journal prompts Archive

35 Hanukkah Holiday Writing Ideas for Kids

The fun and excitement of the holiday season provides creative writing and journaling opportunities for kids to explore the various religious and spiritual practices that take place this time of year.  Hanukkah is observed for eight nights and days and is also known as the Festival

32 Topics to Write About for 9th Graders

The first year of high school is one of the most significant times in a teenager’s life.  As students face new responsibilities and enjoy all new freedoms and privileges, they begin to renegotiate their personal identities and come to a greater understanding of who

355+ Creative Prompts

Journal keeping is a powerful activity for kids that can encourage them to open their minds to new possibilities and to become more comfortable expressing their own thoughts and opinions.  However, for many students, getting started is the hardest part. For a student who is

31 8th Grade Writing Ideas

Students of all ages can benefit from writing daily journals—but journaling is an especially beneficial activity for young teens in 8th grade who are preparing to graduate middle school and enter high school.  Eighth grade is a confusing and stressful time for many teens,

31 Community Service Journal Prompts for Students

No matter how old your students are, now is the perfect time to encourage them to get involved in their communities.  When kids participate in community service, they become more empathetic, develop a deeper understanding of issues facing today’s world, and also gain a

30 New Creative Writing Topics for Grade 3

30 Brand New Creative Writing Topics for Grade 3 Students When kids write, their minds are opened to brand new worlds and endless possibilities—and there is no form of writing more conducive to inspiring ideas than journaling.  Students who keep regular journals enjoy the

Teaching Writing: 31 Journal Prompts

Teaching Writing: 31 Journal Prompts to Help Students See Why Writing is Both Important and Fun It’s hard to exaggerate the value of being able to write well—and it’s even harder to exaggerate the importance of teaching kids how to write from a young

33 Gender Equality Journaling Writing Prompts

In a world where even seemingly gender-neutral toys like building blocks and sports equipment are divided and sold in separate bold blue and soft pink versions, it’s increasingly difficult for parents and teachers to help kids learn about gender equality and the harms of

31 Journaling Prompt Ideas on Cultural Appreciation

Whether you’re teaching in a fairly homogenous community or in a school that boasts a large amount of diversity, it’s essential to teach students the value of cultural appreciation.  Culture encompasses so many areas of our lives, and kids of all ages can learn

31 Personal Growth Journal Prompts

Personal development isn’t just for adults and self-help gurus—it can also be an incredibly powerful practice to share with kids.  People of all ages can benefit from understanding how to improve themselves, and your students are no exception.  Having the ability to assess, reflect,