43 May Writing Prompts

My favorite thing about spring is the rain. When it rains, the air smells amazing and fresh—and the hills around my house turn green. Rain in May is especially great because sometimes it even rains while it’s warm!

The month of May is a wonderful time of year.

It’s still spring but almost summer, and the school year is winding down.

With so many great things about May, we decided to give you a list of fun prompts to inspire your creativity and keep you writing through the end of the school year!

How to use these:

The awesome thing about our writing guides is that you can use them however you want!

There is no right or wrong way—as long as you’re writing, that’s all that matters.

You can explore different writing styles, and even combine prompts if you’d like. 

But if you need a little help getting started, you can try one of the following:

  • Ask a friend, parent, or guardian to pick a number between 1 and 43.
  • Close your eyes and point!
  • Browse the list and use the first prompt that jumps out at you.

May We Give You Some Ideas?

  1. Write about your favorite spring memory.
  2. Write a poem about May, where the first letter of each line spells out a secret message.
  3. What type of spring flower do you think matches your personality?
  4. Write at least three things you want to accomplish in the month of May.
  5. Who is your favorite person born in May?
  6. May is National Barbecue Month. Write your favorite barbecue memory.
  7. Write a letter or poem to your mother or guardian for Mother’s Day.
  8. Who is your favorite Star Wars character, and why?
  9. May 11 is National Eat What You Want Day. If you could eat whatever you wanted for a whole day, what would you eat?
  10. Write about sunshine: how it feels, what it makes you feel like, or even how it helps things grow.
  11. Which is better: April showers or May flowers?
  12. How do you think you’ve changed since the beginning of the school year?
  13. Write a story from the point of view of a bumblebee.
  14. How can we honor veterans on Memorial Day?
  15. Who is your favorite teacher, and why?
  16. Write a story where you have an epic adventure in nature.
  17. Which two teams would play in your ideal professional baseball game?
  18. Write about your favorite spring fruit using all of your senses.
  19. May 2 is National Siblings Day. Write about your favorite memory with your sibling.
  20. Write a story or a poem about the end of the school year.
  21. Cheerios hit grocery store shelves on May 1, 1941. Write about your favorite cereal.
  22. What are some ways that you can help the environment?
  23. Is your family traveling over summer break? If so, where are you going?
  24. Write a story where the main character is flying a kite, but the kite turns into something else.
  25. Go on a nature walk. Write a few observations using all of your senses.
  26. What is the best thing you’ve learned this school year?
  27. Do you think you should have less homework at the end of the school year?
  28. What do you think of when you think about spring?
  29. What is one skill you plan to work on over summer break?
  30. What is your favorite thing to do when it’s warm outside?
  31. Write from the point of view of a duckling.
  32. Would you rather read outside or inside?
  33. If you could talk to any animal, which would you pick? What would you talk about?
  34. What’s your favorite game to play outside with your friends?
  35. Write about going on a hike.
  36. Create a new game for your family to play in the car this summer.
  37. Write a letter to your teacher, thanking them for the school year.
  38. May is National Bike Month. Write about an adventure you’ve had on a bike.
  39. Write a letter to yourself in the future, on the day of your high school graduation.
  40. Write about something that made you proud this month.
  41. Write 31 words that remind you of May.
  42. Describe a happy spring memory with your family.
  43. Have you ever visited a farm?

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