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Thursday, 16 May 2013

1000 Writing Prompts for School Students

30 Creative Writing Ideas

 All the writing prompts below have been taken from: JOURNAL BUDDIES, USA (THANKS TO THEM)

Creative Writing Ideas for Kids Spring in May—
As the school year comes to a close, students get excited thinking about summer and all of the fun and relaxation ahead.  The start of summer is also a great time to think about changes—the places students have been, the places they’re going, and all of the ways they are different now than when they started.
In these new journal prompts for the month of May, students will get creative as they think about the similarities and differences between various experiences.  Each prompt asks students to compare and contrast two things that are seemingly different—and then, to consider the benefits of each one.
Though some instances may seem completely separate at first, students may find that there is more commonality between them than they first imagined.  For instance, a student might not think that his best friend and favorite movie character have much in common—but upon further reflection, he’ll find that both individuals have a winning sense of humor.  Next, students will think about the benefits of each item or experience.  By looking for the good in things like Mondays, braces, and even the experience of waiting, students will practice positivity.
Each journal prompt is designed to draw out creativity, examination, and positivity in your students.  Help students explore commonalities and contrasting qualities today!
Explore the similarities and differences between the following items.  What are the benefits of each one?
  1. Mondays and Fridays.
  2. You and your best friend.
  3. Going swimming and falling in the pool.
  4. Being too cold and being too warm.
  5. Singing in the choir and singing in the shower.
  6. Books and computers.
  7. Your mom and your dad.
  8. Movie stars and athletes.
  9. Brushing your teeth and washing your hands.
  10. Recess and lunch.
  11. Eyeglasses and braces.
  12. Buying something with money you saved or money you received as a gift.
  13. Waking up early and going to bed early.
  14. Peanut butter and jelly sandwiches and hamburgers.
  15. Falling asleep in your bed and falling asleep at the dinner table.
  16. Your best friend and your favorite movie character.
  17. Batman and Spiderman.
  18. Saturday afternoon and Sunday afternoon.
  19. Video games and movies.
  20. Ice cream with syrup, sprinkles, and candy and plain ice cream with no toppings.
  21. The mall and an online store.
  22. Cars and bicycles.
  23. Diamonds and gold.
  24. Your parents and your teacher.
  25. Wearing jeans and wearing pajama pants.
  26. The experience of waiting patiently and the experience of waiting impatiently.
  27. Roses and tulips.
  28. Racehorses and racecars.
  29. Your favorite television show and favorite movie.
  30. Giving a gift and receiving a gift.
  31. The last day of school and the first day of school.
Until next time, creatively write on!

 30 More Short Story Ideas for Kids

 

These short exercises are a good way for students to get to know their characters further. While each prompt leaves enough room for the student to write an entire story if he or she desires, students can also combine several prompts to create a longer story or short book. With endless possibilities and a whole world of new things to discover, it’s easy to see why stories are one of the best forms of creative writing for kids.

30 Short Story Writing Ideas

  1. Your character is running late and has to take the bus instead of walking.
  2. At school or work, your character gets an unusual assignment.
  3. Your character finds something he or she had lost.
  4. Your character has to choose between two things that he or she loves.
  5. Your character is out talking a walk when he or she sees a dog that…
  6. Your character tries a new restaurant. The chef comes out and tells him or her…
  7. Your character finally gets to take an exciting vacation to beach. On the shore, he or she finds…
  8. During a thunderstorm, your character suddenly remembers…
  9. Your character leaves in the morning but has to go back home after forgetting to bring…
  10. Your character has an accident and…
  11. At a basketball game, your character is surprised when…
  12. Your character gets an interesting offer from a friend. Does he or she take it?
  13. Your character has an argument with his or her best friend. They argued because your character said…
  14. Your character meets someone with the same name.
  15. On your character’s favorite holiday, he or she is excited to…
  16. Your character decides to take a new class or join a new club. All goes well until the teacher or club leader says…
  17. Your character gets a visit from an old friend—but the friend has changed and doesn’t seem to be the same person.
  18. Your character has to give a speech. On the way up to the podium…
  19. Your character meets his or her favorite celebrity. When your character asks for a picture…
  20. Your character finds a wallet with a large wad of bills stuffed inside lying on the street. What does he or she do?
  21. Your character has the chance to move to a new town. Does he or she take it?
  22. At the grocery store, your character sees __________ in the produce section. He or she decides to…
  23. Your character sits down to write a story. He or she is inspired by…
  24. Your character receives a surprise package in the mail. What’s inside?
  25. Your character has an especially bad toothache and goes to the dentist. At the dentist’s office, your character is surprised to see…
  26. Your character goes to see a movie that he or she has been waiting to see for months—only to be seated next to someone who is talking loudly the whole time.
  27. Your character wins a big prize from a local radio contest.
  28. When your character’s birthday comes around, he or she is excited to enjoy a favorite slice of cake. Your character is surprised, however, when the cake turns out to be…
  29. One night, your character wakes up from an especially realistic dream. In the dream, he or she was…
  30. Your character is out at the mall and sees a bunch of television cameras from the local news station. Suddenly, a reporter comes up to your character and wants to interview him or her because…

 Women’s History Month Writing Prompts: 50 Ideas

 Use these journal prompts to teach students about the importance of Women’s History Month—and to encourage kids to think more about the inequalities that women still face today.

Women’s History Month:
50 Writing Prompt Ideas to Inspire Young Writers

  1. Who is the most influential woman you know?  How does she inspire you?
  2. Do you think women have equal rights to men today?  Why or why not?
  3. Why do we need a special month to honor women?
  4. What types of stereotypes do people have about women?  Why can stereotyping be dangerous?
  5. List three important qualities women should have and three important qualities that men should have.  Were the traits you listed different for men and women?  What can you learn by examining these differences?
  6. This year, the theme of Women’s History Month is “Women Inspiring Innovation through Imagination: Celebrating Women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM).”  Do you know any women who work in STEM?  Why is it important for women to contribute to these fields?
  7. Do you think men and women are naturally different from one another?  Why or why not?
  8. What are some of the biggest challenges that women face today?  How will these change in the next 20 years?
  9. Research a woman who was the first female to work in a traditionally male field.  What kind of struggles do you think she faced?
  10. Why is it hard for women to gain access to jobs and communities that are traditionally male?  How will others in the field perceive her?
  11. What are some important gains women have made throughout history?
  12. Which achievement made by feminists are you most thankful for?  Why?
  13. When do you think America will have its first female president?
  14. Eleanor Roosevelt once said: “The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.”  How does this quote relate to feminism and the struggle for equal rights?  How can you use it to inspire your own actions?
  15. Who is your favorite historical female figure?  What do you admire about her?
  16. Think of your favorite television show.  How are the female characters different from the male characters?
  17. Do you think that the characters in popular media accurately represent women?
  18. Why is it important for both women and men to be well rounded in a number of different fields and traits?
  19. List three professions that are traditionally occupied by men.  Are these jobs becoming more gender-neutral today?
  20. List three professions that are traditionally occupied by women.  How is it harmful to women and men to link these jobs to gender?
  21. Why do you think there are more male politicians than female politicians?
  22. The Equal Pay Act was signed in 1963, when women earned just 59 cents to every dollar that men earned.  Today, women earn about 78 cents to every dollar that men earn.  Why do you think it is taking so long to close the pay gap?  How can we close it more quickly?
  23. Why have women been traditionally expected to handle all domestic chores?
  24. Who cooks, cleans, does laundry, etc. in your home?  Does this situation work for your family?
  25. Why do you think women have often not been allowed to vote throughout history?
  26. Write a story about a powerful female world leader.  What is her life like?  Do people expect her to act in a certain way?
  27. Write a letter to a notable female figure, thanking her for the contributions she has made to women’s rights.
  28. Have you ever wanted to try an activity that is considered to be “for girls” or “for boys” only?  Did you try it anyway?  How did you feel?
  29. Has the feminist movement succeeded?  Why or why not?
  30. Write about something that people could do to prevent discrimination against women.
  31. How can language be discriminatory?  What are some ways you can use words to make your speech more gender-neutral?
  32. What does the word “feminist” mean?
  33. Do you consider yourself to be a feminist?  Why or why not?
  34. Does the world need more feminists?  Why or why not?
  35. What other groups can women work with to promote equality in our world?  Where are there other opportunities to end discrimination?
  36. What are some important contributions women have made to our world?
  37. Imagine yourself as a woman living during the suffrage era.  What would your life be like?
  38. List three famous women and three famous men that you respect.  Next, think about their professions and roles.  Were there any differences in the types of people you chose?  Why or why not?
  39. Women didn’t have the right to vote in all states until 1920.  Why is the right to vote so important?  What effects are caused by denying this right to a particular group of people?
  40. How can women’s equality help all people?
  41. Think of three professions in which the job title is known as “______man,” (such as mailman, garbage man, etc.).  What do these titles say about our perceptions of women and the types of jobs they can hold?
  42. Why don’t we have a Men’s History Month?
  43. Mae Jemison, the first black woman to travel in space, once said: “Never limit yourself because of others’ limited imagination; never limit others because of your own limited imagination.”  Why is this sentiment so important?  How does it relate to Women’s History Month?
  44. Write about one of the most important lessons you learned during Women’s History Month.
  45. If you could meet any influential woman, whom would you choose?  What questions would you ask her?
  46. Look at the Civil War, the Depression, and World War II and ask this question posed by feminist theorist Cynthia Enloe: where are the women?  Write about women’s roles in these important events.
  47. Why is it important to look back at history through a female perspective?  How is it different from the way we typically look at history?
  48. What traits do the women in your family share?  How have they informed your opinions of what women should be like?
  49. Write a letter to an influential woman in your life and let her know that she has made an impact on you.
  50. How do you think the fight for gender equality will change over the next 100 years?  Will we ever attain true equality?
Until next time, write on!

 31 Short Story Ideas for Young Writers

 

In these 31 prompts, students will get to know their characters a little better.   They’ll answer easy questions about the character’s life and interests as well as tougher questions about the character’s beliefs, preferences, and friends.
While kids might not ultimately use some of these details in their stories, this valuable exercise is still a great way for kids to get to know their characters.  Whether or not a student needs to know what his or her character’s favorite movie is, this deep level of knowledge will inform the rest of the student’s writing.  After students get to know their characters in March, look for April’s prompts that focus on putting those characters into new and unexpected situations.

 March Writing Ideas

  1. What does your character do all day?  Does he or she have a job or go to school?  What type of job does your character have—or what school subject does he or she enjoy most?
  2. What is your character’s favorite holiday?  Why?
  3. What is your character’s favorite type of music?  Why?
  4. How does your character sound when he or she laughs?
  5. Who is your character’s best friend?  How did they meet?  What do they do together?
  6. What is a typical outfit for your character?  Are clothes important to him or her?  Why or why not?
  7. Is your character an only child or does he or she have siblings?  How does your character feel about this?
  8. Does your character have a pet?  Why or why not?  If so, what type of pet?
  9. What would your character do if he or she had an extra $100 per week?
  10. What is your character’s favorite color?  Does he or she own many things in this color?
  11. What is your character’s greatest fear?  How does this impact his or her life?
  12. Does your character play any sports?  Why or why not?  Is he or she talented or clumsy?  What types of sports does he or she enjoy?
  13. What are some common phrases that your character says often?  What do they mean?
  14. What is your character’s favorite food?  Why?  Does he or she enjoy it often?
  15. What are your character’s parents like?
  16. Does your character want to have kids someday or does he or she have kids already?  Why or why not?  If your character has kids, what are they like?
  17. Does your character prefer to spend time indoors or outdoors?  Why or why not?
  18. Write about three different things that your character is thankful for.
  19. Write about three different things that can always make your character laugh.
  20. What does your character’s bedroom look like?
  21. What is your character’s greatest dream?
  22. What is your character’s favorite game?  Is it a board game or a video game or a sport?  Is he or she good at it?  How long has your character played the game?
  23. Where did your character grow up?  What is the city like?
  24. Where does your character want to live someday?  Does he or she want to stay in the same city or move far away?
  25. Write about three things that your character believes.
  26. What is your character’s favorite movie?
  27. What does your character like to do for fun?  Does he or she have much free time?
  28. If your character’s best friend described him or her, what would the friend say?  Write about at least three separate qualities and explain the reasoning behind each.
  29. When your character is sad, what does he or she do?  Why?
  30. Is your character an early bird or night owl?  Does this affect his or her life at all?
  31. What is your character’s favorite store?  Does he or she like to shop?  Why or why not?
Until next time, write on…

28 “February Fun” Writing Ideas

 Each prompt asks students to express their gratitude and love for a particular aspect of their lives. From their favorite memories to their best friends, students will have the chance to think carefully about the wonderful things and people they’ve been given.
For some students, it might be helpful to write their expressions of gratitude and love in the form of a letter—and Valentine’s Day could be the perfect time for kids to share their feelings with those in their lives.
Help students take the time to appreciate the many positive aspects of their lives with these new journal prompts. At the end of the month, students will feel alive with a new awareness of the joy, love, and gratitude in their lives.

28 February Fun Writing Ideas

Express your gratitude and love for…
1. Your home. What memories does it hold? What type of protection does it give you?
2. Sleep. How do you feel when you go to sleep? When you wake up?
3. A lesson you’ve learned. Who taught you the lesson? How can you share it with others?
4. A friend who isn’t very much like you. What is your friendship like? What do you share together?
5. Your favorite hobby. What do you love about it? How does it make you feel?
6. Your parents. What kind of support do your parents give you? What is one of your favorite things about them?
7. A favorite game. Where did you learn the game? Why do you play it?
8. Something you have that other people don’t have. How can you share your gift with others?
9. Anything. Why are you thankful? How can you show your gratitude?
10. A favorite memory. Why does this memory stick out?
11. Your favorite food. What do you love about this food? How often do you eat it?
12. School. What are some of the most important things you’ve learned in school?
13. Laughter. How do you feel when you laugh? Who makes you laugh?
14. Love. Why is love important? How do you know when you are loved?
15. Your best friend. What makes your best friend unique?
16. America. What are some of the greatest freedoms we enjoy in America?
17. Your free time. What do you like to do in your free time? How would you feel if you didn’t have this time?
18. Someone important. What role does this person fill in your life? How can you show him or her how grateful you are?
19. Books. What are your favorite books? Why do you enjoy reading?
20. Nature. What is nature’s greatest gift?
21. Your grandparents. How is your grandparents’ love different from your parents’ love?
22. Your greatest talent. How did you develop your talent? What is your favorite way to use it?
23. Your pet or another animal. How does spending time with your pet make you feel?
24. Music. What kind of music do you like? Do you enjoy dancing or singing to it?
25. Our city. What is the best thing about living in our city?
26. Something that makes you feel good. How can you engage in this activity more often?
27. A privilege you enjoy. What do you appreciate most about the privilege?
28. Life. Why is it important to be thankful for life? How can you show your gratitude each day?
Until next time, write on…

31 January-Themed Creative Writing Prompts


Creative Writing Resource— The arrival of the new year is the perfect time to reflect on the places we’ve been and the places we’re going. Whether students enjoy making formal resolutions or simply having the chance for a fresh start, January is a time of beginnings. In this month’s set of prompts, students get the chance to plan ahead for 2013 and to think about what’s coming next.
Creative Writing Prompts for the New Year
A different type of prompt for each day of the week lends a bit of order and guided creativity to the journaling process. Sundays and Mondays give students the chance to reflect on what has happened and what’s coming up next, while Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays are all about promoting creative writing through stories, descriptive language, and poetry. On Fridays, students get the chance to share their work and discuss their ideas with a friend—and on Saturdays, students take some time out of their days to help others and then write about their experiences.
Start the new year off the right way with a set of prompts that encourages students to move their lives forward and to begin thinking about their future plans!

31 Creative Writing Prompts (with a January Theme)

1. Tell a Story Tuesday: Write a story about a New Year’s Eve celebration gone wrong—when the clock strikes midnight, the year goes backward to 2011 instead of forward to 2013!
2. Descriptive Writing Wednesday: Use descriptive language to write about a New Year’s Eve party. Be sure to think about all five senses as you write.
3. Compose a Poem Thursday: Write a poem about beginnings.
4. Friendly Friday: Write about your goals for the new year and share your work with a friend. Give each other ideas about how to achieve your goals.
5. Supportive Saturday: Help someone else by offering to take on a new chore at home and write about your experience. How did the other person react? How long will you keep you new commitment?
6. Sunday’s End of the Week Reflection: Reflect on the end of 2012. What were some of the year’s highlights?
7. Motivated Monday: Set an intention for the upcoming week. What will you focus on?
8. Tell a Story Tuesday: Write a story about a country that makes a New Year’s resolution. How do their plans work out?
9. Descriptive Writing Wednesday: Use descriptive language to write about January. Be sure to use all five senses while describing the way the month feels.
10. Compose a Poem Thursday: Write a poem about something you do well.
11. Friendly Friday: Write about your greatest hopes for the world and share your ideas with a friend. How are your hopes similar and different? What could make them come true?
12. Supportive Saturday: Do something kind for one of your neighbors today and write about your experience. How did helping your neighbor make you feel?
13. Sunday’s End of the Week Reflection: What did you do well last week?
14. Motivated Monday: How can you modify your behavior from last week in order to achieve more?
15. Tell a Story Tuesday: Write a story about a boy who undergoes a surprising change at the beginning of the year.
16. Descriptive Writing Wednesday: Use descriptive language to write about the way you feel after a hard day’s work.
17. Compose a Poem Thursday: Write a poem about the feeling of growing older.
18. Friendly Friday: Write about a time when you achieved something great and share your success story with a friend. What made each of you so successful?
19. Supportive Saturday: Call a friend and help one another complete your homework—then, write about your experience. Was it easier to work on your assignment together? How did it feel to share ideas with another student?
20. Sunday’s End of the Week Reflection: What was your greatest success this week? What are some areas you could improve in?
21. Motivated Monday: What will you accomplish this week? How will you do it?
22. Tell a Story Tuesday: Write a story about a girl who remembers everything she learns.
23. Descriptive Writing Wednesday: Use descriptive language to write about the sound of snow falling. What sights do you see? Can you taste anything?
24. Compose a Poem Thursday: Write a poem about someone you admire.
25. Friendly Friday: Share the poem you wrote yesterday with a friend and see if he or she can guess whom the poem is about.
26. Supportive Saturday: Do something to help others who are less fortunate than you. Volunteer, donate time or money, or plan to participate in a future charitable event. Then, write about your experience. Why is it important to help those who are less fortunate than us?
27. Sunday’s End of the Week Reflection: How did you meet your goals this week? What did you do to celebrate your success?
28. Motivated Monday: What are a few things you can do that will help you stay on track to achieve your goals this year?
29. Tell a Story Tuesday: Write a story about a champion dogsled team.
30. Descriptive Writing Wednesday: Use descriptive language to write about a snowball fight. Be sure to use all five senses.
31. Compose a Poem Thursday: Write a poem about your favorite month of the year.
Until next time, write on…

55 Story Writing Prompts for Kids

Creative writing is important for kids because it allows them to express their imaginations—but it also teaches discipline and a measure of control. Though kids might think that anything goes when they write fictional stories, they’ll quickly learn that it’s also important to keep order within the story.

For a story to be believable, kids have to make their thoughts clear and describe things in detail. Stories can be fantastic and full of events that are impossible in real life, but there also needs to be a logical flow and consistent rules for the world of the story. When kids write stories, they get to express their ideas and thoughts in new and spontaneous ways.
With these 55 new story writing prompts, kids will have the chance to write exciting new stories and to consider the importance of story telling. The first section of prompts gives students a starting point for their stories, offering familiar situations that can truly go in any direction the student’s mind wants to take. In the next section, kids receive three unrelated objects. From these ideas, they’ll create a unique story that incorporates each item—and most likely, no two students will use the objects in the same way. Finally, the third section of prompts asks kids to consider their thoughts about writing. They’ll think about why they write, how they write, and ways they can improve their stories.

Story Writing Prompts for Kids

Write a story about…
1. a class that comes together for a special project.
2. a young boy who loves magic tricks.
3. a group of friends who win a trip to Italy.
4. a class that reluctantly volunteers at a soup kitchen and learns something new.
5. a kid who becomes principal of the school.
6. a young girl who loves race cars.
7. traveling back in time to see the dinosaurs.
8. a kid who saves Christmas for everyone.
9. what you would do if you met your favorite celebrity.
10. a cat that stows away on a spaceship.
11. a brother and sister who find an old journal in the attic.
12. traveling to the future to your city 300 years from now.
13. a friendly alien who comes to Earth
14. a teacher who becomes a movie star.
15. a group of friends who learn a dangerous secret about their school.
16. a family vacation in the woods.
17. a dog with magic powers.
18. a boy who dreams of becoming a chef.
19. a big game that comes down to the last point.
20. finding a chest of buried treasure in the backyard.
21. a family who wins the lottery.
22. two friends who compete in a talent show.
23. a trick-or-treating trip that starts getting scary.
24. a man who receives $1,000,000 in the mail.
25. a city where everyone only eats dessert.
26. a brother and sister who accidentally get on the wrong airplane.
27. a magic cell phone that turns into a robot.
28. a girl who wants to be a vet when she grows up.
29. a pair of best friends who have a big fight.
30. a summer camp for kids of superheroes.
31. an old woman who wins the city’s bowling tournament.
32. a cat with a large appetite.
Write a story that somehow combines the following three items. Each item can be a major part of the story or a minor detail—as it long as it appears somewhere.
33. a hot dog, a skateboard, and a rose.
34. a set of keys, a special piece of jewelry, and a bowl of soup.
35. a bicycle, an old book, and a pair of flip flops.
36. a lawnmower, a chocolate bar, and a teapot.
37. a television, lipstick, and a piggy bank.
38. the first day of school, a cup of coffee, and the mailman.
39. a beach, the zoo, and the Statue of Liberty.
40. a dog, a Christmas tree, and a babysitter.
41. a Barbie doll, an iPod, and a paintbrush.
42. a sunrise, a calculator, and a basketball.
43. a guitar, a rainbow, and a mirror.
44. a zombie, a birthday cake, and a pair of high heels.
45. a winter coat, a park, and a grizzly bear.
Writing about Writing
46. Why do we write stories?
47. What are your favorite types of stories?
48. Do you enjoy writing? Why or why not?
49. Where do you find inspiration for your stories?
50. Why is it important to tell stories?
51. What is your favorite story? What do you like about it?
52. If someone wrote a story about your life, what would it be about?
53. What makes a story interesting?
54. What things does every story need to include?
55. Do you prefer to make up stories or base them on real life? Why?
Story writing is an important part of every child’s learning and development, and these prompts help kids get inspired. Whether kids are more interested in exploring new situations or the motivations of their characters, they’ll get plenty of creative ideas on the page once they begin writing stories.
Until next time, write on…

 54 Persuasive Writing Prompts

 

Persuasive Writing Prompts for Students—  From the time kids learn to speak, they begin forming arguments and working to persuade others to give them what they want. Of course, these arguments aren’t always as sophisticated as those of a skilled diplomat. Kids are likely to use reasons such as “because I want it,” or “because it would be fun.” As kids get older, it’s important to teach them how to form persuasive arguments based on logic and appeals to reason.
Persuasive Writing Prompts
With these 54 new persuasive writing prompts, kids get the chance to think critically about persuasive arguments and to practice their persuasive techniques. With chances to pretend persuading their parents, siblings, teachers, and friends, students will learn how to consider the audience’s perspective when explaining their own reasoning.
Practicing persuasive writing helps kids become accustomed to stating their appeals and offering evidence for their arguments. This exercise also helps students understand how other people attempt to persuade them—whether it is a friend, classmate, or through advertising and the media.

Persuasive Writing Prompts

1. Persuade your parents to let you get a pet.
2. Persuade your parents to give you a week off from your chores.
3. Persuade your parents to take a family vacation.
4. Persuade your parents to buy you a new book.
5. Persuade your parents to let you redecorate your room.
6. Persuade your parents to let you stay up late.
7. Persuade your parents to extend your time to watch TV or be on the computer.
8. Persuade your parents to let you have a friend stay the night.
9. Persuade your parents to let you open a Christmas or birthday present early.
10. Persuade your parents to go out for dinner tonight.
11. Persuade your sister or brother to play a game with you.
12. Persuade your sister or brother to do one of your chores for you.
13. Persuade your sister or brother to let you borrow one of their favorite toys or shirts.
14. Persuade your sister or brother to play a joke on your parents with you.
15. Persuade your sister or brother to help you with your homework.
16. Persuade your sister or brother to help you clean your room.
17. Persuade your sister or brother to help you talk your parents into something you want to do.
18. Persuade your sister or brother to spend the afternoon doing what you want.
19. Persuade your sister or brother to do a favor for you.
20. Persuade your sister or brother to save up for something special together.
21. Persuade your teacher to let the class work on an assignment with partners.
22. Persuade your teacher to give everyone a night off from homework.
23. Persuade your teacher to have class outside.
24. Persuade your teacher to end class early.
25. Persuade your teacher to give the class a reward for a job well done.
26. Persuade your teacher to take a field trip.
27. Persuade your teacher to let the class bring snacks.
28. Persuade your teacher to have a “show and tell” day.
29. Persuade your teacher to give out homework passes for good grades.
30. Persuade your teacher to let the class have a party.
31. Persuade your friend to trade lunches with you.
32. Persuade your friend to try something new together.
33. Persuade your friend to do what you want at recess.
34. Persuade your friend to invite someone new to hang out with you both.
35. Persuade your friend to listen to your favorite band or to read your favorite book.
36. Persuade your friend to let you borrow something special of his or hers.
37. Persuade your friend to watch the movie you want.
38. Persuade your friend to join a new club or group with you.
39. Persuade your friend to work on schoolwork together.
40. Persuade your friend to stay the night at your house.
41. What is the best way to persuade someone?
42. Are you good at persuading people? Why or why not?
43. Write about a time when you successfully persuaded someone. How did you do it?
44. What would you do if you tried to persuade someone and they didn’t agree?
45. Why is it important to present your argument kindly and respectfully?
46. What does it mean to persuade someone?
47. What strategies do you use to persuade people?
48. What are some instances in which people try to persuade each other?
49. Are some people easier to persuade than others? Why or why not?
50. What is the best way for someone to persuade you? Why does this method work?
51. How can you persuade someone without taking advantage of him or her?
52. What can you offer people in exchange for doing what you want?
53. If you could persuade your parents to do anything, what would it be? Why?
54. There is an old saying that says, “You catch more flies with honey than vinegar.” What do you think this means? How does it relate to persuading someone?
As kids answer each prompt and attempt each practice argument, encourage them to back up their appeal with at least three logical reasons. Ask students to consider their audience and to choose reasons that will appeal to each person’s perspective. With an understanding of persuasive tactics and practice in presenting their arguments, kids will improve their critical thinking skills and become better at expressing what they want.

54 Writing Prompts for Kids on Creativity and Inspiration



Writing Prompts on Creativity and Inspiration—
When children are young, their imaginations run wild—unhindered by the experience and fear of embarrassment that develops as they grow older. During elementary school and middle school, many kids have trouble coming up with the same types of creative ideas that may have come naturally when they were younger.
Writing Prompts for Kids on Creativity and Inspiration
To combat this problem, it’s important for parents and teachers to encourage creativity and cultivate inspiration in their students. By helping kids understand the creative process, you can help them feel more comfortable expressing themselves.
In these 54 new writing prompts, kids have the chance to reflect on what it means to be inspired and how it feels to work on something creative. They’ll consider the best places to find inspiration and the benefits of working with a group to accomplish creative projects.
Special prompts with creative ideas also inspire them to begin writing and to come up with new thoughts and solutions. As kids write and reflect on the search for inspiration and the importance of creativity, they’ll find fresh ideas inside that they never knew they had. Inspire students today with these new journal prompts on creativity.

54 Writing Prompts for Kids on Creativity and Inspiration

1. Do you consider yourself to be a creative person? Why or why not?
2. Why are new ideas important?
3. What inspires you?
4. What is your favorite way to express your creative side? What do you like about it?
5. Write a poem that addresses an object or place directly.
6. How do you feel when you work on something creative?
7. What do you do when you get an idea?
8. Has anyone ever limited your creativity? How did you feel?
9. Do you feel more creative by yourself or when you work with others? Why do you think this is?
10. What would it be like to live in a world without color?
11. What does it mean to be creative?
12. How can you share inspiration?
13. Come up with an idea for a new invention. What will your idea do? How will it work?
14. How can you exercise your creativity?
15. Listen to your favorite song and begin writing about how it makes you feel. Try not to edit what you write, and instead, see where the music takes you.
16. Rewrite the first chapter of your favorite book.
17. Do you ever run out of creative ideas? How does that make you feel?
18. Begin free-writing about your day, starting with the moment you woke up. Don’t let your pen leave the page!
19. Imagine you are a famous artist, musician, actor, or writer. What type of work do you do and how does it make you feel?
20. What does inspiration feel like?
21. How can you suspend judgment when observing others?
22. What do you do when you need inspiration?
23. Do you remember your dreams? How can you incorporate them into your creative work?
24. How do creative attitudes help us to see others more clearly?
25. What space do you work in when you are feeling creative?
26. What does it mean to be inspired?
27. Try working on a different type of art and write about your experience. For example, if you like to draw, try painting. If you normally write short stories, try to write song lyrics or a poem.
28. Make a list of 10 random words. Now, write one story that somehow includes each word.
29. How can looking at the work of others help you to find inspiration?
30. Why do people need to be inspired?
31. Do you feel like you have a good imagination? Why or why not?
32. Write a story about the day in the life of your favorite animal.
33. When do you feel most creative?
34. Write a poem that describes your favorite piece of art.
35. What do you do when you feel creative?
36. What is your favorite way to express yourself?
37. What is the best way to find inspiration?
38. Is it possible to find inspiration or do you have to wait for it to come to you?
39. Where do you go to find inspiration?
40. Why is creativity important?
41. Have you ever had writer’s block while journaling? How does it feel?
42. What is the coolest thing you’ve ever created? Why is it special to you?
43. Write about a person who inspires you.
44. Sit outside for 15 minutes and write about everything you see.
45. What would happen if you received a check in the mail for $10,000?
46. Is it ever difficult to find inspiration?
47. How do you feel after completing a creative project?
48. How can you inspire someone else to be creative?
49. Can an idea modeled on someone else’s idea be creative? Why or why not?
50. Do you feel more creative when you have lots of time or when you’re working on a deadline?
51. Write about a time when you created something with other people. How did you feel during and after the project?
52. How does learning help you to be creative?
53. Why should you write down new ideas when you think of them?
54. Have you ever found inspiration in an old creation or piece of your work?
Here’s to inspiration and creativity! Until next time, journal on…

From the Desk of Jill Schoenberg— Yes, it’s official… 365 Writing Prompts for Kids is my latest endeavor, and I’m very excited about it! The kids writing ideas in this series are sorted by month and are a mix of creative, fun and inspirational writing prompts written especially for kids ages 7 – 12. Below are some previews of the full 365 prompts that will be published throughout 2013. Enjoy! :D
365 Journal Prompts for Kids

365 Journal Writing Prompts for Kids Preview

For kids who are growing up and learning to express their thoughts, daily journaling provides a safe and open environment for exploration.  Journaling offers kids the chance to reflect on their lives closely—something that they might not stop to do otherwise.
When kids journal, they slow down a bit and think about the people, situations, and influences in their lives that impact them the most.  Writing is an outlet for our innermost thoughts and emotions—and through the process of journaling, we can better understand where our feelings originate.  Children who journal grow more comfortable with expressing their ideas and opinions, and they are more confident in their own identities.
This exciting new list of 365 prompts will take kids through an entire year of fun, reflective journaling!  Throughout the year, kids will enjoy answering imaginative questions about the universe, history, and new possibilities.
They’ll grow emotionally as they reflect on moral prompts about their own belief systems, the importance of charity, and friendship.  And, of course, they’ll also spend plenty of time getting to know themselves as they think about their favorite activities, people, and times of the year.  With a prompt for every day, kids will be regular writers and confident in expressing their ideas by the end of the year!

Journal Prompts Excerpts Sorted by Month

January Writing Prompts Samples
Journal Writing Prompts for Kids -- 365 Ideas
 1. What benefits do you receive when you help someone else?
2. Write a poem about yourself.
3. If you could set a world record, what would it be for?  Why?
4. What is the best way to make new friends?
February Writing Prompts Samples
1. What does it mean to be successful?
2. How does writing make you feel?
3. Write a poem about getting older.
4. What is your favorite sport?  Are you good at it?
March Writing Prompts Samples
1. Create your own holiday.  What would you celebrate?  How could you get others to join in the fun?
2. Would you rather hang out by yourself after school or with friends?
3. If you could end any one problem in the world, what would it be?  Why?
4. What does it feel like to be wrong?Journal Writing Prompts for Kids -- 365 Ideas
April Writing Prompts Samples
1. Would you rather eat ice cream or cake?  Why?
2. Write about a song that reminds you of something or someone special.  Why did you choose the song?
3. Imagine taking a trip on a hot air balloon.  Where would you go?
4. Write a poem about being a kid.
May Writing Prompts Samples
1. Who was the first friend you ever made?  Why do you two get along?
2. What would be the worst job to have?  Why?
3. What is your greatest wish?  Do you think it will ever come true?
4. Write a poem about swing sets.
June Writing Prompts Samples
1. If you could visit anywhere in the world, where would you go?
2. Write about a person whom you’d like to be like someday.  What is special about this person?
3. Who is someone whom you can always count on?  How do you know you can trust this person?
4. If you were in the circus, what role would you have?
July Writing Prompts Samples
1. If you were a toy, what kind would you be?  Why?
2. How is your life different today than when your parents were kids?
3. What is the most valuable thing you own?  Why is it so special?
4. What is the most important quality for the President of the United States to have?
August Writing Prompts Samples 365 Journal Writing Prompts and Ideas for Kids --
1. Write about a time when your first impression of someone changed after you got to know him or her.
2. Write a poem about laughter.
3. What is the coolest family trip you ever went on?  What was the most memorable part?
4. Are you good at remembering to do your chores and your homework?  How do you remember things?
 September Writing Prompts Samples
1. Write about a time when you were afraid that you would fail at something.  How did you conquer your fear?
2. Do you think that humans will ever travel to another planet?  Why or why not?
3. Write a poem about your grandparents.
4. Do you believe time travel is possible?
October Writing Prompts Samples
1. Write a poem about outer space.
2. What is the coolest type of technological device available today?  What do you like about it?
3. Write about your bedroom.  What’s in it?  How does it make you feel?  Does it reflect your personality?
4. What is the most important lesson you have ever learned?
November Writing Prompts Samples  
1. What is it that makes you who you are?
2. Would you rather dance or sing?  What type of performances do you like to give?
3. Write about a time when you were trusted to do something important.  How did you handle it?
4. What is the best party you ever went to?  What made it so special?
December Writing Prompts Samples
1. Write a poem about happiness and how it feels.
2. Would you rather play basketball or football?  Which sport is better suited to your talents?
3. Write about the best Christmas you ever had.
4. What is the hardest thing you’ve ever had to do?  How did you accomplish it?
I hope you enjoyed this sampling of journal prompts. Remember, 365 prompts will be published throughout 2013.

51 Back-to-School Writing Prompts for Students

  Back-to-School Writing Prompts for Students— Back-to-school time is one of the most exciting parts of the year for kids. Though they may have enjoyed their summer vacations, the back-to-school season brings the opportunity to see beloved friends again and to get a fresh start.

When kids go back to school, they have the chance to learn new lessons, set new goals, and achieve new levels of success. The upcoming school year is full of possibility and the potential for kids to do and be anything.
In these 51 new writing prompts, students will reflect on the upcoming school year and what it means to go back to school. They’ll have the chance to think about their upcoming goals and plans in addition to some of their greatest successes from the last year. As they consider what they would tell students in lower grades and think about all of the exciting things that lie ahead, kids have the chance to locate previous accomplishments in relation to their future paths. With both serious and silly questions to enjoy, kids will love starting the school year with these brand new writing prompts!

51 Back-to-School
Writing Prompts for Kids

1. How does it feel to see your classmates again?
2. What is your favorite thing about being in __________ grade?
3. What qualities make a good learner?
4. What is the first thing you like to do with your friends at the start of a new school year?
5. What was your greatest success last year?
6. Why is it important for students to learn about all subjects?
7. Write a letter to the teacher or another classmate introducing yourself. Include your name, age, favorite subject, and some of your interests.
8. What qualities make a good teacher?
9. What is the best time of the school year? Why is it the best?
10. How can this school year help you prepare for the future?
11. What is the most important reason for people to go to school?
12. Have you ever gone to a new school? How did you feel on the first day?
13. Why is it so important to start the school year on a good note? How will a good start affect the rest of the year?
14. If you were in charge of our school, what would happen on the first day?
15. What was your first impression of your new classroom?
16. What is your favorite part about going back to school?
17. What is your goal for the school year?
18. What do you want to do or be when you get older?
19. When should school start—at the end of summer or the beginning of the new year? Why?
20. Do you prefer to take tests or write papers? Why?
21. How do you think teachers feel on the first day of school?
22. Do you feel ready to go back to school?
23. How can you study better this year?
24. How do you prepare for a new school year?
25. Write a story about a year-round school that doesn’t have summer vacations.
26. What are you most excited to learn this year?
27. How do you feel about homework? Is it fun? Hard? Educational?
28. Write a story about a student on his or her first day at a new school.
29. How do you feel when you get new school supplies? Excited? Prepared? The same? Why?
30. Which grade are you most excited to begin? Why?
31. Are there any things you dislike about school? What can you do to make them better?
32. What would you tell someone in a lower grade to help him or her succeed?
33. What is your favorite subject? Why?
34. What is the most effective way to study? How does this method help you?
35. Why is it important for kids to go to school?
36. Do you walk to school, take the bus, or get rides? Which method would you prefer? Why?
37. What is the most important thing to do on the first day of school?
38. What is your favorite thing to do at the end of the summer?
39. What does your family do on the first day of school?
40. Why is back-to-school time a special time of year?
41. What do you hope to accomplish this year?
42. What is your favorite part of each school day? Why?
43. Do you remember most of what you learned last year? What have you forgotten?
44. What is the most exciting part about being in __________ grade?
45. Write about three habits you’d like to change this year. How can you improve your behavior?
46. How can you start building good relationships with your teachers at the beginning of the school year?
47. What do you enjoy most at school?
48. Do you ever get nervous or anxious on the first day of school? How do these emotions make you feel?
49. What would it be like to go to a new school?
50. Write a poem about the first day of school.
51. What activities will you participate in this year?
Happy new school year to kids, teacher, and parents everywhere!  Until next time, write on…

53 Writing Prompts Celebrating Summer

As summer draws to a close, it’s the perfect time for kids to look back on all the fun they had over the past several months. Summer’s final days are often bittersweet, and it’s important for kids to do everything they can to take advantage of their remaining free time.

In these 53 new journal prompts, kids will consider their favorite summer activities and their ideal summer days. They’ll think about the feelings they get on the day before school starts and the fun they had during summer’s first week.

 Writing Prompts Celebrating Summer

1. Where is your favorite place to go during the summer?
2. Write about your ideal summer day. What does it include?
3. What is your favorite family summer tradition?
4. Choose five words to describe your summer. Why does each word fit your experience?
5. Plan a “stay-cation” for the last week of summer. What will you do?
6. Did you spend much time with friends this summer? What did you do together?
7. What is the best way to celebrate the end of summer?
8. What is your favorite summer memory?
9. How did you spend most of your summer?
10. Do you get to stay up late during the summer? What do you do with the extra time?
11. Have you ever gone to a summer camp? What was it like? If you haven’t been to a summer camp, write a fictional story about your ideal experience.
13. What are you most excited to do when school starts?
14. How did you spend the Fourth of July?
15. How do you feel when summer ends?
16. What did you do on the first day of summer?
17. What would you do if summer lasted all year long?
18. Write a poem describing the last day of summer.
19. Have you ever had a summer job or done something to make money during the summer? Write about your experience or brainstorm money-making vacation ideas.
20. What are the best summer activities in our city?
21. How many times did you go swimming this summer? Write about your favorite memory at the pool.
22. Plan a different fun thing to do for each day of the last week of summer, and write about your experiences at the end of each day.
23. Write a story about your summer. Include your favorite memories and lots of descriptions.
24. How did this summer compare to other summers?
25. Did you go on vacation this summer? Where did you go? What did you do?
26. What is your favorite thing to do outside during the summer?
27. What are the key ingredients of a memorable summer?
28. How are the beginning and the end of summer different from one another?
29. How would school vacations be different if they took place during the winter instead of the summer?
30. How will you spend the rest of summer?
31. What do you feel on the night before school starts?
32. Think of three fun summer activities. Can you do any of them before the school year starts?
33. If you could spend a summer anywhere in the world, where would you go? Why?
34. What is your favorite summer holiday?
35. Does your family have any special rules during the summer?
36. What do you like to do on the last day of summer?
37. Are you looking forward to going back to school?
38. Write a poem that celebrates summer.
39. What is your favorite summer treat?
40. Is it better to be inside or outside during the summer?
41. Write a letter to a family member describing your summer. Don’t forget to ask what he or she did!
42. What are some special things to do during the summer?
43. What is the best part of summer?
44. Should teachers assign summer homework? Why or why not?
45. How do you know when summer has arrived?
46. What is the most exciting thing you did all summer?
47. What does it feel like when summer starts to end?
48. Which summer month is best? Why?
49. Did you keep a journal this summer? Why or why not? If so, did it help you remember your favorite events?
50. Write about summer using all five senses to describe the way you feel during the season.
51. Think of a word to describe summer and describe how the word makes you feel.
52. Did you ever get bored during the summer? What did you do to fix it?
53. What is the happiest day you experienced during the summer? Why does the memory stand out?
Journaling offers kids the chance to think about their happiest memories. In their journals, kids can record events and reflect on summer’s greatest days and their upcoming plans for the school year. Celebrate the end of summer the right way by commemorating the season’s happiest occasions.
 Until next time, write on…

Friendship Day — 54 Journal Prompts for Kids

Journal Prompts for Kids— Each year on the first Sunday in August, people around the world celebrate their friends and the love they share. Friendship Day will be celebrated on August 5th this year, and it’s an important time for kids to reflect on some of the most important relationships in their lives. When we are young, friends are playmates and partners in adventure—and as we get older, our friends can become like family. Friendship combines laughter, sacrifice, commitment and love to create a powerful bond between the people who care for one another.

Summer is the perfect time for kids to reflect on their friends and all the fun they’ve had together. With days full of togetherness and sharing, friendship shines brightest during the summer months.

 54 Journal Prompts for Kids

1. Brainstorm several ways to treat your best friend on Friendship Day. What would make him or her feel loved?
2. What qualities do you look for in your friends?
3. Write about a quality your best friend has that you admire.
4. What is the nicest thing a friend has ever done for you? How did it make you feel?
5. What are the responsibilities of friendship?
6. When is it challenging to be a good friend? How do you handle those situations?
7. How can you be a better friend to your classmates?
8. Write about some of your favorite memories with your best friend.
9. Would you rather have many casual friends or a few close friends?
10. What was your first impression of your best friend?
11. What is friendship really about?
12. What is your favorite thing to share with your friends?
13. What would you do if you saw someone being mean to your best friend?
14. Have you ever fought with a friend? How did you solve the problem?
15. Who have you been friends with for the longest time? Write about the history of your friendship.
16. What makes a friend a “best friend”?
17. How important are your friends to your happiness?
18. How will you celebrate Friendship Day this year?
19. What are some things you’ve learned from your friends?
20. Write a story about you and your best friend going on an adventure.
21. What would you suggest to someone who has trouble making new friends?
22. Have you ever made friends with someone you didn’t get along with? How did it happen?
23. Have you ever lost a friend? How did you feel?
24. How can you show appreciation for your friends on a daily basis?
25. Who is your best friend? Why do you get along so well with him or her?
26. Write a poem about your best friend’s best qualities.
27. Describe your best friend in three words. Why did you choose these descriptions?
28. How do you think your best friend would describe you? Would it be an accurate description?
29. How do you choose your friends?
30. Can girls and boys be friends with one another? Why or why not?
31. Write a story about someone with an imaginary friend. What does he or she share with the friend?
32. Where did you meet your best friend?
33. What do you do when you want to meet a new friend?
34. What is the nicest thing you’ve ever done for a friend?
35. How often do you get to spend time with your friends? Is it enough time or do you wish it was more often?
36. Have you ever been stuck in a fight between two friends? What did you do to fix the friendships?
37. How do you fulfill your role as a friend?
38. Why is it important to celebrate Friendship Day?
39. Write about something fun you’d like to do with your best friend.
40. Why are friends so valuable?
41. Write a story about going on a trip with your best friend.
42. What are some good ways to make new friends? What is your favorite way?
43. Have you and your best friend ever gotten into trouble together? What did you do?
44. What are some qualities you have in common with your friends?
45. What are your favorite things to do with your friends?
46. What does it mean to be a good friend?
47. Can friends ever be like family? Why or why not?
48. What is your favorite way to talk to your friends—on the phone, in person, or on the computer? How often do you get to talk to them?
49. Write a story about two friends who are separated when one moves away. How do they continue their friendship?
50. Where is your favorite place to go with your best friend? What do you do there?
51. What would the world be like if people treated one another like friends all the time?
52. How is friendship different than other types of relationships?
53. What do you do when you disagree with your best friend?
54. Do you enjoy meeting new people? Why or why not?
With these 54 new journal prompts, kids can think about the best qualities of their friends and the meaning of their relationships. They’ll remember their favorite times and think about the exciting adventures that are still to come. Before Friendship Day arrives and the school year starts again, encourage kids to think about one of the most beautiful gifts in their lives—the gift of supportive, caring and fun friends.
Until next time, journal on…

Journal Writing Prompts for Kids | 50 Fabulous Ideas

Journal Writing Prompts for Kids—

On July 26th, people across the world will celebrate All or Nothing Day—a special time for people to face their fears, follow their dreams and share their feelings.
Kids journal writing promptsAll or Nothing Day is based on the idea of living each day like it’s your last. To celebrate the holiday, people take time to do the things they’ve always wanted to do. Whether it’s telling people how much you love them, eating a favorite dessert or trying a new sport, All or Nothing Day is the perfect time for kids, preteens, teens and adults to remember that our limited time on Earth should be cherished.
Encourage kids to think about their goals, dreams and deepest feelings with these 50 new journal prompts. Each prompt asks kids to consider the things they really want and the things they need to do—and All or Nothing Day offers an opportunity for them to start acting on their dreams.

Journal Writing Prompts for Kids to
Celebrate All or Nothing Day!

1. What does it mean to live a full life?
2. How do you feel when you have the opportunity to try something new?
3. How can you include the ideals of All or Nothing Day in your daily life?
4. Is there a difference between dreams and goals? Is one more important than the other?
5. What would it look like if you lived each day like it was your last?
6. Write about three people you’d like to thank on All or Nothing Day. What will you say to them?
7. Why is the spirit of All or Nothing Day important?
8. What is your greatest dream? What about it appeals to you?
9. If you could do anything on All or Nothing Day, what would it be? Why?
10. Write about three places in the world you’d like to visit.
11. How do you want people to remember you when you’ve grown old?
12. How will you celebrate All or Nothing Day?
13. What would the world be like if people lived more honestly each day?
14. Plan a way to show your love for others on All or Nothing Day. What will you do?
15. Why is it important to follow our dreams and to do the things we want?
16. Write about someone who inspires you to follow your dreams.
17. What does it feel like to follow your heart?
18. What is the greatest gift you could give another person?
19. Write a story about someone successfully celebrating All or Nothing Day.
20. What does it mean to live each day like it’s your last?
21. What is your greatest goal in life? Why?
22. Write about three things you’ve always wanted to try. Why are these things important to you?
23. Make three separate goals about ways you can share love on All or Nothing Day. How will you meet them?
24. Do you think your parents have achieved their goals. Why or why not? How can you help them?
25. How will you know whether or not you’ve lived a successful life?
26. Write a poem about what it feels like to follow a dream.
27. What are some good All or Nothing Day activities? Why?
28. What is the best way to achieve a goal?
29. Who do you need to talk to on All or Nothing Day. What do you need to tell them?
30. Do you think All or Nothing Day is a good celebration? Why or why not?
31. How can you help someone else achieve his or her dream?
32. Write about a time when you tried something new. How did you feel afterward?
33. Write about three things you’re afraid to try. Will you try them on All or Nothing Day?
34. Write about an All or Nothing Day practice that you’d like to incorporate into your everyday life.
35. Have you ever missed an opportunity to thank someone? How can you show your appreciation on All or Nothing Day?
36. Write a poem about the feeling of achieving a goal.
37. Why is it so important for people to express themselves?
38. What does it mean to get a fresh start?
39. How can you introduce All or Nothing Day to your family?
40. Write about a time when you overcame a fear.
41. What does All or Nothing Day mean to you?
42. Write a story about your ideal All or Nothing Day.
43. How can you have it all on All or Nothing Day?
44. How do you feel when you do something you’ve always wanted to try?
45. Why is it important for people to have dreams and goals?
46. If you could say anything to anyone on All or Nothing Day, what would it be?
47. What is the best thing to do on All or Nothing Day? Why?
48. How can you give life your all each day?
49. Do you like to take risks? Why or why not? How do you feel after doing something daring?
50. People often save “Today is the first day of the rest of your life.” How can you live by this idea on All or Nothing Day and every day?
As they consider what it’s like to try new things and think about the way they’d like to be remembered, kids will understand the spirit of All or Nothing Day and the message of “carpe diem” it evokes. Don’t miss this special opportunity to share a rewarding worldview and empowering message with your students!
Until next time, journal on…

55 Summer Writing Ideas for Camp Kids

Summer Writing Ideas for Camp Kids & Summer Programs Participants— Whether they attend an overnight camp for several weeks or attend a few days of local camp activities, kids look forward to the exciting atmosphere that can only be found during summer programs.Summer Writing Ideas for Camp Kids
Away from the routine of traditional school days and full of friends and new activities, summer camp is a special place where kids can engage in their favorite games each day. Summer programs offer opportunities for learning and laughter, as well as plenty of chances to meet new people and to work as a team.
In these 51 new journal prompts, kids can consider their favorite parts about camp and the challenges they’ve faced along the way. From reflective prompts on trying new things and meeting friends to fun prompts that focus on favorite memories, there are plenty of questions for kids of all ages to enjoy.

 Summer Writing Ideas
for Camp Kids & Summer Programs Participants

1. What is the most challenging thing about trying something new?
2. What is the most exciting thing about trying something new?
3. Who have you connected with the most at camp?
4. How do your counselors help you learn new things?
5. What will you miss the most when camp is over?
6. What is the best way to prepare for summer camp?
7. What is your favorite camp activity?
8. What did you think on your first day at camp?
9. How do you feel at the end of each day of camp?
10. Do you prefer to do camp activities with old friends or to make new friends?
11. Write about three things that you didn’t know or didn’t think you could do before attending camp.
12. What types of memories from summer camp will you take back to school with you in the fall?
13. Has camp helped you learn how to work with other people?
14. Write about your favorite camp experience.
15. How is attending camp different from attending school?
16. What types of unique qualities can you share with your fellow campers?
17. What do you think the most important part of the day at camp is?
18. How can you help younger campers adjust to their new surroundings?
19. Make a list of three adjectives that describe you. Would other campers describe you this way?
20. Have you ever made a mistake and learned from it later? What happened?
21. Did you choose to attend summer camp, or did your parents choose a camp for you?
22. If you could run a summer camp for kids your age, what type of activities would you have?
23. If you could run a summer camp for adults, what type of activities would you have?
24. What is your greatest talent at camp?
25. Why is it important to reflect on your camp experiences through writing?
26. Do you ever learn things during the summer?
27. How have you changed since the beginning of the summer?
28. What do you like about meeting new people?
29. What is the best thing about summer?
30. Are there any camp rules that you’ve had trouble adjusting to? Why were they easy/hard for you?
31. Write a poem about your favorite part of camp.
32. Do you prefer to attend overnight camps or day camps?
33. How do you feel when you are recognized at camp for an achievement?
34. What would you tell a friend who wasn’t sure whether or not he or she should go to camp?
35. Write about a time when you and other campers worked together to solve a problem.
36. What is your favorite thing about summer camp?
37. What are the most important things we value at camp? Why are these qualities important?
38. Is there anything you dislike about summer camp?
39. How does it feel to participate in camp activities with new people?
40. Have you ever gotten into trouble at camp? How did you feel?
41. What part of camp are you the most excited for?
42. Write a letter to your best friend telling him or her about your experience at summer camp.
43. What is the most exciting thing you’ve ever done during the summer?
44. Do you have any responsibilities at camp? How do they make you feel?
45. What was the most surprising thing about summer camp?
46. What is the most important thing you’ve learned at camp?
47. Does journaling help you remember or understand things you learn at camp? Why or why not?
48. Write a story about a kid who attends camp for the first time and runs into a few surprises.
49. Write about a piece of summer camp that you would like to bring back to school with you.
50. Do you think you’ll return to the same camp next year? Will you try a different camp?
51. Write about a time when you came up with a creative solution during an activity at camp.
As kids journal about their experiences at camp, they’ll come to a deeper understanding of some of the most valuable lessons they’ve learned. They might be surprised to see just how much they’ve accomplished throughout the summer!
Get kids writing and reflecting with these fun new journal prompts on summer camps and programs. In no time at all, journaling will become a special part of the daily camp routine!
Until next time, journal on…

 Writing Prompts for Shared Journaling | 55 Fun Ideas!

 Writing Prompts for Sharing Journaling— Though parents often intend to spend quality time connecting with their kids, it’s easy to get side-tracked by life’s many distractions and responsibilities. However, by scheduling time and activities to share together, you can foster connection and promote a greater sense of self-worth in your child.

Many parents use shared journaling to grow closer with their children, as the freedom of a journal page facilitates open communication and shared opinions.

“Through shared journaling,
you and your child can develop a
deeper relationship and a set of memories that you’ll treasure for years to come.”

In these 55 new journal prompts, you and your child can answer questions together and discuss the similarities and differences in your responses. You’ll reflect on the dynamic of your family and the qualities that define each of you as individuals. Together, you can also examine past successes and future goals.
As you journal, you’ll both become more comfortable expressing your ideas through writing and sharing your deepest thoughts with one another. Journaling also promotes the creative process and improves your child’s self-esteem, as it emphasizes the value of his or her thoughts.

Writing Prompts for Shared Journaling | 55 Fun Writing Ideas

1. What is your favorite memory together?
2. What is your greatest responsibility?
3. What will your life look like in 10 years?
4. What is the hardest part of growing up?
5. Write about an interesting person in your family.
6. What values are most important to your family?
7. What does it mean to be part of a family?
8. What kinds of feelings do you associate with your home?
9. What is your greatest fear?
10. Who is your closest friend?
11. Have you ever wished for a second chance?
12. Write about a strong memory or an experience that changed your life.
13. What is your favorite family activity?
14. Is it hard for you to share secrets with other people?
15. Write about a new activity you want to try.
16. What is the greatest lesson you’ve ever learned?
17. What are your dreams for the future?
18. Who is your greatest hero?
19. What has your family done well this year?
20. How do you feel when you try new things?
21. How does your family handle arguments? Does this strategy work well?
22. What does it mean to be a good parent?
23. What does it mean to be a good child?
24. Write about one of your strongest beliefs.
25. How should family members help one another?
26. What is something you would like to learn about?
27. Write about your favorite place.
28. What does inspiration feel like?
29. How do you feel when you help another person?
30. Where would you like to go for a family vacation?
31. How can your family become involved in the community?
32. What kind of feelings do you get from your neighborhood?
33. Is there a difference between a “house” and a “home”?
34. What are some of your family’s greatest successes?
35. Describe yourself in five words. Why did you choose these descriptions?
36. Describe your parent/child in five words. Why did you choose these descriptions?
37. How have your favorite activities changed since you were younger?
38. Is there anyone in your extended family that you’d like to get to know better?
39. How do you feel when someone hurts you?
40. How does your home reflect your family?
41. How do you feel when you come up with a new idea?
42. Write about a favorite childhood memory.
43. Write about the impact you want to have on the world.
44. How do you feel when you journal?
45. If you could meet anyone in the world, who would you like to meet? What would you say to him or her?
46. Why is it important to work hard?
47. What does it feel like to have a dream?
48. Is it hard to ask for forgiveness?
49. What is the hardest thing you’ve ever done?
50. How are you similar to your parents?
51. What are your family’s goals?
52. Do you like your family’s arrangement for chores? Could it be improved in any way?
53. Write a letter to your future self. How do you think you will change in that time?
54. How do you fit into your family’s dynamic?
55. How has journaling with your parent/child improved your relationship?
Shared journaling is one of the best ways to develop a closer bond with your child. Use these new journal prompts to reflect on the places you’ve been and the places you’ll go together.

Writing for Fun : 53 Journal Prompts for Elementary Kids

Writing for Fun— When you’re looking for a way to inspire creativity in your students, there’s no better way to get their minds going than through journal prompts.

With writing prompts, a simple question yields endless possibilities and offers each student an opportunity to express his or her individuality. Though your students might not always have the answers, they’ll quickly learn that there is no right or wrong response, especially when writing for fun. Instead, they’ll feel encouraged to write about subjects close to their hearts and to explore their feelings on all sorts of topics.
These 53 new writing for fun prompts for kids encourage creativity and promote fun. From dreaming about the future to reflecting on the things they’ve learned, students will cover plenty of ground while answering these questions. Light-hearted prompts that require imagination balance well with deeper, thought-provoking questions about emotions and experiences. Students will love receiving a question each day and finding something new to think about!

 Writing for Fun
53 Journal Prompts for Elementary Kids

  1. Do you get an allowance? How does it work?
  2. Write a story about life in 2512.
  3. Do you believe that wishes come true?
  4. Is it better to have older siblings or younger siblings?
  5. If you could invent something, what would it be?
  6. Write a story about a singer who can’t stop singing.
  7. What is your favorite place to eat?
  8. How do you feel when you play with your friends?
  9. What is the first thing you do each day?
  10. Think of something kind you could for another person today.
  11. If you could throw a party for the entire school, what would it be like?
  12. What is the most important thing you’ve learned so far this year?
  13. Have you ever saved up for a large purchase? How did you feel when you’d saved enough?
  14. Write a story about a magical tree.
  15. How did your parents choose your name?
  16. How can you be a role model for younger students?
  17. What is your greatest dream?
  18. How does it feel when someone thanks you?
  19. What would it be like to celebrate something every day?
  20. What age are you most excited to reach?
  21. What does it feel like to apologize?
  22. Write a story about an adventurous anteater.
  23. Why is school important to you?
  24. Have you ever had a birthday party?
  25. Do you ever have trouble sharing?
  26. What does it mean to be creative?
  27. What is your favorite thing about your parents?
  28. What is the best feeling in the world?
  29. Have you ever volunteered or donated something? How did you feel afterward?
  30. What is your favorite game?
  31. Would you rather have one long summer vacation or several short breaks during the year?
  32. Is school too easy or too hard for you? Why or why not?
  33. How does it feel to win at something you’ve practiced?
  34. Imagine your life as an adult. What would you do all day?
  35. Write a poem about your family.
  36. How do you know when you’ve succeeded at something?
  37. If you could travel back in time, where would you go?
  38. Why is it important to share with others?
  39. Would you rather be really tall or really small?
  40. What is your favorite time of the year?
  41. How do you spend your weekends?
  42. What is your favorite school memory?
  43. Write a poem about your favorite thing to do.
  44. Are you friends with boys and girls? Why or why not?
  45. What is your favorite color? Has it changed since you were younger?
  46. What is the best part of the school day?
  47. Write a letter to your best friend that says something nice about him or her.
  48. Create a new version of a popular sport.
  49. What would it be like to live in a house made of desserts?
  50. If you could pick one new thing to have on the playground, what would you choose?
  51. Write about your dream house. What would be inside?
  52. Write a story about a kid who can’t stop growing.
  53. What is your earliest memory?
Whether your students need a break from memorization or they could simply use a fun opportunity for creativity, these fun writing prompts for kids are sure to do the trick. Get started today and watch as imaginations are stretched to new limits!

55 Creative Writing Prompts for Tweens

Creative Writing Prompts for Tweens— As tweens prepare to transition into the next stage of their lives, they often feel pressured to conform to what’s “popular.” They might feel pressured to fit in with other students and feel uncomfortable expressing their own individual preferences. That’s why it’s so important to emphasize creativity and the power of a well-defined identity with your students.

Journaling encourages tweens to get to know themselves and to think about issues from multiple perspectives.
When students journal regularly, they become more comfortable expressing their ideas. Students who tend to follow the crowd will find their individuality on the page, as they have the freedom to write their thoughts without judgment. Journaling also helps students to think more deeply about subjects they might not have considered before. As new thoughts transition from ideas to beliefs, tweens take another step toward becoming adults.

 Creative Writing Prompts
55 Ideas for Pre-Teens

Encourage expression and examination of ideas with these creative writing ides for tweens. Each prompt gets students thinking and offers an opportunity for a creative response.
  1. Do you act differently online than in real life?
  2. Do you think the town you’ve grown up in has influenced the person you are?
  3. Would you rather stay up late or get up early?
  4. What is something that you believe in strongly?
  5. What is the most inspiring thing you’ve ever been told?
  6. What is the greatest responsibility your parents have given you?
  7. Are you good at keeping secrets? Why or why not?
  8. Write about a time when you made a sacrifice for someone else.
  9. If you could vote, would you be a Republican or a Democrat?
  10. Write about a time when you were surprised.
  11. Choose five symbols or objects that represent you. Why did you choose these things?
  12. How do you tell if someone is telling the truth?
  13. What does it mean to be a family?
  14. What privilege of getting older are you most looking forward to?
  15. How much freedom do you have online?
  16. What inspires you?
  17. Would you ever consider getting a tattoo?
  18. Do you want to have kids when you get older?
  19. Would you rather read a book or watch a movie version of a story?
  20. What is the hardest thing you’ve ever had to learn?
  21. Have you ever given something important away?
  22. If you could visit another decade from the past 100 years, which would you choose?
  23. What would it be like if you could control your dreams?
  24. Do you pray? Why or why not?
  25. Where is your favorite place to go when you feel restless?
  26. What accomplishment are you the most proud of?
  27. How do you feel when you work with a team on a group project?
  28. Do you think our country’s political system works well?
  29. How have you changed since last school year?
  30. When you get older, what memories from your childhood will you want to recall?
  31. Write about a favorite saying or quotation.
  32. What is the best choice you ever made?
  33. What is the nicest thing you’ve ever done for someone else?
  34. Do you think aliens exist?
  35. What is your favorite smell? Why do you like it?
  36. What does it mean to stand up for what you believe in?
  37. Write a poem about turning 13.
  38. Are you still friends with your friends from kindergarten?
  39. What values will you teach your children?
  40. What do you feel when you look back at yourself five years ago?
  41. Where will you be five years from now?
  42. Which subject in school is the easiest? Which is the hardest?
  43. How do you feel when you give to others?
  44. Would you rather spend the weekend with friends or by yourself?
  45. Write about a time when you lost something important.
  46. Should schools require students to wear uniforms?
  47. Do you prefer to read classic books or modern literature?
  48. If you could take a dream vacation, where would you go?
  49. Write a poem about living in America.
  50. How do you contribute to your family?
  51. Do you prefer to spend or save money?
  52. How can you share your talents with others?
  53. If you could do anything, what would you do?
  54. Should the phrase “under God” be included in the Pledge of Allegiance?
  55. Write about a time when you tried something new.
In these 55 new creative writing prompts, tweens will consider important subjects like influences on their personalities and political positions. They’ll also reflect on issues surrounding family, responsibility, and altruism.
Until next time, write on!

50 New Year’s Writing Ideas

Happy New Year!
Journal Prompts and Writing Ideas

  1. Why do people make resolutions?
  2. How can you improve your life in 2012?
  3. If you could have a New Year’s wish, what would it be?
  4. How do you feel at the start of a new year?
  5. What is your favorite New Year’s memory?
  6. How do you celebrate New Year’s?
  7. Why is New Year’s a good time for resolutions?
  8. What are you the most excited for in 2012?
  9. Are you sad to see the old year pass?
  10. Do you like to celebrate on New Year’s Eve or New Year’s Day?
  11. How was your last year successful?
  12. By the end of the year, I will…
  13. What was your favorite part about 2011?
  14. Do you normally make New Year’s resolutions?
  15. 2011 was a year of…
  16. 2012 will be a year of…
  17. If you could celebrate the new year from anywhere in the world, where would you go?
  18. Is New Year’s significant to you?
  19. What is the most successful year you’ve ever had?
  20. What is the best way to ring in a new year?
  21. How long does it take you to get used to the new year?
  22. What is your favorite part of New Year’s celebrations?
  23. What resolutions will you make this year?
  24. What does the new year symbolize?
  25. If 2012 is a successful year, how will you describe it when it’s over?
  26. What would it be like if the new year started in July?
  27. What was the best thing that happened to you in 2011?
  28. Describe 2011 in five words. What do these descriptions mean to you?
  29. Do you think the world will end in 2012?
  30. How does it feel to celebrate the new year after people in other time zones?
  31. What do you hope to be doing in 10 years?
  32. Make a plan for your 2013 celebration. Where will you be? What will you be doing?
  33. What kind of goals should our class set for 2012?
  34. Have your parents always allowed you to stay up late on New Year’s Eve?
  35. Why is New Year’s important?
  36. Do you need a new year to make a change?
  37. Why do people gather round to watch the ball drop on New Year’s Eve?
  38. Make a resolution and outline a plan that will help you stick to it.
  39. How will you remember 2011?
  40. When you were younger, what did you think of New Year’s?
  41. What does your family do on New Year’s Eve?
  42. What does it mean to have a fresh start?
  43. Did you keep your 2011 resolutions?
  44. What did you accomplish last year?
  45. What are your goals for next year?
  46. Write about a time when you successfully kept a New Year’s resolution.
  47. How do you reflect at the new year?
  48. What does the new year mean to you?
  49. Set three goals for 2012. How will you keep them?
  50. Do you believe New Year’s resolutions are helpful?
Journaling allows students to reflect and consider their own ideas in a format that is both structured and creative. When students write, they enjoy freedom of expression and the opportunity to explore. These invaluable skills will serve them as they move on to more advanced concepts in the classroom and in life.
Though journaling might seem like a simple endeavor, the practice can have a profound impact on a student’s learning process.

25 Journal Prompts for Students: World Holidays (Part 2/2)

xploring Holidays Around the World


  1. Do you know of any other religious practices or observances that are similar to Ramadan?
  2. Which parts of Ramadan would be the most challenging for you to observe?
  3. After a month of fasting and increased prayer, what would you learn? Do you think you would feel more in touch with your spiritual beliefs?
  4. Around the world, countries like Canada, New Zealand, Australia and the United Kingdom celebrate Boxing Day on December 26th. The holiday’s traditions include offering money to people in need and those who offer service to others. Why is such a holiday important?
  5. Have you ever heard of Boxing Day? Does your family celebrate by giving gifts to people who help you, such as gardeners, postal workers, cleaning people, etc.?
  6. What is the most important part of the spirit of Boxing Day?
  7. What can you do to remember people who are less fortunate and people who help you on Boxing Day?
  8. Mardi Gras and other Carnival celebrations are popular around the world. Have you ever joined in a Mardi Gras party?
  9. What does Mardi Gras celebrate?
  10. Traditionally, Mardi Gras is a celebration of “Fat Tuesday,” where people eat fat-filled foods on the day before Lent begins. Why is a celebration of happiness and indulgence important?
  11. How have Mardi Gras celebrations evolved over time?
  12. In Japan, Coming of Age Day is celebrated in early January to mark the transition of those who have reached adulthood (or, people who have turned 20 in the past year). People reflect on their new responsibilities and their increased rights. Do we have any similar celebrations in America?
  13. How would an American Coming of Age Day help people make the transition into adulthood?
  14. Japan also celebrates Children’s Day on May 5th. This holiday celebrates each child’s individual personality and happiness. What would it be like to have this type of holiday in America?
  15. How would you like to be honored on Children’s Day?
  16. Do people sometimes neglect children’s personalities or thoughts as individuals? How does this make you feel?
  17. In Japan, Golden Week includes a number of holidays, and many people take their vacation time at the same time. What would it be like for businesses and stores to shut down because everyone was taking off at the same time?
  18. How can a week-long celebration create unity in a culture?
  19. In India, Republic Day celebrates the country’s constitution and escape from colonial rule. How is this similar to the American celebration of the Fourth of July?
  20. How have other countries been impacted by colonization over the years?
  21. Why are celebrations that honor independence from colonization so important?
  22. Why do so many countries have holidays that celebrate independence and the country as a whole?
  23. How do holidays bring cultures together?
  24. Why is it important to learn about holidays from around the world?
  25. How does an understanding of other holidays help you to connect with other people?

 Thanksgiving Journal Prompts | 53 Great Ideas

 Thanksgiving Journal Prompts

for Kids

  1. Why is it important to have a day of thanks?
  2. Describe the feeling of thankfulness.
  3. What is your favorite part of Thanksgiving Day?
  4. What is the best Thanksgiving dessert?
  5. Write a poem of thanks.
  6. How can you thank your friends for their friendship?
  7. Do you ever help to cook Thanksgiving dinner?
  8. How does gratitude relate to love?
  9. What does it mean to give thanks?
  10. What is your favorite thing about autumn?
  11. Write about some intangible things that you are thankful for.
  12. What are some things you are thankful for?
  13. It wouldn’t be Thanksgiving without…
  14. What is your favorite way to eat leftover turkey?
  15. How do you share your blessings with others?
  16. How can you show gratitude?
  17. How do you feel when someone helps you or gives you a gift?
  18. What does it mean to appreciate something?
  19. How would you teach someone about Thanksgiving?
  20. Why is a big meal part of the Thanksgiving tradition?
  21. Write a story about a person who isn’t thankful. What lessons could he or she learn?
  22. What kinds of actions deserve thanks?
  23. Write a story about the first Thanksgiving dinner.
  24. Is there a difference between gratitude and thankfulness?
  25. What makes you think about Thanksgiving?
  26. How can you help people who are less fortunate on Thanksgiving?
  27. Why do we thank people?
  28. When do you feel most thankful?
  29. How does Thanksgiving relate to the rest of the holiday season?
  30. How does it feel to be thanked?
  31. Who are you thankful for?
  32. What time of day does your family eat Thanksgiving dinner?
  33. How does your family thank each other on Thanksgiving?
  34. How can you be thankful every day?
  35. How does your family celebrate Thanksgiving?
  36. What is your favorite Thanksgiving memory?
  37. Do you think Thanksgiving should have more recognition than other holidays?
  38. What is the best part of Thanksgiving dinner?
  39. What is the greatest gift you’ve ever received?
  40. If you could make a holiday to celebrate another good value, what would it be?
  41. Why is tradition important?
  42. How can you thank someone who helps you indirectly, such as the school janitor or secretary?
  43. Do you think Thanksgiving is the start of the Christmas season?
  44. How could our class help others to have a nice Thanksgiving dinner?
  45. What will you teach your kids about Thanksgiving?
  46. Of the holidays during the fall and winter season, which is your favorite?
  47. How will you celebrate Thanksgiving in the future?
  48. How often do you thank people?
  49. Why is it important to thank people?
  50. Write a poem about sharing.
  51. Have you ever forgotten to thank someone? How did you feel?
  52. Why is Thanksgiving important to American culture?
  53. What does Thanksgiving mean to you?
Some of these Thanksgiving journal prompts encourage students to think about the small gifts they receive from others each day, while other questions help students consider the importance of expressing gratitude. Writing about the spirit of Thanksgiving can foster appreciation and happiness in your students.
As your students begin writing, watch gratitude abound. Thanksgiving is the perfect time of year for reflection, and students will benefit greatly from the chance to put their emotions into words.
Until next time, journal on…
 

53 Writing Prompts | Good Nutrition Month

 Writing Prompts | 57 Writing Ideas about Good Nutrition Month

During Good Nutrition Month, help students learn about healthy eating through a balanced diet of daily journal prompts!
    1. Why do we need to have balanced diets?
    2. How will eating healthily now affect your body in the future?
    3. What do you think of when you think about healthy foods?
    4. How will you celebrate Good Nutrition Month?
    5. Is there anything about nutrition that you would like to learn more about?
    6. How could you eat more healthily?
    7. Why do our bodies need nutrition?
    8. How can people with little access to food be properly nourished?
    9. Do you ever cook with your family?
    10. Describe a day of your normal meals.
    11. How do you feel after eating a healthy meal?
    12. If you could make your own balanced diet, what would it include?
    13. What is your favorite healthy food?
    14. If you were a fruit, which one would you be?
    15. How much water do you drink each day?
    16. How do you feel when you think of animals as food?
    17. Do you prefer fruit or vegetables? Why?
    18. Could you ever be a vegetarian?
    19. How does a person’s diet affect his or her overall health?
    20. What is your favorite food group?
    21. Are diet and exercise both important? Is one more important than the other?
    22. Does your family have any special dietary rules?
    23. What are some of your favorite healthy snacks?
    24. Do you have a balanced diet?
    25. Write a poem about the food groups.
    26. What tips for healthy eating would you give to someone interested in changing his or her diet?
    27. When is it okay to have treats?
    28. How often do you eat during the day?
    29. Record everything you eat for a week. What do you notice about your eating habits?
    30. Are there any foods you eat just because they are healthy?
    31. How does nutrition influence wellness?
    32. Do you eat until you’re full or until your plate is clear?
    33. Should anything in your normal diet change?
    34. What do you do when you encounter foods you don’t like?
    35. Do you get to choose what you eat, or do your parents determine your meals?
    36. What do you think of the food pyramid?
    37. How can you encourage your family to honor Good Nutrition Month?
    38. If you had to eat fruit or vegetables every day for the rest of your life, which would you choose?
    39. How can you inject more color into your diet?
    40. Write a poem about the importance of eating healthily.
    41. Why doesn’t junk food grow on trees?
    42. Would you rather be a vegetarian or a vegan?
    43. What is your favorite meal?
    44. How often do you eat meat?
    45. How do you feel when you eat too many sweets?
    46. How do Americans eat differently than people in other countries?
    47. Why is hydration important?
    48. Does your family eat meals together?
    49. Why are processed foods unhealthy?
    50. Do you know of any alternate ways to get nutrients?
    51. Why do you want to eat healthily?
    52. What are five ways you could improve your overall diet?
    53. What have you learned from Good Nutrition Month?
Just as students need balanced diets to keep their bodies healthy, they also need to study a full range of subjects in order to improve their minds. Journaling is a beneficial practice for both young and old students, as it provides them with a healthy outlet for thoughts and emotions that might otherwise go unexpressed. A student’s journal is a safe place for him or her to explore ideas and articulate thoughts without judgment.

Writing Prompts | 57 Ideas that Explore United Nations Day

Writing Prompts | 57 Writing Ideas about United Nations Day

  1. What do you know about the UN?
  2. Why is the UN important?
  3. Why is it important to recognize the practices and values of other cultures?
  4. Why is compromise so important?
  5. What should the UN be working for today?
  6. If you could solve any world problem, which would you choose?
  7. What would world peace look like?
  8. How can the UN help less-privileged countries?
  9. What is the difference between tolerance and acceptance?
  10. How do the lives of people in other countries affect Americans?
  11. How do you negotiate with others?
  12. How can you be more understanding of perspectives that are different from your own?
  13. What can America learn from the way the UN works?
  14. What values does the UN stand for?
  15. What can you learn from other cultures?
  16. How can countries support one another?
  17. What are some barriers to world peace?
  18. Why are social justice issues so important?
  19. Why is it important that the countries in the UN have equal votes?
  20. Why do countries need to focus on respecting one another?
  21. How do you feel about the UN?
  22. Should a country have to meet certain requirements to be a part of the UN?
  23. How can the UN work to protect the environment?
  24. Are UN actions a good sign for the future?
  25. Why shouldn’t the UN interfere with a country’s domestic issues?
  26. What are some American ideals that could benefit other countries?
  27. What protections does the UN offer to its member countries?
  28. Imagine that you are a delegate for the UN. Which issues will you promote?
  29. Why shouldn’t countries use force to solve their problems?
  30. What are some problems with today’s political atmosphere?
  31. How do cultural ideals evolve?
  32. How do world issues affect you?
  33. Why does the world need to work together?
  34. What would you teach someone from another culture about America?
  35. What do you do when you disagree with someone?
  36. What are some of the most important issues in our world today?
  37. What issue is most important to you?
  38. What does equality mean?
  39. How can the UN try to eliminate poverty?
  40. Why is it important for America to be a member of the UN?
  41. Why do you value American freedom?
  42. What does it mean to compromise?
  43. How much power should the UN have?
  44. Have you ever encountered another culture? What did you learn?
  45. How can countries promote UN interests domestically?
  46. How can the UN change the world?
  47. What are your hopes for future generations?
  48. Why should countries work toward world peace?
  49. How does the UN protect the world?
  50. Why do we need to recognize diversity?
  51. How can UN countries promote world prosperity?
  52. Are political issues important to you?
  53. Why is United Nations Day significant?
  54. How do you feel when you work together with others?
  55. Why are some world issues so difficult to solve?
Whether students need to improve their writing or their communication skills, journaling is an important tool that offers numerous benefits. Journaling allows a student to take an idea and shape it on the page, exploring nuances and complexities that might be difficult to articulate verbally. When students journal, they develop critical thinking skills and strengthen their creative muscles. As they move on to more difficult subjects in later schooling and adulthood, these invaluable skills continue to serve them.

57 Writing Prompts | World Teacher Day

Writing Prompts
57 Writing Ideas about Teachers

  1. Why do teachers teach?
  2. Would you ever want to be a teacher?
  3. Who is the best teacher you’ve ever had?
  4. What teachers at our school are good leaders?
  5. Does a person need a classroom to be a teacher?
  6. What do you think the hardest thing about teaching is?
  7. Do you think men and women are equally capable of being good teachers?
  8. Write about a time when you felt proud because of something your teacher said.
  9. What makes a good teacher?
  10. What standards should teachers be held to?
  11. How can we encourage more people to teach?
  12. Write about why teachers are important across the world.
  13. If you were a teacher, what subject would you teach?
  14. Have you ever been scared of meeting a new teacher?
  15. Write about your first teacher. What do you remember about him or her?
  16. What would you do if you were the teacher?
  17. Have you ever learned something from an unexpected teacher?
  18. Is there a teacher you would like to thank?
  19. Why is it beneficial to have different kinds of teachers?
  20. What is the most important thing that teachers do?
  21. What is a teacher’s life like outside of school?
  22. How can we honor teachers?
  23. What is the best lesson you’ve ever learned from a teacher?
  24. What would be the best thing about being a teacher?
  25. Write a poem about the meaning of teaching.
  26. Who was your least favorite teacher, and why?
  27. Could school exist without teachers?
  28. Why is education so important?
  29. Write a story about a teacher’s first day at school.
  30. List five qualities a teacher should have, and write about why they are important.
  31. What have you learned from your teachers?
  32. Can you picture your teacher as a student?
  33. How do you feel when a teacher compliments you?
  34. How do you feel when a teacher scolds you?
  35. If you were a teacher, would you teach grade school, high school, or college? Why?
  36. What would you do if your mom or dad was your teacher?
  37. Write a poem for your teacher.
  38. Do you think teachers really live at school?
  39. Why do teachers give homework?
  40. How can teachers promote gender equality in the classroom?
  41. Why do you think teachers like to teach?
  42. How do you think teachers differ across the world?
  43. Why is teaching important?
  44. What do we learn from teachers about giving to others?
  45. Write a letter thanking your teacher for something specific you’ve learned this year.
  46. Write a short story about a scary teacher.
  47. Do you think that teachers are compensated and appreciated enough?
  48. How can you teach others?
  49. Why do teachers need so much training?
  50. How can you be a better student?
  51. Do you think teachers are ever scared of their lessons?
  52. What would the world be like without teachers?
  53. If you were a teacher, what would be your favorite part of the day?
  54. What does it mean to be a teacher?
  55. What are a teacher’s responsibilities?
  56. Write a story about a kid described as a teacher.
  57. What is a teacher’s ultimate goal?
Whether students are learning to read or to solve algebraic equations, teachers enable them to learn. When a student has a question or needs a little extra encouragement, a teacher is there with a solution and a kind word. Of course, teachers give far more than lessons and motivation. Teachers instill lifelong values and skills in their students, providing them with tools that will serve them throughout their entire lives. Textbooks and classrooms are important, but it is through teachers that students truly learn.
On World Teacher Day, take the time to celebrate teachers everywhere. Ultimately, it doesn’t matter whether or not a teacher has a classroom—he or she only needs to have the strong desire to help others learn.

  Kids Journal Prompts: Poetry (52 Fantastic Ideas)

Journal Prompts: 52 Writing Ideas
Inspired by the Art of Poetry

  1. What is the hardest part of writing poetry?
  2. Does poetry have to rhyme?
  3. How can writing poetry help you improve your other writing?
  4. How does poetry express emotion?
  5. Who has had an influence on your poetry?
  6. Do you believe there are rules for poetry?
  7. What do poets contribute to our world?
  8. How has your opinion of poetry changed as you’ve grown older?
  9. What inspires you to write poetry?
  10. Why is poetry important?
  11. How do you feel when you share your poems with others?
  12. Why should we respect poets?
  13. What is a poem?
  14. Do you enjoy writing poetry? How do you feel during and after writing the poem?
  15. Why do people write poetry?
  16. Who is your favorite poem? How does his or her writing make you feel?
  17. What are your favorite kinds of poems?
  18. How did you feel the first time you heard a poem read out loud?
  19. What things remind you of poetry?
  20. Is writing poetry difficult or easy for you?
  21. Can song lyrics be seen as poetry? What other things are poetic?
  22. What makes a poem good?
  23. How can you improve your own poetry?
  24. Do you get more from long poems or short poems?
  25. Should poems be revised for craft or left alone to show their original emotion?
  26. When do you feel like writing poetry?
  27. Write a poem about waking up in the morning.
  28. Write a poem about your favorite place.
  29. Write a poem about an important person in your life.
  30. Write a poem about the importance of helping others.
  31. Write a poem that describes the feeling of happiness.
  32. Write a poem that describes the feeling of sadness.
  33. Write a poem about writing poems.
  34. Write a poem about yourself.
  35. Write a poem about your favorite color.
  36. Write a poem about getting older and growing up.
  37. Write a poem about your best friend.
  38. Write a poem about birthdays.
  39. Write a poem about living on Earth.
  40. Write a poem about your favorite food.
  41. Write a poem describing something that you find difficult to describe.
  42. Write a poem about what life means to you.
  43. Write a poem about something silly.
  44. Write a poem about baseball and its importance in America.
  45. Write a poem about being afraid.
  46. Write a poem about something difficult that you’ve done.
  47. Write a poem that rhymes.
  48. Write a poem without using any rhyming words.
  49. Write a poem of celebration.
  50. Write a poem that describes our city.
  51. Write a poem about a time you were surprised.
  52. Write a poem about achieving a goal.
This chance for reflection on the art of poetry can help students improve their own writing. Whether they’re writing about writing poetry, or trying to write some poems themselves, they’ll be practicing a powerful form of expression. Poetry can help students appreciate the texture of language – and journaling about poetry will help them understand the emotions that language can stir. Through journaling, students find a new medium for the expression of feeling and thoughts.
Until next time, journal on!

Journal Prompts | 30 Back to School Writing Ideas

Journal Prompts for Kids | Back to School
        1. Describe the dominant styles and colors of the clothes you see on the first day of school.
        2. Who is the first old friend you meet at school? Describe the changes you noticed in him/her from the previous year.
        3. Who is your first new teacher at school? Describe him/her.
        4. What is your first class? What were your impressions of it?
        5. What was the first story you shared with your buddies after seeing them again after summer?
        6. How did you prepare yourself for the first day of school?
        7. If you could become a character in any of the books you’ve been asked to read, who would you be and why?
        8. Describe your dream car if you could ride one going to school. You may imagine it to contain technology not yet available today.
        9. Describe your ideal day at school.
        10. Write a ‘restaurant review’ of your school’s cafeteria.
        11. Tell the story of how you met your newest friend at school.
        12. Pretend you are running for the presidency. Write a campaign speech that addresses issues for kids.
        13. Describe how you look on a particular day at school. Put a unique twist on it and write from the point of view of an ant!
        14. Write about the changes you noticed in your school compared to the previous year.
        15. Remember some music you may have heard played as you were passing by a room. What images or ideas did it give you?
        16. Describe your favorite room in school.
        17. Describe your least favorite room in school and why is that so?
        18. Write a ‘Thank You’ Letter for your favorite teacher.
        19. If you see trash lying around, make up a story about it. Where it may have come from and how it got there etc.
        20. Do you have any peculiar ritual before going to school? Describe it in detail.
        21. If you were allowed to decorate a room at school, how would you go about doing it?
        22. Write a poem about a painting or other piece of art you saw at school.
        23. If you were required (or are required) to wear uniforms to school, how would you design it?
        24. What if no one was allowed to use a pen at school for a day, how would the day be different?
        25. Write a short story about the oddest thing that happened to you on the first day of school.
        26. Recall your first day at school last year. Compare it to this year. Are there any striking similarities or differences?
        27. Share three things that motivate you about going back to school.
        28. Describe how you organize your school bag. Do you keep some stuff in certain places?
        29. I wish I could spend more time studying ___.
        30. How do you inspire yourself to study before a test?
Everyone has something worthwhile to say and with these suggestions kids will surely have a lot to write about as they kick off a new school year.
Journal prompts help stir the imaginations of children of all ages and motivate them to write. Be sure to encourage your students to always keep that journal handy this school year.
Until next time, happy writing!

Second Grade Writing Prompts | 46 Journal Writing Prompts

Journal Prompts and Writing Ideas

Fabulous Story Starter Resouce!

      1. What’s the most important thing you would like to do this summer?
      2. Go for a walk. Write a sentence about the walk you went on.
      3. Write about a trick you would like to play on your mom.
      4. What is your favorite thing to do when you play outside?
      5. What is your favorite thing to do when you play inside?
      6. Tell about what you will be when you grow up.
      7. Write about what you would like to do for your next birthday.
      8. If you could go on a vacation anywhere in the world, where would you go?
      9. Make a list of groceries that you think mom or dad should buy for you from the store.
      10. Tell about an animal you would like to have for a pet.
      11. What would you do if there was a dragon stuck under your bed?
      12. What is the funniest thing that you have ever seen?
      13. What did you do today?
      14. What is something you would like to learn more about?
      15. What kind of pet do you think a teacher should get for their classroom?
      16. What is the best movie you have ever seen?
      17. Tell about your most favorite book.
      18. Tell about your favorite holiday. Tell why it is your favorite.
      19. Tell about your favorite restaurant. Tell why it is your favorite.
      20. Write a poem about what you think first grade will be like.
      21. Do you think you will get married?? Write about what you think it will be like.
      22. What is something you love about yourself?
      23. If you could change anything about yourself, what would it be?
      24. Make a list of the things you are most thankful for in your life.
      25. Which season do you like the most?? Why??
      26. Which season do you like the least, why????
      27. You just won $1,000,000. What are you going to do first?
      28. Tell about a time when you were kind to someone.
      29. Tell about your favorite song.
      30. Write a story about the mysterious zizzybaloobuh that you just found in your bathtub.
      31. What is something that makes you ANGRY!!!!!
      32. Tell about your favorite sport.
      33. Tell about the last time you cried.
      34. What are you scared of?
      35. You found a magic wand! What would you do with it?
      36. Tell about your favorite food and why it is so good.
      37. Have a family member write something about you today.
      38. What would happen to you if you never went to school?
      39. In first grade, I want to learn about…
      40. My favorite animal is a….
      41. This is a list of things I like to do when I can’t watch television or play video games.
      42. What would you like to say to President Obama?
      43. What is something you are really good at doing or creating?
      44. What should you do if there is a bully on your bus?
      45. When I’m 100 years old…
      46. If a cat could talk, what would they say?
Until next time, journal on!

59 Journal Prompts: Be Kind to Humankind Week

Journal Prompts: 50 Writing Ideas to Celebrate
Be Kind to Human Kind Week

  1. What does kindness mean?
  2. Have you ever witnessed a kindness ripple effect – where people were kind as a result of receiving kindness?
  3. How can small efforts make a big difference?
  4. What other celebrations do we have to promote kindness?
  5. How can you let someone know you care?
  6. Why do people deserve kindness?
  7. Make a kindness resolution, and then write about your experience.
  8. Think of a movie or book that portrays kindness. What does this story teach people?
  9. What will you do to be kind during Be Kind to Humankind Week?
  10. How can we influence others to be kind?
  11. Who is the kindest person you know?
  12. What does kindness teach people?
  13. How can showing kindness have an impact on people?
  14. When you think about kindness, what comes to mind?
  15. Write about some striking examples of kindness in the world.
  16. Write about how you can start being more kind to your parents.
  17. What can kindness do?
  18. How can you use honesty to be more kind?
  19. Write about a time when someone was kind to you – how did it make you feel?
  20. Is it ever difficult to be kind?
  21. What does it feel like to have someone thank you for being kind?
  22. Write about three adults who show great kindness.
  23. What should you do if you’re in a bad mood and you don’t feel like being kind?
  24. What are several ways you can be more kind to your classmates?
  25. Write a story about someone whose life is changed by kindness.
  26. How can we incorporate kindness into our school year?
  27. Write a story about Kevin the Kind Koala.
  28. Has your day ever been changed by kindness?
  29. How can our class promote kindness?
  30. Why is kindness important?
  31. How do you see people respond to kindness?
  32. Who are some people who could benefit from receiving kindness?
  33. How do you feel when you witness other people being kind?
  34. Write about a kind way that you can remind others to be kind when you witness bad behavior.
  35. How does your family promote kindness at home?
  36. Where do you see kindness in our community?
  37. What power do you have to spread more kindness?
  38. Have you ever chosen kindness over your own wants?
  39. Why do people sometimes forget to be kind?
  40. What are some memories you have of kindness?
  41. Why is it important to use kind language?
  42. What have your parents taught you about kindness?
  43. Write a story about someone who has difficulty being kind. What does this person learn?
  44. How can you show kindness by volunteering?
  45. Write about a time when you were kind to someone else. How did you feel afterward?
  46. What other things in the world deserve kindness?
  47. How does sharing promote kindness?
  48. What is something kind you can do for a friend today?
  49. When is it important to be kind?
  50. Write a poem about kindness.
  51. How can seeing something from someone else’s perspective help you to be more kind?
  52. What do you believe is the greatest thing about kindness?
  53. Sacrifice Our Wants for Others’ Needs Sunday: How can you make a sacrifice for someone today?
  54. Motorist Consideration Monday: How can you make room for others in your life today?
  55. Touch a Heart Tuesday: How can you touch someone’s heart today?
  56. Willing to Lend a Hand Wednesday: How can you lend someone a hand today?
  57. Thoughtful Thursday: How can you be more thoughtful today?
  58. Forgive Your Foe Friday: How can you be forgiving today?
  59. Speak Kind Words Saturday: How can you speak kind words today?
Journaling is a great way for students to dig into a topic like kindness, as it offers them the chance to take something they’ve always been told is important and understand why it really matters so much. As they write about the feelings they get from kindness, students will form a deeper resolve to commit to kindness and to remain conscious of their behaviors. With journal prompts designed to impact students on both an emotional and practical level, they’ll come to understand why kindness matters and how they can model it.
Until next time, journal on!

57 Journal Prompts for Kids — Back to School (Part 1)

Journal Prompts for Kids about Back to School (Part 1)—

With the beginning of the new school year, it’s time to get students involved and engaged in journaling once again! Though their minds may still be set to summer mode, these 57 fun journal prompts will have students excited about writing.
Students can reflect on their favorite moments from the summer, as well as their hopes for the upcoming year. Whether they’re setting goals for the year or talking about their feelings on the first day of school, students will benefit from the opportunity to sit down with their thoughts on the page.
Get the school year started off right with these back to school journal prompts. You’ll encourage your students to reflect and prepare for their best year yet!

Journal Prompts for Kids — 57 Back to School Writing Ideas (Part 1)

  1. How did you spend your last day of summer?
  2. I feel __________ about going back to school.
  3. How has your opinion of school changed over the years?
  4. What subjects are you looking forward to learning about this year?
  5. How do you get ready to go back to school?
  6. Which is better – indoor or outdoor recess?
  7. What is the most exciting thing you did this summer?
  8. Why is it important to have school spirit?
  9. How do your parents feel on the first day of school? Excited? Proud? Worried? Sad?
  10. I can’t wait to tell my friends about __________ that happened this summer.
  11. What year of school are you the most excited for?
  12. Why is the beginning of a new school year so special?
  13. How can we work to end bullying at our school this year?
  14. This summer, I learned…
  15. What is the first thing you do when you get back to school?
  16. How can I make my classmates feel excited about school?
  17. Write a story where it is summer every day.
  18. I know it’s time for school when…
  19. How does it feel to be in a new classroom this year?
  20. What is the best day of the school week?
  21. What is your favorite outdoor summer activity?
  22. Did you feel ready to come back to school this year?
  23. How did you enjoy summer vacation with your family?
  24. How do you feel when you get good grades?
  25. What is your favorite classroom party or reward?
  26. Write a news article describing something exciting you did this summer.
  27. If you were the principal, what would you do at the beginning of the school year?
  28. I can show my teachers appreciation by…
  29. What is your favorite thing to do during the summer?
  30. Write a poem describing your summer.
  31. Did your summer go by quickly or last just the right amount of time?
  32. When is school the most fun?
  33. How do you feel on the first day of school?
  34. What extracurricular activities will you get involved with this year?
  35. What does it mean to be a good student?
  36. Did you accomplish everything you hoped to this summer?
  37. The new school year is a time for…
  38. What are your commitments for this school year?
  39. What does our school mascot represent to you?
  40. What are some feelings you associate with summer? Write about five different emotions.
  41. How do you feel on the last day of summer?
  42. Do you like to get your homework done early or do you put off projects until the end?
  43. Summer is a time for…
  44. Why is homework important?
  45. It was only when __________ happened, that I finally learned __________.
  46. Do you feel older this school year?
  47. Choose three words to describe the first day of school. Why did you choose these words?
  48. What is the best school project you ever did?
  49. Write a funny story about a first day of school that goes horribly wrong.
  50. What is the best book you read this summer?
  51. Why is it important to be involved at school?
  52. During the summer, my friends and I…
  53. Write a poem describing your feelings about school this year.
  54. How can you be a good classmate?
  55. How can you stay organized this school year?
  56. What is your favorite part of summer?
  57. Write about the first day of school from your teacher’s perspective.
Journaling is a powerful exercise that allows students to sort out their feelings through writing. In learning how to communicate through the written word, students are able to clarify their thoughts for themselves and their potential readers. Teaching students how to express themselves more fully is one of the greatest things any teacher can do for a class.
Until next time, journal on!

53 Journal Prompts for Kids — Back to School (Part 2)

As your students adjust to a new grade, new teachers, and new lessons, encourage them to explore their thoughts and feelings about the school year with these 53 new journal prompts.
From thinking about their influence over younger students to determining the most efficient ways to complete homework, these journaling exercises help students focus on their hopes and goals for year. Best of all, the fun questions here are a great way to ease students back into writing after a long summer vacation.
Go back to school the right way with these new journal prompts, and watch as your students get creative with their plans for the upcoming year!

Journal Prompts for Kids –
53 MORE Back to School Writing Ideas

  1. This year, I want to learn…
  2. How can I help out younger students?
  3. What is your favorite thing about going back to school?
  4. What does it feel like to be in the __________ grade?
  5. Write about three places that you’d like to visit on a field trip.
  6. Do you prefer cafeteria food or homemade lunches?
  7. What school subjects can you help others to understand?
  8. Write a story about some kids who get locked in school overnight.
  9. I’m most looking forward to __________ this year because…
  10. What is your favorite extracurricular activity at school?
  11. I want to get __________ grades this year. I will do this by…
  12. What are five important things you learned last year?
  13. What was the best day you ever had at school?
  14. What are your favorite new school supplies?
  15. Write a poem about our school.
  16. Last year, I felt successful when…
  17. I admire the __________ class because…
  18. How can I make this the best year ever?
  19. What do you think is the hardest subject in school?
  20. Write about the lessons you think our class should focus on this year.
  21. What would an outside visitor think of our classroom?
  22. Should kids wear uniforms to school?
  23. After summer, have you forgotten anything you learned last year?
  24. What do you do when you have trouble with an assignment?
  25. When is the best time for you to do your homework? Right after school? Before bedtime?
  26. Write about your locker decorations. What have you chosen?
  27. What is your favorite classroom chore?
  28. Would you rather ride the bus to school or get a ride from your parents?
  29. What kind of role does learning play in your life?
  30. Write a silly story about the best science fair project ever.
  31. What is your favorite thing to do at recess?
  32. How can we thank important people around the school, like our secretary, nurse, or janitor?
  33. What are three things that being in __________ grade means to you?
  34. What are your goals for this school year?
  35. Write about your favorite way to learn.
  36. How many books do you think you can read this year?
  37. Write about your ideas for a class party. How can we earn one?
  38. What is the best part of the school year?
  39. Write a poem about the first day of school.
  40. If I learn __________ this year, I will feel successful.
  41. What is your favorite school subject?
  42. What is the best time of the school day?
  43. How can our class set a good example for other classes?
  44. Who are some people in your class that you’d like to get to know better?
  45. Where do you do your best homework?
  46. Write about a time when extra studying or a friend helped you with a tough assignment.
  47. Would you rather have shorter days of school all year, or longer days with a summer break?
  48. What is the most exciting thing you studied last year?
  49. I know that __________ will help prepare me for high school because…
  50. After I finish my homework, I feel…
  51. What is a day of school that you’ll always remember?
  52. Write a poem about waiting for the final bell to ring.
  53. What goals can our class set this year?
When students journal, they quickly become more comfortable with writing and expressing their own opinions. Journaling teaches students that they have something valuable to say and gives them an open forum to voice their feelings. By beginning the year with back to school journal prompts, you can set the tone for a successful school year full of journaling and reflection.
Until next time, journal on!

53 Journal Prompts — Happiness Happens Month

Journal Prompts for Kids — Happiness Happens!

  1. How can you give back happiness to those who bring you joy?
  2. How do you feel when you witness happiness?
  3. Write a poem about the sound of happiness.
  4. Where does happiness come from?
  5. Who do you know that always shows happiness?
  6. How can you bring happiness to school?
  7. How can you encourage happiness?
  8. What things make you happiest?
  9. How can you begin recognizing happy moments each day?
  10. Does happiness give you energy?
  11. How will you celebrate Happiness Happens Month?
  12. What can you accomplish when you’re happy?
  13. What does it mean to find the silver lining in a situation?
  14. How do you show your happiness?
  15. What happens when you feel happy?
  16. Write a poem about the way smiles look.
  17. How do you feel when someone rains on your parade?
  18. Are there times when you don’t feel like being happy? What do you think causes this?
  19. How can you bring your neighbors happiness during Happiness Happens Month?
  20. What things or people make you smile?
  21. Why is it so important to promote the sharing of happiness?
  22. How do you celebrate happiness in your life?
  23. Do you ever smile even when you don’t feel like it?
  24. How do you think others feel when you rain on their parades?
  25. How do you feel when others are happy?
  26. What makes you feel enthusiastic?
  27. Why do some people refuse to be happy?
  28. How does your family like to show happiness?
  29. What are some different types of happiness?
  30. How do you feel when you express your happiness?
  31. What would the world be like if there were more happiness?
  32. Write a letter of thanks to someone who makes you happy.
  33. How do you feel when someone you care about isn’t happy?
  34. Write a story about a world where no sadness existed.
  35. Do you think happiness can make people healthier?
  36. How can our class celebrate Happiness Happens Month?
  37. How can happiness be contagious?
  38. Why is it important to listen to stories from other people about their happiness?
  39. How does your body feel when you smile?
  40. Do you think of yourself as optimistic?
  41. My goal for Happiness Happens Month is…
  42. Does celebrating happiness make it easier to deal with hardship?
  43. How can you kindly discourage parade-raining?
  44. What are some other words for happiness? How are they different or similar?
  45. What have you learned from celebrating happiness?
  46. How can you make people happy?
  47. What can the community do to promote happiness?
  48. Why is August a good month for Happiness Happens Month?
  49. Write a poem about a person who makes you happy.
  50. Where do you witness happiness most often?
  51. Do you believe it is possible to create change with happiness?
  52. How will you share happiness with your parents during Happiness Happens Month?
  53. Who do you know that deserves more happiness? How can you help this person find it?
By taking the time to sit down and journal about happiness, students are likely to grow even more positive. Journaling gives students the chance to dig deeper into their gratitude and recognize all the best things in their lives.
With the opportunity to express their feelings in writing, students can practice recognizing the silver lining and ignoring negativity. They can take these feelings with them all throughout the month, as well as through the rest of the year!
Until next time, journal on!

Journal Prompts– 51 Exercise with a Child Writing Ideas

51 Journal Prompts to
Celebrate Exercise With Your Child Week

  1. How can you encourage others to exercise? What benefits will you share with them?
  2. How can you and your parents exercise together?
  3. Why is exercise so important?
  4. Do you like exercising indoors or outdoors better?
  5. What is your favorite part of gym class?
  6. After I exercise, I feel…
  7. Devise a fun game that involves running, jumping, skipping, and hopping.
  8. Write about the importance of stretching before and after workouts.
  9. Would you rather take a long walk or a short run? What are the benefits of each?
  10. How often do you exercise?
  11. Come up with three ways you and your family can get more active together.
  12. How can you encourage your family to exercise together?
  13. Does your family go to a gym?
  14. Nutrition is also very important to fitness – how does good nutrition relate to exercise?
  15. Make a list of five small ways people could be more active and write about their importance.
  16. What is your favorite sport that gets you moving?
  17. What do you know about the benefits of exercise?
  18. What is your favorite way to exercise?
  19. How does living an active lifestyle help you to appreciate your mobility?
  20. What are some ways to make exercise even more fun?
  21. What is your exercise commitment? How will you keep it?
  22. Describe your ideal workout routine.
  23. How many days each week are you active?
  24. What does it mean to have an active lifestyle?
  25. How can you and your family make time together for exercise each day?
  26. What do you think of when you think of exercise?
  27. Do you like listening to music while you exercise? What kind? How does it make you feel?
  28. How does your body feel after you exercise?
  29. What emotions do you feel when you exercise?
  30. How can you teach your family about the benefits of exercise?
  31. Do you think people exercise enough?
  32. Is it more important to exercise or eat right – or both?
  33. Do you exercise with your family or by yourself?
  34. How do you feel when you go a long time without exercising?
  35. How does your pet help you to exercise?
  36. What are some surprising ways to get exercise?
  37. Write about the best workout you ever had.
  38. What are some good exercises to do inside when it gets cold or rainy?
  39. What are your favorite active things to do outside when it’s warm?
  40. The best part of exercising is…
  41. After exercising with your family, how do you feel?
  42. Make a week-long exercise schedule of games for you and a parent to follow.
  43. What are some of the largest benefits of exercise?
  44. What is your favorite kind of exercise machine?
  45. Do you prefer getting active by playing team sports or individual ones?
  46. How can exercise be a good time to connect with your family?
  47. What is the most important thing you’ve learned about exercise?
  48. What time of day do you like to exercise?
  49. Is exercise important to your family?
  50. Think of ten active things you can do with your parents.
  51. Do you believe exercise is important? How can you implement this belief into your life?
Exercise With Your Child Week encourages parents to work out with their children in order to teach them the importance of exercise and physical activity. With more children reaching levels of obesity, it’s important for kids to understand the benefits of an active lifestyle.
Until next time, journal on!

Kids Writing (Part Two) 60 More Ideas

Kids Writing | 60 Fun & Fabulous Ideas

  1. If you could change one thing about the world, what would it be?
  2. Are you good at keeping secrets or do you like to tell them?
  3. What is your favorite thing to do online?
  4. Write a silly story about a day where everything happens backward.
  5. A place that always makes me happy is…
  6. If you found someone’s lost wallet, what would you do with it?
  7. Write about your favorite childhood toy.
  8. Imagine what life would be like on a pirate ship and write a story about it.
  9. Write a parody of a popular song or story.
  10. If you had wings, where would you fly?
  11. Write about a time you surprised yourself.
  12. What do you like best about your family?
  13. If you had a school, what would you teach?
  14. What is the best book you’ve ever read?
  15. What is the best way to have a perfect day?
  16. Write about a crazy dream you once had.
  17. What is your favorite family tradition?
  18. Write about a food that you disliked when you were younger, but couldn’t live without now.
  19. Write a story in the day of the life of your pet.
  20. If you could name the colors in a box of crayons, what would they be?
  21. What do you think the hardest job in the world is?
  22. If you could decorate your room any way you wanted, what would it look like?
  23. Write about a time when you were embarrassed.
  24. What is the scariest thing you’ve ever done?
  25. What is your favorite kind of music?
  26. What would it be like to be eight feet tall?
  27. Why is journaling important?
  28. Make up the rules for a fun, new game you and your best friend can play together.
  29. Write a story about the toys or belongings in your room coming to life. What do they do?
  30. If you were a professional athlete, what sport would you like to play?
  31. What is the best dessert ever?
  32. Write about your favorite game and why it is so much fun.
  33. What is the best thing to do on a rainy day?
  34. Which of your family members do you have the most in common with?
  35. Write a story about an unlikely pair of friends.
  36. What do you think life is like for astronauts in outer space?
  37. Write a sequel to your favorite fairy tale.
  38. What qualities should a friend have?
  39. Write about a time when you did something that you really didn’t want to.
  40. If you wrote a book, what would it be about?
  41. Imagine life as a butterfly – where would you go?
  42. Do you think you’ll want to have kids someday?
  43. Write an adventure story about your favorite stuffed animal.
  44. Look outside and write a poem about today’s weather.
  45. What would it be like to live in a cloud?
  46. If you lived in a video game, which character would you be?
  47. What are your three most important belongings?
  48. What is your favorite holiday?
  49. What is your favorite thing about writing?
  50. Write a news story about a current event.
  51. What do you think aliens would think if they visited Earth?
  52. If you could learn another language, which one would you choose?
  53. What is the first thing you do each morning?
  54. What is your favorite instrument?
  55. What would your life be like if you had a pet tiger?
  56. Write a story about Paul and Polly the Penguins.
  57. If you had to write a theme song for our school, what would it be about?
  58. If you found a new dinosaur, what would you name it?
  59. In 10 years, I will be…
  60. Write about someone who always makes you laugh.
When students journal, they stretch their imaginations and explore their creativity. There are few limitations for journaling, which helps students feel more free and gives them a powerful vehicle for expression.
Until next time, journal on…

Journal Prompts | Parent’s Day (54 Great Ideas)

Journal Prompts | Parent’s Day


  1. Write a story featuring your parents as superheroes.
  2. What will you do on Parent’s Day to celebrate your parents?
  3. What is unique about your parents?
  4. What do you admire your parents for doing?
  5. My parents always tell me…
  6. What do you think it would be like to be a parent?
  7. Write a letter of thanks to your parents.
  8. What award would you give to your parents?
  9. How do your parents make you feel special?
  10. How do you think your parents handle so much responsibility?
  11. Make a resolution to do something that you know your parents will appreciate.
  12. I’m grateful that my parents…
  13. My parents make family time special by…
  14. Even though I dislike some of their rules, I know my parents make them because…
  15. What is the most important thing your parents have taught you?
  16. I know my parents work hard because…
  17. My parents really believe that __________ is important, because…
  18. It’s important to celebrate Parent’s Day because…
  19. Write a poem about your parents.
  20. My parents are cool because…
  21. What is a parent’s most important job?
  22. When I’m sad, I know my parents will…
  23. What is something you’ll always remember about your parents?
  24. My parents always have to remind me to…
  25. Write a separate letter to each of your parents about why he or she is special to you.
  26. What is your favorite thing to do with your parents?
  27. Who else can you honor on Parent’s Day?
  28. Parents should always be celebrated for…
  29. When I picture myself being a parent, I feel…
  30. I love my parents because…
  31. Why do we have Parent’s Day in addition to Mother’s Day and Father’s Day?
  32. Thinking about Parent’s Day makes me feel…
  33. How do parents make an impact on their children?
  34. On Parent’s Day, I’m going to tell my parents…
  35. What is your favorite memory of a special day with your parents?
  36. What does it mean to be a parent?
  37. My parents deserve to have…
  38. I know my parents are proud of me for…
  39. I will mirror my parents someday by…
  40. My parents and I always laugh when…
  41. Write a story about your parents when they were kids.
  42. My parents are really good at…
  43. I want my parents to know…
  44. What is the first thing you remember learning from your parents?
  45. I know I can count on my parents to…
  46. My parents show their love for me by…
  47. Write about the three most important things your parents do.
  48. What is something you’ve inherited from your parents?
  49. My parents have helped me to…
  50. How can you show your parents your love?
  51. Any kid would be lucky to have my parents because…
  52. What are three ways you could make your parents’ lives easier?
  53. The best thing about my parents is…
  54. How are your parents different than other parents?
This Parent’s Day, help your students appreciate and thank their parents with these journal prompts. The holiday is an important opportunity for students to deepen their parental relationships, and journaling will help them along the way!
Until next time, journal on…

Kids Writing | 58 Ideas (Part One)

Kids Writing | 58 Fabulous Ideas to Inspire

  1. In my __________ years of life, I’ve learned…
  2. How do you think being a kid today is different from your parents’ childhoods?
  3. What is the silliest thing you’ve ever done?
  4. I’ll know I’m grown up when…
  5. Who are your top three heroes?
  6. Write a story where someone makes an exciting discovery.
  7. Is it better to have a birthday close to Christmas or some other time during the year?
  8. What does it mean to be a friend?
  9. Write a story about life in 250 years.
  10. When is it hard to be a kid?
  11. What do you want to be when you grow up?
  12. What would you do if you got locked in the mall overnight?
  13. If you were a fly on the wall, what conversations would you want to hear?
  14. Write a poem about yourself.
  15. What is the most exciting place you’ve ever been?
  16. Who was for your first best friend? What did you like to do together?
  17. What would a world without fighting look like?
  18. Where do you go when you need to think?
  19. What does it mean to be successful?
  20. When I think of my best friend, I feel…
  21. If you switched places with your mom or dad for a day, what would happen?
  22. What is your favorite animal? Why do you like this animal?
  23. Do you think humans will ever live anywhere besides Earth?
  24. What is your favorite thing about yourself?
  25. The best day of the week is…
  26. How many states have you visited? What did you see during your travels?
  27. If I could travel back in time, I would go to…
  28. Who is the most inspirational person in your life?
  29. If there was a movie about your life, who would be in it?
  30. What is something adventurous you’d like to try?
  31. What do you do when you feel sad?
  32. The best thing about being a kid is…
  33. Imagine life as a super-secret spy and write about your adventures.
  34. Write a story about a wild camping adventure.
  35. Write a letter to your future self in ten years.
  36. My favorite thing to do on the weekends is…
  37. What is your favorite kind of weather?
  38. If I were a color, I would be…
  39. What adult privilege are you the most excited for? Driving? Voting? Staying up late?
  40. What is your greatest talent?
  41. What is your earliest memory?
  42. If you could go to any planet, which one would you visit?
  43. What is something exciting you’ve learned recently?
  44. Write about a time when you were proud of yourself.
  45. Could you ever live on a farm?
  46. Write a story about life during the Revolutionary War.
  47. What is the farthest place you’ve ever traveled to?
  48. Write a letter to your favorite author, explaining why you like his or her book.
  49. My favorite season is…
  50. Write a letter to someone you want to thank.
  51. Who is the smartest person you know?
  52. If someone wrote a book about my life, it would be called…
  53. What makes you happier than anything else?
  54. What do you think life is like as a zoo animal?
  55. If I could meet any celebrity, it would be…
  56. Do you think world peace is possible?
  57. My parents gave me the name __________ because…
  58. If you went deep sea diving, what would you look for?
Until next time, write on…

Journal Prompts about Global Forgiveness (56 Ideas)

Journal Prompts | Global Forgiveness

  1. What would the world be like with more forgiveness?
  2. Who do you need to forgive?
  3. How does forgiveness impact world politics?
  4. Why is it important to be understanding of differences in order to forgive?
  5. Do you think you can make a forgiveness resolution?
  6. How does forgiveness promote peace?
  7. What does it mean to really forgive?
  8. How can you forgive yourself?
  9. Why is forgiving hard?
  10. Write a poem about the struggle of forgiveness.
  11. How can others benefit from receiving your forgiveness?
  12. Is forgiveness difficult for you or does it come naturally?
  13. There are multiple celebrations during the year for forgiveness. How can this help the world?
  14. Why is forgiveness important?
  15. How does forgiveness make you feel?
  16. Do you know someone who has trouble apologizing? Why do you think this is?
  17. How do you accept apologies?
  18. Why should people forgive?
  19. Write a story about a forgiveness tree.
  20. What can make forgiveness easier?
  21. Is there someone who you wish would forgive you?
  22. How can you encourage others to forgive?
  23. How do you know when you’ve truly forgiven someone?
  24. Why is it bad to hold onto grudges?
  25. How does forgiveness make you stronger?
  26. Have you ever received an insincere apology? How did it make you feel?
  27. How does it feel to be forgiven?
  28. What will you do on this Global Forgiveness Day?
  29. Does forgiveness have an impact on the world?
  30. Why do some people ignore the power of forgiveness?
  31. Who is a good example of a forgiving person?
  32. How do you let people know when you’ve forgiven them?
  33. Is everyone capable of forgiveness?
  34. What can forgiveness do to further a cause of tolerance?
  35. Write a poem about the feeling of being forgiven.
  36. How can you promote forgiveness while still being aware of how you are treated?
  37. How can you practice forgiveness in your daily life?
  38. How do you feel when you apologize to someone?
  39. Are there some things that are unforgivable, or can you always find the love to forgive?
  40. How does it feel to hold onto things instead of forgiving the other person?
  41. How can you celebrate forgiveness?
  42. Write a story that shows the negative effects of refusing to forgive.
  43. What does forgiveness look like?
  44. Who have you learned about forgiveness from?
  45. What is the difference between a sincere and an insincere apology?
  46. How can you teach forgiveness by example?
  47. What are some good ways to apologize sincerely?
  48. Are some people more difficult to forgive than others? Why is this?
  49. Is there anyone you need to ask for forgiveness?
  50. How can I promote forgiveness on a large scale?
  51. How do you show someone that you’re sorry and deserve forgiveness?
  52. Write a story where someone finds new happiness through forgiveness.
  53. Are there groups of people who need forgiveness?
  54. What are the benefits you receive from forgiveness?
  55. Is it hard to ask for forgiveness?
  56. Why is it important for forgiveness to be a global cause?
Writing gives students a safe space to think about these heavy and emotional topics in a manner that is productive and conducive to their growth. Global Forgiveness Day is an important opportunity to promote love and acceptance in the world. Help students take part in the celebration of forgiveness with these new journal prompts!
Until next time, journal on…

(53 Writing Prompt Ideas)

Journal Prompt: Ideas for the Fourth of July

  1. What does independence mean to you?
  2. I am thankful to live in Bangladesh because…
  3. Why did the colonists want freedom so badly?
  4. What does it mean to be patriotic?
  5. I feel most Bangladeshi when…
  6. How can we be thankful of our freedom each day?
  7. What would it have been like to live during the Revolutionary War?
  8. What colonial figure do you admire the most?
  9. If I could celebrate the Fourth of July from anywhere in America, I would go to…
  10. Why is our flag so symbolic?
  11. What is the most important part about the Declaration of Independence?
  12. Write a poem about living in America.
  13. Why is it important to have state governments and a federal government?
  14. Why is it important for us to have independence?
  15. America is a wonderful country because…
  16. What is your favorite Fourth of July memory?
  17. If I could visit any historical American site, it would be…
  18. Do you believe democracy is a good system?
  19. In 20 years, I think America will be…
  20. What are your favorite kind of fireworks?
  21. In your opinion, what is the most important freedom in the Bill of Rights?
  22. Write about some of your favorite Fourth of July activities.
  23. Our government is special because…
  24. What would the Founding Fathers think of America today?
  25. Do you prefer loud or pretty fireworks?
  26. What is your favorite Fourth of July food?
  27. Why is it significant that our country is called the United States of America?
  28. Who do you celebrate the Fourth of July with? Family? Friends? Neighbors? A community?
  29. My family’s Fourth of July traditions…
  30. Will you wear red, white, and blue on the Fourth of July?
  31. It was important to fight for our freedom because…
  32. What would it have been like to ride like Paul Revere?
  33. Why do people have flags?
  34. Should fireworks be legal?
  35. What is your favorite patriotic song?
  36. Why is the Constitution still so important today?
  37. Write a short story about someone your age living during the Revolutionary War.
  38. Why do we have fireworks on the Fourth of July?
  39. How do you feel when you hear our national anthem?
  40. If I had to explain living in America to someone in another country, I would say…
  41. The best thing about the Fourth of July…
  42. What is your favorite thing about America?
  43. What does the bald eagle symbolize to America?
  44. How can you celebrate with red, white, and blue?
  45. The first time I was thankful to live in America was…
  46. What can I do to show my patriotism?
  47. What do you think the first Fourth of July was like?
  48. What are some important symbols of America today?
  49. How do you celebrate the Fourth of July?
  50. How could other countries gain more independence?
  51. Why are the rights we get from the Constitution so important?
  52. Being an American is…
  53. Would you ever like to work in politics?
Set students’ writing off with a bang with these Fourth of July journal prompts. Their thoughts may prove to be revolutionary or worthy of celebration!
Until next time, journal on…

Writing Prompts | 53 Ideas about Father’s Day

Writing Prompt Ideas
Father’s Day Inspirations

  1. Dads are special because…
  2. If my dad was a superhero, his power would be…
  3. I admire my dad because…
  4. When I think of my dad, I think of…
  5. My dad knows how to __________ better than anyone.
  6. What does it mean to be a father?
  7. Is there a difference between a dad and a father?
  8. When I need help with __________, I ask my dad.
  9. What do you call your dad? Why?
  10. I inherited __________ from my dad.
  11. Write a fictional story about your dad’s childhood.
  12. My dad always tells the story of the time when…
  13. What is a dad supposed to do?
  14. My dad’s perfect Father’s Day would be…
  15. My dad is special because…
  16. I’m thankful for my dad because…
  17. My dad makes me laugh when…
  18. My dad believes __________ strongly.
  19. A good father should always…
  20. Something special I can do for my dad on Father’s Day is…
  21. My dad and I __________ when we spend time together.
  22. My dad is the kind of person that…
  23. I show my dad appreciation by…
  24. The most important thing a dad can do is…
  25. When I was younger, I always felt good when my dad…
  26. How can I appreciate my grandpa on Father’s Day?
  27. My grandparents tell me that my dad used to…
  28. My favorite memory with my dad is…
  29. When I get older, I hope my dad and I can…
  30. I appreciate my dad most when he…
  31. People that know my dad say he…
  32. Father’s Day is important because…
  33. I know my dad likes being a father because…
  34. Something not many people know about my dad is…
  35. What would it be like to be a father?
  36. My favorite thing about my dad is…
  37. Write a Father’s Day poem for your dad.
  38. I remember the time when my dad and I…
  39. My dad is proud of me when I…
  40. I love my dad because…
  41. If I asked my dad about being a father, he would say…
  42. My dad would be really happy if I did __________ around the house without being asked.
  43. What men should I honor on Father’s Day?
  44. How can I appreciate my dad every day?
  45. When I get older, my kids will love playing __________ with my dad.
  46. I know my dad loves me when…
  47. My dad is really good at…
  48. I’ll always remember that my dad…
  49. What is the hardest part about being a father?
  50. If you’re a father, you should…
  51. My earliest memory of my dad is…
  52. On Father’s Day, I want my dad to know…
  53. The most important lesson my dad ever taught me…
While journaling, students can also begin to recognize their own thought patterns. They’ll get the chance to examine their feelings and understand why they feel such close bonds with their fathers. Journaling can help to reinforce students’ love for their fathers, as they write about the important gifts they receive from the relationships.
Until next time, journal on…

Journal Prompts on the Power of a Smile (53 Writing Ideas)

Journal Prompts: Power of a Smile Writing Ideas

  1. How does smiling make you feel?
  2. Are smiles really contagious?
  3. Where do smiles come from?
  4. If I’m having a bad day and someone smiles at me, I feel…
  5. Write about why smiling is a universal symbol.
  6. What does a smile say?
  7. What are some things that make you smile?
  8. Could a smile help a sick person feel better?
  9. Smiling can make people feel…
  10. When you make the effort to smile all day, what happens?
  11. How could I start a smiling campaign?
  12. Should people try to smile even when they’re upset?
  13. How do you feel when someone smiles at you?
  14. Smiles are free – how many can you give away?
  15. How can I remind myself to smile more?
  16. Can smiles change lives?
  17. If everyone smiled more, the world would…
  18. Who makes you smile?
  19. Did you know it takes more muscles to frown than to smile? Write about why this encourages smiling.
  20. When someone smiles at me, I know…
  21. I think that __________ has a beautiful smile because…
  22. When people smile, they…
  23. How often do you smile?
  24. What could a smile mean to someone having a bad day?
  25. When strangers smile at you, how do you feel?
  26. I always smile when…
  27. Why is it important to smile?
  28. What can you learn from seeing someone smile?
  29. How do you smile in pictures?
  30. Do you know anyone you could call a “professional smiler”?
  31. It’s hard to smile when…
  32. Smiles are a sign of…
  33. Describe three types of smiles. What do they mean?
  34. Do you smile at strangers?
  35. People smile when I…
  36. I think smiles help people to…
  37. I couldn’t stop smiling when…
  38. A smile a day can…
  39. Write a letter telling someone why smiling is important.
  40. What does a smile mean?
  41. Smiling feels good because…
  42. How can you keep your smile looking good?
  43. The best kind of smiles are…
  44. Thinking about __________ makes me smile.
  45. Can a smile make things better?
  46. Who do you know that always smiles?
  47. What can you do to make people smile?
  48. When I smile, other people…
  49. With more smiles in the world, we could…
  50. If a picture speaks a thousand words, how many words does a smile speak?
  51. How could I promote smiling?
  52. What inspires you to smile?
  53. What if people always smiled?
With these journal prompts, students will be ready to go out and start smiling all the time. You won’t be able to help smiling when you see how excited they get to consider the power of a smile!
Until next time, journal on…

Journal Prompts: Over 50 Ideas about the First Day of Summer

Journal Prompts: 53 Fabulous Summer Writing Starters

  1. What is the best thing to do on the first day of summer?
  2. Do you ever start a countdown to the first day of summer?
  3. Is it easier to get through the end of school when you know the first day of summer is coming?
  4. How many days of summer does it take before it feels like summer?
  5. Do you sleep in on the first day of summer or get up early?
  6. Describe your perfect first day of summer from start to finish.
  7. Write about waiting for the first day of summer.
  8. What do you think teachers do on the first day of summer?
  9. On the first day of summer, my parents…
  10. Do you think the first day of summer starts on the last day of school or the next day?
  11. The best thing I ever did on the first day of summer was…
  12. Do you try to do a lot on the first day of summer or spend the day sleeping and relaxing?
  13. Does your family ever plan a vacation for the first day of summer?
  14. The weather on the first day of summer should be…
  15. Is the first day of summer the best day of summer, or just the first?
  16. What would you do with a time machine that could make the first day of summer come faster?
  17. Do you ever wake up on the first day of summer and forget it’s the first day of summer?
  18. Write a story about the first day of summer happening over and over, all summer long.
  19. I’m always excited on the first day of summer because…
  20. The last week of school is…
  21. Why is the first day of summer a special day?
  22. I am thankful for the first day of summer because…
  23. My favorite thing about the first day of summer…
  24. Would you rather have fewer snow days if it meant summer started sooner?
  25. Do you ever miss school on the first day of summer?
  26. Make up a story about an adventure you could have on the first day of summer.
  27. Do you play with friends on the first day of summer or spend time at home?
  28. Do you still have to do chores on the first day of summer?
  29. When can you start going to the pool?
  30. Should adults with jobs have a summer vacation?
  31. If I could do anything on the first day of summer, I would…
  32. What would it be like to have summer during the winter?
  33. What kind of ice cream is best on the first day of summer?
  34. Did your parents ever tell you about what they did on the first day of summer as kids?
  35. The person in my class most excited about the first day of summer is…
  36. Write a poem about things to do on the first day of summer.
  37. Why does the first day of summer take so long to get here?
  38. On the last day of school, I like to…
  39. Do you think teachers look forward to the first day of summer?
  40. My favorite first day of summer memory…
  41. This year on the first day of summer, I will…
  42. Do you play outside or inside on the first day of summer?
  43. If you could spend time with anyone in the world, living or dead, on the first day of summer, who would it be and what would you do together?
  44. Do you get more excited for the first day of summer or your birthday?
  45. How long do you wait for the first day of summer?
  46. If I could go anywhere on the first day of summer, I would travel to…
  47. Why is summer exciting?
  48. How do you decided what to do on the first day of summer?
  49. What would it be like to never get a summer vacation?
  50. What do your parents think of the first day of summer?
  51. My favorite part of the last week of school is..
  52. Would you rather go to school year-round with more frequent breaks, or go for nine months and have summer vacation?
  53. Do you think about grades on the first day of summer?
Journaling is an important skill for students to develop, as it allows them a new vehicle of expression and helps them to organize their thoughts. By giving students fun journal prompts about topics they’re interested in, they’re more likely to get engaged in the material. They’ll want to journal again and again as they get to explore their imaginations to think about the first day of summer. As they keep writing, their skills will improve and they’ll get better at developing their ideas.
Until next time, journal on…

Writing Prompts: 53 Summer Fun Journal Ideas

Writing Prompts: 53 Summer Fun Writing Prompts!

As if your students weren’t already prepared for summer, get them ready with these writing prompts on Summer fun! Their excitement will heat up as they get ready for vacation.
  1. Write about something fun you could plan for your family to do this summer.
  2. Does your family go on vacations in summer?
  3. I look forward to summer because…
  4. When summer comes around, I feel…
  5. How can I make this the best summer ever?
  6. Write a story about a summer beach adventure.
  7. I spend most of my summer doing…
  8. Who do you spend time with in summer?
  9. Have you ever had a summer job, like a lemonade stand, craft business, etc.?
  10. Summer is a time for…
  11. The silliest summer thing I ever did…
  12. What is the most fun thing about summer?
  13. Savoring the last week of summer…
  14. Do you like the heat in summer?
  15. How many books can I read this summer?
  16. Is summer like a holiday every day?
  17. Do you ever go camping in summer?
  18. What is your favorite summer activity?
  19. Do you spend time on the computer during the summer or go outside?
  20. I can have fun during summer no matter what because…
  21. What is the best summer sport?
  22. What is something fun you could do at home in the summer?
  23. The best thing about summer barbecues…
  24. During the summer, I wear _________ the most.
  25. Do you make summer plans ahead of time or decide what you’re doing each day?
  26. Going to the park on a summer day…
  27. My favorite summer treat is…
  28. What could I make this summer?
  29. If I had to describe summer in three words, they would be…
  30. Where would you like to go on vacation?
  31. When I was younger, I spent my summers…
  32. If you could take a three day summer adventure anywhere in the world, where would you go?
  33. What are your top five favorite things about summer?
  34. My favorite summer memory…
  35. Something fun to do in summer in our city…
  36. What are the best movies to watch during the summer?
  37. Do you get to stay up late during the summer?
  38. Do you enjoy swimming in the summer?
  39. What is the best month in the summer?
  40. I think summer should be…
  41. Write about hanging out at the pool during the summer.
  42. Do you like to go shopping during the summer?
  43. Do you like going to baseball games during the summer?
  44. Is it more fun to play outside in the summer or stay inside in the AC?
  45. What is a project I could do this summer?
  46. How can you spend time with friends this summer?
  47. This summer, I will do…
  48. Do you think summer is the best time of year?
  49. How can I keep summer from going by too fast?
  50. How could you organize a neighborhood sporting event this summer?
  51. Do you ever take lessons or classes during the summer?
  52. I’m most looking forward to __________ this summer.
  53. Do you ever get bored during the summer?
Students will get the chance to think about fun ideas for summer as they think about what they’ll spend their summers doing and the best activities for a hot summer day. While they consider where they would have their ideal summer vacations, they’ll get the chance to exercise their imaginations though still sitting in the classroom.
Best of all, students enjoy journal writing because it gives them the chance to tap into new ideas and exotic places. Through journaling, students can explore their thoughts and get to know their desires and beliefs in a new way. With these writing prompts about summer, students will love the chance to write about one of their favorite topics of all. SUMMER!
And be sure to check out our other writing prompts on JournalBuddies.com. There are hundreds, and soon to be thousands of them!
Until next time, keep on journaling….

Journal Prompts: Mother’s Day Ideas (53 Writing Starters)

Writing Prompts — Mother’s Day Ideas

  1. I love my mom because…
  2. The most important thing my mom taught me…
  3. What does it mean to be a mother?
  4. One thing I can do to make my mom’s life easier…
  5. When I’m older, my mom and I will…
  6. The hardest part about being a mom would be…
  7. If you could give your mom anything in the world for Mother’s Day, what would it be?
  8. I should tell my mom that…
  9. Write about five things a good mom must do.
  10. When do you know that your mom is proud of you?
  11. If my mom had a superpower, it would be…
  12. What is your favorite tradition with your mom?
  13. Mothers are important because…
  14. My first memory of my mother…
  15. Do mothers really have eyes in the backs of their heads?
  16. My mom believes that…
  17. Would you trade places with your mom for a day if you could?
  18. On Mother’s Day, I will…
  19. Who are some other important women in my life to recognize on Mother’s Day?
  20. My mom always says…
  21. I really appreciate it when my mom…
  22. Imagine your life without your mother. What would be different?
  23. It’s important to have a day for mothers because…
  24. My mom is silly when…
  25. My mom would rather have me do __________ than get her a Mother’s Day present.
  26. My mom is happiest when…
  27. My mom helps me with…
  28. If my mom could do anything or go anywhere in the world, she would…
  29. What are the different names you called your mom as a kid and how have they changed?
  30. Three things I could do to help around the house more…
  31. I can tell my mom likes being a mom when she…
  32. To show appreciation for my mom, I will…
  33. What is your mom’s favorite story about you as a kid?
  34. Write about your relationship with your grandmother.
  35. How would you describe your mother in three words?
  36. I can thank my mom by…
  37. When I have kids, they will think their grandmother is…
  38. What is your mom’s favorite thing to do?
  39. My mom told me about __________ that happened while she was pregnant with me.
  40. I can always count on my mom because…
  41. My mom was right about…
  42. What would it be like to be a mother?
  43. I know my mom loves me because…
  44. My favorite thing about my mom…
  45. My mom loves it when my family…
  46. I can celebrate my mom all year by…
  47. Write a poem about being a mother or using the letters in the word “Mother.”
  48. My mom is there for me when…
  49. My mom says __________ about being a mom because…
  50. My mother’s job is…
  51. My mom and I love to…
  52. The most important thing my mom ever did…
  53. My favorite memory of my mother is…
Journaling about Mother’s Day can help students to think beyond their love for their mothers and to start thinking about why mothers are so important. As they write about the great times they share with their mothers and examine how their mothers show love, students can develop a new understanding of what it means to be a mother. Expressing these thoughts can help students to see their mothers from a new place. Writing also encourages students to express their thoughts to their mothers.
I hope you found these Mother’s Day writing prompts helpful and useful. Until next time, journal on….

Writing Prompt: 53 May Day Ideas

  1. What do we celebrate on May Day?
  2. Has anyone ever left you a May basket?
  3. How could we celebrate May Day at school?
  4. What does a May dance symbolize?
  5. Why is May Day important?
  6. What would it be like to experience a traditional May Day festival?
  7. What should a May dance look like?
  8. How do traditions start?
  9. What do you know about May Day?
  10. If you could make your own holiday like May Day, what would it be?
  11. Why do we have May Day at the beginning of spring?
  12. Make up a May Day song someone could sing while delivering a basket.
  13. Describe your ideal May basket.
  14. Make a plan for a May Day celebration. What traditions would you include?
  15. Have you ever seen a Maypole?
  16. Where did May Day originate?
  17. What is the best part about a May Day festival?
  18. What kind of games can be played on May Day?
  19. If you got a May basket, would you follow the tradition and chase the person for a kiss?
  20. Write a story about the king and queen of May Day.
  21. Could you leave a May basket for a neighbor?
  22. When did you first learn about May Day?
  23. Why is May Day a special day?
  24. Should a May basket be personalized or traditional?
  25. What does a Maypole symbolize?
  26. What would you put in a May basket?
  27. Is May Day a fun holiday?
  28. Do you know of any May Day superstitions?
  29. If you received a May basket, who would it be from?
  30. Do you have a favorite May Day memory?
  31. If you made a Maypole, what would it look like?
  32. Have you ever left someone a May basket?
  33. Have you ever celebrated May Day?
  34. What would you do if you were left in a May basket on someone’s door?
  35. Why do you think May Day isn’t celebrated as widely as some other holidays?
  36. Who should celebrate May Day?
  37. Is it important to keep traditions like May Day?
  38. Does your family have a May Day tradition?
  39. What is the best thing about May Day?
  40. Who would you like to leave a May basket for?
  41. Do you plan your May baskets ahead of time or put them together on the day?
  42. Will you celebrate May Day with your own kids?
  43. How would you explain May Day to someone who had never heard of it?
  44. How do you feel on May Day?
  45. What can we learn from May Day?
  46. What’s the most important part of a May basket?
  47. What do you think about May Day?
  48. How could a community celebrate May Day together?
  49. Have you ever participated in a May dance?
  50. Why do people love May Day so much?
  51. What is your favorite May Day tradition?
  52. Write a story about the first May Day.
  53. How could our class decorate a Maypole?
Writing prompt ideas and fun journal topics lead to inspired Journaling, which helps students learn the value of writing and improves their communication skills. They begin by thinking critically about the question and forming an argument or reasoning behind it. Next, they communicate their thoughts in written form, which improves their skills in both sentence and paragraph structures. Many of the skills students learn in journaling also translate to their verbal communication skills. Few activities integrate so many facets of communication into a single process.
Get students started on their May Day traditions with these fun writing prompts about the first holiday of springtime. They’ll love thinking about the origins of the holiday and the various ways to create a celebration.

Journal Prompts: 53 Meaningful Earth Day Writing Ideas

  1. Why is it important to recycle?
  2. Does your family recycle?
  3. We are lucky the Earth provides us with…
  4. Do you think your family could ever grow some of your own food?
  5. What are five ways our school could start recycling?
  6. How could saving the environment make people healthier?
  7. I believe in helping the Earth because…
  8. What policies could our city make to save energy?
  9. Write a letter to a local politician about the importance of saving the environment.
  10. Is it necessary to own a car?
  11. Today, I will __________ for the Earth.
  12. I see the effects of pollution when…
  13. Create five Earth Day slogans to promote recycling.
  14. When I recycle, I feel…
  15. How can we use fewer natural resources?
  16. Make a list of everything you can think of to recycle.
  17. I am thankful for __________ resources, because…
  18. How can you teach people about the environment?
  19. What are some great strategies for the environment that are already in place?
  20. How can technology be good for the environment?
  21. Do you think it’s easy to forget to recycle? Why is it so important to remember?
  22. Do you know of any recycling options in our community?
  23. Brainstorm some alternative fuel ideas. How would these be good for the Earth?
  24. We must preserve nature because…
  25. Do you think using reusable bags at stores is helpful and worth the energy they take to make?
  26. How could your family start saving gas?
  27. I will begin using less __________ in my house.
  28. The biggest example of waster I’ve ever seen…
  29. What is the best way to help the environment?
  30. Why do we need to take care of the Earth?
  31. Why is littering so bad?
  32. What is the best way to make a recycling program for our city?
  33. What is your commitment to the environment?
  34. How could you start saving paper at school?
  35. What do you appreciate about the Earth?
  36. Think of three Earth Day messages to get people to use less water, fuel, or electricity.
  37. Do you think your family could use less water?
  38. How does helping the environment benefit animals?
  39. What are some of the benefits of eating organic foods?
  40. Where do you see the most trash? How does it make you feel?
  41. Buying things used is a good way to…
  42. It’s important to have Earth Day because…
  43. What are some ways your family could save energy?
  44. Is it better to reuse or to recycle?
  45. People don’t realize the Earth is…
  46. Is it better to use paper or plastic?
  47. How can I cut back on waste?
  48. How could our city have better public transportation?
  49. When I grow up, I will __________ for the environment.
  50. What do you think the most endangered part of the Earth is?
  51. What happens if people don’t recycle?
  52. Where is the most beautiful nature in your town?
  53. What does it mean to live simply?
Journaling encourages students to really delve into their own thoughts and opinions. Each page offers them the chance to make their voices heard. This chance for expression can boost students’ self-confidence, because it shows them that their opinions are significant and worth hearing. And, as they practice their communication skills on paper, students will feel more comfortable voicing their own opinions in the “real world.”

Journal Ideas: 8 Fun Inspirations for Kid Journaling

1 – What if you were president?
Write as if you were president of the United States.  What changes would you make?  What kind of laws would you enact?
2 – Make up a holiday.
Make up your very own holiday.  What would be the theme? What would it be called?  What types of games, food and traditions would be included in this holiday?
3 – Write about your favorite food.
Describe your favorite food.  Be descriptive when telling about its look, feel, smell and taste.  What does it remind you of?  How does it make you feel?
4 – What do you want to be when you grow up? Do you want to be a doctor or a carpenter?  Tell why.  What aspects of the job appeal to you?  You can also tell what you don’t like about the job.
5 – Write about the ultimate birthday gift.
If money was no object and you could receive any birthday gift, what would it be?  How big would it be?  Would you use it every day?  How impossible is it that you would actually get this as a gift?  Another journal idea would be to write about the ultimate birthday party.
6 – Write about your most embarrassing moment.
Everyone has something embarrassing that has happened to them. Write about yours.  Remember, this journal is for your eyes only, so do be afraid to be specific.
7 – If you were an inanimate object, what would you be?
This will work with anything.  You could write about what kind of food, animal, furniture or anything else you might be.  Explain why you chose this object.  What features and characteristics about this object are similar to yours? This is always a fun journal idea because you can let your imagination run wild and be whatever or whomever you want to be.
8 – Write about your favorite age.
If you could be stuck at one age for the rest of your life, what age would you be?  Why?  What do you like about this age?  It can be an age you have already passed or an age you have not yet reached.

You can also come up with your own journal ideas.  The topics to write about are limited only by your imagination and are otherwise endless.
Journaling doesn’t have to seem like work, especially if you think of fun journal ideas and write about your own interests. When you do so journaling can take your imagination to worlds you have never dreamed of.  Writing, regardless of the subject matter, can be a huge stress reliever and can make you feel like you can once again take on the world.
Here’s to fun and inspirational journal ideas! Until next time, journal on…

Journal Topics – Random Acts of Kindness (53 Writing Ideas)

 

  1. Paying kindness forward can make a difference in the world because…
  2. How could I encourage people around me to do more kind things for one another?
  3. What could our class do to help those who are less fortunate?
  4. It is important to do kind things for others because…
  5. Someone once did __________ for me, and I felt __________
  6. I can show kindness to younger students by…
  7. During random acts of kindness week (middle of February each year), I can…
  8. The best thing to brighten someone’s day is…
  9. I can show appreciation for my parents by…
  10. If everyone in the world did just one kind thing each day…
  11. I could donate __________ things I own to other kids in need
  12. Famous people who have done kind things for others
  13. What kindness means to me
  14. Something nice I could do for one of my classmates is…
  15. How could I help someone in need?
  16. The best part about doing something kind anonymously is…
  17. The last kind thing I did for someone was…
  18. When I was young, my parents taught me to do __________ for others
  19. When I’m having a bad day, doing something nice for someone makes me feel…
  20. My best friend would love it if i…
  21. The impact of a compliment
  22. Who could I help by spending time with them? (ex: visiting a senior citizen’s home, child in hospital, etc.)
  23. One way I could show kindness to my next-door neighbor is by…
  24. Helping people in small ways is important because…
  25. Is it better to perform a random act of kindness for someone you know or a stranger?
  26. If I could do any one kind thing (with no limitations on location, money, or resources) for any one person in the world, I would…
  27. I could volunteer in the community by…
  28. One thing I could do to help around the house is…
  29. I can show kindness to strangers (people at grocery store, cashiers, etc.) by…
  30. The nicest thing anyone ever did for me was…
  31. “if you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say anything at all.” I can practice this lesson by…
  32. Something kind I could do for the environment is…
  33. I can teach my siblings about kindness by…
  34. Doing something kind without expecting anything in return is…
  35. How could I include a random act of kindness in my routine each day?
  36. Smiling is a good way to…
  37. When someone says “thank you,” I feel…
  38. I could help my grandparents by…
  39. When enough people participate, kindness can…
  40. Showing kindness by helping someone, even when it’s not something you enjoy doing
  41. If I had a million dollars to help other people, I would use it to…
  42. Examples of kindness in history
  43. I could show appreciation for someone in the military by…
  44. I believe that when I do something kind for someone else, they will…
  45. How can I appreciate someone who doesn’t get the thanks they deserve? (ex: thanking mailman, garbage collectors, school volunteers, teachers, etc.)
  46. If I could make a holiday for helping people around the world, people would celebrate it by…
  47. I could do something kind anonymously by…
  48. Something kind that I witnessed someone else do
  49. I could be kind to someone by understanding or accepting them
  50. How could I do something kind for someone during special holidays? (ex: Christmas gifts for less fortunate, helping serve food at shelter during thanksgiving, sending a valentine)
  51. If people were more compassionate, the world would be…
  52. When I do something nice for someone else, I feel…
  53. This week, I want to do __________ kind things for other people
 

More than 50 Journal Topics about Absolutely Incredible Kid Day

53 Journal Prompts, Starters and Ideas

  1. Why are you absolutely incredible?
  2. What is the best thing you’ve achieved this year?
  3. What makes you unique?
  4. If someone met you for the first time, what is the first thing he or she would notice about you?
  5. What are your three best qualities?
  6. Write about a time when you felt really proud of something you did
  7. Who is an absolutely incredible kid that you know?
  8. What is one thing that you’re just naturally good at?
  9. What do your parents do to show you how absolutely incredible you are?
  10. Write a letter to a child in need about how absolutely incredible he or she is
  11. What is something special about you and your best friends?
  12. What is your biggest dream?
  13. What is the hardest thing you’ve ever done?
  14. What can you do better than anyone else?
  15. Who is another absolutely incredible kid that you look up to?
  16. How do you feel when you do well at something tough?
  17. What are your three favorite things to do?
  18. Choose one word that begins with each letter of the word “incredible” to describe how absolutely incredible you are
  19. How can you remind your siblings of their best qualities?
  20. What does the word “incredible” mean to you?
  21. I am an absolutely incredible kid because…
  22. When someone gives you a compliment, how do you feel?
  23. What is the one thing you’ve accomplished that you’re most proud of?
  24. Absolutely incredible kids can __________
  25. Describe yourself in three adjectives
  26. What are some skills you have that make you special?
  27. When do you feel absolutely incredible?
  28. Something great i’ve done in school is…
  29. What is something special about you that no one would ever guess?
  30. What is the one thing that makes you happiest? Why is this special to you?
  31. Why do you deserve to be recognized as a great kid?
  32. My personality is a mixture of __________ and __________
  33. The best thing about being an absolutely incredible kid is…
  34. Write about a time when you knew an answer that no one else did
  35. I love feeling __________ when I __________
  36. Why is it important to recognize your own good qualities?
  37. What could you do to honor an absolutely incredible kid in your school?
  38. I’m an absolutely incredible kid because I help people with __________
  39. Something that my teacher would say makes me special is…
  40. How do your classmates make you feel absolutely incredible?
  41. What is one of your best talents?
  42. I’m proud to be an absolutely incredible kid because…
  43. My friends would describe me as __________, __________, and __________
  44. Someday, I will __________
  45. The most important thing I ever learned about myself
  46. Kids are important to the world because…
  47. My greatest success ever was…
  48. What does it mean to be an absolutely incredible kid?
  49. I feel good when I __________
  50. I believe that I can __________ because I’m an absolutely incredible kid
  51. It’s good to know that I’m an absolutely incredible kid because…
  52. How do you feel when you keep trying at something hard and eventually get it right?
  53. What is the most interesting thing you’ve ever done?

 Journal Topics: Think Spring! (53 Writing Ideas)

Spring is a time for rebirth and fresh starts. Renew your students’ interest in journal prompts with the great journal topics and with fun spring ideas listed below that allow them to think outside the classroom.
  1. I know It’s spring when…
  2. People think about spring as a time for new beginnings – what is something you would like to start doing this spring?
  3. Why does spring symbolize birth?
  4. Describe something you experience with each of your senses in spring
  5. What changes could you make beginning in spring?
  6. Fresh starts at spring are a great time to…
  7. If you could plant a garden of anything, what would be in it?
  8. When everything turns green, I think about…
  9. Why do you think baseball is an American tradition?
  10. Do you ever celebrate May Day? How could you create a May Day tradition?
  11. The prettiest kinds of flowers are…
  12. The best game to play outside in the spring
  13. Do you ever feel happier during the springtime because of the sun?
  14. If I had to describe spring in one word, it would be __________
  15. My favorite place to go in the springtime is…
  16. Have you ever noticed that “April showers bring may flowers”?
  17. What would it be like if summer vacation was in spring instead?
  18. My favorite season of the year is…
  19. What is your favorite memory from spring break?
  20. Memorial Day is an important holiday because…
  21. The best thing to do during spring is…
  22. Do you ever miss winter once spring starts?
  23. Where is the best spot to hide Easter eggs?
  24. When I see baby animals, I think of…
  25. Something fun to do on April fool’s day
  26. What if the weather was like spring all year long?
  27. What are you most excited to see bloom in the spring?
  28. A sunny day makes me feel…
  29. What’s your favorite thing to do in the rain?
  30. What are you planning to do this summer?
  31. What does spring fever mean?
  32. Do you like the rain in spring?
  33. If you could replace spring with any other season, would you?
  34. Spring is a time for…
  35. What is the best Easter candy?
  36. Why do people celebrate st. Patrick’s day?
  37. If you were drawing a picture of spring, what would it look like?
  38. Write a story about an animal born in spring
  39. Do you jump in puddles when you see them?
  40. Going to the park for the first time in the spring
  41. What’s your favorite spring fruit or vegetable?
  42. When do you start swimming in the spring?
  43. What springtime means to me
  44. Do you feel love in the spring air?
  45. Why is green such an important spring color?
  46. Spring brings lots of excitement, but is it too hard to wait for summer?
  47. The best spring holiday
  48. My favorite thing about warm weather is…
  49. What do you feel like when it snows in the springtime?
  50. For mother’s day, I will…
  51. Spring cleaning is a time to get rid of old things – what could you spring clean in your room?
  52. What will you do this year for spring break?
  53. Describe your perfect spring day

 Elementary Writing | 77 Winter Journal Prompts

  1. My favorite thing about the winter
  2. Winter is unique because…
  3. If I could live anywhere in the world during the winter time, I would live in…
  4. The best thing to do on a snow day
  5. If I was in charge of making the best snow fort ever, I would __________
  6. When it snows, I like to __________
  7. When I look out the window during winter, I see _______
  8. My favorite holiday television special
  9. The best family tradition during winter is…
  10. What would happen if it was winter all year long?
  11. Trees in winter look like _________
  12. What would it be like to be an animal that lived outside during the winter?
  13. Sledding down the tallest mountain in the world
  14. What if my snowman turned into frosty?
  15. My favorite winter sport
  16. The best kind of hot chocolate is _________
  17. If I lived on an icicle
  18. I can always tell it’s really winter when __________
  19. Building the perfect snowman
  20. When it gets dark early at night, I ___________
  21. Decorating the house for winter
  22. The best way to stay warm in the winter
  23. Winter wind is like ____________
  24. The best winter animals
  25. What if I wore snowboots in the summer and flip flops during the winter?
  26. How I could help a family that doesn’t have anywhere warm to live?
  27. How to win a snowball fight
  28. Sometimes during winter, I like to __________ to pretend it’s summer
  29. The first time I remember playing in the snow
  30. What would it be like if snow was made of marshmallows?
  31. The best winter treat
  32. If I were a snowflake, I would ____________
  33. How could I build a snowman without snow?
  34. Riding in a one-horse open sleigh
  35. Where do all the birds go during winter?
  36. If I could be in charge of school during the winter, I would…
  37. My favorite winter craft is _________
  38. When the power went out, my family ________
  39. Sledding down a vanilla ice cream cone
  40. Sitting by the fireplace with my family
  41. What if I could spend winter at the beach instead?
  42. Living inside a gingerbread house
  43. My favorite thing about the holidays
  44. If I was in the winter olympics, I would ________
  45. What if I got to have two weeks of snow days during the winter, but had to go to school during the summer?
  46. Snow always reminds me of _________
  47. Winter is the ______ season because…
  48. If I lived at a christmas tree farm
  49. Winter clothes are…
  50. If I could make skiis out of anything, I would __________
  51. When it gets cold outside, I like to ________
  52. The best kind of sled
  53. The earliest that winter ever came was _______
  54. If I were a snowman, I would _______________
  55. How are my friends like snowflakes?
  56. A perfect snow angel is like __________
  57. My favorite holiday during the winter
  58. What it would be like to have winter somewhere where there was no snow?
  59. Every winter, my family _________
  60. What would it be like to be a polar bear?
  61. The best present to give someone during the winter is…
  62. The greatest snow day I ever had happened when ________
  63. Music that makes me think of winter
  64. The earliest time in the year it ever snowed here was _____________
  65. The coldest place i’ve ever been
  66. My parents say that winter is ___________
  67. The best type of snowballs for a snowball fight
  68. When it’s winter, my pets _________
  69. My favorite kind of gloves
  70. What if I had to wear snow shoes to school?
  71. Winter is the best time to __________
  72. When I get older, I will live somewhere where winter is ____________
  73. If my friends and I were penguins, we would ________
  74. Ice-skating at the lake would be fun
  75. During the winter, my parents drive _________
  76. Cold weather makes me think about ___________
  77. The coldest part of winter
With these exciting elementary writing winter prompts kids will love thinking about their favorite things to do during winter, the best ways to stay warm, and the greatest family traditions they share. Winter is a time to celebrate family and togetherness – these prompts will have kids thinking about all of the things they love about these special months.

Elementary Writing | 77 New Year’s Ideas

77 Exciting Ideas

  1. My family’s new year’s traditions
  2. Next year, I want to _______________
  3. The best thing I accomplished this year
  4. The one word to describe my next year will be ________, and this is why…
  5. How can I describe last year?
  6. How might I use my journal to keep track of my resolutions?
  7. Why do we celebrate new year’s?
  8. I start my countdown for the new year at _________
  9. What if when midnight struck, the same year started over again?
  10. What is my one wish for the world during the new year?
  11. The best thing to do to start off the new year is ____________
  12. The most exciting thing I did all year long
  13. How will I keep my new year’s resolutions?
  14. How can I thank someone who helped me last year?
  15. Every new year, I like to____________
  16. Make a list of 15 words the new year makes you think about – why do these words come to mind?
  17. What is something I could do to make my room or house look ready for the new year?
  18. New year’s is the best time to ____________
  19. My favorite game last year
  20. My favorite way to spend the new year
  21. Why are resolutions so important?
  22. In five years, I will be ______________
  23. The silliest way to ring in the new year
  24. My favorite year ever was _________
  25. Something I did last year that I want to do again this year is __________
  26. When my parents taught me about new year’s, they said _________
  27. Why do people make new year’s resolutions?
  28. The most important thing that journaling has taught me this year
  29. Fireworks on new year’s are ______
  30. If I could be anywhere in the world at midnight on new year’s eve, I would go to _________
  31. I love to celebrate new year’s by _______
  32. If everyone could _________ during the new year, then the world would be a better place
  33. What would it be like to fly around to different parts of the world on new year’s eve?
  34. Last year was successful because __________
  35. How do people around the world celebrate the new year?
  36. The best new year’s resolution I ever made was __________
  37. I can’t wait until __________ happens next year
  38. My favorite place last year
  39. New year’s is the time to ________
  40. What were the best things that happened during the last year?
  41. Last year, I celebrated the new year by _______
  42. The most important resolution I ever kept
  43. My favorite part of school last year
  44. The best month of last year was _________
  45. What is one regular practice I would like to adopt next year?
  46. Where does the new year’s baby come from?
  47. How could I explain new year’s to someone younger than me?
  48. I will miss last year because __________
  49. My favorite toy to play with last year
  50. The nicest thing I did last year
  51. I love to watch the ball drop on television because ________
  52. How can I use my journal this year to watch the way I grow?
  53. In the new year, I will ____________
  54. Something I would change about last year is ________
  55. At midnight, I will __________
  56. Five things that will change about me next year are _________
  57. Five things that changed about me during the last year are _________
  58. The thing I was most excited about last year was _________
  59. Resolutions are ____________
  60. My best friends last year were _________ because ____________
  61. I was excited when I learned about _________ last year
  62. The best journal entry I wrote last year
  63. On new year’s, I will wear ________
  64. The hardest thing I had to do last year
  65. I think the best way to celebrate the new year is __________
  66. Something I’m looking forward to next year is __________
  67. The most interesting person I met last year
  68. My favorite part of the year is ___________
  69. How will I “ring” in the new year?
  70. I’m thankful that ________ happened last year
  71. When I think about people across the world starting the new year earlier, I think ________
  72. One resolution that I really want to keep
  73. Something that I didn’t want to do last year, but that I’m glad I did, is __________
  74. The best new year’s celebration ever
  75. Something that I put off doing last year that I want to do this year
  76. My biggest goal for next year
  77. The most important thing that happened all year

 

Elementary Writing about Thanksgiving | 78 Writing Prompts

  1. My favorite fall desserts
  2. The ten things I’m most thankful for
  3. Where does your family go on thanksgiving?
  4. The best color of leaves
  5. If you could have any guest at thanksgiving, who would it be?
  6. What if the pilgrims hadn’t come to America?
  7. Watching the football games on thanksgiving
  8. Favorite thanksgiving pie
  9. When I think of thanksgiving, I think of…
  10. My favorite thing to do on thanksgiving
  11. Having a scarecrow join you at dinner
  12. The best kind of pumpkins
  13. My favorite part of fall
  14. What does your family do after thanksgiving diner?
  15. Raking leaves
  16. The best thanksgiving dish
  17. Do you go shopping on the day after thanksgiving?
  18. The hardest part of waiting for thanksgiving dinner
  19. Does your family have a cornucopia?
  20. The first thanksgiving
  21. Thanksgiving decorations
  22. Would you want to have thanksgiving dinner every year?
  23. Does your family have any Christmas preparations on thanksgiving (picking secret Santa names), etc.?
  24. If you were a pilgrim for a day
  25. How could I help someone less fortunate on thanksgiving?
  26. How can I show people that I am thankful for them?
  27. My family’s thanksgiving traditions
  28. What if the turkey got burned?
  29. What if you lived in a teepee?
  30. Watching squirrels collect acorns
  31. Is it mean to eat the turkey?
  32. The best thanksgiving ever was when…
  33. If crows could talk, what would they say?
  34. Would you ever have thanksgiving dinner at a restaurant?
  35. Is thanksgiving too early to start playing Christmas music?
  36. This week, I will thank three people for…
  37. Describe the smell of pumpkin pie
  38. Playing outside before thanksgiving dinner
  39. Would you rather have been a pilgrim or an Indian at the first thanksgiving?
  40. Do you cook anything on thanksgiving?
  41. How do people show their thankfulness to me?
  42. I like (or don’t like) thanksgiving because…
  43. Does your family ever eat ham instead of turkey?
  44. What would you put in your cornucopia?
  45. Who could you invite to thanksgiving dinner?
  46. Describe the feeling of jumping in a pile of leaves
  47. What are my pets thankful for?
  48. For countries that don’t have thanksgiving, how could they celebrate gratitude?
  49. My favorite thanksgiving story
  50. Finding creative ways to give thanks
  51. What would it have been like to sail on the mayflower?
  52. The best way to be helpful on thanksgiving
  53. What does family mean to you?
  54. My favorite fall scent
  55. What if you had no thanksgiving dinner?
  56. Why aren’t there thanksgiving songs?
  57. Things I can do to show my gratitude for the earth
  58. What kind of cranberries are best, jellied or berries?
  59. How many turkeys does your family cook on thanksgiving?
  60. Does anyone in your family put their Christmas tree up on thanksgiving?
  61. I am most grateful for…
  62. Are caramel apples or candied apples better?
  63. Have you ever seen it snow on thanksgiving?
  64. How would I explain thanksgiving to someone in another country?
  65. The best part of thanksgiving break
  66. Are there any colors that remind you of fall?
  67. If I could go back in time to the first thanksgiving, I would bring…
  68. Who carves the turkey in your family?
  69. My earliest thanksgiving memory
  70. What do turkeys use their feathers for?
  71. What it would be like to be a turkey?
  72. On thanksgiving, my family’s house looks…
  73. Describe a typical thanksgiving day for your family
  74. How could I influence people around me to show gratitude?
  75. The best part of fall is…
  76. How many people are around your table on thanksgiving?
  77. The history of the pilgrims and Indians
  78. Five things I am thankful to have that I could never live without

 5th Grade Writing Prompts | 72 Writing Ideas for Kids

Seventy-Two 5th Grade Writing Prompts

    1. My best day ever
    2. Recycling is important because…
    3. My greatest accomplishment
    4. If I lived in a different country
    5. What would it be like to be a foreign exchange student?
    6. Once, I was worried about trying __________, but afterward _________
    7. Something I’d be scared to try
    8. If I could live in any different century…
    9. I’m happy I’m an only child/older child/younger child because…
    10. The best book I ever read
    11. If I was the president, I would ______
    12. I think high school will be like
    13. If I could drive, I would go…
    14. The science fair
    15. An awesome invention
    16. The homework machine
    17. The best grade I ever got
    18. My favorite thing on the Internet
    19. People should…
    20. Getting ready for middle school
    21. What I like about my neighborhood
    22. Getting lost in an invisible maze
    23. Finding a cave inside a tree
    24. The best thing to do on Halloween
    25. Good sportsmanship
    26. Traveling inside a volcano
    27. A trip to the museum
    28. A message in a bottle
    29. Creating a new recipe
    30. Living on a 5-star island resort
    31. Building an underground base
    32. If I had a radio talk show
    33. Donating to charity is important because…
    34. The benefits of a water-powered or electric engines
    35. Planting trees
    36. Silly hats
    37. Getting lost in the mall
    38. Spinning in a tornado
    39. Tightrope walking
    40. If I could visit any historical landmark…
    41. The time I was most scared
    42. The funniest thing that ever happened to me
    43. The best advice I ever received
    44. The most influential person in my life
    45. I was surprised when __________
    46. Journaling is important because…
    47. A month with no computers
    48. My biggest goal
    49. Trying out for a team
    50. The best kind of weather is…
    51. Something I could never lose
    52. In ten years, I will ____________
    53. My dream job
    54. Who should win the election
    55. My favorite way to learn
    56. If they made a movie about my life, ______ would play me
    57. Living in an underground city…
    58. My favorite author
    59. If I could do one thing to make the world a better place, I would…
    60. Trying new things is…
    61. Remembering dreams
    62. When I need a quiet place, I go ______
    63. If I had a day to spend doing anything I wanted, I would ________
    64. If I was going on vacation, would I take a car, plane, train, boat, or _______?
    65. Uniforms at school are good or bad because…
    66. Could my family live without a car, and take bikes or walk places?
    67. What would happen if I saw a friend cheating on a test?
    68. If I was famous for something, it would be…
    69. A good neighbor is someone who…
    70. The best way to study is…
    71. I can’t wait until I’m old enough to…
    72. If I could volunteer somewhere, I would _________
Hopefully this listing of 5th grade writing prompts was inspiring and useful to you and your students, children, and special kids was useful to you.
Happy journaling…
Sincerely,
Jill Schoenberg

4th Grade Writing Prompts | 73 Exciting Journal Starters for Kids


4th grade writing prompts for teachers, kids, parents… Whether you’re looking for a new way to keep your 4th grade kids occupied on a rainy day, or hoping to help your class branch out in their writing, journaling can be a wonderful tool to inspire and motivate kids to express their thoughts.
Journaling has many benefits for both children and adults – the simple act of writing is a powerful way to express feelings, new ideas, and to instill creativity.  Writing daily can translate into encouraging kids to find innovative ways of thinking, and will excite them endlessly with the prospect of possibility.
But kids can be a tough audience – that’s why we’ve provided a list of seventy-three new 4th grade writing prompts.  These prompts are sure to help the wheels start turning, and to brighten up any student’s day.
This listing of journal prompt ideas range from the silly to the reflective, and from practical to the impossible.  This listing of journal starters is sure to help your fourth-grader develop an entirely new outlook on writing and the opportunities that journaling can bring.

Seventy-Three 4th Grade Writing Prompts that
Inspire and Ignite the Imagination

          1. Finding an undiscovered planet
          2. This year, I want to learn…
          3. Hiking in the mountains
          4. My favorite family tradition
          5. My best friend is awesome because…
          6. What my family does on the 4th of July
          7. A list of things on my desk
          8. What America means to me
          9. One of my best memories
          10. Would I rather be rich or famous?
          11. Time capsules are…
          12. Something I’d like to be better at
          13. Climbing the world’s largest tower
          14. A secret garden
          15. Finding a secret room in your house
          16. Jumping on clouds
          17. Diving undersea to find a hidden temple
          18. Becoming a giant
          19. Growing up with cousins
          20. Taking an escalator to the moon
          21. Underwater house
          22. Having a food fight
          23. Being in a video game
          24. Race car driver
          25. Making a new ice cream flavor
          26. Exploring the pyramids
          27. Do aliens exist?
          28. Living on a farm
          29. An epic game of hide and seek
          30. Playing a professional sport
          31. Life as a germ
          32. Playing instruments
          33. Being a rock singer
          34. Write a letter to a pen-pal
          35. If I could live in any state
          36. If I could have any pet
          37. The best compliment I ever received…Kids Writing Ideas
          38. My favorite book
          39. Television is…
          40. Cooking with family
          41. Someday, I want to be ________
          42. If I could live in any time in history, I would choose ________
          43. My favorite toy when I was younger
          44. What 5 things would I want if I was stranded on a desert island?
          45. I felt grown-up, when ______________
          46. Brothers/sisters are important because…
          47. If I could trade places with anyone for a day
          48. The best April fool’s joke I ever played
          49. A perfect day
          50. My favorite month of the year
          51. Walking on the ceiling
          52. My favorite pair of shoes
          53. Finding buried treasure
          54. If dinosaurs still existed
          55. My greatest talent
          56. What if there were only 18 hours in a day?
          57. Something that embarrasses me is…
          58. The best restaurant I’ve ever been to
          59. I like living in [city], because…
          60. The most important thing I ever learned
          61. If I was the principal, I would _______
          62. Can wishes come true?
          63. People who I couldn’t live without
          64. My favorite thing in my bedroom
          65. A list of states or countries I’ve been to
          66. What would grow in my garden?
          67. A day in the life of a superhero
          68. Rules are important because…
          69. If i was a color, i would be _______
          70. My favorite thing about myself
          71. I think tests are important/unimportant because…
          72. Staying home alone
          73. The best teacher I ever had
I hope that this listing of 4th grade writing prompts was inspiring and useful to you and your students, children, and special kids. Happy journaling to you!
Sincerely,
Jill Schoenberg

Writing Ideas | 67 Journal Prompts for Inspiration

  1. Name one thing you do really well?
  2. What is your favorite time of day?
  3. The talents I have are…
  4. The quality I like about myself the most is ________________ because…
  5. Describe your best day ever.
  6. I love my name because_________
  7. Over the weekend I will…
  8. My favorite quote by a famous person is ______________ and this is why:
  9. Climbing trees is…
  10. I wish trees could… because….
  11. The perfect place in the whole wide world is…
  12. Walking in the rain is…
  13. If I were the ocean I would…
  14. The parts of nature I like most are…
  15. Imagine that you are a raindrop falling from the sky and describe how it feels.
  16. What would the world be like if animals could talk?
  17. Imagine that you can become invisible whenever you want. What are some of the things you would do?
  18. This morning I looked out my window and to my great surprise I saw…
  19. What would your life be like if you lived in space?
  20. This year I learned…
  21. If you were a bug in your house what would you see?
  22. I saw a falling star.  I wish…
  23. What makes me feel safe is…
  24. The things that make me laugh the hardest are…
  25. Cleaning is…
  26. If I were five (or ten or twenty or fifty) years older I would…
  27. I am really terrific at….
  28. If I could break the Guinness Book of Records I would…
  29. If I had to describe myself as a color, I would choose __________ and here’s why…
  30. What do you think of people who have bad manners?
  31. When I do something good I feel…
  32. How do you feel on a warm sunny day?
  33. During a thunderstorm I feel…
  34. To me courage means…
  35. Good friends are people who…
  36. If I could go to the movies over the weekend I would see____ because I heard…
  37. What makes a happy family?
  38. These are the things I think are most beautiful and why…
  39. The things I like most about myself are…
  40. What kind of animal would you like to be and why?
  41. My favorite things to do over the weekend are…
  42. The kind of trophy I would like to win is…
  43. The TV or Movie Star I want to invite to my birthday party is… because…
  44. What do we mean when we say, “The grass is always greener on the other side of the fence”?
  45. I want to remember….
  46. I want to forget…
  47. The three words that describe how I feel are ________ and this is why…
  48. The four things that are most important in my life are…
  49. To entertain my family without spending any money we could…
  50. I won a ticket to…
  51. The mysterious footprints led to…
  52. When I want something very badly and cannot have it I feel…
  53. How would you change the world to make it better?
  54. I would really like to get to know_____ better because…
  55. My favorite food is___ and I do not like _______ because_______.
  56. I have ____ people in my family. Describe each person in detail.
  57. My favorite color is_________ because it makes me feel…
  58. The one thing I remember about last year is…
  59. I wish I could…
  60. The exciting plans I have to look forward to are…
  61. I am most proud of_____. Explain why.
  62. I wish that I could…
  63. I make friends by….
  64. It really puts me in a bad mood when….
  65. Writing make me…
  66. As the clock struck twelve…
  67. What I learned this week that is amazing is…
It is our sincere hope that this listing of writing ideas and journaling prompts sparks your imagination.  Please feel free to add to our list of writing prompts by leaving us a comment below.  We would really love that!
Happy writing…

 Summer Writing for Kids | 37 Fabulous Journal Ideas

Summer Writing Ideas for Kids

  1. What’s the most important thing you would like to do this summer?
  2. Summertime great for the outdoors. Go for a walk.  Write a sentence about the walk you went on.
  3. What is your favorite thing to do when you play outdoors in the summer?
  4. What is your favorite thing to do when you play inside? Why do you play inside in the summertime?
  5. If you could go on a summer vacation anywhere in the world, where would you go?Elementary Journal Writing Ideas
  6. Make a list of groceries that you think mom or dad should buy for you from the store.
  7. Tell about an animal you would like to have for a pet.
  8. What would you do if there was a dragon stuck under your bed?
  9. What is the funniest thing that you have ever seen?
  10. What is something you would like to learn more about?
  11. What kind of pet do you think a teacher should get for their classroom?
  12. What is the best movie you have ever seen?
  13. Tell about your most favorite book.
  14. Tell about your favorite holiday. Explain why it is your favorite.
  15. Tell about your favorite restaurant. Why is it your favorite?
  16. Write a poem about what you think next school year will be like.
  17. What is something you love about yourself and why?
  18. If you could change anything about yourself, what would it be and why?
  19. Make a list of the things you are most thankful for in your life.
  20. Which season do you like the most?? Why??
  21. Which season do you like the least, why????
  22. You just won $1,000,000. What are you going to do first?
  23. Tell about a time when you were kind to someone.
  24. Tell about your favorite song.
  25. Write a story about the mysterious zizzybaloobuh that you just found in your bathtub.
  26. What is something that makes you ANGRY!!!!! and why?
  27. Tell about your favorite sport.
  28. Tell about the last time you cried.
  29. What are you scared of and why?
  30. You found a magic wand! What would you do with it?
  31. Tell about your favorite food and why it is so good.
  32. Have a family member write something about you in your journal today.
  33. What would happen to you if you never went to school?
  34. In first grade (or second, third, fourth, fifth, sixth grade…), I want to learn about…
  35. This is a list of things I like to do when I can’t watch television or play video games.
  36. What would you like to say to President Obama?
  37. If a cat or dog could talk, what would they say?

Journal Ideas | 31 Mother’s Day Journaling Prompts & Writing Topics

 31 Mothers Day Journal Prompts

  1. My mom is great because…
  2. Mother’s day is…
  3. I think some great gifts for mother’s day are…
  4. My favorite homemade mothers day gift idea is ___________
  5. Write a mother’s day poem (or poems!) based on the letters M-O-T-H-E-R
  6. My funniest memory of my mom is…
  7. When I think of my mom, I feel…
  8. If I were Mom-for-a-day, I would…
  9. The best advice my mom has ever given me is…
  10. The top 3, 5, 10 things I love about my mom are…
  11. If I could choose, me and my mom would do these mother’s day activities together…
  12. Write a mother’s day song (or songs!) for you mom.
  13. Find some mother’s day quotes and write about them and how they make you feel.
  14. Imagine writing stories about your mother.  Record your wildest, funniest, or happiest idea.
  15. What do you love the most about your mom?
  16. My mom is happiest when…
  17. I think my mom is special because…
  18. My mom always says…
  19. I think moms like flowers on mother’s day because…
  20. My mom would rather have ___________ than flowers or chocolate because…
  21. I would LOVE to create mothers day crafts with my mom because…
  22. My favorite mother’s day memory is…
  23. Some mothers day presents I know my mom would love are…
  24. What I know about mothers day is…
  25. If I were to make a special mothers day dinner, I would make…
  26. My special mothers day message for my mom is…
  27. The best best mothers day gifts for my mom are…
  28. My favorite mothers day writing idea is…
  29. If I could throw a party for my mom I would use mothers day decorations made of…
  30. A few ideas for unique mothers day drawings are…
  31. If I could film a mothers day video, it would be about…
Please take a moment to consider purchasing copies of Journal Buddies for Girls or for Boys.  They make very special gifts to mothers from their daughters and sons and are all about creating a closer connection between parents and their kids through shared, creative journaling.

15 Incredibly Creative “What If” Writing Prompts

“What If” Journal Writing Prompts

When asking students to write in a journal, there is a time and a place for free writing and then there is a time for structured, focused writing.
Personally I prefer free writing, but with students I find it helpful to use journal writing prompts. Just as an adult, a child is more likely to write in a lively manner if they are intrigued and excited about the topic.
If you use journaling as a tool in your classroom, you’ll want to ensure that the journal writing topics are fun for the kids and interesting to write about.
Below is an incredible listing of journal writing prompts.  Check them out!
A Collection of “What if…” Journal Writing Prompts
  1. What would happen if you could fly whenever you wanted? When would you use this ability?
  2. What would happen if there were no television? Why would this be good? bad?
  3. What would happen if everyone lived in space? What type of houses would they live in? What type of clothing would they wear? What type of food would they eat? How would they travel?
  4. What if cows gave root beer instead of milk?
  5. What if all the streets were rivers? What would be different?
  6. What would happen if people never co-operated? Why do you think it is important to co-operate?
  7. What would happen if it really did rain cats and dogs?
  8. What would happen if animals could talk? What are some of the questions you would like to ask animals?
  9. What would happen if you could become invisible whenever you wanted to? What are some of the things you could do that you cannot do now?
  10. What would happen if everyone wore the same clothes?
  11. What would happen if you threw a piece of trash on the ground? What if everyone did?
  12. What if you could walk up walls and across ceilings?
  13. What would happen if you loved your neighbor as yourself? What if everyone did?
  14. What would happen if you grew taller than trees? How would this change your life?
  15. What would happen if children ruled the world?

 

57 Exciting Third Grade Journal Writing Prompts

57 Exciting Journal Starters
Journaling Prompts and for 3rd Graders

  1. I am very proud because…
  2. If I were President I would…
  3. Why is the President so important?
  4. I am afraid to_______ because…
  5. Name one thing you do really well and describe it in detail.
  6. What is your favorite room in your home and why?
  7. Describe what it means to be a good neighbor?
  8. What is your favorite time of day and why?
  9. Describe your best day ever? Give lots of details explaining why.
  10. How do you deal with people who bug you?
  11. What excites you and why?
  12. Describe your favorite hobby.
  13. What is your favorite quote by a famous person?  Why?
  14. What is your favorite song and why?
  15. Climbing trees is…
  16. I wish trees could._____________ because….
  17. I want to be a ________ when I grow up. Then I will….
  18. I wish there were a law that said ___________ because…
  19. I wish I could forget the time I ___________  because….
  20. I wish I could ___________ because…..
  21. Older people are…
  22. Younger people are…
  23. The perfect place in the whole wide world is…
  24. What makes you feel sad and why?
  25. What can you do to help you feel better when you’re feeling blue?
  26. Name your favorite book and why?
  27. Walking in the rain is…
  28. I am proud of myself because__________
  29. What I know about rabbits is that…
  30. If I were an Easter egg…
  31. For lunch today…
  32. If I were a raindrop I’d….
  33. If I were a turtle, I’d…
  34. If I were a ________, I’d…
  35. Pretend that you can fly whenever you wanted.  Where would you go?
  36. Pretend that there is no such thing as television.  What do you do with all of your time?
  37. My favorite stuffed animal or toy is…
  38. Imagine if cows gave green pop instead of milk!  What would the world look like?
  39. Imagine that all the streets are rivers?  How do you get around?
  40. What would happen if it really did rain cats and dogs?
  41. Use descriptive words like amazing, incredible, outrageous, super-fun or mind-blowing while writing about your favorite activity of all time.
  42. If I could choose a different name, I would choose ________ because…
  43. Let’s go _______________.  Describe your adventure.
  44. Write a letter to your Mom, Dad, friend, cousin, classmate about your top three talents.
  45. What would happen if animals could talk? What questions would you would like to ask them?
  46. Imagine that you can become invisible whenever you wanted to? What are some of the things you would do?
  47. What would you do if you were in the middle of the lake and your boat springs a leak?
  48. What would you do if you were the last person on earth?
  49. What would you do if you could fly?
  50. What would you do if you suddenly woke up in another country and no one could understand a word you said!
  51. Write a poem about your favorite person, animal, or place.
  52. What is your dream vacation? Why?
  53. Write a story from the perspective of a rabbit going down a hole.  What does the rabbit experience, see and feel?
  54. What would you eat if you were on a deserted island?  How would you catch your food?
  55. How does it feel to be a snowflake?
  56. Imagine you are a mountain and you are sitting and watching the world.  What have you seen in your lifetime?
  57. What dangers would you face if you were a chipmunk? How would you over come them?
You’ve have just discovered a most fantastic listing of 3rd Grade Journaling Prompts. Use them, share them, and add to them, if you please! Please feel free to post a comment below with your journaling ideas and journal writing prompts.
Most of all just journal at least some a minimum of three times per week. May your student’s journaling adventure be filled with joy, fun and creativity.
Happy journaling….

35 First Grade Journal Writing Prompts

Journal Starters & Journaling Prompts for First Graders
Enjoy this most fantastic listing of 1st Grade Journaling Prompts. Use them, share them, and add to them, if you please by leaving a comment below.
An Excellent Resource of Writing Starters for Grades 1 – 3
      1. A special birthday for me is…
      2. A special birthday for an adult is…
      3. What is your favorite time of day? Explain why?
      4. I’d like to see . . .
      5. The biggest thing I ever saw
      6. If toys could talk what would they say?
      7. I am proud of myself because…
      8. What I know about rabbits is that…
      9. Tell about one thing you do really well?
      10. Insects, insects everywhere!!! Describe what you see!
      11. I’m happy when . . .
      12. This is how I think plants grow.
      13. My adventure would be
      14. I am afraid to_________ because
      15. What is your favorite room in your home and why?
      16. Describe your best day ever?
      17. What does a super-fun day look like to you?
      18. Climbing trees is…
      19. I wish trees could._______because….
      20. I want to be a ________ when I grow up.
      21. The perfect place in the whole wide world is…
      22. What can you do to help you feel better when you’re feeling blue?
      23. Walking in the rain is…
      24. Noisy times and quiet times are…
      25. For lunch today I…
      26. If I were a raindrop I’d…
      27. I like to make ______ because…
      28. I am always kind to__________ because
      29. My favorite stuffed animal or toy is…
      30. What would happen if it really did rain cats and dogs?
      31. If I could choose a different name, I would choose _____ and this is why…
      32. Let’s go _______________. Describe your adventure in detail.
      33. What would happen if animals could talk?  What questions would you like to ask them?
      34. Imagine that you can become invisible whenever you wanted to? What are some of the things you would do.
      35. What would you do if you were in the middle of the ocean and your boat springs a leak?
I am always looking to expand my listing of journaling prompts and would love to hear your ideas.  Please feel free to post a comment below with your journaling ideas and journal writing prompts. And if you haven’t discovered them already, check out our fabulous listing of writing prompts for kids of all ages!


51 Exciting Journal Writing Topics for Girls & Boys

51 Spectacular Journal
Writing Topic Ideas:

    1. I am the one who….
    2. My first memory is…
    3. My wildest dream vacation is …
    4. If I were in the circus I would be…
    5. I believe…
    6. Describe a person you admire.
    7. I can…
    8. Sunshine makes me feel…
    9. The most amazing thing I’ve ever seen is…
    10. I’m thankful for…
    11. What  do you want the most out of life?
    12. What are the characteristics of a hero?
    13. What do you think of people who use profanity in public?
    14. If I were famous, I would…
    15. I wish I were there when…
    16. If I were a fish in the ocean…
    17. My favorite places.
    18. My least favorite places.
    19. How a puppy feels.
    20. My ideal day is…
    21. Is it better to give or to receive?
    22. If I had three wishes I would…
    23. My most embarrassing moment is (or would be)…
    24. Where would I go in a time machine.
    25. Describe a rainstorm from above the storm clouds.
    26. Write from the perspective of a mouse going down a hole.
    27. Describe a rainbow to a blind person, and do it so that the blind person can say without a doubt that they have SEEN a rainbow!!!
    28. What was your favorite meal.
    29. What does snow feel like.
    30. What does squishing sand through your toes feel like.
    31. Write a letter to yourself 1, 3, 5, 10 or 20 years from now.
    32. Write a letter to yourself as a child of ___ years old.
    33. Write a thank you letter to your favorite teacher.
    34. If I could be anything in this world, I’d be…
    35. If I could be anywhere in the entire UNIVERSE, I’d be…
    36. Write about the taste of peanut butter, how it smells, and how it looks.
    37. How would you feel as a passenger in a space ship on the way to the Moon?
    38. How can you make friends?
    39. How do you keep your teachers happy?

 Write so that you don't forget yourself.

Yeasir Sir

 

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