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Pie, Please! – Creative Writing Prompts for November and Thanksgiving


pumpkin pie classroom activity directionsKeep students writing in November with Thanksgiving-themed creative writing prompts. These topics can be used as journal free writes or paragraph-writing practice.

Free Creative Writing Activity – Pie, Please!

In this Thanksgiving creative writing activity, students are asked to imagine their favorite kind of pie and describe what happens next when they see the pie sitting on the counter, just waiting. Ideal for grades 2–6.

Story Starters:

  • Five things I am most thankful for
  • Compare the first Thanksgiving to the way your family celebrates
  • Pretend you are living in Plymouth Colony and write a letter to a friend in London
  • If I could speak to Squanto, I would ask…
  • If I were a child on the Mayflower…

Quick Write Topics:

  • If I were an animal, I would be…
  • The food I like the most
  • The food I hate the most
  • How to grow a pumpkin
  • Grandma’s house

These creative writing prompts are from Giant Write Every Day: Daily Writing Prompts, grades 2–6.


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Image of Theresa WoolerTheresa Wooler has more than 10 years’ experience in K–6 classrooms as a parent volunteer and homeschool educator, has taught high school English, and is currently involved in education through Evan-Moor’s marketing communications team


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