March Writing Prompts

Journal Topics and Writing Ideas

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Even though the first day of Spring occurs in March, it often still feels like winter in many parts of the country. Students will be gearing up for Spring Break towards the end of the month, but it's important to keep them as focused as possible. The following writing prompts for each day of the month can be a great way to incorporate writing in the form of warm ups or journal entries. Feel free to use and modify these as you see fit.

March Holidays

  • Women's History Month
  • National Craft Month
  • American Red Cross Month
  • National Nutrition Month
  • Irish-American Heritage Month

Writing Prompt Ideas for March

  • March 1 - Theme: Peanut Butter Lover's Day
    Chunky or smooth? With or without jelly? How do you like your peanut butter, if you like it at all? In a few sentences, describe the experience of eating peanut butter without an accompanying drink. If you have never tasted peanut butter, then instead describe the experience of eating saltines without the benefit of a drink.
     
  • March 2 - Theme: Dr. Seuss
    Which is your favorite Dr. Seuss book? Why?
     
  • March 3 - Theme: Alexander Graham Bell's Birthday
    How would your life be different without the invention of the telephone?
     
  • March 4 - Theme: Women's History Month
    Describe the most courageous woman you know. This can either be someone you have met or someone you have read about.
     
  • March 5 - Theme: Boston Massacre and Propaganda
    Paul Revere's engraving of the Boston Massacre was an extraordinary piece of propaganda. Explain why should we be wary of eyewitness accounts of major news stories?
     
  • March 6 - Theme: Oreo Cookies
    What is your favorite way to eat an Oreo cookie? Do you separate them, dunk them, pop them whole in your mouth, or avoid them altogether? Explain why you answered as you did.
     
  • March 7 - Theme: World Maths Day
    World Maths Day is the first Wednesday in March. What is your opinion about math? Do you like the subject or is it one you struggle with? Explain your answer.
     
  • March 8 - Theme: National Craft Month
    Do you consider yourself a crafty or artistic person? If so, what's your favorite type of craft? If not, why?
     
  • March 9 - Theme: Barbie's Birthday
    Is Barbie a good role model for girls? Why or why not?
     
  • March 10 - Theme: Genealogy Day
    Do you have an interest in learning about your family's heritage? Why or why not?
     
  • March 11 - Theme: First Basketball Game
    What are your thoughts on basketball as a sport? Is it one you follow or one you don't care about at all? Explain your answer.
     
  • March 12 - Theme: Role of the US President (Date of FDR's first fireside chat)
    During the Great Depression, Franklin D. Roosevelt took to giving 'fireside chats' as a way to help Americans connect with the presidency and the government. Today, whenever a national disaster or event of great significance occurs, the president makes a statement or gives a speech. In your opinion, how important is this for you as an American citizen? Explain your answer.
     
  • March 13 - Theme: Uncle Sam
    What do you think of Uncle Sam as a symbol of the United States? Do you think it serves a purpose to have a fictional character such as this as a symbol? Explain your answer.
     
  • March 14 - Theme: Albert Einstein's Birthday and Pi Day
    Albert Einstein said, "We can't solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them." What do you think he meant by this statement? Do you agree with it?
     
  • March 15 - Theme: Ides of March
    The tale of Julius Caesar's warning to beware the ides of March and his impending assassination were dramatized by William Shakespeare. What is your opinion of Shakespeare's plays? Do you find them entertaining, confusing, or something else altogether? Explain why you have this opinion.
     
  • March 16 - Theme: Freedom of Information Day
    Do you think that the government should share more information, even if it is possibly damaging to the presidency and Congress? Explain your answer.
     
  • March 17 - Theme: St. Patrick's Day
    What do you think of St. Patrick's Day? Do you celebrate St. Patrick's Day by wearing green? Do you have any ancestors from Ireland? If you don't celebrate it, why not?
     
  • March 18 - Theme: Johnny Appleseed Day
    What is your favorite 'tall tale' from America's past? Examples of tall tales include Johnny Appleseed, Pecos Bill, and Paul Bunyan.
     
  • March 19 - Theme: National Nutrition Month
    What is your opinion of vegetables? Do you like eating them? What are your favorite vegetables? Why?
     
  • March 20 - Theme: First Day of Spring
    Write a short piece of prose or poetry about spring. Make sure to appeal to all the senses in your writing.
     
  • March 21 - Theme: World Poetry Day
    Give your thoughts about poetry. Do you like to read it, write it or avoid it? Explain your answer.
     
  • March 22 - Theme: Computer - Pentium Chip Unveiled
    The idea that having personal computers would be so affordable and widespread was farfetched only 40 years ago. What do you think is the significance of personal computing for the future of the world?
     
  • March 23 - Theme: Patrick Henry and Liberty Speech
    On March 23, 1775, Patrick Henry made his famous speech that included the line, "Give me liberty or give me death." Which of the freedoms that the US Constitution and Bill of Rights provide for do you feel is the most important for preserving personal liberty?
     
  • March 24 - Theme: Harry Houdini's Birthday
    What do you think of magicians? Have you ever seen one perform? Describe that experience. If not, explain why you think people are so fascinated by magic shows.
     
  • March 25 - Theme: National Waffle Day
    What is your favorite breakfast food? What do you like about it?
     
  • March 26 - Theme: Make Up Your Own Holiday Day
    If you were to create a holiday celebrating anything, what would it be? How would the celebrations include? Have fun and provide details.
     
  • March 27 - Theme: Volunteering (American Red Cross Month)
    Explain what you believe the benefits of volunteering your time and talents would be to an organization of your choice.
     
  • March 28 - Theme: Gambling (Men's NCAA Basketball Tournament)
    Should gambling be legalized? Defend your answer.
     
  • March 29 - Theme: Coca-Cola Invented
    New York City has now instituted a rule limiting the size of a soda in order to promote a healthy lifestyle. Do you think the government should have the right to tell you what you can and cannot drink or eat in this manner? Defend your answer.
     
  • March 30 - Theme: Game Shows (Jeopardy Premiered on NBC)
    If you were to appear on a television game show, which would it be? Why?
     
  • March 31 - Theme: Easter
    Write a poem or a short piece of prose about your favorite type of Easter candy.
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