November Writing Prompts

Need a way to help your kids express gratitude and think about Thanksgiving this November? These November writing prompts are stuffed with delicious questions that will get them thinking about all their favorite things!

November Writing Prompts

It’s never too early to get in the giving spirit and these November writing prompts are sure to help. Whether you’re looking for creative writing prompts or a new story idea or just want to get in the mood for Thanksgiving, these prompts will help you get there.

Benefits of Writing Prompts

Writing is wonderful for mental health and personal inner growth. Children may learn more about themselves by answering these thoughtful questions, and begin their own journaling journey at the same time!

How to use these writing prompts

Use these prompts to encourage children to get creative with their writing! 

Using these November writing prompts is simple. 

Download, print, and laminate, then cut out the cards. The lamination makes the cards durable so you can use them year after year. 

Give one card to each child and have them write their response for a certain amount of time. When the time is up, collect the cards and give them a new card the next day. Kids will be entertained all month long!

How To Make A Journal Using Writing Prompts

Are you looking for a way to get your students excited about writing? Why not try making journals using writing prompts? This is a great way to help students develop their creative writing skills, and it can be a lot of fun too.

Use a composition book. Print these journal prompts and have the students use their scissors and cut each prompt. After they have cut them they can glue them to a single page and continue until all prompts are secured in their notebooks. Now they have their writing prompts at the top of their page and are ready to use these during their writing time.

November Writing Prompts

  • What are 5 things you are grateful for?
  • If you were a turkey for a day, what would you do?
  • Write your own story about traveling on the Mayflower.
  • Do you have any Pilgrim or Native American ancestors who celebrated the first Thanksgiving?
  • What does a pow wow look like in your home?
  • What Thanksgiving traditions do you most enjoy? 
Do you gather together to rake leaves?
  • Do you travel for Thanksgiving or stay at home?
  • How does daylight savings time affect your neighborhood?
  • What is the best part of the Thanksgiving meal?
  • What is your favorite Thanksgiving tradition?
  • What are your go-to Black Friday/Cyber Monday stores?
  • Does your family watch football on Thanksgiving?
writing prompts for the month of November
  • If you made a float for the Macy’s parade, what would it look like?
  • Do you gather together to rake leaves?
  • When do Christmas decorations go up in your home?
  • Does it snow in your neighborhood in November?
  • What are some of your favorite harvest fruits and vegetables?
  • Imagine you worked on a farm for a day. What would that day look like at this time of year?
  • What would you have been in charge of for the first Thanksgiving?
  • Where would you travel if you could fly?
  • With November being child safety month, what do you do to stay safe?
  • What are some of your favorite indoor activities to do when the weather gets cold?
  • What are some of your favorite healthy foods?
  • If you were in a Thanksgiving Day play, which character would you hope to be?
  • If you had a Turkey for a pet, what would you name it and how would you take care of it?
  • Who is your favorite author? What are some books written by that author that you love?
  • Do you prefer wearing a jacket with buttons or a zipper? What do you like more about your preferred choice?
  • November 18th is Mickey Mouse’s birthday. What are some of your favorite Disney movies?
  • Who are you incredibly grateful for? If you were to write them a thank you letter, what would you write?
  • Are you looking forward to December? 
  • What songs help you to feel grateful for what you have?
  • If you had to give up something you are grateful for to help someone, what would it be and why?
  • What helps you feel grateful and happy at this time of year?
  • How do you like to express your gratitude to others?
  • What is on your Christmas list this year?

What is a November writing prompt that we can add to the list? Share it in the comments and don’t forget to download these writing prompts to get your kids to love writing and spark all kinds of creativity.

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