February Writing Prompts
The month of February brings much inspiration to writers of all ages and backgrounds. Use these creative writing category prompts, designed specifically for the month of February, to generate original responses about February holidays, sports, adventures, nature, traditions, and history. Responses to these prompts can vary in genre. Writers are encouraged to use rich detail and language, as well as all steps of the writing process (brainstorming, drafting, revising, and polishing), as best suited for their goals as a writer. Keep in mind that some prompts may demand contextualization depending on the learner’s age and needs. While you’re here, check out our free printable lined paper PDFs with more than 100 designs!
February Writing Prompts
Category 1: Valentine’s Day
It’s February and love is in the air! Let these creative writing prompts help you explore lovely characters and sweet adventures. This set of creative writing prompts offers writers an opportunity to craft stories, pictures, poems, and persuasive essays.
- Write a story about a heart-shaped character who goes on a journey to spread love and kindness.
- Draw a picture of someone you care about and write about why they are special to you.
- Write a poem expressing your feelings about Valentine’s Day and whether or not you like it or dislike it.
- Write a short story about two people who have crushes on one another, but don’t know how to tell each other.
- Write a short story about a Valentine’s Day surprise gone wrong, and how the characters learn through their mistakes.
- Write a persuasive essay about why people should not celebrate Valentine’s Day.
Category 2: Winter Olympics
During the month of February, the Winter Olympics encourage our patriotism and excitement for athletics! Let these creative writing prompts help you explore the experiences of novice and veteran athletes. This set of creative writing prompts offers writers an opportunity to craft stories, draw pictures, create comic strips, write essays, and research the Winter Olympics.
- Write a story about a young athlete who competes in the Winter Olympics for the first time and overcomes challenges, including their own feelings of nervousness.
- Draw a picture of your favorite Winter Olympic sport and write a sentence explaining why you find it exciting.
- Create a comic strip capturing the thrill and excitement of one child’s experience watching a Winter Olympic ice skating competition from the stands.
- Choose a Winter Olympic sport and research its history, rules, and famous athletes. Write an informational article about it.
- Write a story from the perspective of a Winter Olympic athlete, describing the intense training and emotions involved in competing at the highest level.
- Write a persuasive speech advocating for attending the Olympics games. Why should people attend these competitions?
Category 3: Black History Month
The entire month of February is dedicated to the history and study of Black experience. Let these creative writing prompts help you learn, empathize, envision, grow, and ponder! This set of creative writing prompts offers writers an opportunity to craft stories, letters, poems, design bulletin boards in their classrooms, and promote educational centers.
- Write a story about a famous historical figure who made a significant impact during Black History Month.
- Design a flyer for a concert that celebrates Black musical artists.Which performers will be there? Design thoughtfully!
- Create a drawing for a bulletin board in your classroom that celebrates Black History Month. Write about what you drew and why it is a good picture for the bulletin board.
- Choose a prominent figure from Black film history and research their life, accomplishments, and impact. Write a biography about them.
- Write an essay about the efforts to have February designated as Black History Month. Who led this effort? How long did it take?
- Design a flyer for an African American History Museum. Help viewers understand what kind of exhibits and artifacts they will see.
Category 4: Winter Nature
During the month of February, winter brings more opportunities for adventure and a new view of nature less crowded with greenery. Let these creative writing prompts help you explore journeys, animals, landscapes, climate, wildlife rescue, and more.
This set of creative writing prompts offers writers an opportunity to craft stories, poems, and informative pieces.
- Write a story about a winter adventure at the beach.
- Draw a picture of your favorite winter animal.
- List as many words as you can to describe a snowy winter landscape.
- Select a winter landscape (e.g., snowy mountains, frozen lake, etc.) and write a descriptive story about the beauty of the setting.
- Write an article about a wildlife rescue involving a family of deer.
- Write about how winter nature can impact life for humans (ie. pedestrian and roadway safety).
Category 5: Groundhog Day
Groundhog Day is a unique American tradition that has its origins in Pennsylvania. Let these creative writing prompts help you explore this holiday, dedicated to a lovable critter and the winter season. This set of creative writing prompts offers writers an opportunity to craft stories, letters, and informative pieces.
- Write a story about a curious groundhog who sets out to explore the world beyond its burrow on Groundhog Day.
- Draw a picture of a groundhog and write a sentence describing what you think it’s like to be a groundhog.
- Write a letter to a groundhog who is really nervous about seeing his shadow on Groundhog Day. Explain to him why he does not have to be nervous.
- Write an article about the tradition of Groundhog Day and its significance in American history.
- Write a poem about a groundhog named Garry who wants to be the next Punxsutawney Phil for Groundhog Day.
- Design an infographic for tourists that explains where they can find a Groundhog Day celebration nearest to them, what they should wear, and what to expect on the day of the celebration.
Category 6: February History
In history, the month of February has brought many important changes to our world. Let these creative writing prompts help you explore events in history. This set of February creative writing prompts offers writers an opportunity to craft stories, write articles, and empathize with the experiences of people who lived before them.
- Write a letter to your principal about why it is important to learn about Black history, as well as other cultures, in school.
- Write a story finding a hidden message in a bottle from the era of the Underground Railroad.
- Create a comic strip that tells the story of Rosa Parks and the Montgomery Bus Boycott. Use speech bubbles and illustrations to show how Rosa Parks’ act of defiance sparked a movement for civil rights.
- Write a letter to a historical figure who played a significant role in the women’s suffrage (voting) movement, such as Susan B. Anthony or Elizabeth Cady Stanton. Express your admiration for their courage.
- Research an event during the Civil Rights Movement, such as the Selma to Montgomery March or the March on Washington, and write a news article reporting on the event as if you were a journalist during that time period.
- Imagine you are a soldier fighting in World War II and participating in the Battle of Iwo Jima. Write a letter to your family back home describing the realities of war, the bravery of your fellow soldiers, and your determination to protect your country.
We hope you’ve enjoyed our February writing prompts!