Spring has sprung!
Help your middle school students blossom into enthusiastic writers with these 25 spring writing prompts.
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25 Spring Writing Prompts for Middle School Writers
Not every student loves creative writing, and that’s okay.
Luckily, there are several types of writing to choose from.
Check out this list of 25 spring writing prompts from the categories of narrative, poetry, expository, persuasive, and descriptive writing.
Spring Narrative Writing Prompts for Middle School
Narrative writing involves a story, dialogue, and the retelling of an event from a character’s point of view.
Smuggling a Chick
Imagine you find a baby chick outside in the pouring rain.
You decide to bring it to school without your parent or teacher knowing.
How do you hide it? What crazy things happen as a result?
Candy for a Week
You bet a friend that you’ll only eat candy for a week, and your parents agree to let you try it.
What happens? What do you eat for breakfast, lunch, and dinner? How do you feel?
You abandon the traditional school subjects and spend a month outside in the spring learning survival skills. What happens?
One day you trace the end of a rainbow and find it is a portal to a new realm. What is it like? Will you stay or return?
You save a bunny from certain death, and what do you discover? It can talk, and it grants wishes! What do you wish for? What happens?
Spring Poetry Prompts for Middle School
Poetry can be rhymed or unrhymed; it can have a meter or be free verse.
Poetry can be humorous or emotional, lovely or ridiculous. Everyone can write poetry.
Write three lines (5 syllables, 7 syllables, and 5 syllables) about nature in the springtime.
How does winter give way to spring?
Acrostic Poem on Spring
Choose a spring-themed word to write an acrostic poem (each line starts with a letter of the word).
Here are some ideas: SPRING, BLOSSOM, or NEW LIFE.
Ode to Spring
An ode is a poem written in praise of someone or something.
It is typically pretty short. Write an ode to Spring Break, or an ode to your favorite spring food: strawberries, asparagus, or Marshmallow Peeps.
Mother’s Day is also in the spring; write an ode to your mother or another influential woman in your life.
Ballad for Spring
A ballad is a song made of verses that have 4 lines (most pop songs are ballads).
The lines typically rhyme in an ABAB pattern. Write a verse to a song about spring.
You could use a real song as an inspiration and change the words to make them spring-like.
A limerick is a humorous poem with its own rhyme and meter (Edward Lear was the master of them).
Read a few aloud to your students and then ask them to write their own spring limerick.
Consider the topic: how do you feel during/after your gorge yourself on Easter candy?
Spring Expository Writing Prompts for Middle School
Expository writing, also called information writing, relies on facts; it’s the type of writing you find in textbooks.
While this type of writing usually involves research, you can assign prompts with which the student is already familiar.
Why do birds build nests? What do they use to build them? What are the best places to build a nest?
Life Cycle of a Frog
How do frogs change as they grow?
Pick a sport that is played in the spring. How do you play it?
How to Help the Earth
Earth Day falls on April 22 each year. What are some simple acts each person can do to help the Earth?
How to Build a Bird Feeder
Have you ever created a bird feeder from a milk container or a pinecone?
How should someone build one? Where should they hang it?
Spring Persuasive Writing Prompts for Middle School
Persuasive writing involves making an assertion (e.g.,“Jelly Bellys are the best jelly beans.”) and then persuading your reader that you are correct.
You have to provide reasons for your assertion (e.g., “They come in a wide variety of flavors, they pack a lot of flavor in a tiny bean, and you can combine them to make custom flavors.”)
Which is the Best Easter Candy and Why?
Stores fill aisles with spring-themed candy, and everyone has his favorite.
Which is the Cutest Baby Animal and Why?
Is it chicks, bunnies, chameleons, or Goldendoodles? Convince me.
Whether We Should Observe “Spring Forward”
Should we keep losing an hour each spring to have more hours of light in the evening or just keep the time the way it was all winter? Pick a side.
Whether Students Should Learn to Garden
Should gardening be a class (like writing, math, and music)? Why or why not?
What Is the Best Outdoor Activity?
Persuade someone to try an outdoor activity like goat yoga, planting a butterfly garden, frisbee golf, or rock climbing.
Spring Descriptive Writing Prompts for Middle School
How can you make your reader visualize what you are describing?
Use descriptive words that involve the five senses!
Describe What It is Like Outside After a Soaking Rain
What do you see, hear, feel, and smell when you step outside after it has rained?
Describe an Easter Candy
Tell about each moment of eating the candy, from picking it up and unwrapping it to taking the first bite.
Which candy will you pick: Cadbury Eggs, Marshmallow Peeps, Robin’s Eggs, or hollow chocolate bunnies?
Describe How You Feel in the Morning
On rainy days, it is especially hard to get up.
How does your bed feel on such a day? Describe what you do in order to put off getting out of bed.
What do you do with your pillows, blankets, or alarm? How do your eyes feel?
What is the taste in your mouth? What sounds do you hear?
Describe Your Ultimate Vacation Destination
If you could design a house anywhere in the world to visit on spring break, where would it be and what would it include?
Describe an Animal
Using a picture of an animal, describe it in detail from tip to tail.
Don’t show anyone the picture. Can they guess the animal just by listening to your description?
25 Spring Writing Prompts for Middle School
After a long winter, spring is always a welcome season.
Leverage that positive association with these 25 spring writing prompts for middle schoolers.