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Journal Writing Prompts and Topics for Everyone


Journal writing prompts— A collection of resources to motivate and help people enjoy, savor and delight in their journal keeping adventures.

A small sample of our favorite journal prompts for people of every age:

1. If I wake up tomorrow and everything has changed for the better, what will have changed?

2. Write a poem about your favorite person, animal, or place.

3. What is your favorite song and why?

4. I believe…

5. My ideal day is…

6. Is it better to give or to receive?

7. If I had three wishes I would…

8. The joy of today is…

9. The perfect place in the whole wide world is…

10. What excites me the most is…

11. Walking in the rain is…

12. If I were a raindrop I’d…

13. What is your favorite time of day? Why?

14. Describe your best day ever?

15. The greatest present I ever received

16. Five things I’m good at are…

17. Some talents I have are…

18. The quality I like about myself the most is ________________ because…

19. How would you change the world to make it better?

Some great journal writing prompts for kids are:

1. If I were a teacher, I would…

2. If I were a leaf, I would…

3. If I could get anything in the world for my birhtday, it would be…

4. My hero is…

5. If I ruled the world, I would…

6. My favorite movie is…

7. Ten things that make me laugh or cry…

Journaling topics for kids with journal writing prompts:

Journal Writing Prompts for Kids– Random Acts of Kindness

  1. Paying kindness forward can make a difference in the world because…
  2. How could I encourage people around me to do more kind things for one another?
  3. What could our class do to help those who are less fortunate?
  4. It is important to do kind things for others because…
  5. Someone once did __________ for me, and I felt __________
  6. I can show kindness to younger students by…
  7. During random acts of kindness week (middle of February each year), I can…
  8. The best thing to brighten someone’s day is…
  9. I can show appreciation for my parents by… (See the rest of the journal prompts)

Journal Prompts, Starters and Ideas All about Spring

  1. I know It’s spring when…
  2. People think about spring as a time for new beginnings – what is something you would like to start doing this spring?
  3. Why does spring symbolize birth?
  4. Describe something you experience with each of your senses in spring
  5. What changes could you make beginning in spring?
  6. Fresh starts at spring are a great time to…
  7. If you could plant a garden of anything, what would be in it? (See the rest of the journal prompts)

Journal Prompts, Starters and Ideas All about Earth Day

  1. Why is it important to recycle?
  2. Does your family recycle?
  3. We are lucky the Earth provides us with…
  4. Do you think your family could ever grow some of your own food?
  5. What are five ways our school could start recycling?
  6. How could saving the environment make people healthier?
  7. I believe in helping the Earth because…
  8. What policies could our city make to save energy?
  9. Write a letter to a local politician about the importance of saving the environment.
  10. Is it necessary to own a car?
  11. Today, I will __________ for the Earth. (See the rest of the journal prompts)

Journal Writing Prompts for Winter

  1. My favorite thing about the winter
  2. Winter is unique because…
  3. If I could live anywhere in the world during the winter time, I would live in…
  4. The best thing to do on a snow day
  5. If I was in charge of making the best snow fort ever, I would __________
  6. When it snows, I like to __________
  7. When I look out the window during winter, I see _______ (See the rest of the journal prompts)

More Journal Writing Topics for Kids

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More Journal Writing Prompts Resources

  • Visit my favorite journal writing prompt resource for teachers, includes prompts for first grade, second grade, third grade, fourth – fifth grade, sixth – eighth grade, and nineth – twelvth grade.


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.

2 Brilliant Comments - Join Discussion Now!

  1. #1: If I wake up tomorrow, and everything has changed for the better…gracious, I could write a book! Pure, clean planet, wildlife and animals cherished and protected, all healthy, happy, educated kids everywhere…:) I could go on and on!

  2. Jill Jill says:

    Every morning and evening I ask myself that very question, and I dream big time about the goodness of this world increasing for everyone. Your answers inspired me because they are similar in many ways to what I dream of and I think that is simply fabulous!

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