Growing up is hard to do! Many experiences your child will have need to be recorded so that they can learn and grow from them. Many parents have found that children who write out their feelings and thoughts are better equipped to handle their emotions throughout their life. Happy kids are able to express themselves and learn from their mistakes and experiences. One excellent way to accomplish this is for your children to keep a journal. This activity is a great habit to start early on.
It’s as simple as this:
Find an empty Mason Jar.
Let your child decorate it.
Print out the journal prompts and cut them into single strips.
Set aside a time each week for your child to pull out a strip and answer the prompt in their journals.
Journal Jar Prompts for Kids
How many dreams do you remember having and what were they about?
Who is your favorite superhero and why?
When I grow up I want to become a……
What is my favorite past time and why?
Who is my best friend? What do I love about this person?
Why do I enjoy school? What would I change about school?
If I could learn one new skill it would be…
My hero is……. And why I want to become like them?
What has been the scariest thing to happen to you? What did you do to overcome it?
What is the best thing to happen to you?
Who do you want to be like when you have grown up and why?
If you could run your school for one whole day what would you do differently?
Which subject in school is your worst and what can you do to be better?
How are you like your father?
Tell me about your grandparents? What memories of them do you love the most?
If you had $100 what would you buy?
How many people help you during the day? How?
If you woke up one morning and you had turned into an adult, what would you miss most about being a kid?
What skill do you want to develop that you are not very good at right now?
I love it when my mom…..
I love it when my dad…..
My favorite holiday time tradition is….
Why is school important to you? What can you do to make it better?
If you lived to be 100 years old who do you think you will become?
Where have you visited that you loved to go?
How many people do you think you have helped? How?
What are you good at that you can get really, really good at?
What musical instruments do you like and want to play?
Which type of music makes you want to dance?
Is there something you really want to do in life but you are kind of afraid to?
How are you like your mother?
Where would you go on vacation if you could do anything?
Who would you spend the night with camping if you could choose?
What sport do you wish you could get really, really good at?
What is one thing that has been hard for you that you overcame?
Have you ever made someone really happy? What did you do and how did you feel after?
Name two people who you have admired.
Why do you like bedtime?
What is your earliest memory?
What dreams do you have that you have never told anyone?