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53 Super Summer Writing Prompts and Journal Ideas

Summer Writing Prompts— Summer is a time for relaxation and fun. And, it’s also the perfect time for kids to journal and write. Now, with the fun list of summer writing prompts below, kids can explore, record and reflect on summer’s greatest days. Take a look and enjoy!

Summer Writing Prompts

In these 53 journal prompts, kids will consider their favorite summer activities and their ideal summer days. Oh yeah. Summer writing prompts are hot 😎!

As summer progresses, and dare I say, comes to an end…

Journalers are encouraged to reflect on their summer experiences and all the fun they had as well as to think about things such as the feelings they get on the day before school starts.


Journaling offers kids the chance to think about and record their happiest summer memories, experiences, and favorite things. Writers can record events and reflect on summer’s greatest days, and as summer winds down, write about their upcoming plans for the school year In their journals.

So, have your kids celebrate all the glory of summer (even the end of summer) the right way by commemorating the season’s happiest occasions. And now, without further ado, here is the listing of summer-themed writing prompts.

Happy summer vacation. Enjoy!!!

53 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.

12. How do you prepare to go back to school?

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 or lake.

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?
Summertime Journal Topics for Kids

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 the 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 they 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?

I hope you will love and enjoy using these summer writing prompts!

Free Summer Journal Printable

Free summer journal printable by JournalBuddies.com

And now, check out these…

4 Awesome Benefits of Summer Journaling for Kids

  • Improved writing skills: Journaling can help kids improve their writing skills by giving them the opportunity to practice writing regularly. It can also help them to develop their own unique writing style.

  • Enhanced creativity: Journaling can help kids express their creativity in a variety of ways, such as through writing, drawing, painting, or collage. It can also help them to explore their thoughts and feelings in a safe and supportive environment.

  • Improved memory: Journaling can help kids remember their summer adventures by providing them with a record of their experiences. This can be helpful for kids who want to look back on their summer memories in the future.

  • Increased self-awareness: Journaling can help kids learn more about themselves by giving them the opportunity to reflect on their thoughts, feelings, and experiences. This can help them to develop a better understanding of who they are and what they want out of life.

Yeppers… summer journaling can be a fun and beneficial experience for kids of all ages.

A Few Final Thoughts on Summer Journaling for Kids

Summer journaling is a great way for kids to keep track of their summer adventures, learn about themselves, and express their creativity. There are many different ways to journal, and kids can choose the method that works best for them.


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.

Ok, that’s all for today.

Until next time, write on…

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Summer Journaling Ideas

PS – For even more summer fun, this Summer Bucket List for Kids has some great ideas!

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