Journal Ideas: 8 Fun Inspirations for Kid Journaling— Great journal ideas are key to keeping kids engaged in their journal keeping efforts. Journaling is a fun way to keep a child’s writing skills – and imagination – sharp and fresh. This activity is great to share as a family, to do on one’s own or to mix it up and do both! It really comes down to personal preference and choice and to which journal ideas truly thrill the journal keeper the most.
Throughout the year and especially during the summer months, exciting and inspirational journal ideas are a good way to keep kids busy with a healthy activity. It can also help them to practice and refine their writing skills and their creativity.
Here are a few quick and easy journal ideas to get the kids started or keep them going on their journaling adventures!
8 Great Inspirations for Kids
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.
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 journaling ideas! Until next time, journal on…
Jill Schoenberg is the author of the Journal Buddies Award-Winning, Family Friendly Books
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