Winter is a magical season filled with cosy moments by the fire, and the beauty of the winter wonderland. What better time for your young writer to put pen to paper and create some wonderful poems. I’ve put together a set of 12 creative writing poetry prompts for Winter for your younger poet to use to write some wonderful poems this season.
Winter Poetry Prompts for Kids
Winter is an ideal time for young writers to explore the genre of poetry. Their is so much inspiration from the crisp cold air, to the silent snowfall and even the warmth of hot cocoa can inspire them to start. Writing poetry is a fantastic way to get your kids to express their emotions and observations of the world around them whilst improving their writing skills.
Looking for more Creative Writing for Winter why not check out our January Creative Writing Prompts
Getting Started With The Winter Poems Creative Writing Prompts
Getting started with these winter poetry prompts is easy. Just give your child the list of prompts in our FREE printable Winter Poems Creative Writing Pack (available in our Creative Writing Subscriber Library you can subscribe below if not already a subscriber) and let them pick their favourite from the list. Then grab a pen, quill, pencil or keyboard and let the imagination flow.
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12 Winter Poetry Prompts for Creative Writing
Embrace the chill, the snow, and the cosy moments indoors through your words. With our winter poetry creative writing prompts, you’re well on your way to becoming a young bard, painting the beauty of winter with your poetry. So here we go the 12 prompts that you will find within the free printable.
- Write a haiku (a three-line poem with a 5-7-5 syllable pattern) that describes the first day of winter.
- Create a shape poem in the form of a snowflake. Use words to mimic the delicate, intricate patterns of snowflakes.
- Write a poem in rhyming couplets (pairs of lines that rhyme). Describe the excitement of a snowball fight.
- Write an acrostic poem using the word “WINTER.” Each line should begin with a letter from the word and describe something related to winter.
- Compose a limerick (a humorous five-line poem with a specific rhyme scheme) about making snowman friends.
- Write a descriptive poem about a snowy day, focusing on the sights, sounds, and feelings of winter.
- Create a narrative poem that tells the story of a snowman named Frosty and his wintertime adventures.
- Write a colour poem about winter. Choose a colour associated with winter (e.g., white, blue) and describe its significance.
- Write a free verse poem about a dream you have on a snowy night. No need for rhyme or specific structure—just let your imagination flow.
- Craft a concrete poem in the shape of an ice-skating rink or frozen pond. Use words to depict the scene.
- Write a poem using onomatopoeic words to capture the sounds of winter, like “crunch,” “whisper,” and “hush.”
- Create a poem that engages the senses. Describe how winter tastes, feels, smells, sounds, and looks to you.
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