June Writing Prompts

June Writing Prompts and Creative Journal Ideas

Creative Writing Ideas and Journal Topics for June

June Creative Writing Prompts 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 June?

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

blue bullet point I have created this list of June 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.



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  • You will be directed to another page on Unique Teaching Resources that contains detailed lesson plan ideas and printable worksheets for those June writing prompts.
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General June Writing Prompts:

    June Writing Prompts Last Day of School
  • Next year you'll be in a different class with a new teacher. Write a letter to your next year's teacher, telling him or her the most important things that you learned this year.
  • What advice would you give to students who will soon be starting the grade that you are now completing?
  • Describe your favorite memories of this school year.
  • I've improved in _____ during this school year.
  • My goals for next school year are ...
  • Create a new water park. Give your new theme park a name and describe the most popular water rides that are at your park.


  • Design a postcard from a place that you visited or would like to visit. On the front of the postcard, draw a picture of a place that you saw. On the back, write a letter to a friend about this vacation.
  • My SPACE-tacular vacation. Write a text message to your friend telling him or her about your trip to outer space.
    Click on the following link to view a teaching resources set that involves students writing about their outer space vacations inside unique cell phone templates: My Summer Vacation Cell Phone Templates
  • My dream summer holiday.
    Click on the following link to view a set of printable worksheets in which can be used for a variety of different summer vacation June writing prompts: End of Year Lesson Plans Summer Vacation Worksheets
  • A vacation I will always remember ...
  • What is your favorite summer memory? How old were you when it happened?
    Click on the following link to view a teaching resources set that involves students writing about their summer vacations inside fun suitcase templates: Summer Vacation Suitcase Templates
  • 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
  • My dream summer camp ...
  • Describe a fun roller coaster ride.
  • A weird day at the zoo ...
  • I was lost at the zoo ...
  • Do you like the summer heat or do you spend most of your time in the cool, air-conditioned indoors?
  • How do you think people coped with the heat before air conditioning and electric fans were invented?

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Specific June 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 June writing prompts and holidays.



National Fruit and Vegetable Month - June

June Writing Prompts Fruits and Vegetables blue bullet point June is National Fruit and Vegetable Month.

  • Keep a record of the fruits and vegetables that you eat for an entire week.
  • Some children don't enjoy eating fruits and vegetables. Write a paragraph convincing children of the importance of eating the daily recommended amount of fruits and vegetables each day.
  • Create a poster highlighting the importance of eating fruits and vegetables each day.


June 4 - Henry Ford's First Gasoline Powered Automobile

blue bullet point June Writing Prompts Henry Ford Quadracycle On June 4, 1896, Henry Ford put the finishing touches on his gasoline-powered motor car. He was 32 years old and he worked in a tiny workshop behind his home.

blue bullet point Henry Ford called his creation the Quadricycle because it ran on four bicycle tires. The success of the little vehicle lead to Henry Ford founding the Ford Motor Company in 1903.

  • June Writing Prompts Car How has the style and design of automobiles changed from the quadricycle to the cars of today?
  • What do you think the cars of the future will look like? Design a car of the future and write about the special features of your car.


June 8 - Best Friends Day

blue bullet point June Writing Prompts Best Friends Day June 8 is Best Friends Day.

  • Who was your first best friend? Describe this friend and what made this friend so special.
  • Write these quotes on the board and have your students respond in writing to them:
    • Gems may be precious, but friends are priceless.
    • The best vitamin for making friends is B-1.
  • What qualities do you look for in a friend?
  • How do you try to be a good friend to others?
  • How would you feel if your best friend was moving to a different country?
  • Describe a time when you had a disagreement with your best friend.
  • What is most important to you in a friend: loyalty, generosity, honesty? Why?
  • What would you do if you saw a friend cheating? Would you report it, confront the friend, or say nothing? Why?
  • If another child was making fun of your best friend or bullying them, what would you do? Write about how you would help your friend in a positive way.
  • Interview one of your classmates and make a new friend!:
    See this web page for an activity that involves students interviewing their classmates and writing about their classmates inside circus themed megaphone templates.
    http://www.uniqueteachingresources.com/classmate-interview-megaphone-templates.html


June 12 - Ann Frank's Birthday (1929)

blue bullet point June Writing Prompts Anne Frank Birthday June 12, 1929 Anne Frank was born on June 12, 1929 in Germany. The Frank family moved to Amsterdam, in the Netherlands, in 1933 and this is where Anne Frank lived most of her life. Anne Frank is one of the most well known Jewish victims of the Holocaust because of her diary, which was first published as a book, in Dutch, in 1947.

blue bullet point Anne was a Jewish girl that hid with her family and friends in Amsterdam during World War II. She wrote a diary chronicling her story. Since then, millions of people have read the thoughts and hopes of one young girl and have been inspired by them.

  • Share these quotes from Anne Frank with your students and have them write a response to one of them:
    • Everyone has inside of him a piece of good news. The good news is that you don't know how great you can be! How much you can love! What you can accomplish! And what your potential is!
    • It's a wonder I haven't abandoned all my ideals, they seem so absurd and impractical. Yet I cling to them because I still believe, in spite of everything, that people are truly good at heart.
  • The Anne Frank Museum is a web page that contains a lot of information and photographs of Anne Frank.


June 14 - Flag Day

June Writing Prompts Flag Day United States June 14 blue bullet point In the United States, Flag Day is celebrated on June 14. Flag Day recognizes the adoption of the flag of the United States, which occurred by a resolution of the Second Continental Congress in 1777, on June 14.

blue bullet point The fifty stars on the flag represent the 50 states and the 13 stripes represent the original thirteen colonies that rebelled against the British monarchy and became the first states in the Union. It is said that the color white on the flag signifies purity and innocence, red signifies valor and bravery, and blue signifies vigilance, perseverance, and justice.

  • June Writing Prompts Flag Day June 14 Design a flag for your school or city. Write a paragraph describing why you chose these symbols and these colors for the flag that you designed.
  • Evolution of the American Flag is a web page that contains information and example pictures of the American flag as it has changed over the years.
  • Have your students research the History of Flag Day. Using a U.S. Flag template, have students write 13 facts that they learned using bullet points in the 13 horizontal stripes on the flag.
  • Wikipedia Flag Day U.S.A. contains information about the history of Flag Day.
  • Create an imaginary country and design a flag for this country.
  • Wikipedia's general flag day page contains information about various countries around the world that also celebrate a Flag Day, as well as images of their flags.
  • Write a poem or a short essay about Flag Day inside unique U.S.A. country shaped templates.
    Click on the following link to view a teaching resources set that involves students writing a poem or essay about Flag Day on unique U.S.A. shaped country templates: Flag Day Templates


June 15 - Smile Power Day

June Writing Prompts Smile Power Day June 15 blue bullet point June 15 is Smile Power Day. It takes twice as many muscles to frown as it does to smile. Smiling is the most recognized form of beauty, friendship, acceptance, and goodwill.

  • Write this quote on your board and ask your students to write what they think this quote means:

    • "Frown and you frown alone, but smile and the whole world smiles with you."
  • What can you do today to make someone smile?
  • Write about a time that someone was sad and you helped cheer them up, or a time that you were sad and someone made you smile.
  • Read your students Ten Reasons To Smile and then have them make up their own list of why it is great to smile.
  • When we smile for a picture, we "Say Cheese" and usually our mouths are open and we show our teeth. Healthy teeth help us look our best. Research tips for children to having healthy teeth. Pretend that you are a dentist and visiting a kindergarten class. Prepare a 2 minute presentation to this kindergarten class about the tips that you have learned about taking care of teeth.


June 17 - Eat Your Vegetables Day

June Writing Prompts Eat Your Vegetable Day June 17 blue bullet point June 17 is Eat Your Vegetables Day. On this day, people are encouraged to eat vegetables for every meal, and for a snack.

  • Create a T.V. or radio commericial advertising Eat Your Vegetables Day and promoting the healthy benefits of eating vegetables. Try to write a catchy jingle or song about vegetables that will capture the attention of the audience.
  • What is your favorite vegetable to eat? Which is your least favorite vegetable to eat?
  • Make a list of all the vegetables that you can think of. Circle the ones that you do not eat regularly and should add to your diet. Write yourself a letter advising how you should include eating more vegetables in your daily diet.
  • Vegetables For Kids is a website that has some fun stories about vegetables that you can read to your students, as well as some talking vegetables.


Third Sunday of June - Father's Day

June Writing Prompts Father’s Day blue bullet point Father's Day is celebrated on the third Sunday of June.

  • There is a popular saying "Father Knows Best." Write about a time that your father helped you or gave you some good advice about a problem that you had.
  • Being a father is the most important job because...
  • Imagine that you and your dad switched places and you suddenly became "Dad for a Day." What would it be like?
  • Write a list of things that you can do to help your dad and then create a Father's Day coupon book for your dad.
  • Draw a portrait of your father and create a Father's Day card for him.
    Click on the following link to view a teaching resources set that involves students drawing a portrait of their fathers and designing a Father's Day: Father's Day Lesson Plans


June 25 - Eric Carle's Birthday (1929)

June Writing Prompts Eric Carle Birthday June 25 blue bullet point Eric Carle was born on June 25, 1929 in Syracuse, New York. He is a children's author and illustrator. He is most well known for his book The Very Hungry Caterpillar, which has been translated into over 47 languages.

blue bullet point Eric Carle has illustrated more than 70 books, most of which he also wrote, and more than 88 million copies of his books have sold around the world. His most well known stories are based on his knowledge and love of nature and in his books, Eric Carle offers his readers the opportunity to learn something about the world around them.



June 27 - Helen Keller's Birthday (1880)

June Writing Prompts Helen Keller Birthday June 27 blue bullet point Helen Adams Keller was born on June 27, 1880 in Tuscumbia, Alabama. When Helen Keller was 19 months old she contracted an illness that might have been scarlet fever or meningitis. Helen recovered, but the illness left her deaf and blind.

  • If Helen Keller were born today her life would undoubtedly have been completely different. How would the technology available today to blind and deaf/blind individuals have helped Helen Keller?
  • Visit the Helen Keller Foundation for Research and Education page to learn more information about this foundation's global efforts to end blindness and deafness through medical research.
  • Write these quotes on your board and have your students respond to one of them:

    • It is a terrible thing to see and have no vision.
    • Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.
    • Literature is my Utopia. Here I am not disenfranchised. No barrier of the senses shuts me out from the sweet, gracious discourses of my book friends. They talk to me without embarrassment or awkwardness.
    • The most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched, they must be felt with the heart.
    • When one door of happiness closes, another opens; but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one which has been opened for us.
  • Show your students this video in which Anne Sullivan explains how she taught Helen Keller how to speak: Helen Keller and Anne Sulivan video.


End of June Writing Prompts


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June Printable Calendar Set


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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!


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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:


June Printable Monthly Calendar

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


June Printable Worksheets Calendar

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


June Printable Calendar

This printable calendar set for June 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
June teaching resources classroom display set.

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Below are some ideas and examples of teaching resources
that can be used for some of the June 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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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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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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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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Father's Day Card

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Fathers Day Card Creative Writing Printable Worksheets

Students draw a portrait of their father on the coat and tie graphic on the front of the Father's Day card, and write a message or poem on the inside of their cards.

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Flag Day June 14

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Flag Day June 14 Printable Worksheets

Have your students write a short essay or a poem about Flag Day using these printable worksheets that are in the shape of the United States and a flag.

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The Perfect Summer Vacation

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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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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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Below are some ideas and examples of teaching resources
that can be used for writing prompts related to
Eric Carle's Birthday on June 25 and his most
popular book, The Very Hungry Caterpillar.

Colorful Butterfly Project (#1)

Butterfly Book Report Projects and Fun Templates

For this first butterfly book report project, students find examples of colorful elements in their stories: colorful verbs, colorful adjectives, colorful characters, and colorful plot. The colorful caterpillar book report below matches this butterfly book report.

Project Measurements:
Width = 14 inches Height = 14 inches

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Story Elements Butterfly (#2)

Butterfly Book Report Project Templates

For this second butterfly book report project, students write about the main elements of their books: setting, characters, plot, solution, conclusion, and illustration. The story elements caterpillar book report below matches this butterfly book report.

Project Measurements:
Width = 14 inches Height = 14 inches

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Colorful Caterpillar Project (#1)

Caterpillar Shaped Book Report Project Templates

For this first caterpillar book report project, students find examples of colorful elements in their stories: colorful verbs, colorful adjectives, colorful characters, and colorful plot. The colorful butterfly book report above matches this caterpillar book report.

Project Measurements:
Width = 30 inches Height = 9 inches

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Story Elements Caterpillar (#2)

Caterpillar Book Report Projects Fun Templates

For this second caterpillar book report project, students write about the main elements of their books: setting, characters, plot, solution, conclusion, and illustration. The story elements butterfly book report above matches this caterpillar book report.

Project Measurements:
Width = 30 inches Height = 9 inches

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Butterfly Writing Templates

Butterfly Creative Story Writing Templates

These butterfly writing templates will make your students fly away with creative ideas. Students write each section of their story in a separate wing of the butterfly.

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Caterpillar Writing Templates

Caterpillar Shaped Story Writing Templates

These caterpillar writing templates will make your students march away with creative ideas. Students write each section of their story in a separate section of the caterpillar's body.

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Caterpillar Poetry Templates

Fun Caterpillar Poetry Templates for Poems

If you have 25 students in your classroom, you can create a caterpillar display that is over 15 feet long with these unique poetry lesson plans. Each student writes a poem in one of the caterpillar templates.

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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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of monthly writing prompts:

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


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Creative Writing Prompts and Journal Ideas For June

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