January Writing Prompts for Kindergarten



Writing is an important skill to practice daily. This resource makes it easy with 30 print and go writing prompt worksheets that are perfect for beginning writers in kindergarten. This January set includes a mix of seasonal, holiday, and anytime sentence starters. These are perfect writing prompts to use in kindergarten this winter. You can easily use them in a writing folder or turn the prompts into a journal.
This resource includes:
  • 30 pages with a solid sentence starter (great for beginning writers)
  • 30 of the SAME pages with a traceable sentence starter
  • 30 of the SAME pages without a sentence starter (great for independent writers)
  • An optional front cover for writing notebooks or journals
  • A blank writing page for students who want to write more
  • A clickable table of contents
Each page includes:
  • Large writing lines specifically for young beginning writers
  • An area for students to illustrate their writing
  • A themed word bank with illustrations.
  • A writing convention checklist
The writing conventions checklists reminds students to:
  • Use a capital letter
  • Put spaces between their words
  • Stretch out the words to spell them
  • Use punctuation
  • Draw a picture
An optional front cover is included if you'd like to turn the pages into a writing notebook or journal.
A blank page with lines is included for students who would like to write more.
There are 3 differentiated versions included. One version includes the story starters listed below with related pictures and vocabulary words in a solid font. The second version includes the story starters listed below with related pictures and vocabulary words in a traceable font. The final version includes only the pictures and vocabulary words only (no sentence starter).
Sentence Starters: Students use the word bank to complete the sentence on the worksheet. This version is great for small group instruction to provide your writers with support. Use these sentence starter writing prompts for kindergarten or beginning writers. Both solid font and traceable font versions are included.
Word Bank Only: Use this option with your advanced writers. Students use the word bank to help build their own stories. This version is easy to print and place into an independent work center or folder. These are a great transition for more independent writers.
All versions include a writing convention checklist to support students in self-checking their work.
January Sentence Starters:
  1. During winter break
  2. My goal for this year is
  3. My New Year’s Resolution
  4. In January I like to
  5. At the ice rink
  6. If I had a snow day
  7. To win a snowball fight
  8. To build a snowman I need
  9. If I were a snowman
  10. If I lived in an igloo
  11. When I make cookies
  12. To make vegetable soup
  13. My hot cocoa
  14. If I had a pet penguin
  15. My favorite arctic animal
  16. In my smoothie I put
  17. If I could fly anywhere
  18. A construction worker
  19. In the car I see
  20. My favorite time of day
  21. I am special because 
  22. At the restaurant
  23. My living room
  24. To make popcorn
  25. At the castle
  26. On laundry day
  27. In my yard
  28. When I go to the park
  29. In my lunchbox
  30. When I wash my hands


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