when they are dreaming of sledding, snow, gifts, and hot cocoa.
What’s Included in the Christmas Story Writing Prompts?
This set of prompts is unique. It includes five setting options, five character options, and conflict options.
After you assemble the pages and put them in a notebook, your student will be able to flip, mix, and max until she has chosen the setting, characters, and conflict she wants to create his holiday story.
You can use this creative writing activity as an opportunity to teach a few story elements.
Setting is the time and place of a story.
The settings included in this printable pack are:
- Santa’s Workshop
- Gingerbread Land
- North Pole
- Candy Cane Forest
- Candy Shop
A character is a person, animal, or creature in a story.
The characters to choose from in this pack are:
- A Penguin and a Polar Bear
- Three Snow People
- The Gingerbread Girl and the Gingerbread Boy
- Two Elves
- Santa and Rudolph
Conflict is a struggle between opposing forces.
The conflicts in this story writing activity include:
- One of the characters doesn’t know what kind of holiday gift to get for the other character(s).
- The Christmas train is missing! Can the characters find it in the blizzard?
- The characters are trapped in a tower and can’t get to the holiday party.
- Santa can’t deliver gifts because he has a strange case of the hiccups. How will the characters save the day?
- One of the characters puts hot cocoa in a squirt gun and keeps shooting people! Help!
How to Assemble the Holiday Story Prompts Notebook
Follow these simple steps to get started with your Christmas Story Writing Prompts:
1. Print the pages on a sturdy paper such as cardstock. For interest and variety, print on colored paper.
2. Hole punch the pages.
3. Using the dotted lines as your guide, cut each page into three strips.
4. Put in a three-ring binder.
Note: A blank page has been included in the file so that your student can add some of his own prompts! Brainstorm more holiday places, people, and conflicts together and add them to your student’s notebook.
How to Use the Christmas Story Writing Prompts Notebook
After the notebook is assembled, teach your student the three basic story elements of setting, character, and conflict.
Demonstrate how to flip, mix, and match to choose prompts to write a story.
If desired, choose three, and use them for an oral storytelling exercise. Work together to create a fun holiday tale!
Let your student use the notebook to choose story elements and compose his own stories.
Download the Holiday Story Writing Prompts
Simply click the link below to grab your set of short story writing prompts.
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More Story Writing Prompts
If you like this activity, try Super Stories: Short Story Writing Prompts.
Super Stories includes 34 pages (yes, that’s 34 MORE settings, 34 MORE character options, and 34 MORE conflicts!) of story writing prompts.
You can add these to the notebook you’ve already started and give your student HUNDREDS of story combination options.
You can also add them to the Halloween Story Writing Prompts.
If you need even more creative writing lessons, try these.
Happy Writing and Merry Christmas!