30 Journal Prompts for Kids
30 Days of Journal Prompts for Kids
If your children are anything like mine it can be hard to get a lot of detail from them, especially when asked “how was your day?”. I used to leave it at that and not want to pry, but as a parent, I wanted to be more involved. I’m sharing 30 Days of Journal Prompts For Kids to help you and your child dig deeper into their day, explore their feelings and record their experiences through journal writing.
Depending on your child’s age they may write these journal prompts and answers out on their own, which is a great writing exercise, or you can complete together as a family. Teaching your child how to journal and the benefits of journaling early will encourage the habit from a young age.
WHAT ARE JOURNAL PROMPTS?
Journal prompts are guided questions to encourage exploring new topics and reflection of oneself. Guided questions sometimes vary by specific topics such as healing, self-love or self-discovery, gratitude and much more. So, whether you're pursuing personal growth or development in a specific area, or would simply enjoy writing suggestions, then journal prompts are for you!
BENEFITS OF JOURNAL PROMPTS FOR KIDS
Guided journal prompts are beneficial to those who want to write in a journal but aren't sure what to write about. And, they're also a great way for daily journal writers to switch it up and add something new to their journal. Journal writing is great for kids because it’s a writing exercise, without them realizing it, and it teaches them how to reflect on their life. Here are a few benefits of using journal prompts for kids:
• Helps guide what to write about
• New and creative entries in your journal
• Faster! If you're in a time crunch but want to write and teach mindfulness, have your child simply answer one question a day
BENEFITS OF JOURNALING FOR KIDS
• Provides self-discovery, self-awareness and reflection
• Encourages creativity, positivity and mindfulness
• Provides clarity of thoughts and feelings
• Builds resilience and confidence
• Reduces stress and anxiety
HOW TO USE JOURNAL PROMPTS
How you decide to use journal prompts is ultimately up to you! Whether you and your child would like to sit and answer 10 questions all at once, or prefer to answer one question a day, it's at your discretion. For my family we enjoy answering one question a day because it allows more time for reflection in-between. To me, journaling is all about reflecting.
I hope you and your child enjoy the 30 Days of Journal Prompts for Kids!
Download our Printable Version of 30 Days of Journal Prompts for Kids, write from the list below or check out our kids gratitude journal, The Making of a Grateful Heart!
1. I feel happiest when I ___________________ , because:
2. What was the best thing that happened today?
3. What are you most excited to learn about this year?
4. Who is your best friend? What do you like about your friendship?
5. I want to help _________________ , because:
6. List three things you’re grateful of your family for.
7. What is a challenge you’ve had lately? How did you work through it?
8. What is your favourite and least favourite parts of school?
9. What’s something that makes you laugh?
10. How do you make others laugh?
11. How do you like to spend your weekends?
12. What’s your favourite thing to do with your family?
13. When was the last time you felt sad? How did you work through it?
14. List three things you love about yourself.
15. Do you have any pets? If yes, describe. If not, which one would you like to have?
16. What season of the year do you enjoy best? Why?
17. What’s your favourite game or activity to play with your friends?
18. How is school different for you this year compared to last year?
19. What is your favourite holiday? Why?
20. List three things you love about your family. Share it with them.
21. What is something you’re really good at doing?
22. What is something you’re currently practicing?
23. Who is your favourite teacher? Why?
24. If you could make the rules in your house, what would they be?
25. What superpower would you like to have? Why?
26. What’s your favourite thing to do at home?
27. If you had one wish, what would it be? Why?
28. What is something nice you’ve done for someone else lately?
29. My happiest memory is ____________________.
30. In my lifetime I’d like to _______________________.