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Thu, 16 Dec, 2021

65 Journal Prompts for Kids to Aid their Creative Writing Skills

Your kids can improve their literary skills and give their thoughts and emotions a voice with journaling. Journaling also sharpens their creative skills. They can practice writing and record their memories.

We have compiled 65 journal prompts for kids to practice. You can use them as topics to practice their writing or simply as a record for their future self to read.

1. If you could have any special talent, what would it be, and why?

2. What job would you like when you're an adult?

3. What's your favourite celebration? What are the things you like most about it?

4. How does your favourite outfit make you feel?

5. Do you think there is a time or situation where lying is okay?

6. What makes you smile?

7. One thing you would like to get better at.

8. What’s your idea of a perfect day? How would you like to spend it?

9. Describe yourself in 10 words.

10. What do you imagine your life will be like as an adult?

11. Who is your hero? Why?

12. Write about the happiest day of your life.

13. If you could do anything all day tomorrow, what would you do?

14. Describe the perfect vacation.

15. What do you love about your family?

16. Which room in your house is your favourite, and why?

17. What's your favourite school subject? Why?

18. Why is the sky blue?

19. Think about a time when a machine helped you with a problem.

20. If you could invent something, what would it be?

21. Describe how the invention of the internet changed the world.

22. Share your thoughts on curbing climate change.

23. Who is one person that you look up to and why?

24. Describe your favourite memory.

25. What is one thing about today that surprised you?

26. What mistake did you make today, and what did you learn from it?

27. Mention three things you’re grateful for.

28. If you could spend one day doing anything you want, what would you do?

29. What is one thing that helps you when you’re worried?

30. If you could have any pet, what would you want? What name would you give it?

31. What’s one goal or challenge you have for yourself this week? How will you accomplish it?

32. What’s one thing that always makes you laugh?

33. Close your eyes and listen to the world around you. Write down the sounds you hear.

34. If you could learn another language, which one would it be?

35. Write about your favourite holiday. Why is it your favourite? What’s your happiest memory associated with it?

36. Would you rather it always be summer, spring, fall, or winter? Why?

37. If you could tell your family one thing that’s been on your mind lately, what would you say?

38. Do you have any pets? What would you say to it if it could talk?

39. What’s your favourite thing to do when you’re outside?

40. Think about one person who makes you feel loved. How do they show you that they care?

41. Pretend that you had a time machine and could travel way into the future or to the past. Where would you go? What do you think life would be like?

42. Do you have a favourite teacher? What are they like, and what’s the best thing they’ve taught you?

43. What’s the funniest knock-knock joke you can think of?

44. Write about one accomplishment you’ve reached this year that you’re proud of.

45. Write down one interesting fact that you learned today.

46. What thing do you admire about one of your friends or family?

47. What do you see when you look out of your window?

48. Do you have a favourite book? Why is it your favourite?

49. When you get mad or grumpy, what’s one thing that helps you calm down?

50. What’s the best advice someone has ever given you?

51. What is one of your funniest memories? Write a poem about it.

52. What does your favourite colour remind you of?

53. Do you have a favourite quote? Write it down here. Why is it your favourite?

54. Would you go to Mars if you were given the opportunity? Why?

55. Do you remember your first day of school? What was it like?

56. If you could talk to your future self, what would you ask?

57. If you could talk to your past self, what would you say?

58. What is one thing you’re excited about? Why?

59. If you could have any superpower, which one would you choose? What would you do with it?

60. Write down one way you’ll make the most of today.

61. Pretend that you could either shrink down to the size of a mouse or grow as large as a building. What would you do and why?

62. Write down three ways you could help a friend or family member today.

63. Think about a talent you wish that you had. What’s one way that you can start practising it?

64. What will you do if you are given the option to stay at home instead of going to school?

65. If you can live in a new country, where would you go? Why do you choose that place?


We hope your kids enjoy journal writing with these prompts. If you are looking for more interactive ways to develop your child’s creative writing skills, visit us and enroll your child into our live online classes.