Free Writing Journal Prompts
Simply print out some free writing paper (or use your own paper), read the prompts with your child(ren) and let them freely write about that day’s topic. When they have completed the assignment, let them read their writing to you and then file it into a binder.
Some of the journal prompts lend themselves quite nicely to drawing as well. If you have the time and your child is inspired, we encourage you to allow them the extra creative freedom to illustrate his or her journal entry too.
At the end of your school year, children will have fun reading through their previous journal entries and you’ll be able to see their writing progress.
We recommend reading the finished entries together, but not correcting or grading them. This should be fun activity!
All of these writing prompts can be adapted for younger or older students. Where it is a good fit, we have included Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced journal assignments.
We’ll be adding more writing journal prompt through the year. Be sure to book mark this page and check back often!
Have you ever heard the term “Goody, goody gumdrops!”? It’s usually used to express excitement or delight. We don’t know, for certain, when this phrase came about, but the first known publication appeared in a comic strip by Carl Ed in 1936.
Do you have a favorite expression you like to use when you’re excited? What is it?
Beginner: Make up a new expression of excitement or delight.
Intermediate & Advanced: Make up a new expression of excitement or delight and write why you chose those words.