1001 Writing Prompts About Snow

1001 Writing Prompts About Snow

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If you are running low on ideas this winter, look out your window and watch the snow fall on the ground. This will surely inspire you to write stories for whatever genre you prefer.

The snow, after all, has plenty of potential. With the right plot, 

it can inspire you to create a children’s story about a snow day adventure, a fantasy novel with a snow-inspired magical creature as the main character, or a romance story about two people falling in love during a snowstorm. 

To help you come up with ideas for your short story or novel, here is a collection of writing prompts about snow: 

  • Drink a hot cocoa while wearing a hat and gloves.
  • Christmas morning you wake up to find your house under an inch of snow.
  • It’s never a surprise to wake up and find a foot of fresh snow in your house– not yours.
  • You always think there’s more time left to do that thing, but before you know it, it’s too late.
  • You’re not alone in your house during a blizzard, but you can’t find the other person.
  • You grow too close to a snowman and it comes to life. What happens then?
  • The Snowman Cometh.
  • You don’t lift a finger and all the snow melts away without a trace.
  • Snowballs are illegal in your state. If you get caught throwing a snowball, you will face consequences.
  • You found a book that gives instructions on how to make a snowman that becomes very real.
  • Snow Day by David Lubar
  • First and last time you saw snow.
  • It’s not snowing and people around you start to feel depressed.
  • The best sled hill in the world is inches away from you.
  • You find a snowflake that has something special about it.
  • If you got a perfect score on an important test at school and could choose whether to go skiing or sledding, which would you pick and why?
  • Your town has one day of snowfall and you are the only person in your house murdered with a snow shovel.
  • Everyone in your town is turning to snow…
  • It’s May first and the days feel like winter.
  • Snow angels are sprouting up all over the place.
  • In another life, you are the sea captain who brought the blizzard to the New World.
  • In the future, people on different worlds borrow your magical boots for their own.
  • You wake up from a strange recurring dream.
  • You’re a fairy and have been imprisoned inside a snow crystal.
  • It begins snowing inside of your house.
  • You’re terrified of what would happen if you got to school.
  • A snow day means no chores and no school. However…
  • Snow begins to fall and creates a world of white purity.
  • There’s a blizzard going on. Stay home from school. One day. Two days. Continuously.
  • You are snowed in with your crush. What happens?
  • An ice diving contest is held at a local pool. See who rises first!
  • You love to eat your way through a blizzard.
  • You’re the king of ice-cream! You decide what it should taste like!
  • You win a trip to a ski resort where everything is free.
  • All of a sudden there is no more snow anywhere.
  • Everybody is giving you advice about the best way to throw snowballs.
  • In your town, a mutant snowman roams the streets in search of trouble.
  • Your parents or guardians are replaced with snowmen.
  • My computer is contaminated by snow left by nasty climate change deniers.
  • You must tell your friend only one true thing about snow by tomorrow.
  • The only way you can survive is if someone will give you a snowdrift.
  • School is cancelled. Why is this such a big deal?
  • You find a snow-covered elephant roaming around your house.
  • The secret ingredient in the snow cones you love so much is real snow.
  • The first flakes of snow fall down upon you.
  • Remember to say something about who, or where, the prompt is coming from and/or for what purpose you might use it.
  • You invent special snow goggles.
  • The snow angel you just made turns out to be real…
  • You are about to freeze to death when a stranger gives you his coat.
  • You wake up from a snowy daydream to a snow day nightmare.
  • An inventor creates a device that will make snow anywhere, anytime.
  • You think you are about to win a thousand dollars. Then, you come across a tennis ball.
  • A kid walks through a snowbank and disappears.
  • Souls of the lost snowflakes are reincarnated as a group of icy fairies.
  • You wake up to find that the season has changed into winter, and you have no warm clothes to wear.
  • No one else knows how to use a shovel except for you…
  • Your old foe is a summer demon, and you are a winter demon. You compete to see which season would come out on top.
  • Snowglobes suddenly became popular and everyone has one.
  • Winters are particularly cold and long in your kingdom.
  • The space shuttle lands in your backyard during winter.
  • A tiny snow garden expands into a summer resort with everything going your way.
  • The ghost of Jack Frost takes you on a snow adventure.
  • You played in the snow with your friends and got seriously injured.
  • The president announces that tomorrow will be world snow day, and all businesses and schools will be closed. What will you do?
  • After falling asleep a shovel-ful of snow encloses your room.
  • Someone builds a snowman that looks just like you.
  • You’ve been dreaming about making a snow angel, but you’ve never tried it before.
  • The coolest snowball fight ever breaks out.
  • World War III begins, but only in snowdrifts.
  • You live in a world in which everyone knows the words to the song “Let it Snow”. Every time it starts snowing, you are expected to begin singing.
  • The first time you remember snowfall is today.
  • You learn that a person’s nose is the only part of his/her body to glow in the dark after being in the cold.
  • It never snows where you live, but maybe it should.
  • Can you make snow angels in the summer?
  • You accidentally catch the Snow Queen in a snowstorm and hitch a ride home on her sleigh before remembering that you technically have to kill her in order to end the curse on the Northern nations.
  • Your biggest enemy puts a spell on you that makes you start lactating snow.
  • The January Weatherman continually looks like he’s about to die.
  • A group on each side of the track argues that their side of the track deserves more snow.
  • Five trucks full of snow somehow got lost and ended up in your house.
  • You can laugh in the face of a blizzard.
  • What happens when climate change begins to reverse and World War III is fought over the Arctic’s dwindling oil reserves?
  • You can turn the world into a snow globe.
  • Someone hands you a shovel for the winter.
  • You’re falling into a well filled with snow and you can’t get out…
  • A snowmobile becomes an airplane.
  • You have control of the government’s snow removal budget for the region.
  • You can see a snowflake that tells you exactly how you are going to die.
  • A button appears on the end of your nose. Whenever you press the button, you turn into a snowman with the push of a button.
  • It’s the 22nd of December – Christmas Eve. You’ve received no presents.
  • The snow holds a secret message. Every hour it changes a letter.
  • A meteor of snow explodes in your backyard one winter evening. The surface of the world freezes almost instantly. It’s the beginning of a never-ending ice age.
  • You travel back in time and get stranded during the Ice Age.
  • A unicorn is born on a snow covered hillside.
  • The snow that falls on your town makes every house look like a gingerbread house.
  • It’s snowing so hard that lightning has struck the tops of the snow-covered mountains… Now, write the weather forecast for that oddly fantastical weather.
  • Snow of a different color
  • A snowball is your best friend.
  • An angry snowman begins to terrorize a small town.
  • It’s your birthday.
  • It’s a cold snap on Christmas Eve.
  • You decide to rearrange the solar system. Pluto ends up as a moon of Earth.
  • The Inklings are attacked by snow gnomes.
  • It is one month after the Great Snowpocalypse and human civilization has begun to rebuild.
  • Snow falls in the autumn.
  • You’ve been kidnapped, but you can only be returned if you complete a sculpture of your captor.
  • You are a snowflake. All you want is to hit the ground and melt.
  • A very unusual snow storm arrives during the hottest part of summer, only there is no heat anywhere.
  • Snow battles in space.
  • Every snowflake is different with thoughts, feelings, and opinions.
  • In another life, you were a snowman.
  • Every time you drive over a snowy bridge you have it out with the designer who built it.
  • You’ve discovered the Fountain of Youth and the only downside is that you’re cursed never to see snow fall again.
  • A witch lives in your town. She hates snow and wants to destroy it at any cost.
  • Albert Camus and Jean-Paul Sartre discuss the paradox of…
  • You awake to find yourself in the middle of a freezing winter, but you’re not wearing enough clothing.
  • Your gym teacher transforms into a reindeer in front of you.
  • In the future, dinosaurs live in an ice age and are hunted by cavemen.
  • A huge blizzard strikes your school.
  • The snow falls, day after day, for a hundred years.
  • You take a four-month-long trip to Hawaii. When you return, you find an Alaskan exhibit at your local museum.
  • A blizzard hits the day before your school vacation.
  • Snowball does a tap dance on my head.
  • Grab a pair of dice or a deck of cards. Roll the dice/draw a card. Then, put on your thinking cap, and write a one page story.
  • You’re locked in a glowing ice cube.
  • Your hot cocoa stains the snow around you.
  • A meteorologist who can’t speak.
  • Your cat is trying to eat snow for the first time.
  • A snow monster comes to life and you’re going to get to ride on it.
  • Your mission is to preserve a snowball for as long as possible to see how far into the summer you can get before it melts.
  • The Queen offers you one wish in exchange for a lifetime of snow days.
  • Warm weather means it’s time for your Olympic training to begin.
  • A storm hits in the middle of summer and it turns everything you know into a winter wonderland.
  • On a sunny day, a farmer’s runaway milking cow gets blinded by the sun and gets lost in a snowstorm.
  • A snowflake melts onto the end of your nose and tickles.
  • To keep them from freezing, you decide to eat the rest of the snowmen on Earth.
  • You have magical snowmaking powers.
  • Scientists are examining a mysterious, glowing substance that is dripping into an Arctic river from the melting ice. You decide to play a little prank on them.
  • You discover the source of the snow.
  • It’s snowing, and no one can get to school. You get everything closed for the day and you begin your plan to create something no one will equal. Begin snow angels, snow sculptures, anything…
  • You’re a zombie and you have just been shot by a hunter. You wake up in a snowbank and turn to the body to see how it looks.
  • You have one hour to find a magical shovel that will let you have snow any day you want.
  • Snow falls and covers everything. The world goes silent and a cold blanket of white suddenly surrounds you. When you wake up, you find yourself in a dark cave filled with bones of creatures long dead. What modern day creature will you find and how will you survive?
  • You encounter a snowman with a horrible secret. Don’t reveal his secret as you struggle to survive the winter.
  • A group of friends are trapped at the bottom of a snow-filled mine.
  • Frozen zombies pull the moon down on top of the earth… And you and your friends must plow through them to get home.
  • You’re a snow fairy, and it’s your job to make sure the snow falls just right.
  • Your husband has been cheating on you, but when you give him the cold shoulder, he gifts you with a single snowflake.
  • You’re a snowflake but you’ve been doing almost nothing but falling for the past five years.
  • The only storm named Jack is coming to visit.
  • Snow ball fights aren’t fair. Write about how you can take it.
  • That is when you notice that everything out the window is covered in grey powder.
  • An old witch has given you three snowflakes. They look just like normal snowflakes, but their magic is more powerful than the common snowflake.
  • The power goes out in your house while you’re on vacation. A snowstorm begins and you can’t leave your home.
  • You melt a snowman and accidentally make him almost human. He hates you for it.
  • A snowplow driver suddenly freezes in his tracks.
  • You must have a very thick skin in order to survive on the snow planet.
  • The snow in the snow globe is dirty and you need to clean it.
  • Your snowman falls over and the only way to bring him to life…
  • Write about a blizzard.
  • Your imagination allows you to invent a brand new winter game.
  • When you get home from school, the sun is shining, and it isn’t snowing. You’re very suspicious.
  • Your house has an elevator, but there’s no snow.
  • You can feel snowflakes landing on your cheek.
  • Jenny is having a Snow Day party, but there is a surprise in the food.
  • Snow angels become ribbiting reptiles.
  • A snow wolf attacks you.
  • You’re a snowflake and it’s cold out there.
  • What does snow taste like?
  • Build a house. Then, abandon your family and live in the snow fort instead!
  • You were a part of the first snowflake…
  • Snow falls for weeks and covers everything in the world except one small house.
  • You are hit by a snow shower… but being struck by snow makes you feel really good.
  • You want to find a way to make snowboard your full-time job.
  • A group of kids have found a way to bring dead people back to life.
  • Someone inspires you to jump into ten feet of snow.
  • Your house is destroyed until the next snowfall.
  • You are a fluffy snow cloud on a winter day.
  • Write a nature poem about or inspired by snow.
  • One conversation changes your perception about snow.
  • It snowed inside and you have to eat it to survive.
  • You play in the snow with your imaginary friend near a cabin with a clock on the wall that gains time whenever you touch it.
  • Someone you know catches you writing your story and says, “Are you writing a story about me?” What do you say?
  • You turn on the television, crawl into bed, and notice in the corner of the room, a snowman had been suddenly dropped.
  • Will people from any decade in history ever talk to you about anything you have planned for the day?
  • 1. In a few sentences, illustrate why your character is on the roof. Talk about a conflict in the present day for two other characters. Finally, talk about what the characters on the roof are engaged in and how they might be viewing the conflict.
  • Someone kidnapped your mother, and put a ransom note out across her breasts. The amount of snowflakes on the note tells you what you must pay.
  • It’s nothing like the movies.
  • Sport – snow tennis
  • A surprise awaits you when you stop at the snow hill.
  • The dead start to rise and are all made of snow.
  • The first day of spring arrives, but there’s no sign of spring. Then, a small flurry kicks off…
  • Your mom won’t let you go sledding in the middle of the day.
  • Your car breaks down in a snowstorm, miles away from any human habitation. In the morning, you find that it is completely covered by snow.
  • Santa’s sleigh won’t fly in the middle of summer, so he sat in your nephew’s summer camp.
  • Write about your feelings about a person/people who were mean to you yet you still loved anyway.
  • You’re a champion curler and you and your team gets a chance to attend the Olympics.
  • You accidentally make the whole world start snowing by singing a song.
  • Taxi Cabs that can change to look like snowplows in winter.
  • You make your writing skills snowflake-shaped.
  • To get your out of the house on such a lovely day you make a few trick shots…
  • You are transported to the first snows of winter.
  • Snowball fight in Hawaii!
  • The earth is hit by a white out blizzard that lasts for a year. The world is as white as snow.
  • Police car windows are frosting over.
  • You are left alone on this planet. No one, except you, knows what snow is.
  • There’s only snow on one side of the mountain.
  • A goose comes into your store to buy scarves for his/her family.
  • An evil spirit wants to plunge the world into chaos by destroying the first snow flake.
  • Everyone dances in the winter, darkly, like your heart is full of midnight.
  • You’re a snowflake, but not just any snowflake…
  • You could travel any place you want to but you decide to stay home.
  • A snowball is your go-to tool for solving any sticky situation.
  • Snowman meat is being sold in the supermarket as hamburgers… if you eat it, you get sick.
  • You can see snow in summer, no matter where you are or what the season is.
  • You’ve become trapped in a snowglobe…
  • You see a genie in a bottle who gives you one wish… in the form of snow.
  • For the whole day, it never snows in your school or outside.
  • Write about a unique snow angel made by a special snowflake.
  • After school, you arrive at the house of your best friends, who are brothers. They have a favorite spot for sledding. Somehow you destroy this spot and all the kids stop sledding with you. You arrive the next day to discover that this spot has “healed” itself.
  • You travel through time and encounter a snow monster on the way.
  • You’re driving in a snowstorm at night on a backcountry road. The only lights you see ahead of you are from animal eyes.
  • A blizzard causes all communication to be lost for several years.
  • As a snowball, you survive a vicious battle, but you are dismembered and frozen in place.
  • Your best friend decides to get a summer job delivering the mail in the snow.
  • A warm spring melts the season’s snow, revealing some really uncomfortable surprises…
  • The fate of the United States rests in your hands.
  • If you had a snowmobile, what would you do with it?
  • Every night you dream of snow falling. One night you dream that it actually begins snowing while you’re asleep.
  • You and a friend create a secret code language and play a game with it.
  • Fresh snow crunches under your feet.
  • You have the power to control the fluffy, white stuff day and night.
  • You get a magic snowflake that will give you the power to make it snow on any day.
  • Turning all snow red…
  • You find a billion dollars in snow. You can only spend the money on snow and snow related things.
  • An other-worldly being gives you three wishes. You obediently use them all to create more snow.
  • If you could make a snow angel and have it stick around for a while, what would your dream snow angel do every day while it was still in existence?
  • Parents are allowed to use any means necessary to get their children to bring them hot chocolate.
  • Rocking Horse Hill is on top of a small mountain in the Andes.
  • A snowman is convinced the world’s best weatherman can make it snow whenever he wants.
  • It’s been snowing for a week and you’re a day late on your homework.
  • The winter solstice is this weekend–on Sunday when the sun finally sets you realize that you’ve been kept awake by an irate neighbor who likes his quiet.
  • You love snow so much, you decide to marry the first snowflake you see.
  • Your sled runs out of control and lands in a patch of poison ivy.
  • A snowman shudders, collapses, and disappears one snowfall.
  • You dream of snow all night long.
  • Soda can science projects tend to go awry due to the explosive nature of carbonated soda. Using this writing prompt, try and invent a fictional scientific problem that a kid or family could endure if all the soda cans in the house slowly leaked their carbonation until you can’t have soda-based drinks.
  • A killer snowman is …
  • On a sunny day without warning, it starts snowing.
  • You are a famous snowflake expert. Create an experiment to prove/disprove your theory.
  • Everyone around you becomes obsessed with finding the most likely snowflake, and that snowflake will bring everlasting happiness.
  • You are crazy about snow. What story can you come up with that lets us know why?
  • An abominable snowman is stalking you at the North Pole.
  • How would a monster feel in the thick of winter?
  • Camp Greylock shut down because of a snow day…and the monsters party inside the cabin for 24 hours.
  • You could freeze time if you concentrated hard enough.
  • Buffalo Bill is prepping for his next Wild West Show in Alaska.
  • A gift box is delivered from the North Pole marked with your name but you discover that all the toys are for someone else.
  • Describe your daily commute in the snow.
  • A shape-shifter changes into a polar bear that threatens to eat a group of schoolchildren who were sledding in his preserve. Grouping scenarios in threes will dramatically increase the opportunities a group has to collaborate. Limiting the group size allows the teacher to focus on ensuring that everybody is participating…which is one of the secret weapons of group activities.
  • An army of snowmen invades town.
  • You discover the true purpose for snow and love this purpose.
  • Write a scene using any of the ideas above or make up your own.
  • General
  • A penguin escapes from a zoo and runs into you outside.
  • Someone erased the snow days off the calendar.
  • 3. Book-“The 13 Clocks” by James Thurber
  • The school bus is stuck in a snow drift and all the kids have sleds.
  • Winter War
  • Every snowflake is white and absolutely identical to every other snowflake.
  • You are caught in a mysterious snowstorm and wake up in a new, snowy land.
  • You’re discovered buried in snow after you killed the snowman that lives next door.
  • There’s a secret about snow that no one has ever discovered.
  • On your birthday you discover that you share your name with a historical figure.
  • Have you ever received a surprise present in the form of snow?
  • You’re in a hot air balloon on a snowless plain.
  • When you make a snow angel you experience a strange, but powerful sensation.
  • You discover a snowman in your coat closet.
  • The only thing that stands in your way is your little brother, who is living inside a snowball.
  • It’s almost Christmas and the mall just cleared all their Christmas decorations, you decide to take home what you like best.
  • Snow is falling and you hear the voices of angels among it.
  • Late one winter evening you make a snow angel that stands up and speaks to you.
  • Around the world, people have made an alliance, called the AEO, against snow.
  • Snowball throws an epic party.
  • Everyone is invited to throw snowballs at you on your birthday.
  • The snow begins to fall thicker and thicker until it is up to your neck…
  • Snow is falling. Turns out it’s sentient. What happens?
  • Flights have stopped for six long months, but you are determined to get to the beach this summer.
  • It’s the first day of spring and it starts to snow.
  • It hasn’t snowed in years, and this winter must be an easy one.
  • You create an adventure story about snow at school for the annual newspaper.
  • You’re lost in the snow and the temperature is dropping…
  • An old man and woman who hate each other realize that they are soulmates after all when they find they enjoy tossing snowballs together.
  • Your friend thinks mom and dad are crazy for buying you toilet paper that looks like snowflakes.
  • What’s the secret to your everlasting snowmen?
  • Snowboarding on Mount Everest.
  • Someone makes a snowman in your likeness and the next morning..
  • You’ve traveled hundreds of miles to the snowiest place on earth, Mt. Everest, to make an important delivery…
  • You are part snowman, but hate the way your body freezes.
  • A snow storm invades your city for a day.
  • You miss a day of school because of a snowstorm. What do you do that day?
  • A million snowflakes fall over your school… forever.
  • The groundhog doesn’t see his shadow and says it’s going to be a blue, lovely day.
  • Snow cats multiply faster than cats.
  • Every morning, you allow a hundred white doves to wander your yard. When you wake up, all you see is white feathers.
  • You get a visit from Mole Man inside the snow globe under your bed.
  • All your friends are preparing for summer vacation, but you are preparing for winter.
  • What kind of top gets creamier the longer it’s whipped?
  • Winter has arrived
  • You’re, as in a snowballing fight gets out of hand.
  • The Hat
  • Girl volunteers to be the sacrifice in the battle between Winter and Spring.
  • The other books that I’ve reviewed in the My Fiction, Not Yours series include two collections from horror author Glen Krisch , the short story collection Stories by Paul Fishler and “N,” which is a novel that the group worked on together.
  • You are trapped at the North Pole for the next 6 months.
  • A mob of angry people want to make a stand against snow…and if you don’t help them have a snow day, their plan is to get rid of you!
  • Write about a back-to-school shopping trip during a blizzard.
  • A warlock asks you to move him…in a snow globe.
  • You build a time machine and it only has enough power to send you back exactly one hour. What do you do with it?
  • Go back to  Winter Writing Prompts  or step outside of the cold realm of ice and snow and visit the Writing Prompts Archive .
  • A snow fall of 100 years hits the town. How does this affect the people and the town?
  • You understand penguins.
  • Crash-landing in your front yard, you find Santa’s sleigh. What do you do?
  • Every February 2nd a portal to Narnia opens and all the snow melts.
  • You are caught in a snowstorm and your memories disappear.
  • The whole world is buried under snow.
  • A robot that looks like a snowman must decide whether to join you in the summer sun or retire to spend her days by the fireplace.
  • A snowflake traveling among rain drops begins to sulk.
  • On your birthday and 18 th birthday, it snows for 5 days straight. What would you do with your magic abilities on those days…
  • You lie awake at night and hear the snow whisper a story to you. Listen closely and write down what it says.
  • An elven emperor is overthrown by a mysterious power.
  • Your town is the origin of the Yeti myth.
  • It’s your first day of summer vacation, and a blizzard hits.
  • While it’s open for not, your family goes on a ski vacation — every day.
  • The only thing your sabre tooth tiger companion isn’t a fan of is snow.
  • A sled rider is hurt and trapped beneath a mound of snow. You have a shovel but you are not the closest person to help. What do you do?
  • You only have time to grab one thing before the whiteout gets you.
  • You get stranded in the desert with anyone from history.
  • During a winter storm, you lose the ability to feel warm.
  • Snowballs don’t just happen… Someone must have a snowflake in their pocket!
  • Snow falls softly on your favorite destination. It surrounds the area in pristine white.
  • A blizzard can be found inside a snow globe.  What happens when you shake it?
  • The snow has blown across your windows making it impossible to see out. You hear a knock on your door.
  • An eclipse happens and darkness falls over the snow.
  • First snow of winter.
  • It’s a cold day and everyone is doing something warm and snuggly inside. You’re outside in the cold and the only thing that you have is a pirate hat.
  • Where do snow angels come from? And what happens after people serve their purpose?
  • The snowman from your back yard starts to move and steals the stuff people put on display during the holidays.
  • The year is 2999 and you wake up to find the entire planet blanketed in snow. A series of unfortunate events has trapped you overnight at the world’s worst ski resort and all the lifts are closed.
  • Go in the bathroom, close the door, and lock it. Stay in there for three days.
  • A family living in a tropical climate is oblivious to a pending blizzard.
  • A character uses “snow” in a pun.
  • Snow globes are portals into snowy and mythical lands.
  • You have magical powers that allow you to make any day a snow day.
  • You need to make some money to buy new clothes, but all your friends and neighbors want snow for Christmas this year so they each pay you one cent per inch of snow measured.
  • Snowflakes fall on your school playground.
  • Your home is buried by snow. What do you do?
  • It’s a sunny spring day. You decide to make it snow.
  • A blizzard hits overnight and everything is covered in snow. It doesn’t stop snowing for days.
  • It’s Christmas Eve, but snow hasn’t fallen yet.
  • You’re on the bus and the conductor announces that you’ve run out of gas and there’s a 5-hour delay.
  • You get a job clearing snow from the streets in winter.
  • Snow angels! What better way to spend a day?
  • There is a blizzard at Christmas and everyone has been snowed in for months. The blizzard finally ends. The trees are full of brightly coloured leaves and flowers, birds sing everywhere. Everyone is celebrating the return of the sun by promenading in the town centre. Like all the other new arrivals, your town is very different, in fact all over the country the wrecked towns and development sites are being reconstructed, hundreds of new cafes, bus shelters, and parks are being built and many of the old shops, museums and libraries are being brought back
  • Thousands of snowballs are frozen in space, held there by an evil wizard. They are all waiting to smash the Earth. You…
  • One morning everyone wakes up and the world is covered in a thick blanket of white, except for the tops of the tallest objects.
  • Due to global warming, it never snows in your town anymore.
  • You’re 6″ tall, made of snow, and you’re setting out on a quest to reach the tallest mountain in the world.
  • You somehow get stuck in a blizzard.
  • You hear a roar outside and see your yard is covered in snow. Trackers tell you the source is 70 feet away.
  • You’re on a never-ending floating iceberg. You’re freezing.
  • Snowball fight, go!
  • It’s the first of the year and frosty appears and announces that it will be a white Christmas.
  • Yesterday it was the hottest day of the year so far. Today it is a record-breaking, icy cold 50 below zero. Make up an explanation.
  • You find a way to make a scene that looks like it took place in a snowstorm look perfect, even on a hot summer day.
  • You have snow for dessert.
  • Today is your birthday.
  • You are lost in a blizzard.
  • Snow, snow, snow, snow, snow, snow
  • You wish your hands really felt warm to the touch.
  • You live on the moon and are having trouble sleeping over all the astronauts’ snow boots slapping the moon’s surface…
  • A storm swallows you up in the middle of summer.
  • In celebration of Earth Day, it’s snowed that much more snow.
  • It’s snowing, and it will keep snowing forever.
  • You’ve just moved from a boring, crowded city to your new neighborhood, the perfect place to make some snow friends.
  • Everyone in your school looks exactly the same. They all have blue hair and their faces are full of freckles. You wonder why they always put sunscreen on their noses and never on the rest of their faces. Did you forget yours today?
  • An archaeologist uncovers a map showing where ancient humans might have hibernated in winter.
  • You come across the Yeti while snowboarding on Mt. Everest.
  • In a time machine, you visit the first snowfall.
  • An extraterrestrial transmitted a message that the Earth would be hit by an asteroid. It needs a human volunteer to travel to the asteroid with a shuttle that knows the secret to save the planet from destruction.
  • You save a snowman from the middle of traffic.
  • It’s 7 A.M, but you’re already hunkering down in your fortress, waiting for winter to begin.
  • It’s summer and you’re given the responsibility of bringing snow to winter for Christmas.
  • You wake up and the world has become a snow globe.
  • Before the horrors came, Christmas was cancelled. Now Christmas isn’t cancelled any more…
  • Write a Christmas letter asking Santa to bring you whatever you want for Christmas.
  • Your punishment for misbehaving is to spend a day with Mercury in the snow.
  • Snowball fights, sledding and snowmen!
  • This world is about to freeze but then you remember you’re a snowflake.
  • Your mother or father is a snowflake, and they are lost in the blizzard and you have to find them.
  • Your town holds an Olympic Snowman building competition…
  • Snowman unite! Today we walk the streets and annoy humans… tonight we meet in the field behind my house.
  • A lot of snow falls on your birthday, but your parents don’t let you play.
  • You have a time machine that sends you to the best snow day of all time.
  • Your dinner was rudely interrupted by snowflakes.
  • The ground outside is made of snow.
  • You have tons of snowballs that are all the same size. What do you do with them?
  • The entire world freezes over, so no one can hug anyone else.
  • There’s a blizzard in the world. Sleeping Beauty will never wake up.
  • A snowman crawls out through the tundra and says, “…Snow Cones!”
  • You tell me world leaders will have a conference that will decide the fate of snow.
  • You love the idea of where snow comes from — “I wanna be a snowflake!”
  • You are stranded in a snowstorm with your archrival.
  • You find an enchanted top hat. Now every time you wear the hat, it snows just as you had predicted. But there’s a sinister side to this trick which you can’t quite figure out.
  • After making a snowman that looks shockingly like your twin, you experience a soul-crushing disappointment when the snowman turns out to be you.
  • Briefly use the first person to describe snow in a snowstorm before writing in third person.
  • You build a snowman and he comes alive.
  • Language can be extended in different ways, including using non-English word roots and making a language with replacement rules.
  • You’re given a snow globe that can make it snow almost anywhere.
  • You need to stay warm but your house has no heat.
  • Write a poem that tells how difficult it is to ride an escalator when there is snow on the ground.
  • You literally melt your way into the school books.
  • You somehow save someone from death during a snowstorm but it’s a blizzard outside and you have nowhere to take the person.
  • An aeroplane from Australia crashes in the middle of a snowstorm.
  • A snowman is determined to destroy the world.
  • Your home, where you’ve spent your life, is completely destroyed by a freak snowstorm.
  • The snow day turns to night…
  • It’s night time, and you and the other kids in the neighborhood decide to build a chain of candles to guide Santa to your house.
  • A man challenges you to build your own snow angel but you’re not very good at it.
  • You’ve fallen into a giant snow globe.
  • The audience size of the Super Bowl halftime show grows exponentially with each snowflake.
  • It snows at all times of the day.
  • You play on a snow-covered playground that has strange creatures and figures frozen in ice.
  • All the children in your town disappear. Do you know where they went?
  • You find yourself magically transported to a knight’s castle in the middle of a blizzard.
  • Your school is cancelled because of snow and you would rather stay inside and watch TV.
  • Your family won’t let you have a snowman as a pet..
  • All of a sudden, school is cancelled for three months and everyone is in a panic.
  • A bowling ball rolls through town. It’s your job to make sure it doesn’t roll away.
  • There is a blizzard in the desert.
  • You are part of the first community to live on a snow-covered mountain in the distant future.
  • Two kids become snow monsters during a snowstorm.
  • A group of soldiers find an ominous cave during a snowstorm and decide to investigate.
  • There’s a monster stuck inside a snow globe.
  • Someone keeps feeding the snowman your socks and mittens, so he keeps asking for more!
  • Christmas Eve is canceled due to a horrible storm.
  • A misunderstood creature who is hated by everyone starts to fall in love.
  • A blizzard is raging. Mankind’s crops will all die because of it.
  • The power goes out and all you have left to get through the night is a box of matches, a candle, and a book of short stories.
  • Your ancestor was the first pig to inhabit NABF Island.
  • You write a letter to Santa asking for three wishes. Two of them are wishes involving snow.
  • You decide to use your powers for evil, not good.
  • Your city announces that it has found the magic key that brings snow.
  • What happens when schools are closed by a foot of snow. Use setting
  • Life as you know it has been frozen in time since the Big Snow of 1974.
  • Your hat blows off your head into a fresh pile of snow. You recover it, but now your head is cold and wet.
  • You have special powers that allow you to make any day a hot day.
  • A family is trapped on an ice floe.
  • While you were out running an errand, you were struck by lightning. Your whole body is covered in snow.
  • You are shipwrecked on an uninhabited tropical island and can only take one thing from the wreckage.
  • Your hot cocoa brings the dead back to life, but they only come back as snowmen.
  • Get Caught Up in the Snow
  • Your house is freezing and a flame has started to burn your carpet.
  • Write about snow in another country.
  • The Flocculo family’s house is at the bottom of Mount Everest.
  • Your archenemy is a snowman.
  • A monster made of snow kidnaps you and takes you to its lair in the mountains.
  • It’s Groundhog Day… in summer… and even though most of the ground is green, snow falls all around you.
  • Your backyard is filled with giant snowballs that were scooped off the mountains.
  • Everyone in town laughs at you because you can eat snow like a normal person.
  • I wish winters had never ended!
  • You become obsessed with mint chocolate chip ice cream and you want to eat it all day.
  • Meteors are raining from the sky, but they won’t burn anything when they hit the ground.
  • You are the leader of the werewolves, but today you are wrestling a polar bear in the snow.
  • A snowstorm causes the entire world’s population to forget what snow is.
  • Someone in the neighbourhood begins selling snow cones.
  • You arrive late to a snowy mountain top picnic.
  • People begin to actually question whether or No. 2 is for going number 2.
  • The earth has been transported to the center of the moon.
  • Write a poem, story or song about snow.
  • You can now freeze anyone you talk to, it’s not that great.
  • The sky is falling. It’s popcorn, not flakes.
  • You live in a snow globe, but one of the cutest magical creatures lives in you.
  • Snow becomes edible when preserved in a jar. People become ill and die if they consume it.
  • You can run fast on snow, but not on roads.
  • The snowman you made last year is alive and wants to eat you.
  • Storms in the Middle East are snowstorms…
  • You get trapped on an iceberg surrounded by a thick fog/storm and are never heard from again.
  • Your legs accidentally turn into snow… which means that you fall asleep every night.
  • Strange lights are seen above the snowy mountains.
  • You have to have someone else watch your kids while you go out Christmas shopping.
  • Snow keeps falling as you try to scramble up the roof to get to your airship.
  • Help! You’re in a snow globe!!
  • When you are back to school you wake up the day before it’s supposed to snow…
  • Describe what snow means to you.
  • Your school project is to find a hundred different uses for snow.
  • You are a snowflake looking for a home.
  • You accidentally find yourself on the “other side” of the snow globe you found at the local thrift store. It’s the middle of summer.
  • A snow angel flies through the air and lands next to you.
  • The Easter Bunny just vaccinated your left arm against snow.
  • The leaves on the trees are your subconscious thoughts about writing.
  • The children revolt and ask to cancel Christmas and New Year and all other holidays connected with snow.
  • For a penny, everybody can make your days a snow day, but for a quarter, they can make your days a sunny day.
  • An abominable snowman reaches out to you and you feel sadness and pity for him.
  • It’s Christmas. Your holiday shopping is all done but you forgot to get a snowpack…
  • You ask Santa for a winter home, only to discover the house is not what you were expecting.
  • What is the worst case scenario of a snow day and how do you resolve the problem?
  • Write a letter to Santa about getting picked up the next day.
  • All snow within one mile falls silent and waits to hear what you have to say today.
  • A snowflake falls in love with a vapor trail.
  • Because of global warming, there hasn’t been any snow for over ten years.
  • Seahorses live in a snowstorm, behind the frosty windows.
  • Instead of a green Christmas, you get a white one.
  • A newspaper lady is predicting the weather… but is she telling the truth?
  • The snow keeps falling. And falling. And falling.
  • A snow flurry has frozen your home and you and your family must find a comfortable new living arrangement.
  • It’s been 110 degrees in your town all summer… and then you wake up to find a blanket of white snow covering everything.
  • The day before Christmas…
  • Because she’s cold, a girl is put in the hospital.
  • Snow is a comfort animal.
  • A huge blizzard drives all civilization to their knees.
  • Storm-proof shelter can be any kind
  • Your zombie horde has caught the sniffles.
  • A horrifying winter themed monster is wandering the streets at night.
  • How can one food make it snow?
  • You find the missing ingredient that can turn your snow into diamonds!
  • You and your friends are in a snowball fight with a Rhek.
  • Here’s a sentence. Add the next sentence to it and continue on until you have six sentences that tell a story.
  • Two race cars are racing in different lanes, both are on a collision course on the same track. One is water, the other is snow. The snow car is made up of snowballs, each one representing a different crisis in your life. You’ll have to make a decision as to which crisis to sacrifice. Which do you choose?
  • A ship full of refugees is trapped in the middle of a snowstorm.
  • A blizzard traps everyone inside for the week.
  • You meet somebody with the same powers and a throw down ensues.
  • The town you live in must be relocated because of climate change.
  • The Manic Monday Parade Magazine is throwing a contest for creative definitions of the word snow.
  • The world is about to be destroyed by snow.
  • Your birthday party gets shut down by the snow.
  • A snowman with a frozen heart is on the loose and will wreak havoc upon the lawn.
  • Your city was completely converted to an underground city due to global warming, UNTIL a month ago when a freak snow storm hit with hurricane force winds and you couldn’t even feel the wind because it was cold enough to instantly freeze anything not thick enough to stop the wind before it touched you.
  • Snowball!
  • Your next door neighbor is an astrophysicist. One day he invented a way to turn you into a snowman.
  • Your parents give you the week off from school with pay because it snows all week.
  • A camera is invented that allows you to capture snowflakes and see them move.
  • Your arch rival loves winter and spends every waking moment in a snow globe.
  • You have special powers, but you can only make it snow if you make a lot of snowballs. Share a practice of revisiting this prompt with a different emphasis or starting point.
  • Write an alternate story of “The Snow Queen.”
  • You’re almost home when a snow tornado lands on you.
  • Your biggest superpower, the only one that can save your school from certain doom, is the ability to generate snow.
  • You want to make the best snowman in the world…
  • An evil snowman is trying to destroy summer.
  • It was a clear night when you went to sleep. When you wake up, there’s a foot of snow outside your bedroom window.
  • You’ve done things no one else could… That’s why you’re the Ruler of the Snow!
  • The wind blows a drift of snow onto you and you turn into a snow person.
  • Snow is falling. Doughnuts, snowballs, and egg nog are falling too.
  • It’s Christmas Eve and you REALLY want the presents the elf brought you…but they are buried under two feet of snow.
  • Your backyard has snowed six times.
  • Hayley
  • Climate change is causing snow days repeatedly. You make a plan to enjoy each day.
  • You hear Story City is having its first ever white Yule.
  • You go to the North Pole to punish Santa Claus.
  • All the presents are lost in the snow. It snowed for days and days after Christmas.
  • All the Christmas presents for everyone are buried in snow.
  • What’s the worst winter you’ve ever had?
  • You ran away from home, and now you live in a snow globe.
  • You are a snowflake that travels forever.
  • The curious magic of snowball fights…
  • A snowman promises to marry you if you build him a special bride.
  • You’re inside a snow globe, and forced to write.
  • The first snow of the season will snow for the first time.
  • Write about a snowball fight over and over until it is a novel.
  • Write a story about two people who fall in love when facing a snowstorm.
  • During a blizzard, the last remaining pizza delivery guy has to get through but knows the only chance of getting through is stopping to eat a slice on your doorstep.
  • You’ve discovered a closet that specifically allows you to visit any day in winter’s past.
  • You can turn any color red by touching it.  This is fine when that color is black, but even one yellow sock turns red immediately.  How do you survive public school?
  • Having just saved the world from a giant snowball, you need to decide on your next adventure.
  • It’s a winter wonderland out there. Why don’t we go outside and play?
  • Snoopy the Snow Dog takes pity on you and decides to melt the snow by taking you on a ride on his doghouse.
  • The ground is covered with six inches of fresh powder.
  • A closet full of snow suits allows you to become any superhero or any animal.
  • You’ve been chosen to be a snow angel by divine intervention.
  • In the middle of summer, another planet comes into contact and you and your friends need to conquer it and end up in a recurring life-ending snow storm.
  • The air is getting colder by the moment. Will you and your loved ones survive the next hour?
  • A secret society of snowmen plots to ice everyone and win world domination for frosty little snowmen. They seek you out, like a snowball looking for a place to roll, but a suave man like you isn’t easy to trap.
  • A mythological creature roams the snow fields, inspiring fear.
  • A snowman battles global warming.
  • The only thing you can eat is snow.
  • The end of the world includes global ecological changes that stop the weather from changing but keep snow cold.
  • You’re the king of the snowflakes.
  • Your best friend falls in love with a snowman — on purpose.
  • Your enemies are weak to the chilly winter weather.
  • A sleighbell rings and you see a flying sleigh at the full moon.
  • Your best friend is a snowman.
  • Dodgeballs are now snowballs.
  • Snow gathers on objects in your neighborhood overnight. You wake to find the…
  • Make this a story set on Mars.
  • A killer storm has you trapped in your house, but you don’t want to pack a supply kit with this one.
  • The Earth’s orbit is going out of control and you are the only one who can save the planet.
  • Your mother runs a snowflake factory, but you’re sick of making snowflakes and would rather be a snowman.
  • You, a snowman, and a penguin named Penny have fallen in a manhole.
  • You’re in charge of making snow angels…
  • You win the lottery…thirty years in a row.
  • Your parents are forced to admit that your snowman can speak.
  • You have unexpected visitors in the middle of winter in Minnesota, and they are in trouble.
  • You spend two weeks snow camping alone in the woods, and return just as you left.
  • A bright glowing ball of snow rolls up to you.
  • You wake up to find that you have turned into a snowman.
  • A circus act featuring hypnotized animals flips out and the hypnotist ends up on the wrong end of a lion’s paw.
  • No matter how hot it is outside, it is always Christmas when you hear Bing Crosby, Nat King Cole, or Burl Ives.
  • There’s snow everywhere, except for your bedroom.
  • If you could have a matching pair of costumes for winter, what would they be?
  • The only thing that can melt a snow maple tree is…
  • It’s summer vacation and you find yourself in a snow white forest.
  • If you could have any animal power, it would be the power to create snow.
  • Power snow shovels cause a blackout.
  • You used to love snowball fights as a kid … until you got hit in the face with one.
  • There is a snowman at your school who teaches lessons in life.
  • You finally get to go skiing, but there’s a thump-thump-thumping coming from the mountains.
  • You’ve found a magic orb that grants wishes. One wish. Will you use it?
  • You have dibs on the last snowflake of the year.
  • Time-traveling snowmen are concerned about the future of Earth in their time.
  • Snow is falling outside and you snuggle up under a blanket, staring out the window into the white world.
  • A unicorn gets lost in a terrible snow storm.
  • Snow sculptures take life.
  • Which historical personality would you travel back in time to see covered in snow?
  • You are trapped in winter and must find a way to escape before it’s too late.
  • The weekend before it snowed, your town held a snowman contest. But you don’t remember anything very clearly. Is the snowman contest really going to happen?
  • You dream you are an Eskimo.
  • You are a snow globe…
  • As long as you are with a friend, you always have something to do when it snows.
  • Although it’s summer, there is a lot of snow on the playground, and it’s yucky and sweaty. But nobody notices.
  • You have to save the world from freezing by throwing snowballs.
  • A snowman goes on a rampage and must be stopped.
  • You are a snowflake…
  • A snowman is built with a heart made of Redneck…
  • A scarf you’re wearing acquired its powers from a snowflake it touched.
  • At the grocery store you can only buy snow-related products.
  • Most people who enjoy watching Christmas cartoons want to watch cartoons about snow, Christmas trees, and winter. Find a variety of Christmas cartoons for kids and adults to watch on Hulu or YouTube. Share your favorites in the comments section.
  • Skiing down the street.
  • You have a snowball fight with a child who is clinically dead.
  • If you lived on the moon, you would have another perspective about the Earth.
  • Your dog is about to go on trial for killing the postman in the snow.
  • Your bedroom is a snow cave.
  • The first snow of the season arrives. As you fall into its flurry, you think of what the next few days will be like at school.
  • Winters cannot get cold enough for you.
  • You find a snow goose that develops the power of flight.
  • You’re an astrophysicist observing a faraway planet covered in an endless icy ocean, similar to Earth, but with no signs of intelligent life. The planet is entering a new ice age and is facing complete submersion in a matter of months. Will you send out an example of life from your world to see if it is harmful, or will you quarantine it in hopes that it can flourish and evolve and spread life to your barren planet?
  • When you come downstairs in the morning, you see snowmen in every corner of the house.
  • There is an evil snow imp. He wants to make sure that all the snow melts before winter is over.
  • An ancient snowman falls in love with an Egyptian queen.
  • The first thing you think of upon waking up and seeing snow outside
  • You unlock a wardrobe set from the year you were born.
  • You’re grounded – and it’s the snowplow’s fault!
  • Write about the first snowfall.
  • Weather Monitoring Units
  • Someone could be buried alive under the snow.
  • A child’s imaginary Snow Angel becomes a living, breathing being.
  • Your back yard holds a surprise waiting for you to discover it.
  • It’s the coldest winter ever and you’re stuck in the car with your family. How do you cope?
  • You can turn into a snow person.
  • The Department of Winter Mishaps is responsible for bringing snow days to America.
  • You end up trapped in the house on yet another stormy winter day…
  • It’s snowing sideways.
  • The circumstances of the world reversed – snow days are enforced by law and forbidden “snow days” must be revealed.
  • You find a set of “snowball arms” in your attic.
  • Who says snow is white? It might be pink or blue. Think of another color.
  • Sandy Claws, the denizen of Christmas Town, is a walking snow storm composed of snow.
  • You have the power to trade the miserable winter for beautiful snow.
  • You can only speak in questions on a snowy day.
  • You’re at work and one of the employees’ snowmen comes to life and is menacing the other employees.
  • Your birthday is interrupted by snow.
  • A kid receives a sled as a gift on Christmas day then winds up using it to save Christmas Eve.
  • Hosting the party of the year!
  • You can return your gift of an umbrella by deliberately getting wet during a sunny day.
  • You are a snowflake, destined to be melted and you wish to be rescued by a snowman before your death.
  • From the day you were conceived, one of your biggest dreams was to go ice-skating.
  • You’re an auditor at the Snow Council of Yellowstone who’s been covering up the truth about dwindling snow levels.
  • Knock knock. It’s the last day of the snow day week.
  • You believe that any snowflake has a little magic.
  • Your house sits on top of a snowy hill.
  • Everyone in your town knows that you are responsible but your town is close to falling off a small cliff and you must make a giant snowball and roll it at the town to keep it from falling off the cliff.
  • You are the only person in the world who can see snowfall after everyone has moved on to spring.
  • It’s Christmas Eve, but it’s snowing.
  • Write a letter to the editor of a newspaper. Say why you shouldn’t have to shovel your driveway.
  • You live in a snowglobe. Everything looks like it’s made of snow.
  • It’s your birthday but your friends decided that instead of presents they would throw a surprise snow party for you.
  • A mobster knows he’s going down for the murder, all he has to do is figure out who actually committed the crime.
  • You visit a planet made entirely of snow and ice.
  • Your nemesis has stolen your magic wand, and has banished you to England.
  • A moon made of snow is pulled away from its planet and floats in the sky close to Earth.
  • You’ve chosen a secret test subject who lives in California, but as soon as winter arrives you transform them into a member of your club.
  • The life of a snowflake.
  • It’s the future and they have officially declared it National Snow Day.
  • Sledding is the only thing allowed to be learned for school.
  • You are a piece of snow.
  • It is a snowy, wintry night and a fugitive is sought by the police.
  • Your first day of school begins in the snow no matter what.
  • Your neighborhood is transformed by a snowstorm into a winter wonderland.
  • You wake up to find that your town has been replaced by a winter…
  • The Moon
  • You’re walking in a beautiful winter forest and you come upon a witch’s hut.
  • The lists above are primarily for young writers but there are no age limits when it comes to poetry. The list of writing prompts below is a good one for older writers.
  • The Perfect Snowman
  • In snowless January, you awaken in a snow globe.
  • If words came to life, what would they do?
  • You’re not who your parents said you were.
  • There are secrets hidden in the snow.
  • A snowman that came to life wishes for a family, and sets about making one.
  • Goodbye, summer!
  • You did something bad, but your sentence was to clean all the snow from the streets and sidewalks.
  • A newly discovered comet has an orbit that will send it on a collision course with earth. If it hits the planet it will bring all snow and snow-related activities to an end. Should it survive, Earth will heat up so much that snow will no longer exist.
  • Think of your character and then pretend you are a snowflake and describe how you feel that you are falling and that soon, you will land….
  • All girls walk around with their hair knotted up on top of their heads.
  • Your school is put on lockdown because a second grader vomited from eating cookies before recess and it looks like he’s been shot at the same time.
  • For some reason, winter lasts all year.
  • You discover a time machine. Manipulate the calendar so every day is a snow day.
  • Snowmen are attacking. The world is your battlefield—prepare to fight off the snowmen hordes.
  • Your country is the only one immune to snow.
  • Snow falls on a day rarely, if ever, visited by snow.
  • A snowflake starts to scream because it’s melting…
  • What will you do with your special powers?
  • Snow Joe is your nickname.
  • A snow angel gets ambitious…
  • It’s morning and a dark storm comes from over the horizon.
  • The story of It’s a Wonderful Life, told in a snowy place.
  • It’s a snowy day, and all the adults in your town went to bed and won’t get up until spring comes.
  • During the first snowstorm of winter your town has flooded.
  • You’re trapped in a long-haul blizzard. Make a jail sentence note to a loved one, a song lyric, or a poem in the form of a road sign.
  • Snowmen are roaming the city and attacking people.
  • The sun is shining, so you don’t want it to ever snow again.
  • We’re right in the middle of summer and it’s snowing in your town.
  • Snow angels, snow artists, snowmen and snow-related fun.
  • A hailstorm prevents a celebrity from picking up an Academy Award that was delivered via drone.
  • The King and Queen have been kidnapped and it’s up to you to save them.
  • Your family dog loves to run around in the snow, catching snowflakes on its tongue and batting them away.
  • The town is suddenly covered in snow, but it quickly melts.
  • One of Mother Nature’s tricks causes it to snow in the summer.
  • The storm begins to sound like music.
  • Your neighbors have a strange love of snowmen…
  • You get to live on a tropical island. You also get to make it snow.
  • You and your sister are caught in an avalanche during a ski trip.
  • You have a secret experiment that turns Earth into a giant snowball.
  • New York City is covered in inches of snow, and you…
  • A snowstorm is menacing your city.
  • You find snow in a place where it doesn’t belong.
  • Being cold wears you out more than it does others.
  • Writing Prompts about Water
  • It hasn’t snowed in your area in years. An unusual occurrence has triggered a string of strange events.
  • You know what it’s like to find yourself in the center of a snowflake.
  • You’re adrift at sea, and a snowman is drifting towards you.
  • A new witch comes to town and she is an ice witch and freezes all the water in town.
  • Write about something you’ve been putting off.
  • You are the worst in the winter because of Snow’s special powers. Because of this, you hate Snow since she makes you who you are.
  • You are trapped on a tropical island with a grizzly bear and it begins to snow.
  • While on holiday, you wake up in a bed as puffy as a snow cloud.
  • Five dwarves show up at your door with helmets and a toy shovel.
  • You get stuck in a snowstorm. Complete story.
  • Your best friend is getting married in the middle of the summer when it’s hot out. But everybody is wearing layers of sweaters and hats and scarves and boots and it’s just gorgeous.
  • Your town is buried under snow, including the airport. How will you get home?
  • What does a snow day really look like?
  • It’s your first trip to the North Pole, but you’re not expected.
  • Time travel is invented and you decide to choose a moment in the past when everyone is stomping around and destroying snowmen.
  • Your sister is a snow queen and you have a crush on her…
  • The day before you had to memorize the snow clouds.
  • A snowflake lands on your nose and it causes you to age month.
  • A deadly snowball fight erupts between snowmen and humans.
  • Your town dumps every single piece of snow it receives into a gigantic mound.
  • The Dead of Winter
  • A sad polar bear on your street with a shovel in hand.
  • As you drift off to sleep you dream up a beautiful place made entirely out of snow for you to explore.
  • Everyone you know is transformed into amazing snow creatures.
  • You open a restaurant specializing in winter food.
  • You find out that your little brother is actually the Snow Monster from that famous summer 15 years ago.
  • It’s summer, and you wake up to find fresh snow on your lawn.
  • Make up an angsty theme song for that special someone who hates snow.
  • You wake up to find a ‘snow carpet’ covering everything.
  • Someone wipes the slate with snow.
  • There’s a giant snow monster chasing you.
  • Snowballs explode when thrown and decapitate anyone they hit.
  • A magical Santa is flying across the world and accidentally splatters a building with…
  • Everyone you love dies and you never feel any pain.
  • You are an albino Eskimo…
  • The world is ending and snow is flooding in from outer space.
  • You are lost on an iceberg and can’t find spray paint anywhere.
  • A blizzard is approaching.
  • Starting today, any and all liquid spills are frozen into shapes resembling the original item.
  • Your worst enemy tries to kidnap you on the first day of a storm…
  • You must protect your town today from an icy, sleet invasion.
  • You use your magical powers to bring winter wherever you go.
  • You are a snowflake, coming from the snowman that you helped to create four years ago. Where do you come from?
  • It is your job to see that snow comes once every day, no matter what the climate.
  • You spend all year talking to an abominable snowman in a snow cavern, preparing for a snowball fight to end all snowball fights.
  • If you have magical powers you can control snow, like a snow tornado.
  • You’ve just inherited a mansion in the Alps.
  • The year is two hundred years in the future and almost no snow falls.
  • What is your secret talent and why isn’t anyone else aware of it?
  • You have a great idea for a snow gumball machine.
  • The heroes of your favorite book are lost in the snow.
  • This snow shovel has eyes, eyebrows, a mustache, and a soul. What adventures does it share?
  • You can walk on water or snow, but only if you first drink a sip of water.
  • You’ve been invited to snow camp.
  • You’re rooting your basketball team on, and your favorite player is having a big game until right before halftime when he slips on the court, runs himself through with his own sword, and bleeds to death right in front of his little sister. What do you do?
  • You find a bottle with a genie inside who happens to be a snowman.
  • You are the only person left in the world who can make snow fall. You can’t even move from your spot. What do you do?
  • A blizzard has left you trapped in a cabin by yourself for three days.
  • There’s a deer swimming in your pool on a hot summer day.
  • Watch snowfall until you fall asleep.
  • A meteorologist makes you a bet that you can’t make it snow in your current location.
  • Tonight there will be a full lunar eclipse. It’s also the first snow of the season.
  • The whole town has snowed in and you need to get to the hospital to deliver the baby of a dying woman.
  • You have the power to create snowfall whenever you like.
  • Snow goes back to being freezing after it melts.
  • Two snow sculptures have a fight.
  • A barrage of snowballs rained down on the city. Freshman year in college is like a blizzard.
  • On a hot day, a thick blanket of snow covers your neighborhood.
  • You had a terrifying snow dream last night.
  • There is a magic portal to a snowy planet that you have to visit or die.
  • Your friends are building the best snow fort ever, but you’re out of snow.
  • It’s so hot the snow melts.
  • Something is wrong with the snow…It’s snowing spiders!
  • You’re the first person to travel to the North Pole to see the world covered in snow.
  • During a blizzard meteorites fall from the sky, one of them happens to land in your backyard.
  • The queen of the elves from The Snow Queen wants to set up her empire in your home.
  • It is snowing outside, but everyone is wearing bathing suits.
  • A holiday honoring snow should be released.
  • Your neighbor dies. They leave their property to you in their will and you inherit a family of snowfolk.
  • On top of a hill.
  • A little child asks, “Mommy, why do snowmen have carrot noses?”
  • Everyone everywhere gets a snow day.
  • The water supply runs out and you have to live on snow for a week.
  • You receive a single snowflake as a gift.
  • A snowman has joined your family.
  • The snow falls so violently and constantly that life inside is just like life in a house buried by an avalanche.
  • A giant snowball knocks your house upside down.
  • Every day this winter you dream about the snow days you missed as a kid.
  • You’re not supposed to go into the woods, but you’re pretty sure there are skeletons in there…
  • You have a million dollars worth of pennies, but you must shovel the snow for the rest of the winter in order to keep them.
  • Snow carpaccio.
  • If it snowed on your birthday, this snow would be ruined. Take a close look at what it says.
  • You are standing on top of a snow covered mountain…
  • Your whole family is trapped in the house without any food. The only thing you have outside is snow.
  • There are two snow globes, and the rules are…
  • The first snow of the year stays a perfect shape forever.
  • The snow begins to fall when you are out on a picnic.
  • It’s Christmas day and the snow to be the only thing that’s white and everybody you know has forgotten what Christmas is all about.
  • Nelson is a snowman who wants chocolate cake.
  • Terra, an old lady, wakes up one morning to find that the earth has stopped from turning.
  • Snow, snowball fights, hot chocolate, sledding, and other snow words decorate the blank leaves of this book.
  • You awaken to discover that all of your toys have come to life.
  • Your mom won’t let you have a snow day because it isn’t snowing. How will you convince her otherwise?
  • A snowball is picked for the starting lineup of a winter baseball team. What do the rest of the players look like?
  • Write a short story about a snow day adventure.
  • There has been a terrible accident and the world has stopped making snow.
  • You’re the first person to climb the world’s tallest snow-covered mountain.
  • The only thing people ever ask you about is the weather.
  • You live in a snow bubble and whenever someone touches you they get frostbite.
  • It’s a beautiful winter wonderland, but you’re allergic to snow.
  • You are the best snowflake ever at snow snowsnow’s school.
  • A snowball is thrown at you but your arms can’t move.
  • A snow man’s wife shows up on a warm sunny day…
  • When snowflakes hit you, your arm is covered in goosebumps.
  • Santa is tired of making the long trip to your house. He wants a vacation. You decide he needs to retire and a new Clause moves into the North Pole. You know he doesn’t know everything about the job and decides to train him. Will you succeed?
  • The month of August suddenly becomes December.
  • The snow comes down in the middle of the summer.
  • Sunday’s always seem to bring about snowfall. It snows on the day of your second grade spelling bee. You want to match the word “snowstorm” first in the finals of announced competitions.
  • A homeless man on the street approaches you to ask for money to buy a coat, scarf, and gloves in order to survive the cold. What do you do?
  • Reanimating Snowflakes
  • You accidentally start a war between two outdoor armies.
  • The world is draped in a layer of snow…
  • You’re in charge of the weather for the day.
  • There will be 1 stupid snowflake in the endless amounts of snowflakes.
  • You have to make a wish while there’s snow on your eyelashes. Being gay or lesbian is not a boon or a curse
  • Your dog leads you to the mouth of a cave.
  • Thanks for reading and have fun with your writing!
  • An entire mountain turns to snow.
  • You sometimes have nightmares about snow.
  • You can communicate with the snow by asking it rhetorical questions. Then the snow responds to you out loud with answers.
  • You are stranded in the jungle and a snow storm begins to come your way.
  • What would happen next?
  • The only city in the world that still has snow and ice that never melts.
  • You’re an iceberg and you decide who you drift near and when.
  • A scientist invents a potion that makes snow, but then it gets stolen. What will he do to get it back?
  • Your bed is covered with snow that won’t melt.
  • You are alone, but not alone, in a blizzard with no heat…
  • A snowcloud hides the sun.
  • Write your own fairy tale about snow.
  • It’s a freezing cold day and all you want to do is hide in your room and close your blinds, but you’re broke and need to get groceries. What do you do?
  • A snowboarding accident leaves you in a coma. You call out to somebody but nobody hears you. This repeats for seven days and then you wake up.
  • Some Christmas elves are imprisoning children in your refrigerator.
  • On your birthday, you arrive at school to find that it has been transformed into a winter wonderland…
  • A magical winter storm transforms your mood.
  • You open your front door to collect the morning newspaper, and find a snow globe waiting for you.
  • It’s Halloween and it’s snowing.
  • A snowman comes to life and wants to read your mind.
  • You’re hit by a snowball. Immediately you are transported back to shortly after your mother’s fatal car accident, in which you were the driver, only the block…
  • Your thermostat is broken and your house is really cold.
  • During the warm summer months, you open a theme park about snow.
  • The night is warm, but little patches of snow are scattered throughout your room.
  • The second freakiest thing that could happen in July is…
  • Someone eats too much chocolate at the Christmas office party and turns green.
  • No one will believe you saw it, but you saw Bigfoot playing in the snow.
  • Children in your area never lose their snow hats because they always know where to find their next winter’s supply.
  • One day a year, snow is made out of chocolate.
  • Someday, while walking in the cloak of a new-fallen snow, you realize a snowman has magically grown a heart.
  • The perfect snowy day. The sun’s out, the air’s crisp.
  • Put your thinking hat on.
  • You can use your snow shovel after it snows to open a new, secret doorway into another world.
  • Your family is trapped in a snowstorm. They are lost and uninjured but they need you to find them food, safety and warmth.
  • On a work day, it always snows on a specific person’s driveway.
  • Time is frozen for a month, so you and your family/friends take a trip to your favorite place in the world.
  • A big blizzard hits New York and people lose their way.
  • Today you make it your lifelong mission to build the biggest snow mountain the world has ever seen.
  • A snowstorm hinders a bank heist.
  • These prompts can be used for a writing, art, dance, storytelling and performance piece. See the lesson page related to this course for material to get you started.
  • It’s your birthday and it’s a surprise snow day.
  • You’re a quiet child whose very thoughts turn into snowflakes.
  • If snow were money, the way wars are fought would change.
  • Your yard is so full of snow that you build a fort inside it.
  • The entire world turns into one huge snowball.
  • How much snow falls before you escape from the avalanche?
  • A stranger offers to buy you a dolphin…
  • The weakest link on the strongest sled team always gets made fun of.
  • You have just invented a snow-based currency scheme.
  • You’ve eaten too much sugar and now one of your body parts is snow.
  • A famous sculptor becomes snowed-in in your town and befriends you. He asks you to model for his latest project—making you the most famous snow person ever.
  • Let’s have a snow day right now!
  • Your town is buried under snow and your father is about to cancel Halloween. How do you save the day?
  • To make it snow, you have to make three wishes and
  • Half of the world is dark. It’s up to you and your family to get warm again.
  • Your strengths make you a monster in the snow, but you secretly wish you were somewhere without snow…
  • A giant robot snowman attacks your town.
  • Pick a character you like and write a story where they are snowed in with that character for the day.
  • No one is there to save you, but you find a way anyways.
  • Make up three lies about snow.
  • The snowman from Snowball enters your town on Christmas Eve and the snowmen come alive.
  • You enter the snow globe of your dreams…
  • Snow on everything means snow on you. Make snowmen out of your coat sleeves and scarf.
  • The technology is invented where you can create snow by just being cold.
  • Spending a night in an igloo.
  • You’ve discovered an ancient killer that hibernates in snow.
  • Remember to keep it interesting, but also relatable. Don’t forget that you want your speech to be discoverable. Your listeners need to find a way to relate to the things you are writing about.
  • Suddenly everything around you turns white and starts to disappear into piles of snow.
  • A snowman wants to be friends with you but you keep refusing. Why?
  • An only child plans to use his science fair project to make it snow nonstop for the rest of your winter break.
  • Everyone has been turned into snowmen due to a freak scientific accident.
  • You find out your single friend has been planning a three-day snowdate with you.
  • You’ve been given an hour inside a snow globe.
  • It’s summer and there’s no snow on the ground.
  • You have to travel through the middle of winter but you forgot you packed a sun block. As you start burning you realize that the only solution is to create a fake snow to cool yourself.
  • The snowman down the street comes to life and becomes a murderer.
  • The mayor of your town makes an official order that you can’t throw snowballs one day a year.
  • You are making a snow angel…
  • The witches need to fly and alakazam! Fifty inches of snowfall in an instant.
  • You have found a wishing well in the middle of nowhere that allows you to wish for any kind of snow you’d like…But watch out, your wishes may come back to haunt you.
  • You awake from a dream to find snow everywhere…
  • You’re going to die on the first day of summer, and you must open all notes and cards before you die. This includes everything.
  • When Winter and Summer agree where they shall meet, it inevitably results in a snow day.
  • You come across a baby bluebird. He is covered in snow.
  • Everybody else in town is getting free pizza, only you are stuck shoveling the snow.
  • The only place to watch your favorite movie is outside, in the snow.
  • You know the secret to turning into a snowman.
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  • Your life is snowed in and you suddenly develop a strange tickle in your nose, a little rototiller starts scratching…
  • A deranged snowman prepares to abduct you…
  • Werewolves are scared of snow.
  • Someone crashes your dream winter vacation as a stunt double for snowboarding legend Stich Von Platte.
  • An evil spell transforms every person and animal into snowmen and snowwomen.
  • Everybody gets so sick of winter that they hold a vote to abolish it.
  • The first king decides to use his magical crown to make it snow.
  • If the groundhog doesn’t see his shadow, you don’t have to go to school tomorrow…but it’s the last one.
  • You win a supply of snow that lasts for a year.
  • The zombie apocalypse happens on the last day of January, and it’s a whiteout.
  • A blizzard becomes sentient.
  • A snowman goes to war.
  • Day 17 in your winter survival guide.
  • A snowstorm causes 5 days of school cancellations, but that changes your plans.
  • These writing prompts are suited for new objects so students can branch out and write something that they have not written before.
  • Find out how to capture snow in your backyard during a blizzard.
  • “Let it snow!”
  • Your best friend is ice and your worst enemy is heat. Which one is which?
  • It’s a snowy day and your partner has gotten you out of the house, but it’s all a lie just to gut you on the ultimate slope.
  • You are now sugar and sugar can’t melt.
  • You’re the only human left after an apocalypse. Civilization has collapsed and the world is buried in ash, leaving you with nothing but snow.
  • Snow is key to a great plot for any novel or story.
  • You’re growing another pair of legs in the middle of winter and can’t figure out how this occurred.
  • Snow angels come alive.
  • Due to a freak snowstorm, you’re the only person left in your neighborhood.
  • You’re supposed to visit the North Pole, but you get derailed in your travels.
  • Ask a friend or family member what their favorite kind of snow is. Then on your next snow day, look outside and see if any of it has fallen. Are they happy with the snow that they wanted to see?
  • On windy days when it’s raining, snow is falling.
  • A snowflake grows arms…
  • You are the first human on a planet where snowflakes are the size of igloos.
  • There was an enormous snowfall last night. You woke up and discovered something…
  • Snowmen conference day at school isn’t until the summer!
  • Forrest Gump lives at your house.
  • April showers bring May flowers–but if April is truly rainy, does it mean snowing?
  • Everyone in the town you live in has amnesia and believes it’s the middle of winter
  • Snow angels turn you into a demon… but a friendly one, right?
  • It’s your birthday and your parents have decided to take you on a road trip to see the snowfall.
  • While swimming in the pool, a snowman falls in, turning it into a snow pool.
  • It’s Christmas Eve… however, if you look outside the whole world is covered in snow.
  • Today is the last snow day of the year!
  • The world begins as a snowball.
  • It’s the graveyard shift at the Arctic Research Centre. You are crushing ice all alone one night, when all of a sudden the door slams shut and locks behind you.
  • Everyone in town starts eating nothing but snow.

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