Are you looking for some writing prompts that are related to an April theme? You’ve come to the right place! This extensive list of prompts are divided into categories to help you in your search. They include Narrative, Opinion, Informative, Descriptive, Persuasive, and How-To. If the writing prompt is highlighted, there is a link to a resource with that particular writing prompt. I hope you find some motivating April writing prompts to use with your students! Happy writing to you!
On April 20, 1933, Amelia Earhart took First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt on a flight. Write a narrative from the point of view of First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt. How did she feel on her first flight? What did she talk to Amelia Earhart about during the flight? What are some things she saw while in flight? How did it feel to take-off/land?
You’ve probably heard the saying, “It’s raining cats and dogs.” What would happen if it actually rained cats and dogs? Write a story about the day it rained cats and dogs.
Pretend you are a brand-new umbrella. Write all about your first day in the rain.
Imagine you could interview Mother Nature. Write five questions you would ask. Then choose one question and write what her answer might be.
You are the Easter Bunny and decided to start eating ___ instead of carrots. Persuade your friend why it is a good idea.
Humanity has decided to change planets and needs to sell Earth. You’ve been hired to sell it. How do you advertise it and what’s the price?
Earth Day is in the month of April. Explain why everyone should do his or her part to take care of our planet.
Write a letter to one of your classmates explaining why it’s important to recycle.
Should you crate your pet? Why or why not?
What do you think is the Earth’s most serious environmental problem is? What can children do to help?
If you were asked to invent a new flavor of jellybean, what would it be and why?
The best thing to do on a rainy day is…
Would you rather spend a spring day hiking in the woods or planting a garden? Why?
Describe a thunderstorm to someone who has never experienced one. Give details about what you see, hear, and smell. Be sure to describe how you feel during the storm.
Visit a flower garden or view one in a book or online. Describe what you see.
Write about your ideal vacation. Where would you go? Why would you go there? Describe the scene, the weather, and the activities you would do during your vacation in detail.
April is Keep America Beautiful Month. Describe the most beautiful place that you have ever seen. What made it the most beautiful place? How do you get to this place?
Read about Earth Day and write an informative essay including: What is it? How did it form? Why is April 22nd Earth Day? Who are the important people?
What is Patriot’s Day? When is it celebrated? What important events took place? Who are important people?
Many people do spring cleaning in April. What is spring cleaning and why do so many people spring clean?
All About D.E.A.R Day. What is D.E.A.R Day and why do we celebrate it?
Write detailed instructions on how to fly a kite.
Write detailed directions on how to plant a spring garden.
Pretend that “Spring Fever” is a real illness. Make a list of symptoms that people with Spring Fever would have. Create a detailed treatment plan for a patient suffering from Spring Fever.
You are planning a spring picnic for your class or family. Plan a menu and write about what games and activities there will be.
What is National Honesty Day? Write an acrostic poem with words and/or phrases describing the event.
Diamante poem- Rain to Sun
A springtime Ballad- Read a Ballad of Dreamland by William Shakespeare and create your own ballad.
Spring Haiku- Use the nature is spring to form a Haiku
Character Building – I care about the Earth so…
I hope you were able to get some ideas for writing in April!