July Writing Prompts

July Writing Prompts and Creative Journal Ideas

Creative Writing Ideas and Journal Topics for July

July Creative Writing Prompts and Lesson Plans for Elementary School Teachers and Students blue bullet point Are you looking for a creative list of writing prompts and journal ideas to use during the month of July?

blue bullet point Below, you will find a list of general July writing topics and a list of specific calendar dates for July which contain creative writing ideas related to that particular date in July.

blue bullet point I have created this list of July writing prompts and ideas for elementary school teachers and students, but many of these creative writing ideas and topics would also be appropriate for other grade levels.


blue bullet point You will find some July writing prompts below that contain underlined links. If you click on an underlined link:

  • You will be directed to another page on Unique Teaching Resources that contains detailed lesson plan ideas and printable worksheets for those July writing prompts.
  • You will be directed to another website that contains useful information related to those particular July prompts.

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General July Writing Prompts:

    July Writing Prompts Summer Beach
  • My dream summer holiday.
    Click on the following link to view a set of printable worksheets which can be used for a variety of different summer vacation writing prompts: End of Year Lesson Plans Summer Vacation Worksheets
  • My SPACE-tacular vacation
  • My dream summer camp
  • The worst vacation ever. Write a text message to your friend telling him or her about your unpleasant vacation.
    Click on the following link to view a teaching resources set that involves students writing about their vacations inside unique cell phone templates: My Summer Vacation Cell Phone Templates
  • My best summer vacation. Describe your best summer vacation and draw a picture of your favorite moment during that holiday.
    Click on the following link to view a teaching resources set that involves students writing about their favorite summer vacations inside fun suitcase templates: Summer Vacation Suitcase Templates


  • Sunshine makes me feel
  • On a hot day, I ...
  • Too much sunshine
  • Hot, Hot, Hot!
  • If I were a beach ball ...
  • The case of the disappearing beach ball
  • A day at the beach
  • A fun roller coaster ride
  • A weird day at the zoo
  • Lost at the zoo
  • My African Safari
    Click on the following link to view a set of printable worksheets in which can be used for this African Safari June writing prompt: End of Year Lesson Plans Summer Vacation Worksheets
  • A day at the farm
  • A perfect picnic
  • The day the lawnmower went crazy
  • Car wash craziness
  • Water balloon war
  • The secret in the sandbox

End of General July Writing Prompts


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Specific July Writing Prompts:

Celebrations, Events, Holidays, and Dates in History:

Scroll through this page, or click on the links below, to read
about each of these July writing prompts and holidays.



July 4 - Independence Day

July Writing Prompts Fourth of July blue bullet point In the United States, Independence Day, commonly known as the Fourth of July, is celebrated.

blue bullet point July 4 is a federal holiday commemorating the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776, declaring independence from the Kingdom of Great Britain.

  • Independence Day is commonly associated with fireworks, parades, and barbecues. Why do you think that the United States celebrates the 4th of July with fireworks displays?
  • What are the reasons that you are grateful to live in the United States?


July 11 - E.B. White's Birthday

July Writing Prompts E.B. White Charlotte’s Web blue bullet point The American children's author E.B. White was born on July 11, 1899 in Mt. Vernon, New York. His first children's book, Stuart Little, was published in 1945, and his most famous book, Charlotte's Web, was published in 1952.

  • The main characters in Charlotte's Web are a spider and a pig, and they become very good friends and help each other. Write a story about two other animals that that become good friends and help each other.
  • Question: Where do spiders go to learn new words? Answer: Web-ster's Dictionary. Create a Charlotte's Web-ster's dictionary with your class.
  • Visit Harper Collins E.B. White and Charlotte's Web page to learn more information about this author, Charlotte's Web, and games based on his most popular book


July 17 and 18 - Disneyland Park Opened in 1955

July Writing Prompts Disneyland First Opens July 17 blue bullet point Disneyland Park was opened to the general public on July 18, 1955. A special International Press Preview event was held the day before on Sunday, July 17, 1955.

  • What would it be like if Walt Disney was your father or grandfather?
  • When the Disneyland first opened, it consisted of five themed areas:

    1. Main Street, U.S.A. (an early 20th century Midwest town based on Walt Disney's childhood)
    2. Adventureland (featuring jungle themed adventures)
    3. Frontierland (illustrating the western frontier)
    4. Fantasyland (bringing fantasy into a reality)
    5. Tomorrowland (looking into the future)
  • Pretend that you worked for Walt Disney in 1955 and write an idea for a 6th themed area for Disneyland. Describe the theme for this area and the rides and buildings that would be included in this new area of Disneyland.


July 24 - Amelia Earhart's Birthday

July Writing Prompts Amelia Earhart Day and Birthday July 24, 1897 blue bullet point Today is Amelia Earhart Day in honor of her birthday in on July 24, 1897. Earhart was the first person to fly solo across the Pacific Ocean.

  • Write a story about Amelia Earhart being alive today and being an astronaut. What new flying record would she have achieved if she was still living today?
  • Write about an exciting trip that you took and the method of transportation that was used to get to this place.
  • On the Official Amelia Earhart Website students can find more information about this famous aviator.
  • Visit the Amelia Earhart Birthplace Museum on this webpage.


Fourth Sunday in July - Parents' Day

July Writing Prompts Parents Day blue bullet point In 1994 President Bill Clinton signed into law the resolution unanimously adopted by the U. S. Congress establishing the fourth Sunday of every July as Parents' Day. Parents' Day is established for recognizing, uplifting, and supporting the role of parents in the rearing of children.

  • Make a list of chores and the ways that you can be helpful to your parents.
  • During the weekend, try to accomplish as many of these chores as possible to show your parents that you appreciate them.

End of July Writing Prompts


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July Printable Calendar Set


Click here to go to my
Free Printable Classroom Calendars page.

Note: On the above page, you will find links to download all 12
of my FREE classroom calendar sets for January - December!


Thumb Tacks

My printable calendar sets are designed to fit inside the
monthly calendar pocket charts that many teachers use.

My holiday calendar sets contain
the following printable worksheets:


July Printable Monthly Calendar

Above: The large July calendar title is a
2 page banner template that is glued together and cut out.


July Printable Worksheets Calendar

Above: This printable calendar set for July includes large
days of the week templates for the 7 days of the week
(Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday are shown above).


July Printable Calendar

This printable calendar set for July includes smaller calendar pieces for the 7 days of the week that will fit inside your calendar pocket chart.

There are 31 square calendar number dates in this teaching resources set.

There are squares for you to print and write your students' names and birthdays on.

There are 11 printable calendar worksheets in this
July teaching resources classroom display set.

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Note: At the top of this box, there is a
free download link for this July calendar set.




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Below are some ideas and examples of teaching resources
that can be used for some of the July writing
prompts that are found on this page:

My Summer Vacation Cell Phone

My Summer Vacation Fun Cell Phone Templates

Provide your students with an engaging and fun way for them to write about what they did during their summer holidays with these unique cell phone text message templates.

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Cell Phone Templates


My Summer Vacation Suitcase

My Summer Vacation and Holiday Suitcase Writing Templates

Provide your students with an engaging and fun way for them to write about what they did during their summer holidays with these unique suitcase creative writing templates.

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Summer Vacation Suitcase Templates



Ice Cream Color Poems

My Favorite Color Poems Ice Cream Templates

These ice cream shaped poems are a fun way for your students to write a poem about their favorite colors. For example, if a student's favorite color is blue, he could write a poem about the ocean.

Students draw a picture in the top scoop of ice cream and write their poems in the bottom scoop of ice cream.

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Ice Cream Color Poems


Summer Ice Cream Cones

Ice Cream Shaped Reading Incentive and Sticker Charts

This ice cream sticker chart set is designed to motivate your students to read during their summer vacations.

The top ice cream scoop contains places for 24 stickers to be placed. In the bottom scoop, students have to write a summary about their favorite book that they read during their summer vacations.

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Summer Reading Sticker Charts



The Perfect Summer Vacation

Perfect Summer Vacation Creative Writing Banner

Perfect Summer Vacation Printable Worksheets

Students can write about their favorite vacation, or they can use their imaginations to describe what they think would be a perfect summer vacation.

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The Perfect Summer Vacation


African Safari

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African Safari Creative Writing Printable Worksheets

For this creative writing assignment, students imagine that they are on an African safari and write all about their adventures.

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African Safari




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Summer Teaching Resources and Lesson Plans

Please be sure to visit my June, July, and End of the Year lesson plans page.

On the above page, you can view all of the projects, worksheets, and teaching
resources that I have created for the end of the school year and summer.


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Click on one of the calendars
below to go to a specific page
of monthly writing prompts:

On these pages, you will find creative writing prompts
that pertain to each month's themes, holidays, and events.


Go To January Writing Prompts Go To February Writing Prompts Go To March Writing Prompts
Go To April Writing Prompts Go To May Writing Prompts Go To June Writing Prompts
Go To July Writing Prompts Go To Back to School Writing Prompts Go To September Writing Prompts

Go To October Writing Prompts Go To November Writing Prompts Go To December Writing Prompts

Creative Writing Prompts and Journal Ideas For July

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that will engage your students in learning and save you valuable time.

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