Journaling for kids is so important and can be fun! Here are four journal pages with prompts and topics to help your kid get started with a journal.
I've always loved to journal, so I had been looking forward to introducing one to my kid.
We started with a blank notebook and asked him to write or draw anything he wanted to about the day, about how he was feeling, or about something he has been thinking about. It piqued his interest, but at his young age, I felt that some guidance would be helpful.
Since then, I've introduced some journal page printouts for my kid to complete out and glue into his journal. These kid journal templates have topics and prompts to help get ideas flowing.
Why these journal templates are fun for kids
My kid looks forward to filling out these journal pages. The colors and designs keep him engaged. But more importantly, there are some prompts for writing, some prompts for drawings, and some prompts that he can simply mark off.
Examples of straightforward journal prompts to keep track of the day
For example, a few straightforward questions that are asked in these journal pages:
- What’s the date?
- What’s the weather?
- What did you eat today?
- What color are you wearing?
Examples of thought provoking prompts for kids
These kid journal pages also have thought provoking prompts:
- What's one question I would like to know the answer to?
- What made me happy today?
- What did I learn today?
- What would I like to do tomorrow?
Example of physically engaging challenges
I’ve also added some physical activity elements to the journal prompts:
- How many burpees can you do?
- How many star jumps can you do?
- How many one legged hops can you do?
A great interview with a kid about keeping a journal
Since my kid likes to see what other kids do, I found this interview to show him. This short video shows a kid and his father talking about the importance of keeping a journal.
Here are 4 journal templates for getting your kid to start journaling
Here are the four templates that I created. I hope these help your kid get started on journaling. PDF download is below.