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Beyond today’s many distractions…
From binge-watching movies or a favorite tv show on Netflix to playing video games to scrolling through social media, so many of today’s most popular hobbies are screen-focused and designed to deliver instant gratification.
There’s nothing wrong with this inherently, but many people find that it is so easy to get wrapped up in these loops of endless refreshing—and that ultimately, they end up craving an activity that is a little more mindful and restorative.
That’s where journaling comes in!
Writing and Journal Prompts to Inspire You
Writing is one of the oldest forms of expression, but that doesn’t mean that it doesn’t still have its place in today’s internet addicted, fast-paced world.
Though some people tend to associate writing with tedious homework assignments, journaling is a form of writing that can be purely creative and done simply for fun. In fact, you may be surprised by how freeing journaling can be when you write just for the fun of it.
Don’t know where to start? Writing prompts are one of the best ways to get your creative juices flowing as they give you a starting point and just enough inspiration to begin.
Use the 28 writing prompts for fun below to jumpstart your creativity—and see for yourself just how relaxing and refreshing journaling can be!
28 Writing Prompts & Topics for Fun
These fun journal writing ideas will help your students improve their writing skills while having fun!
- What does it mean to be successful?
- How does writing make you feel?
- Write a poem about getting older.
- What is your favorite sport? Are you good at it?
- What is the first thing you do each morning?
- Write about something you love to do.
- How do you know your parents love you?
- Who is your favorite singer? What do you like about him or her?
- Write about your first memory of going to the doctor.
- Write a poem about writing poems.
- Would you rather read or write? Is one more relaxing than the other?
- Write about a lesson that you had to learn the hard way.
- Write about something that you have in common with your other classmates.
- What is your best subject in school? What do you like about it?
- Would you rather visit the moon or the sun? What would you do there?
- Write a poem about vacations.
- What is something interesting that no one knows about you?
- Why is it so important to help other people in need?
- Would you rather finish a project early or do it at the last minute? Why?
- If you had three months left to live, what would you do?
- If you could be a flavor of ice cream, what flavor would you be? Why?
- What is the hardest thing about being a kid?
- Would you rather be tall or short? Why?
- What is the greatest challenge facing people in our world today?
- What is the scariest experience you’ve ever had?
- Write a poem about music.
- Write about a favorite memory of something you did with your best friend.
- What is your favorite game to play? What do you like about it?
A Few Final Thoughts
Whether they’re writing about their favorite book, what they’d do if they had a superpower, or the funniest thing they’ve ever seen, the magic is that young writers will always be inspired with journaling prompts, story starters, and creative writing prompts.
From elementary school (or middle school) age to high school, we have resources for all grades in genres that will appeal to all of the young people in your life!
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For writers who would like to explore what they would do if they had a magical power, invented a time machine, or built a robot, our science fiction writing prompts are sure to inspire creative thinking.
Or if you just want to write about your favorite holiday, we have prompt lists for you to explore.
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Of course, there’s always…
The Favorites List of Journal Writing Prompts
Now, for those reluctant writers or non-writers, we suggest you use the time-tested favorite writing prompts. They are simple ideas that nearly every writer can answer without much effort. Plus, they are an excellent way to get those creative writing juices flowing for writers of all skill levels.
Have students write about their:
- Favorite foods
- Favorite place
- Favorite toy
- Favorite season
- Favorite movie
- Favorite animal
- Favorite pet
Ok, grab those pens and pencils and get to writing. I think you’ll be glad you did.
Until next time, write on…
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