Is your family excited about the winter Olympics? Here are some great persuasive writing prompts for your kids to use during the upcoming games. Your responses can be silly or serious. Just be sure to take a position and back it up with solid thinking.
#1 Why is your hometown the best site for a future winter Olympics?
Write a letter to the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to persuade them to bring the next Olympic games to your town. In your response, consider the best features of your town, as well as the benefits it would provide.
#2 How would you change your favorite summer Olympic sport into a winter Olympic sport?
People are always petitioning the IOC to get new sports included in the Olympic games. Think about your favorite sport from the summer games. How would you change that sport into a winter sport? Write a letter to the International Olympic Commission to persuade them to accept your new summer-turned-winter sport.
#3 Persuade your parents to give you two weeks off of school to watch non-stop Olympic coverage.
Write a letter to your parents explaining why you should be given two weeks off from school to watch the Olympic games. (Parents, we don’t recommend you give in to this request 😃 )
#4 What should the Olympic stadiums be used for once the games are over?
Olympic host cities spend lots of money on stadiums but often do not know what to do with them once the games are over. What should South Korea do with their Olympic stadiums once the games are over? Write a letter to South Korea’s president with your suggestions.
#5 When should a country boycott the Olympics?
There are always calls for countries to boycott the Olympic games. (The U.S. boycotted the 1980 Olympics in Moscow). Under what circumstances should a country refuse to send athletes to compete in the Olympic games?
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