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Writing Ideas | 67 Journal Prompts for Inspiration



Writing ideas and journal prompts—

Writing ideas and journal prompts are essential components to one of our favorite activities… Journaling!

There are endless ideas to write about in a journal and to help your child (or your students) along in their writing process we have some ideas. The following listing of 67, yes 67 innovative and inspiring writing ideas and journal prompts is our way making writing more enjoyable. These starters are ideal for kids but may be used by adults as well.

Before we get to the writing idea and journal prompt listing, let’s quickly review some of the fabulous benefits to journaling. Journal keeping benefits you, your kids, your students, loved ones… because it helps to:

•  Clarify thoughts and feelings
•  Reduce stress
•  Solve problems more effectively
•  Resolve disagreements with others

(Read more about journal keeping benefits at:
The Health Benefits of Journaling)

Enjoy these fun writing ideas and journal prompts and write your heart out in your special journal book. But most of all have loads of fun on your journaling adventure!!!

67 Writing Ideas &
Journal Prompts for Kids

journal prompts

 

  1. Name one thing you do really well?
  2. What is your favorite time of day?
  3. The talents I have are…
  4. The quality I like about myself the most is ________________ because…
  5. Describe your best day ever.
  6. I love my name because_________
  7. Over the weekend I will…
  8. My favorite quote by a famous person is ______________ and this is why:
  9. Climbing trees is…
  10. I wish trees could… because….
  11. The perfect place in the whole wide world is…
  12. Walking in the rain is…
  13. If I were the ocean I would…
  14. The parts of nature I like most are…
  15. Imagine that you are a raindrop falling from the sky and describe how it feels.
  16. What would the world be like if animals could talk?
  17. Imagine that you can become invisible whenever you want. What are some of the things you would do?
  18. This morning I looked out my window and to my great surprise I saw…
  19. What would your life be like if you lived in space?
  20. This year I learned…
  21. If you were a bug in your house what would you see?
  22. I saw a falling star.  I wish…
  23. What makes me feel safe is…
  24. The things that make me laugh the hardest are…
  25. Cleaning is…
  26. If I were five (or ten or twenty or fifty) years older I would…
  27. I am really terrific at….
  28. If I could break the Guinness Book of Records I would…
  29. If I had to describe myself as a color, I would choose __________ and here’s why…
  30. What do you think of people who have bad manners?
  31. When I do something good I feel…
  32. How do you feel on a warm sunny day?
  33. During a thunderstorm I feel…
  34. To me courage means…
  35. Good friends are people who…
  36. If I could go to the movies over the weekend I would see____ because I heard…
  37. What makes a happy family?
  38. These are the things I think are most beautiful and why…
  39. The things I like most about myself are…
  40. What kind of animal would you like to be and why?
  41. My favorite things to do over the weekend are…
  42. The kind of trophy I would like to win is…
  43. The TV or Movie Star I want to invite to my birthday party is… because…
  44. What do we mean when we say, “The grass is always greener on the other side of the fence”?
  45. I want to remember….
  46. I want to forget…
  47. The three words that describe how I feel are ________ and this is why…
  48. The four things that are most important in my life are…
  49. To entertain my family without spending any money we could…
  50. I won a ticket to…
  51. The mysterious footprints led to…
  52. When I want something very badly and cannot have it I feel…
  53. How would you change the world to make it better?
  54. I would really like to get to know_____ better because…
  55. My favorite food is___ and I do not like _______ because_______.
  56. I have ____ people in my family. Describe each person in detail.
  57. My favorite color is_________ because it makes me feel…
  58. The one thing I remember about last year is…
  59. I wish I could…
  60. The exciting plans I have to look forward to are…
  61. I am most proud of_____. Explain why.
  62. I wish that I could…
  63. I make friends by….
  64. It really puts me in a bad mood when….
  65. Writing make me…
  66. As the clock struck twelve…
  67. What I learned this week that is amazing is…

It is our sincere hope that this listing of writing ideas and journaling prompts sparks your imagination.  Please feel free to add to our list of writing prompts by leaving us a comment below.  We would really love that!

Happy writing…



Jill About the Author
Jill Schoenberg is the author of the award winning books Journal Buddies: A Girl’s Journal for Sharing and Celebrating Magnificence and Journal Buddies: A Boys Journal for Discovering and Sharing Excellence, available from Amazon.com.

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  1. Amy says:

    COOL!!! I am so using these =D thanks so much!!!