Below are daily writing prompts for March 16th-31st. 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.
We also have many other March Activities, Lesson Plans and Resources.
Note: Variable date writing prompts (Easter and Iditarod) are found at the bottom of this page.
On this day in 1751, our 4th President, James Madison was born. Madison was the oldest of twelve (12) children. What do you think would be the advantages and/or disadvantages of having eleven (11) siblings? Would you like to have eleven younger brothers and sisters? Free PDF
Today is St. Patrick’s Day. As you probably know, the color green and the shamrock (a three-leaf clover) are symbols associated with this holiday. Create a list of other holidays and the symbols that are known to represent that specific holiday. Are there some holidays that don’t have a symbol? What symbol would you give them? Free PDF
Today marks the first walk in space. Would you liked to have been the first person to walk in space? Why or why not? Free PDF
On March 18, 1837, Grover Cleveland was born. Cleveland later became the 22nd & 24th President of the United States. He was known for his honesty and courage. What two (2) character traits do you feel you are best known for? Free PDF
March 18, 1979 is the birthdate of singer Adam Levine. Around the age of ten he learned how to play the guitar. Levine found music an outlet for his feelings. What helps you when you are feeling upset, sad, mad, or frustrated? Free PDF
This is “National Clean Your Closet Week.” Make a plan of how you will clean your closet someday this week. Do you have any items or clothing that you can donate to charity? Free PDF
Today marks the first day of spring. What is your favorite season and why? Free PDF
Today is “Children’s Poetry Day.” Using your favorite form of poetry, write a poem about what it means to be a kid. Think about the advantages and disadvantages. Free PDF
On this day in 1999, the first circum-navigation of the Earth by a hot air balloon occurred. What do you think it would be like to travel around the world in a hot air balloon? What type of risks and rewards would this type of adventure include? Free PDF
March 22, 1894 was the first playoff game for hockey’s Stanley Cup. The trophy that is awarded to the winner of the Stanley Cup is well-recognized. Design your own trophy and explain what type of event your trophy is associated with. Free PDF
March 22nd is “National Goof Off Day.” When you have the chance to goof off, what is your favorite activity and why? Free PDF
Today is “Toast Day.” What is your favorite topping for toast? Explain to someone how to create this “toasty” treat. Free PDF
On March 24, 1874, magician Harry Houdini was born. What is the best magic treat you have seen or that you have performed yourself? Free PDF
On this day, pancakes were first made. Many would consider pancakes to be their favorite breakfast food. Would you? What is your favorite food to eat for breakfast? Free PDF
March 26th is “Make up Your Own Holiday Day.” So, create your own holiday! Keep the following in mind:
On this day in 1964, Alaska was hit by an 8.4 earthquake. The “Great Alaska Earthquake” was the most powerful earthquake recorded in the U.S. and North America. Using resources in the classroom, learn five (5) facts about the earthquakes and summarize them in your own words. Free PDF
On March 28, 1881, “The Greatest Show on Earth,” also known as the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus, was formed. Would you like to be a performer in the circus? Why or why not and what would you like to do? Free PDF
On this day in 1885, Coca-Cola was invented. If you could invent your own soda, what would it be? What is its flavor? What type of bottle would it come in? What would its name be? Free PDF
On March 30, 1993, the Peanuts comic strip character Charlie Brown hit his first game-winning home run. What is a moment in your life that you are most proud of and why? Free PDF
On this day in 1858, the patent for a pencil with an attached eraser was issued. Taking your pencil’s point of view, what do you think a typical day in your classroom would be like? Free PDF
On this day, the first map of the United States was published. Create a map of either your classroom or school. Free PDF
Easter: Today is Easter. One Easter tradition of some families is to color eggs. If you could design any type of egg, what would it look like? Be sure to explain your egg design and include a drawing. Free PDF
Iditarod: Today 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
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