41 Wonderful April Writing Prompts

The freshly blooming flowers painted a rainbow on the hill outside my window. Rain was pounding against the glass, and I adjusted my position in the window seat so I could watch it fall as I sketched in my notebook.

Spring is a wonderful time of year—flowers start to bloom, the weather starts to warm up, and the end of the school year is just around the corner.

We’ve put together a list of prompts celebrating spring and, more specifically, the wonderful month of April to fuel your creativity and get you ready for spring!

Using This Guide

These prompts should provide all the inspiration you need to get writing, however you do that. As long as you’re writing, you’re doing it right.

But if you need a little help getting started, use one of the ideas below.

  • Count the petals on a flower and use that number to pick your prompt.
  • Use the number of rainy days you’ve had in the last month to choose your prompt.
  • Ask the person sitting behind you which prompt you should use.

Spring Into Writing

  1. What is the funniest April Fool’s Day prank you’ve ever pulled?
  2. What is the perfect way to spend a rainy day?
  3. Do you have plans for Spring Break? What are they?
  4. A mysterious stranger hands you seeds and tells you to plant them. Write about what happens next.
  5. April 2 is International Children’s Book Day. Write a review for your favorite children’s book.
  6. Write an acrostic poem using the word “APRIL”.
  7. Which baby animal do you think is cutest? Why?
  8. What is your favorite spring smell? What does it remind you of?
  9. Sit outside for five minutes and write your observations using all of your senses.
  10. Write a story about a child who jumps in a puddle and is transported into the past.
  11. April 22 is Earth Day. Write 2-4 paragraphs about how you can help our planet.
  12. You stumble across a mysterious egg in your yard. What do you do next?
  13. Write a poem or short story about spring using the following words: earth, jump, time, blue
  14. Do you have a favorite baseball team? What do you love about them?
  15. Write a story from the point of view of a butterfly.
  16. What is your favorite spring activity to do outdoors?
  17. What is your favorite spring activity to do indoors?
  18. Spring represents new beginnings. What is a new thing you want to try?
  19. Do you prefer rainy days or sunshine? Why?
  20. Which spring flower is your favorite? Why?
  21. If you could start your own garden, what would you grow?
  22. Write about your favorite spring memory.
  23. Write a poem or short story about spring using the following words: duckling, spot, tickle, glow
  24. If you could be an animal for one day, what would you be and why?
  25. Write a short story about a talking umbrella.
  26. Why is it important to recycle? How can you help ensure your family recycles properly?
  27. April is National Poetry Month. Write a poem about spring without using the word “spring”.
  28. Write about the view of your neighborhood from a hot air balloon.
  29. Spend a weekend outside enjoying spring, using technology as little as possible. Write about your experience.
  30. Write a story where you go outside and find that it’s actually raining cats and dogs.
  31. Write an acrostic poem using the word “RAIN”.
  32. If you have siblings, what do you love most about them? If you don’t, do you want a sibling?
  33. What are some ways you can help save the bees?
  34. Write about the first time you flew a kite.
  35. Write about the science behind rainbows.
  36. Write a review for your favorite book set in April.
  37. Research an artist born in April. Write 3-5 paragraphs about their accomplishments.
  38. If you could build a treehouse, what would it look like? Would you have rules?
  39. April 16 is National Librarian Day. Write a letter thanking your favorite librarian.
  40. The Easter Bunny is sick, and his cousin Halloween Hedgehog volunteers to take his place. What happens next?
  41. What do you think is the biggest threat to our environment? Why?

Looking For More?

Love these prompts and want to try more? We have plenty of fun lists and activities to help you keep writing and enjoy the process. We also have resources for teachers and guardians.

If you are looking for something specific and can’t find it, reach out to us and let us know. We would love to hear your ideas!