50 Journal Prompt Ideas for Kids

Using journal prompts for daily entries are great option for those who either want to take a more creative approach or find it uncomfortable or triggering to write/read about events that take place in your or your co-parent’s home.

The options and topics are endless while using prompts still provide a way to learn about your child and get their creative juices flowing. 

General / About Me
 Journal Prompts

  1. Which holiday is your favorite and why?
  2. Which season is your favorite? Least?
  3. What would your perfect vacation look like?
  4. What job would you like to have in the future?
  5. Describe yourself using 3-5 words
  6. How do you feel about surprises?
  7. What sound or noise do you love?
  8. What meal would you like to learn to cook?
  9. What is your favorite kind of weather?
  10. What famous person would you like to meet?
  11. Who is your favorite storybook character?
  12. What is your favorite thing to wear?
  13. Write about something special you own.
  14. Describe your perfect birthday cake. 
  15. Would you rather play in the snow or in the sand at the beach?
  16. What is your favorite dessert?
  17. Finish the sentence: Five years from now, I will be…
  18. Would you rather see the sunrise or sunset?
  19. What’s your most favorite memory so far?
  20. Who is someone famous you’d like to meet and why?
  21. Who is your best friend and what makes them special?
  22. What scares you the most?


  1. What is something you’re grateful for today?
  2. Who are you grateful for?
  3. What are you grateful to taste?
  4. What sound are you grateful to hear?
  5. What thing are you grateful to touch?
  6. What are you grateful to smell?

Imaginative Journal Prompts

  1. If you could go back in the past or future, which would you choose?
  2. Where would you go if you could fly anywhere?
  3. If you could only eat one food for the rest of your life, what would it be?
  4. Plan the perfect picnic. Where would it be? What food would you have?
  5. What superpower would you like to have?
  6. If you were president, what would you do?
  7. If you could be any animal what would it be?
  8. Would you rather be a bird or fish - why?
  9. What is your favorite bug?
  10. What age would you like to be forever?
  11. If you create and name a new ice cream flavor, what would it be called and what would be in it?
  12. If you could build a house out of anything, what would it be and why?
  13. If you could write a book about anything, what would you write about?
  14. If you could have three wishes, what would it be?


  1. If you could create a new rule at school, what would it be?
  2. If you were a teacher, what rules would you make?
  3. What is your favorite school subject? Why?
  4. If you were in charge of the classroom for a day, what would your class do?
  5. What is something that’s hard for you at school?
  6. Describe what a perfect day at school would look like.
  7. If you could change anything about school, what would that be?
  8. If you could learn about anything in school, what would that be?

Hope these help Have a great journal prompt idea? Leave a comment below and let me know!

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