Summer Prompts for Children

 

New Summer Writing Prompt Ideas for Kids!

There’s no doubt about it — summer is most students’ favorite time of year. This special season is filled with laughter, sunshine, and a limitless sense of freedom that is exciting and inspiring to kids (and really, to people of all ages!).

Whether your kids are spending their summer vacation at a faraway beach or amusement park, or whether they’re simply relaxing and exploring here at home, they’re sure to be having lots of fun and enjoying their new routines.

New Summer Writing Prompt Ideas for Kids:

In these 30 new journal prompts, students will reflect on everything that makes summer such a unique time of year. As they consider topics like summer camp, sandcastles, and time away from school, they’ll have the opportunity to reflect on how wonderful it is to spend your day doing whatever you like. And when they consider more topics like their favorite summer holidays, songs, and treats, they’ll get to consider the unique preferences and characteristics that define their personalities and make them who they are.Summer is a great time to encourage kids to keep writing and reflecting—and with these fun and festive summer journal prompts, your kids won’t even feel like they’re doing any work!

Does summer feel different than other seasons to you? Why or why not?
Do you ever miss going to school during the summer? Why or why not?
Does your family have any summer traditions? What makes them special?
July is National Ice Cream Month. How will you be celebrating this important holiday?
Do you prefer having a single three-month long summer vacation, or would you rather have the time away from school broken up more frequently throughout the year? Why?
Imagine that you and your friends are going to build the world’s largest sandcastle. What kinds of rooms would you put inside? What cool features would the castle have?
Pretend that you are a tour guide for someone who is visiting your city for the first time. What would you do to show them around?
Would you rather spend time indoors or outdoors during the summer? Why?
What part of summer do you look forward to the most every year? Why?
Have you ever gone to summer camp? What did you like about it? If not, what type of summer camp would you want to attend?
Go outside and spend 15 minutes thinking about what you can see, smell, hear, feel, and taste during the summer. Then, write about your favorite ways to experience these senses.
What is your favorite summer holiday? What do you like most about it?
Write a story about three kids who get to experience a never-ending summer.
Do your parents let you stay up later during the summer? Why or why not? If so, what do you like to do with the extra time?

In these 30 new journal prompts, students will reflect on everything that makes summer such a unique time of year.

If you could travel anywhere in the world this summer, where would you go? What would you do there?
Write about your favorite 4th of July memory. What made that holiday so special?
Do you ever spend time studying during the summer? What do you try to learn?
Would you rather be way too hot or way too cold? Why?
Go outside to your backyard and pretend that you are an explorer. Try to examine everything up close and from a different perspective. Then, come back inside and write about what you learned.
During the summer, how often do you get to see your friends from school?
What is your favorite thing to do with your friends during the summer?
Write about three of your favorite things to do around town during the summer. Then, see if your parents will take you to one of them and write about your experience when you return home.
What is your favorite thing about the warmer weather?
Write about your favorite summer activity (such as going to the beach, setting off fireworks, or getting treats from the ice cream truck). What do you love most about it?
What is the coolest place you’ve ever visited? What do you love about it?
Write a poem about your thoughts on the sun. What do you appreciate about the sun? When is it simply too hot?
How do you think people stayed cool during the summer before air conditioning and fans were invented? Would you have ever wanted to live during this time? Why or why not?
Have you ever gone on a camping trip? If so, what was the best part? If not, do you think you would enjoy being out in the wilderness? Why or why not?
Write about a time when your family went to a festival or carnival during the summer. What do you remember the most?
If you could only choose one activity to do every single day during summer, what would you pick? Why?
Savor your summer, and until next time, write on…

 

Sincerely,
Jill
journalbuddies.com
creator and curator

 

You are you

 

“Today you are you.

That’s truer than true

There’s no one alive who is

Youer than you!”

 

Dr. Seuss

Museum trip

Have you ever warned to take your children to a museum but had doubts that they’d enjoy/learn the experience? Many vacation destinations list museums as one of the top things to do.

When we first took our family to a local dinosaur museum, well, let’s just say it was not a great experience. The little ones got bored, the older ones tried to drag us to the museum shop. Our intent was to give the kids an educated and fun experience and hoped that their journals would reflect that. We also knew that dinosaurs would be studied in September.

We decided to do some research and determined to make visiting the next museum trip more fun for all of .US. Here are some things we thought of:

     We looked for museums that had family programs.

     We researched the exhibits on-line and created a scavenger hunt.

We bought sketch pads and washable markers.

We visited the cafe.

Allowance money was given ahead of time so that they could “check out” the store.

We let the children be guides.

 

MaryBeth

Success

 

“The elevator to success is out of order.

     You’ll have to use the stairs.

One.    Step.       At .       A .    Time

 

Joe Girard

Printable Journal Kits for Kids

I recently found this idea on the web and since we use journals at home I thought I would share it with you:

Free printable journal kit for kids – 100 Directions
Today I have a super fun journal kit you can print out for the kids and they can put together themselves. You just need a printer, paper, scissors, coloring materials and glue. The rest is up to the kids and their imagination! They can decorate their journal, add as many pages as they’d like (or that the cover can hold) and then they can fill their new journal with all kinds of creative ideas.

Printable journal kit designed by Jen Goode
Make and decorate your own kids journal with this free printable kit

What’s included in this free printable journal kit

4 pages of creative fun to make your own journal.

Cover
1 double page of lined pages with “stickers”
1 double pages of graph paper pages with “stickers”
1 sheet of patterned paper strips to use to decorate and assemble your journal
You add the color and the creativity!
Download this free printable kid activities

 

MaryBeth

 

Free printable journal kit for kids

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