ANZAC Day Writing Prompts

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These ANZAC Day writing prompts help your students share their thoughts and ideas about what ANZAC Day means to them. Use across a week of commemorations, exploring different ANZAC Day themes, accompanied with student printables suitable for creating a classroom display.


To set up this ANZAC Day activity you will get PowerPoint prompts for displaying as a whole class, and a matching set of printables for individual responses – of course, students could write their responses in their HASS or English book instead.


This ANZAC Day Writing Prompts resource includes:

  • Full-colour PowerPoint with 12 ANZAC Day writing prompts
  • Blank PowerPoint ANZAC Day-themed slides for creating your own prompts
  • Australian and New Zealand ANZAC Day images (different ANZAC poppy and war memorial images)
  • Writing prompt printables
  • All prompts include a writing checklist and CUPS editing checklist, reinforcing good writing.
  • Printables include primary and plain lined versions; PowerPoint has a blank space for brainstorming ideas and for teachers to model example responses.


This range of prompts can be used from Grade 1 to Grade 5 with questions ranging from Why is ANZAC Day important to you? to Why do we have national commemorations and celebrations?