Fun & Creative Journal Keeping Ideas for Kids— Oh, the many joys of creative journaling! I love to write about journal keeping tips, journal prompts and starters, creative journaling, and journal writing techniques. Writing in a journal is one of my favorite activities, but creating new, exciting and innovate ways to keep a journal is nearly as enjoyable if you ask me.
Journaling helps students to improve their writing skills and their critical thinking, as they take a topic and explore it from multiple angles. Journaling can be assigned to any age child, and the sooner a kid starts to journal the better if you ask us!
To get and keep kids interesting in journaling, try introducing them to fun, exciting, simple, and low-cost ways to embellish a journal. Below is a list of fun and exciting journaling ideas for kids that will make their journal keeping a more interactive, creative and unique tool for self-expression.
Ok, without further ado, here are those creative journal keeping ideas. Enjoy!
Journaling Ideas for Kids: 25 Innovative & Creative Inspirations
- Summarize your day in 20 words or less.
- Write one word across the journal page that best describes your day.
- Write out the lyrics to your favorite song or print them out and paste them into your journal.
- Draw a picture.
- Write a poem.
- Break all those writing and grammar rules and journal in your own unique style!
- Print out a copy of an Instant Message chat that you had with your friend or your parent, and paste it into your journal.
- Compose a song.
- Write in your journal using colorful markers, colored pencils or even crayons!
- Cut and paste your favorite pictures from magazines into your journal.
- Paste craft items into your journal (check with your Mom, aunts, or teachers for things you can use).
- Brighten your journal with paint.
- Paste stickers in your journal.
- Include quotations by your favorite famous person or someone you admire. You can find quotes online or in books from the library.
- Record important events in history.
- Draw a cartoon.
- Record important news from the day.
- Figure out how many days are left until your 13th birthday or your 16th birthday or your 18th, 21st, 33rd, 47th, 53rd or 111th birthday!
- Interview a family member and record the interview in your journal.
- Interview a friend and record the interview in your journal.
- Write down 3 things that you’re thankful for.
- Write down 3 things that really bug you.
- Invent a cool, new saying and record in your journal how and when you used it.
- Invent an animal that no one except you has ever thought of before.
- Draw a picture of an animal that no one except you has ever seen.
Journal Prompts Resources
To help with your creative journal writing, I offer you the following writing prompt links. Also, keep in mind that our website is jammed packed with awesome and amazing journaling resources and writing prompts.
- 1,000’s of journal prompts by topic
- Journal Writing Prompts
- “What If…” Writing Prompts
- Top 10 Journaling Tips for Kids
May your journaling adventures be filled with joy, fun, and creativity. Until next time,
Until next time, journal on…
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