41 St Patrick’s Day Writing Prompts

Jeanie tried to tell her friends about the leprechaun that lived in the old oak tree in the far corner of her backyard. But they didn’t believe her.

Then one day when she was playing outside, the leprechaun gave her a gold coin and said that she would have good luck that day. She happily skipped home, wondering what the day would bring…

St. Patrick’s Day is about good luck, and it’s an excellent topic for creative writing prompts that spark the imagination of young writers. 

How to use these writing prompts:

Writing prompts can be the beginning of a story that young writers can finish or simple questions that get their creative juices flowing.

You can either have students pick a random number or use one prompt every day to get your class into the habit of writing. 

The prompts:

  1. Do you have a good luck charm? If so, what is it? How has it brought you luck?
  2. What does St. Patrick’s Day mean to you?
  3. If you were granted three wishes, what would they be?
  4. Write a creative story about three things that are green. 
  5. How does your family celebrate St. Patrick’s Day?
  6. If you found a bag of gold coins, what would you spend them on?
  7. Write a story about a kid who stole a leprechaun’s gold.
  8. Why do you think a rabbit’s foot is good luck?
  9. Imagine that you turned green for one day. What happened? How do you fix it?
  10. Do you think leprechauns are real? Why or why not?
  11. What is your favorite thing about St. Patrick’s Day?
  12. Write a story about a wicked witch who punished her kids with a day of bad luck if they didn’t do what they were told.
  13. What would you do if you ever met a leprechaun? Write a story about it.
  14. Have you ever had bad luck? What happened?
  15. Imagine that your parents won the lottery. Write about how your life will be different. 
  16. Write a story about your favorite green animal. 
  17. Write a story about a treasure hunt for three good luck charms.
  18. Write about three things that you feel lucky to have.
  19. Have you ever found a four-leaf clover? Did it bring you good luck?
  20. Write a story about an evil leprechaun who pinched kids that didn’t wear green on St. Patrick’s Day. 
  21. Write a story about a hunt for a lucky four-leaf clover.
  22. What is your favorite green vegetable? 
  23. What does luck mean to you?
  24. Write a story about the luckiest kid in the whole wide world.
  25. If all of the food turned green on St. Patrick’s Day, would you still eat it?
  26. Imagine that you are throwing a St. Patrick’s Day party for your class. What snacks would you serve? What games would you play?
  27. What do you think of when you see the color green?
  28. Imagine that the main character in your favorite story had bad luck. How would the story change?
  29. Do you believe that picking up a penny on tails gives you bad luck? Why or why not?
  30. How do you think you can change your luck for the better?
  31. Imagine that after a rainy day, you and your friends find the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. What do you do?
  32. Imagine that there’s a leprechaun living in your closet. He keeps making a mess, but your parents blame you. What happens?
  33. What would you do if you were as small as a leprechaun?
  34. How are rainbows a symbol of hope?
  35. Write a story about a day in the life of a leprechaun. 
  36. Write a story about the hunt for the end of the rainbow. 
  37. Imagine that you woke up and everything was green. What would you do?
  38. If you could only eat green food on St. Patrick’s Day, what would you eat?
  39. What is your favorite color of the rainbow? Why?
  40. If you could eat lunch with a leprechaun, what would you talk about?
  41. If you could give an unlucky friend a four-leaf clover, who would it be? Why?

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