I love using fun Creative Writing Prompts in the classroom. A simple theme can really help your kids get into the spirit of writing, and this one for Under The Tree is a perfect choice for the holiday season! If you ask any kid what they are wanting to see under their tree on Christmas Day, you know you will get a long and excited response. Why not channel this excitement, and have your students do this Under the Tree Writing activity. They will love being able to think about what they want to see.
Creative Writing Prompts For Under The Tree
The holiday theme in your classroom isn’t complete without these fun creative writing prompts! Using a simple printable set that includes a 3D tree template and three differentiated writing paper options gives you multiple ways to get your students excited about sharing their holiday wishlist this year.
Getting Started With Your Creative Writing Prompts
You will need to print the tree template on cardstock. If not, the tree will have trouble standing.
Next choose which writing template you will want your students to use and print a class set. Like the tree template, I find it easiest to use cardstock, but it is not a necessity with the writing paper like it is with the tree template.
Doing Under the Tree Writing
First, you will want to have your students color their Christmas trees. Of course, we focus on green trees in general, but let your students color whatever they prefer and decorate the trees as they see fit.
Next, they will cut out the two trees. This is an excellent way to have them working on fine motor skills.
If you want to make sure the trees last longer, you can stop and laminate these before you put them together. It takes just a bit longer but can make them a lasting project kids will cherish. If you don’t have access to a laminating machine in your classroom, there are several simple laminating sheets or pouches that work in a pinch.
After the trees are cut out, students will need to cut on the lines down the center of the tree. One will require students to cut from the top of the star down and the other one will have students cut from the bottom up.
Students will then place the two trees together like a jigsaw puzzle. The final product will be a 3D tree.
Either you or your students will tape the Christmas tree to the writing paper you will then use for your creative writing prompts. I always found it easiest for me to do this part for my kindergarten students, but do what works best for you and your classroom.
Now it is time for the creative writing prompts! Students will think about what it is they want to see under their Christmas tree and write about it. Then they can illustrate their paper by drawing the things the wrote about by the tree.
These creative writing prompts are a great way to teach about spelling, sentence structure, and of course simple imaginative creative writing. Your student will love sharing their wishlist, so it will be easier to engage them in the lesson!
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I hope that you and your students enjoy these Creative Writing Prompts for Under The Tree! Are you looking for more Christmas ideas, activities, and printable math worksheets or similar to do at home or in the classroom? If so, check out some more of our favorites below or check out all of our ideas under the Christmas Lessons area of our site.