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January Writing Prompts

January Writing Prompts

Created by Resource Ranch
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Grade level
Resource Type

Worksheets, Printables, Centers


Vocabulary, Winter, Writing

This print & go center will keep your students engaged during the month of January! These writing prompts were designed for fun writing and an opportunity for you to share special winter holidays with your students!

Students will choose three of the five picture words to help them write about the prompt given. Though the prompts included were written to be able to correlate with a particular day within the month, most could be used at other times. There are 20 prompts included in the lined paper version as shown on the cover and also with handwriting lines. There is also an extra lined page in each version in case you want to copy on back of pages to encourage longer writing responses.


1st – New Year’s Day

3rd – Festival of Sleep Day

4th – National Spaghetti Day

5th – National Bird Day

6th – National Bean Day

8th – National Bubble Bath Day

9th – National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day

10th – National Houseplant Appreciation Day

11th – National Milk Day

15th – National Hat Day

18th – National Winnie the Pooh Day

19th – National Popcorn Day

20th – National Cheese Day

21st – National Squirrel Appreciation Day

23rd – National Handwriting Day

24th – National Peanut Butter Day

29th – National Puzzle Day

31st – National Backward Day

2nd Monday – National Clean Your Desk Day

3rd Monday – Martin Luther King Jr. Day

You can find the February Writing Prompts here. Winter writing prompts are available individually, or get the Winter Bundle at a discounted price.

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3 reviews
    Eat Sing Travel Teach
    22 Jul 2023
    Fantastic resource for student free-write time that I've used every year since purchasing!
    Samantha M.
    22 Jul 2023
    I love these writing pages and the picture supports for my young writers.
    Ashleigh P.
    22 Jul 2023
    These writing prompts are great for January! The word bank at the top of each page is very helpful for my students. Thank you!!