30 Journal Writing Ideas for Students

New, Fresh Journal Writing Ideas for Students— Fresh journal prompts are always a great inspiration for students, whether they’ve been writing for years, or whether they’re just starting out.Journal Writing Ideas for Students

Journaling helps students work out problems on paper, create new ideas, and work through feelings and emotions in a constructive way.  It also provides an outlet for students to experiment creatively with their writing style, and to develop a process of healthy, daily reflections.  For students, journaling is also a great tool to encourage them to share thoughts and ideas with one another. Below we’ve put together a list of thirty fresh new journal prompts. Enjoy!

30  Journal Writing Ideas for Students

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.

5. What do you want to do when you grow up?


6. How do you know when you can trust someone?

7. What kinds of practices would help you learn better at school?  How could they be implemented?

8. What is your greatest dream?

9. Would you rather go to the dentist or the doctor?

10. Write about a time when you did something that surprised your parents.

11. What is your greatest talent?  Is it something you practice or do naturally?

12. Write about a dream that you can remember clearly.

13. Write a poem about feeling lonely.

14. If you were a flower, what kind would you be?

15. Are you an early bird or a night owl?  Why do you prefer it?

16. What does it mean to have faith?

17. Would you rather go to the pool or the beach?  What would you do there?

18. Make up an alter ego for yourself.  What is he or she like?

19. What kinds of chores do you have at home?  How often do you do them?

20. What is the hardest part of school?

21. Who is your hero?  Why do you look up to him or her?

22. Why do people see themselves differently than others see them?

23. What is the best place to do your homework?  How does the environment help you focus?

24. Write a story about someone your age who lives during World War II.

25. Write about a time when you asked someone to help you.  How did he or she respond?

26. Do you think you want to have kids someday?  Why or why not?

27. What is your greatest achievement?  How did you accomplish it?
28. Do your parents let you stay home alone?  Why or why not?

29. Do you think of yourself as a funny person?  Why or why not?

30. Choose five words that start with the first letter of your first name that also describe you—and explain why each one is relevant to your personality or identity.

Untile next time, savor your journal writing!