Daily Writing Prompts - March

March Writing Prompts

Daily Writing Prompts Below are daily writing prompts for the month of March. The majority of the prompts are related to the various events on our March 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 March, use the prompts from those days as additional writing practice.

Don't forget to also print a copy of our March Events Calendar. This will help you utilize the daily writing prompts.

More Lesson Plans! We also have many other March Activities, Lesson Plans and Resources.

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Note: Variable date writing prompts (Easter and Iditarod) are found at the bottom of page 2.

March 1
On this day in 1994, the singer Justin Bieber was born. As he was growing up, Bieber learned how to play the piano, drums, guitar, and trumpet. Do you play a musical instrument? If yes, what do you play and why? If no, what would you like to play and why? Free PDF

On this day in 1872, Yellowstone National Park was established.  Write about one of the following:
  • Your favorite camping, hiking or backpacking trip.
  • Where you would like to go camping, hiking or backpacking. Free PDF

Today, March 1st, marks the beginning of the Iditarod race.  Using resources in the classroom, learn five (5) facts about the Iditarod and summarize them in your own words.  You may even want to pick a musher to follow during the entire race. Free PDF

March 1st is “National Peanut Butter Lover’s Day.” Peanut butter is a yummy treat either on its own ... - Premium Prompt (Grades K-12) *New*

March 2
March 2nd is “Read Across America Day” in honor of Dr. Seuss’ birthday.  Explain to a younger student why it’s important to learn how to read. Free PDF
Note: don't miss our large Dr. Seuss - Read Across America section for a lot more Dr. Seuss activities.

On this day in 1923, TIME magazine debuted. Today, Time Werner publishes TIME magazine along with along with international editions, as well as TIME for Kids. Think of a current event or an important topic. It could be at an international, national, state, local, or school level. Take on the role of a TIME for Kids “Kid Reporter” and write an article about the event or topic that you selected. PDF (Coming Soon)*New*

Today is “National Read Across America Day.” Dr. Seuss and his creative characters are often the focus of today’s activities. Whether it’s ... - Premium Prompt (Grades K-12) *New*

Today is “National Old Stuff Day.” Why do you think people ... - Premium Prompt (Grades 3-12) *New*

March 3
On this day in 1847, inventor Alexander Graham Bell was born.  Bell is probably best known for his development of the telephone.  What do you think our telephones will be like in 20 years? Free PDF

On March 3, 2005, Steve Fossett became the first person to single-handedly fly around the world. Without stopping or refueling, Steve flew around the world in sixty-seven hours, two minutes and thirty-eight seconds. Dream big… what would you like to be the “First Person in the World” to do? Free PDF

March 3, 1962 is the birthdate of Jackie Joyner-Kersee. She is an Olympic athlete in the area of track and field. She is also the only woman to receive “The Sporting News Man of the Year” award. What type of qualities do you think it takes to be an Olympian? Is becoming an Olympian a dream of yours? Explain. PDF

The Iditarod Race begins during the first week of March. This is a sled dog race held annually in the state of Alaska. The mushers and their dogs ... - Premium Prompt (Grades K-12) *New*

March 4
On this day in 1789, Congress met for the first time. Using resources in the classroom, learn five (5) facts about Congress and summarize them in your own words. Free PDF

Today is the beginning of Mardi Gras.  Using resources in the classroom, learn five (5) facts about Mardi Gras and summarize them in your own words. Free PDF

March 4th is “National Hug a G.I. Day.” The term G.I. is used to describe the men and women who serve in the Armed Forces of the United States of America. You might not ... - Premium Prompt (Grades K-12) *New*

March 5
March is “National Sauce Month.”  What is your favorite type of sauce?  Be sure to include great descriptive words. Free PDF

The first Friday of March is “National Day of Unplugging.” Why do ... - Premium Prompt (Grades K-12) *New*

March 6
On this day in 1912, Oreo Cookies were sold for the first time.  Describe to someone how you like to eat your Oreo.   Free PDF

On March 6, 1475, artist Michelangelo was born. Using resources in the classroom, learn five (5) facts about the Michelangelo and summarize them in your own words.  Free PDF

Today is “National Dentist’s Day.” Visiting the dentist on a regular basis is the key to healthy teeth and gums. Draw ... - Premium Prompt (Grades K-3) *New*

Today is “National Dentist’s Day.” Visiting the dentist on a regular basis is the key to healthy teeth and gums, yet many children ... - Premium Prompt (Grades 4-12) *New*

March 7
On this day in 1996, the Hubble Telescope sent back the first images of Pluto’s surface. If you had the opportunity, would you like to travel into space or to another planet? Free PDF

On this day in 1849, scientist Luther Burbank was born.  Burbank was a botanist, or someone who studies plant life.  He was known for developing new types of flowers and plants.  Do you think it’s important that scientist develop new types of plant life?  Why or why not?   Free PDF

March 7th is “National Cereal Day.” Warm or cold, cereal is one, if not the ... - Premium Prompt (Grades K-12) *New*

March 8
March 8th is “Working Women’s Day.”  Many people feel that being a stay-at-home-mom is full-time job.  Do you agree or disagree and why? Free PDF

On this day in 1996, the Hubble Telescope sent back the first images of Pluto’s surface. If you had the opportunity, would you like to travel into space or to another planet? Free PDF

The first week of March was “National Write a Letter Appreciation Week.” Think of someone in your life ... - Premium Prompt (Grades K-12) *New*

March 9
On March 9, 1984, the Olympic Gold Medal skier Julia Mancuso, was born. As a child she had drawn a picture of herself as a gold medalist. Draw and describe a picture of what you want to be when you grow up. Free PDF

On this day in 1454, explorer Amerigo Vespucci was born.  The continent we live on is named after Vespucci.  What part of the world would you like to sail to and explore?  Why did you choose this destination? Free PDF

March 9th is “National Get Over It Day.” We’ve all had bad days or bad experiences that might still be weighing on our ... - Premium Prompt (Grades 4-12) *New*

Tomorrow, March 10th, is “National Pack Your Lunch Day.” Do some planning and decide ... - Premium Prompt (Grades K-12) *New*

March 10
In 806 A.D. in China, the first paper money was used.  If you could design new paper money for the U.S., what would it look like?  What denominations, or amounts, would you create?  Be sure to include a sketch of your new paper currency.   Free PDF

Today is “Harriet Tubman Day.”  Tubman was an abolitionist.  This means that she worked to get rid of slavery.  She helped many slaves escape to freedom on the Underground Railroad.  Using resources in the classroom, learn five (5) facts about Harriet Tubman and/or the Underground Railroad and summarize them in your own words.  Free PDF

Today is “National Mario Day.” This day is to honor Mario, the Italian plumber and popular Nintendo video game ... - Premium Prompt (Grades K-12) *New*

March 11
March 11th is “Johnny Appleseed Day.”  John Chapman, known as Johnny Appleseed, was responsible for introducing apple trees to many regions of the western frontier.  Why do you think apples were valuable to the early settlers?  How were they able to use them?  Free PDF

The second week of March is “National Procrastination Week.” To procrastinate means to put something off. Make a list ... - Premium Prompt (Grades K-12) *New*

March 12
Today marks the anniversary of the death of Anne Frank who died in 1945.  This brave young woman is well known for the diary she kept, capturing her time in hiding from the Nazi soldiers.  Do you keep diary or journal of your own?  Do you think it was good for her diary to be published?  Why or why not? Free PDF

On March 12, 1912, the Girl Scouts of America organization was founded. The Girl Scouts are well-known for their yummy cookies. Which is your favorite Girl Scout Cookie flavor and why? Free PDF

March 12th is “National Plant a Flower Day.” Gardening is a hobby for both young and old. Thinking about either your ... - Premium Prompt (Grades K-12) *New*

March 13
March 13th is “Good Samaritan Day.”  Make a list of the last ten (10) things you did to help others.  You may also want to create a list of ten (10) additional things you could do to help others. Free PDF

On this day in 1930, Pluto was discovered. It used to be known as the ninth planet, but now there is a great debate as to whether or not it’s really a planet. What is your opinion? Free PDF

Today is “National Good Samaritan Day.” A good Samaritan is someone who performs acts of kindness ... - Premium Prompt (Grades K-12) *New*

March 14
On this day in 1879, scientist Albert Einstein was born.  At an early age, Einstein showed great interest in math and science.  How and why is math important to everyday life and jobs? Free PDF

March 14th is “National Potato Chip Day.” Nacho Cheese Doritos, Salt & Vinegar Lays, Cheetos, and the list goes on ... - Premium Prompt (Grades K-12) *New*

March 15
March 15th is “Absolutely Incredible Kid Day.”  Create an award that you would give to yourself for being so incredible.  Be sure to explain why you would give yourself this specific award. Free PDF

Today is “National Shoe the World Day.” Millions of children and adults go everyday with no shoes. For many of us, going to the local store ... - Premium Prompt (Grades K-12) *New*

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