February may be the shortest month, but that doesn’t mean it’s any less special than the rest.
Between Valentine’s Day, President’s Day, the beginning of Lent, and everything in between, it’s jam-packed with reasons to celebrate—and full of things to write about.
Using This Guide
Roses are red, violets are blue. Use this guide however it suits you. However, if you need a little help getting started, here are some creative ways to tackle this list:
- Count the number of candy hearts in a box, and use that number to pick your prompt.
- Look around the room and count the number of pink or red things you see. Use that number for your prompt.
- Ask your teacher to pick a number between 1 and 41.
- If we used the shadow of an animal to predict each season, which animals would predict summer, fall, and winter? Why?
- Write an acrostic poem using the word “valentine”.
- Research Jackie Robinson and write 3-5 paragraphs about his accomplishments.
- February 26 is National Fairy Tale Day. Rewrite a classic fairy tale, but set it in the present.
- What is something you would change if you were president?
- Write a poem or short story about February using the following words: heart, history, wonder, eyes
- Write 2-4 paragraphs about a person or pet that you love.
- The game Monopoly was first sold in February 1935. What is your favorite board game? Why?
- Write a short story from the point of view of a Valentine’s Day card that was swept away in the wind and is trying to get to the right person.
- Write an acrostic poem using the word “heart”.
- If you could invent a new holiday, what would it be? How would you celebrate?
- Baseball player Babe Ruth was born on February 6, 1895. Write 3-5 paragraphs about his accomplishments.
- What do you think it would be like to only have a birthday every four years?
- If you were to bring 100 of something to school for the 100th day, what would you bring? Why?
- If you had one day to hang out in the White House, what would you do? Write about your activities.
- February is National Children’s Dental Health Month. What do you do to take care of your teeth?
- Who or what are you most grateful for? Why?
- Do you have a favorite football team? What do you love about them?
- Artist Norman Rockwell was born on February 3, 1894. Write 3-5 paragraphs about his impact on contemporary art.
- Write a short story or poem about February using the following words: accomplish, observe, love, eager
- Write about a time when you felt loved. Use as much detail as you can.
- Write 3-5 paragraphs about Susan B. Anthony’s impact on women’s rights.
- The Boy Scouts of America was founded in February of 1910. How do you feel about the inclusion of girls in Boy Scouts?
- What is something you look forward to every February?
- Why is it important to love yourself, and not just others?
- What can you do this week to show someone how much you care about them?
- Describe your best friend and write what you love most about them.
- Cupid lost his bow, and all he could find to replace it was a Nerf Gun. Write a funny story about what happens next.
- Write an acrostic poem using the name “Rosa Parks”.
- Research an American president and write 3-5 paragraphs about their accomplishments.
- What is your favorite candy? Why?
- Is it more important to be liked by everyone or loved by the people who matter most? Why?
- Think about a person you don’t like. Write 5 nice things about them and 5 ways you can be kind to them.
- Write 3-5 paragraphs about the importance of Black History Month.
- Write an acrostic poem using the word “cupid”.
- Write a short story or poem set during a snowstorm.
- Explain what it means to be a good friend.
- Write 5-7 facts about President’s Day.
- Would you rather receive candy hearts or chocolate on Valentine’s Day? Why?
- Write a short story or poem about February using the following words: appreciated, timely, wonderful, friend
- Write a letter to your mom or dad and tell them why you love them.
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