Daily Writing Prompts - June

June Writing Prompts

Daily Writing PromptsBelow are daily writing prompts for the month of June. The majority of the prompts are related to the various events on our June Events Calendar. These events include birthdays, holidays, monthly celebrations, and important dates in history. Some of the dates include two different writing prompts to choose from. You can download a PDF form of the writing prompt.

Even though your students may not be in class all the days of June, use the prompts from those days as additional writing practice.

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June 1
June 1st is “Donut Day.”  Many people consider donuts to be a great breakfast food.  Describe your “perfect breakfast.” PDF

On June 1, 1938, the first Superman comic was published. Superman had a number of “superpowers.” If you could have just one superpower, what would it be and why? PDF

June 2
On this day in 1896 the radio was patented.  This new technological development meant that people could communicate in a new way.  What forms of communication do you think we may use some day in the future? PDF

On this day in 1924 the Indian Citizenship Act was passed by Congress. This act granted citizenship to those Native Americans who had been born in the United States. What does it mean to you to be a citizen of the United States of America? PDF

June 3
June 3rd marks the first U.S. spacewalk by Ed White in 1965 during the Gemini 4 mission.  White’s family was known for its pilots and military officers.  It was natural for him to take this career path.  Is there a type of “career path” in your family?  PDF

Today is “Egg Day.”  There is an age-old argument over which came first…the chicken or the egg?  What do you think? PDF

In an effort to raise awareness of hunger in the U.S., today is “National Hunger Awareness Day.” Make a list of things you, your family, your class, or your school could do to help end hunger in America. PDF

June 4
On June 4, 1896, Henry Ford made his first operational car.  The style and designs of automobiles have changed over the years.  What do you think the cars of the future will look like?  After you have written a description, you can also draw an illustration.  PDF

On this day in the year 620 BC Aesop was born in Greece.  Aesop is known for his clever fables that include an important lesson for the reader.  Using resources in the classroom, read several of Aesop’s fables and then try writing a fable of your own.  PDF

June 5
On this day in 1783, the Montgolfier brothers completed the first hot air balloon flight.   The passengers in this first flight were a sheep, rooster and duck.  Explain why you think the brothers chose these animals to ride in the balloon.  Would you have done the same thing?  PDF

June 5 is “National Gingerbread Day.”  If you were asked to decorate a gingerbread boy or girl to represent yourself, what would it look like?  Why would you select the decorating items that you did?  PDF

Today is “World Environment Day.”  This day was created by the United Nations in hope of making everyone around the world aware of the importance of conserving our precious environment.  Name at least five (5) things that you can personally do to help save our world’s environment.  PDF

June 6
On this day in 1933, the first drive-in movie theater opened in New Jersey.   Today there are few drive-ins that still exist.  Would you rather watch a movie at a drive-in or a standard movie theater?  Explain your thinking.  PDF

June 7
The first week of June is “National Fishing Week.”  Have you ever been on a fishing trip?  If so, what was you favorite part of the trip?  What was your least favorite?  If you have not been fishing before, would you like to go on a trip?  Why or why not?  PDF

June 8
On this day in 1867, Frank Lloyd Wright was born.   Wright was a well-respected architect.  He designed a number of famous homes.  If you were able to design the house of your dreams, what would it look like?  PDF

June 9
On June 9, 1934, Donald Duck debuted in the cartoon “The Wise Little Hen.”  If you could create your own cartoon that included Donald Duck as one of the characters, what type of adventures would you have in store for Donald?  PDF

June 10
Today is “National Yo-Yo Day.”  Yo-yoing first became popular in the 1920’s. Every year the World Yo-Yo Contest is held in Florida.  Do you know any yo-yo tricks?  If you haven’t played with a yo-yo before, why would you like to learn?  PDF

June 11
On June 11, 1982 the movie “E.T.” premiered.  Create a character from outer space.  What would your character look like?  What characteristics would he or she posses?  After describing your character, include a drawing.  PDF

On June 11, 1910, great ocean explorer Jacques Cousteau was born in France. Not only did Cousteau research the world underwater, he also co-invented the first scuba diving gear. Would you like to be an underwater explorer and/or researcher? Why or why not? PDF

June 12
On June 12, 1929, Anne Frank was born.  Anne was a Jewish girl that hid with her family and friends in Amsterdam during World War II.  She wrote a diary chronicling her story.  For at least one day, record everything that occurs and how you feel about the things that go on around you.  PDF

June 13
The second week of June is “National Little League Baseball Week.”  A large number of kids play in Little League.  Do you play on any type of sports league?  If not, would you like to?  PDF

June 14
June 14th is “Flag Day.”  This day was created in order to commemorate the adoption of our flag. Using resources in the classroom, learn five (5) facts about the American flag and summarize them in your own words.  PDF

On this day in 1937, the Caldecott Medal was first awarded.  As you may know, the Caldecott Medal is awarded for the illustrations in a children’s book.  If you were asked to select the winner for this year’s Caldecott Medal, what book would select and why?  PDF

June 15
June 15th is “Fly A Kite Day” in honor of Ben Franklin's kite experiment in 1752. Using resources in the classroom, learn five (5) facts about the various experiments of Ben Franklin and summarize them in your own words.  PDF

Today is “Power of a Smile Day.”  Why do you think a smile can be so powerful?  Is not smiling just as powerful?  PDF

On this day in 1851, the first ice cream factory was set up. The United States produces around 1.6 billion gallons each year, making them the leader in world ice cream production. Other than on a cone or in a bowl, what are some other ways you can eat ice cream? PDF

June 16
Today is “National Fudge Day.” Some people enjoy their fudge in cake or in ice cream. Do you like fudge? And how do you like to eat it?    PDF

June 17
Today is Father’s Day.  To show appreciation for your father, choose one of the following activities:

  • Write a poem that honors your father.
  • Write a letter to your father letting him know how much you appreciate him.  PDF

June is "National Dairy Month." It is recommended that you get 2-3 servings of dairy each day. These servings can be in the form of a variety of milk products. Write a descriptive paragraph about your favorite dairy product. PDF

June 18
Today is “National Picnic Day.”  If you could plan a picnic for your family, where would you take them and what type of food and treats would you bring?  PDF

On June 18, 1983, Sally Ride became the first American woman to make a trip to outer space as a member of the Space Shuttle Challenger crew. The Space Shuttles will soon be phased out. Design, draw and describe what you think the next space travel units may look like. PDF

June 19
Today is Juneteenth.  This event commemorates the announcement of the abolition of slavery in Texas.  This means that slavery was made illegal.  Why do you think it was important for African Americans to be given equal rights? PDF

June 20
Today is “National Ice Cream Soda” day.  If you were asked to create a new soda and ice cream combination of your own, what flavors would you use and why?  PDF

June 21
Today is the first day of summer!  What is your favorite summer activity?  PDF

The last week of June is "National Camping Month." Plan a camping trip for your family. Be sure to include the following:

  • Where would you want to go?
  • What would you need to bring?
  • What activities would you like to do at the campsite? PDF

June 22
June is “National Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Month.”  Some kids don’t enjoy eating fruits and vegetables.  Write a paragraph convincing students the importance of consuming the daily, recommended amount of fruits and vegetables.  PDF

June 23
On this day in 1868, the typewriter was patented.  The first typewriter has come a long ways.  Use a Venn diagram to compare and contrast the typewriter and a lap book computer.  PDF

June 24
Today is “U.F.O. Day.”  The first documented UFO sighting was on this day.  Do you believe in UFOs and/or life on other planets?  PDF

June 25
On June 25, 1929, author Eric Carle was born.  The Hungry Caterpillar, which was first published in 1969, has now been published in over 30 different languages.  Why do you think this book has been so popular with children from around the world.  PDF

June 26
On this day in 1819 the bicycle was patented.  For many people, the bicycle is a great form of transportation.  Would you like to ride your bike around your neighborhood and/or city everyday?  Why or why not?  PDF

June 26th is “National Chocolate Pudding Day.”  What is your favorite way to eat chocolate pudding?  Do you like it plain or mixed with other ingredients?  PDF

On June 26, 1489, the toothbrush was invented.  Write a paragraph persuading your classmates to brush their teeth twice a day and to visit the dentist on a regular basis.  PDF

June 27
On June 27, 1880, Helen Keller was born.  A childhood illness left Keller both blind and deaf.  She went on to later become a famous author and speaker.  What type of characteristics do you think Keller had to posses in order to overcome her obstacles?  PDF

On this day in 1859, the melody for the “Happy Birthday Song” was written.  Using this tune, write a new song that you could sing to a friend or family member letting them know how much you appreciate them.  PDF

On this day in 1922, the first Newbery Medal was awarded to Hendrik Willem van Loon. This award is given to authors in recognition of their outstanding contribution to American literature for children. Using resources in your classroom or library, learn more about the books and authors that have received this award. Are any of them one of your favorites? PDF

June 28
Today is “Paul Bunyan Day.”  Read the story of Paul Bunyan and write a tall tale of your own.  PDF

June 29
June 29th is “Camera Day.”  A great many moments have been captured with a camera.  If you had the choice of either using a using a standard camera or a video camera to capture a special memory or moment, which would you choose and why?  PDF

June 30
June is known as “National Zoo and Aquarium Month.”  Some people believe that it is cruel to keep animals and fish in zoos and aquariums.  Others believe that these locations are a place for injured animals to live and provide humans with a better understanding and respect for wild animals.  What is your opinion?  PDF

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