Daily Writing Prompts - March

March Writing Prompts

Below are daily writing prompts for the month of March. The majority of the prompts are related to the various events on our March Events Calendar. These events include birthdays, holidays, monthly celebrations, and important dates in history. Some of the dates include two different writing prompts to choose from. You can download a PDF form of the writing prompt.

Daily Writing Prompts

Even though your students may not be in class all the days of March, use the prompts from those days as additional writing practice.

Don't forget to also print a copy of our March Events Calendar. This will help you utilize the daily writing prompts.

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Note: Variable date writing prompts (Easter and Iditarod) are found at the bottom of page 2.

March 1
On this day in 1994, the singer Justin Bieber was born. As he was growing up, Bieber learned how to play the piano, drums, guitar, and trumpet. Do you play a musical instrument? If yes, what do you play and why? If no, what would you like to play and why? Free PDF
On this day in 1872, Yellowstone National Park was established.  Write about one of the following:
  • Your favorite camping, hiking or backpacking trip.
  • Where you would like to go camping, hiking or backpacking. Free PDF
Today, March 1st, marks the beginning of the Iditarod race.  Using resources in the classroom, learn five (5) facts about the Iditarod and summarize them in your own words.  You may even want to pick a musher to follow during the entire race. Free PDF
Today marks the beginning of the Iditarod race. Imagine you are a musher on this race. Pick one or more of the following ideas to write about:
  • How did you choose your sled dogs?
  • Describe the snowy landscapes & icy trails.
  • What type of challenges did you face and how did you overcome them?
  • How would you feel crossing the finish line of the Iditarod? Free PDF
March 1st is “National Peanut Butter Lover’s Day.” Peanut butter is a yummy treat either on its own ... - Premium Prompt (Grades K-12) *New*
March 2
March 2nd is “Read Across America Day” in honor of Dr. Seuss’ birthday.  Explain to a younger student why it’s important to learn how to read. Free PDF
Note: don't miss our large Dr. Seuss - Read Across America section for a lot more Dr. Seuss activities.
On this day in 1923, TIME magazine debuted. Today, Time Werner publishes TIME magazine along with along with international editions, as well as TIME for Kids. Think of a current event or an important topic. It could be at an international, national, state, local, or school level. Take on the role of a TIME for Kids “Kid Reporter” and write an article about the event or topic that you selected. PDF (Coming Soon)*New*
Today is “National Read Across America Day.” Dr. Seuss and his creative characters are often the focus of today’s activities. Whether it’s ... - Premium Prompt (Grades K-12) *New*
Today is “National Old Stuff Day.” Why do you think people ... - Premium Prompt (Grades 3-12) *New*
March 3
On this day in 1847, inventor Alexander Graham Bell was born.  Bell is probably best known for his development of the telephone.  What do you think our telephones will be like in 20 years? Free PDF
On March 3, 2005, Steve Fossett became the first person to single-handedly fly around the world. Without stopping or refueling, Steve flew around the world in sixty-seven hours, two minutes and thirty-eight seconds. Dream big… what would you like to be the “First Person in the World” to do? Free PDF
March 3, 1962 is the birthdate of Jackie Joyner-Kersee. She is an Olympic athlete in the area of track and field. She is also the only woman to receive “The Sporting News Man of the Year” award. What type of qualities do you think it takes to be an Olympian? Is becoming an Olympian a dream of yours? Explain. Free PDF
The Iditarod Race begins during the first week of March. This is a sled dog race held annually in the state of Alaska. The mushers and their dogs ... - Premium Prompt (Grades K-12) *New*
March 4
On this day in 1789, Congress met for the first time. During the First Congress, they decided to create important rules, like the Constitution. It tells us how to be fair, have leaders, and make sure everyone has rights like talking and being safe. Do you feel there should be anything added to the Constitution? Why or why not? Free PDF
Today is the beginning of Mardi Gras.  Using resources in the classroom, learn five (5) facts about Mardi Gras and summarize them in your own words. Free PDF
March 4th is “National Hug a G.I. Day.” The term G.I. is used to describe the men and women who serve in the Armed Forces of the United States of America. You might not ... - Premium Prompt (Grades K-12) *New*
March 5
March is “National Sauce Month.”  What is your favorite type of sauce?  Be sure to include great descriptive words. Free PDF
The first Friday of March is “National Day of Unplugging.” Why do ... - Premium Prompt (Grades K-12) *New*
March 6
On this day in 1912, Oreo Cookies were sold for the first time.  Describe to someone how you like to eat your Oreo.   Free PDF
On March 6, 1475, artist Michelangelo was born. Michelangelo was a special artist. Imagine you could visit Michelangelo's art studio. Write a paragraph about your magical day with Michelangelo.  Free PDF
Today is “National Dentist’s Day.” Visiting the dentist on a regular basis is the key to healthy teeth and gums. Draw ... - Premium Prompt (Grades K-3) *New*
Today is “National Dentist’s Day.” Visiting the dentist on a regular basis is the key to healthy teeth and gums, yet many children ... - Premium Prompt (Grades 4-12) *New*
March 7
On this day in 1996, the Hubble Telescope sent back the first images of Pluto’s surface. If you had the opportunity, would you like to travel into space or to another planet? Free PDF
On this day in 1849, scientist Luther Burbank was born.  Burbank was a botanist, or someone who studies plant life.  He was known for developing new types of flowers and plants.  Do you think it’s important that scientist develop new types of plant life?  Why or why not?   Free PDF
March 7th is “National Cereal Day.” Warm or cold, cereal is one, if not the ... - Premium Prompt (Grades K-12) *New*
March 8
March 8th is “Working Women’s Day.”  Many people feel that being a stay-at-home-mom is full-time job.  Do you agree or disagree and why? Free PDF
On this day in 1996, the Hubble Telescope sent back the first images of Pluto’s surface. If you had the opportunity, would you like to travel into space or to another planet? Free PDF
The first week of March was “National Write a Letter Appreciation Week.” Think of someone in your life ... - Premium Prompt (Grades K-12) *New*
March 9
On March 9, 1984, the Olympic Gold Medal skier Julia Mancuso, was born. As a child she had drawn a picture of herself as a gold medalist. Draw and describe a picture of what you want to be when you grow up. Free PDF
On this day in 1454, explorer Amerigo Vespucci was born.  The continent we live on is named after Vespucci.  What part of the world would you like to sail to and explore?  Why did you choose this destination? Free PDF
March 9th is “National Get Over It Day.” We’ve all had bad days or bad experiences that might still be weighing on our ... - Premium Prompt (Grades 4-12) *New*
Tomorrow, March 10th, is “National Pack Your Lunch Day.” Do some planning and decide ... - Premium Prompt (Grades K-12) *New*
March 10
In 806 A.D. in China, the first paper money was used.  If you could design new paper money for the U.S., what would it look like?  What denominations, or amounts, would you create?  Be sure to include a sketch of your new paper currency.   Free PDF
Today is “Harriet Tubman Day.” Tubman was an abolitionist. This means that she worked to get rid of slavery. She helped many slaves escape to freedom on the Underground Railroad. Harriet was brave and courageous. Describe a time when you had to show an amazing amount of bravery and courage. Free PDF
Today is “National Mario Day.” This day is to honor Mario, the Italian plumber and popular Nintendo video game ... - Premium Prompt (Grades K-12) *New*
March 11
March 11th is “Johnny Appleseed Day.”  John Chapman, known as Johnny Appleseed, was responsible for introducing apple trees to many regions of the western frontier.  Why do you think apples were valuable to the early settlers?  How were they able to use them?  Free PDF
The second week of March is “National Procrastination Week.” To procrastinate means to put something off. Make a list ... - Premium Prompt (Grades K-12) *New*
March 12
Today marks the anniversary of the death of Anne Frank who died in 1945.  This brave young woman is well known for the diary she kept, capturing her time in hiding from the Nazi soldiers.  Do you keep diary or journal of your own?  Do you think it was good for her diary to be published?  Why or why not? Free PDF
On March 12, 1912, the Girl Scouts of America organization was founded. The Girl Scouts are well-known for their yummy cookies. Which is your favorite Girl Scout Cookie flavor and why? Free PDF
March 12th is “National Plant a Flower Day.” Gardening is a hobby for both young and old. Thinking about either your ... - Premium Prompt (Grades K-12) *New*
March 13
March 13th is “Good Samaritan Day.”  Make a list of the last ten (10) things you did to help others.  You may also want to create a list of ten (10) additional things you could do to help others. Free PDF
On this day in 1930, Pluto was discovered. It used to be known as the ninth planet, but now there is a great debate as to whether or not it’s really a planet. What is your opinion? Free PDF
Today is “National Good Samaritan Day.” A good Samaritan is someone who performs acts of kindness ... - Premium Prompt (Grades K-12) *New*
March 14
On this day in 1879, scientist Albert Einstein was born.  At an early age, Einstein showed great interest in math and science.  How and why is math important to everyday life and jobs? Free PDF
March 14th is “National Potato Chip Day.” Nacho Cheese Doritos, Salt & Vinegar Lays, Cheetos, and the list goes on ... - Premium Prompt (Grades K-12) *New*
March 15
March 15th is “Absolutely Incredible Kid Day.”  Create an award that you would give to yourself for being so incredible.  Be sure to explain why you would give yourself this specific award. Free PDF
Today is “National Shoe the World Day.” Millions of children and adults go everyday with no shoes. For many of us, going to the local store ... - Premium Prompt (Grades K-12) *New*
March 16
On this day in 1751, our 4th President, James Madison was born.  Madison was the oldest of twelve (12) children.  What do you think would be the advantages and/or disadvantages of having eleven (11) siblings?  Would you like to have eleven younger brothers and sisters? Free PDF
March is “National Nutrition Month.” For the remainder of the month, keep track of the foods you eat and ... - Premium Prompt (Grades K-12) *New*
March 17
Today is St. Patrick’s Day.  As you probably know, the color green and the shamrock (a three-leaf clover) are symbols associated with this holiday.  Create a list of other holidays and the symbols that are known to represent that specific holiday.  Are there some holidays that don’t have a symbol?  What symbol would you give them?  Free PDF
March is “National Music in Our Schools Month.” Why do you think it’s important ... - Premium Prompt (Grades K-12) *New*
March 18
Today marks the first walk in space.  Would you liked to have been the first person to walk in space?  Why or why not? Free PDF
On March 18, 1837, Grover Cleveland was born.  Cleveland later became the 22nd & 24th President of the United States.  He was known for his honesty and courage.  What two (2) character traits do you feel you are best known for? Free PDF
March 18, 1979 is the birthdate of singer Adam Levine. Around the age of ten he learned how to play the guitar. Levine found music an outlet for his feelings. What helps you when you are feeling upset, sad, mad, or frustrated? Free PDF
March 18th is “National Awkward Moments Day.” We’ve all had them...those awkward ... - Premium Prompt (Grades K-12) *New*
March 19
This is “National Clean Your Closet Week.”  Make a plan of how you will clean your closet someday this week.  Do you have any items or clothing that you can donate to charity? Free PDF
March 19th is National “Let’s Laugh Day.” Everyone loves a good joke. ... - Premium Prompt (Grades K-12) *New*
March 20
Today marks the first day of spring.  What is your favorite season and why? Free PDF
March 20th is the “International Day of Happiness.” What ... - Premium Prompt (Grades K-12) *New*
March 21
Today is “Children’s Poetry Day.”  Using your favorite form of poetry, write a poem about what it means to be a kid.  Think about the advantages and disadvantages. Free PDF
On this day in 1999, the first circum-navigation of the Earth by a hot air balloon occurred. What do you think it would be like to travel around the world in a hot air balloon? What type of risks and rewards would this type of adventure include? Free PDF
March 21st is “National Common Courtesy Day.” Make a ... - Premium Prompt (Grades K-12) *New*
March 22
March 22, 1894 was the first playoff game for hockey’s Stanley Cup. The trophy that is awarded to the winner of the Stanley Cup is well-recognized. Design your own trophy and explain what type of event your trophy is associated with. Free PDF
March 22nd is “National Goof Off Day.”  When you have the chance to goof off, what is your favorite activity and why?  Free PDF
Today is “National Goof Off Day.” Now, you won’t be able to goof off while working in class ... - Premium Prompt (Grades K-12) *New*
March 23
Today is “Toast Day.”  What is your favorite topping for toast?  Explain to someone how to create this “toasty” treat. Free PDF
Spring is getting ready to begin. This time of year marks a common tradition of “spring cleaning.” Make ... - Premium Prompt (Grades K-12) *New*
March 24
On March 24, 1874, magician Harry Houdini was born.  What is the best magic treat you have seen or that you have performed yourself? Free PDF
March is “National Celery Month.” What is ... - Premium Prompt (Grades K-12) *New*
March 25
On this day, pancakes were first made.  Many would consider pancakes to be their favorite breakfast food.  Would you?  What is your favorite food to eat for breakfast? Free PDF
March 25th is “National Medal of Honor Day.” This medal is the highest military honor. It is awarded by ... - Premium Prompt (Grades K-12) *New*
March 26
March 26th is “Make up Your Own Holiday Day.”  So, create your own holiday!  Keep the following in mind:
  • The day
  • The reason for celebrating
  • Special events that will take place
  • Any type of symbols that will be associated with your holiday  Free PDF
Today is “National Spinach Day.” Spinach is a nutritious, leafy vegetable that can be eaten raw or ... - Premium Prompt (Grades K-12) *New*
March 27
On this day in 1964, Alaska was hit by an 8.4 earthquake. The “Great Alaska Earthquake” was the most powerful earthquake recorded in the U.S. and North America. Imagine the ground starts shaking. Write about what you would do during an earthquake to make sure you and your friends are okay. Free PDF
March is “National Craft Month.” What are some ... - Premium Prompt (Grades K-12) *New*
March 28
On March 28, 1881, “The Greatest Show on Earth,” also known as the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus, was formed.  Would you like to be a performer in the circus?  Why or why not and what would you like to do? Free PDF
March 28th is “National Something on a Stick Day.” What is ... - Premium Prompt (Grades K-12) *New*
March 29
On this day in 1885, Coca-Cola was invented.  If you could invent your own soda, what would it be?  What is its flavor?  What type of bottle would it come in?  What would its name be? Free PDF
The last Wednesday in March is “National Little Red Wagon Day.” Many of you probably have ... - Premium Prompt (Grades K-12) *New*
March 30
On March 30, 1993, the Peanuts comic strip character Charlie Brown hit his first game-winning home run. What is a moment in your life that you are most proud of and why? Free PDF
On this day in 1858, the patent for a pencil with an attached eraser was issued.  Taking your pencil’s point of view, what do you think a typical day in your classroom would be like? Free PDF
March 30th is “National Pencil Day.” Would you rather use ... - Premium Prompt (Grades K-12) *New*
March 31
On this day, the first map of the United States was published.  Create a map of either your classroom or school. Free PDF
March 31st is “National Crayon Day.” Why do you think ... - Premium Prompt (Grades K-12) *New*
Easter: Today is Easter.  One Easter tradition of some families is to color eggs.  If you could design any type of egg, what would it look like?  Be sure to explain your egg design and include a drawing. Free PDF
Iditarod: Today marks the beginning of the Iditarod race.  Using resources in the classroom, learn five (5) facts about the Iditarod and summarize them in your own words.  You may even want to pick a musher to follow during the entire race. Free PDF

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