August Monthly Journal Prompts

Dear Fellow Journalers,

Where has summer gone? Alas, only a few more weeks and school is once upon us. Prompts for August are below:

What are your thoughts, dreams, fears about the upcoming school year?

What are you looking forward to in August?

Do you have a philosophy of life?

Where are you happiest?

What is a mistake people often make about you?

What songs do you play in the car on a long trip?

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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

 

Garden Journal Prompts

Dear Fellow Journalers,

For those of you who need a written incentive to write today, here are a few prompts about gardening.

~Sallie

  1. You can grow the garden of your choice without money or time as a hindrance. What do you grow and why? How do you keep out the rabbits?
     2.  Write about the scents of night flowers.
     3.  Have you ever been alone in a garden?
     4.  What are your thoughts when you turn soil or pull weeds?
     5.  Our gardens reflect who we are, what we need and what we are like. “How does your garden grow?”
     6.  Write about your favorite garden.

Reading Prompts

Dear Fellow Journalers,

The following are some prompts that you can use in your Reading Journal to make the entries more informative:

  1. What is your favorite (or a few of your favorite) books and why? How many times have you read it and how does it make you feel when you flip through the pages? What would you tell someone when you’re recommending this book to them?
  2. What is your least favorite book? Why are you so turned off by it? Now imagine that you are forced to watch a movie version of the book. Describe your experience.
  3. A friend has recommended that you read a book that he says is “completely amazing!” The book is anything but. What do you tell your friend and does this experience change your opinion about his tastes?
  4. You have been transported into one of your favorite books as a character of your choosing. Who are you and what happens to you during your adventures? Describe in extreme detail.
  5. What is your favorite place to read? Why is it the perfect spot?
  6. You are walking down the road and you come across a group of kids that are burning books. What do you do next?
‘Til next time,
~Sallie

Cure for Boredom

Dear Fellow Journalers,

Ok, I don’t know about you, but sometimes all I want to do during this very hectic time of year is to sit in a cozy chair and read or nap! Somewhere along the journal path, I found a list of Holiday Prompts for Students but they can easily be adapted for us. So, grab your pen and your journal and let’s begin:

Writing Ideas for Students 54 Fabulous and Fun Ideas

Christmas Writing Ideas for Kids

  1. What is the Christmas spirit all about?
  2. If you could give a gift to the world, what would it be?
  3. What would you do if you got to visit the North Pole?
  4. What are you thankful for on Christmas?
  5. What would it be like to live in a gingerbread house?
  6. What is your favorite thing about the Christmas season?
  7. Have you ever looked for hidden presents? Did your parents find out?
  8. What does Christmas morning feel like?
  9. How does it feel to turn on the lights for the first time?
  10. Have you ever participated in a Secret Santa gift exchange?
  11. Do you think that people begin preparing for Christmas too early?
  12. Who is your favorite reindeer?
  13. Do you prefer to give or get presents?
  14. What is the best gift you’ve ever given someone?
  15. What is your favorite Christmas song?
  16. Do you celebrate on Christmas or Christmas Eve?
  17. What does Santa Claus represent?
  18. How can you focus on something besides gifts at Christmas?
  19. When does your family put presents under the tree?
  20. What goodies does your family make at Christmas?
  21. What is your favorite family Christmas tradition?
  22. Have you ever gone caroling?
  23. How will you give to others on Christmas?
  24. What do you hope to get for Christmas this year?
  25. Why do we celebrate Christmas?
  26. What is the best thing to build with snow?
  27. Did you ever sit on Santa’s lap when you were younger?
  28. When does your family go to church on Christmas?
  29. What is your favorite kind of Christmas lights?
  30. What do you like to do during Christmas vacation?
  31. If you were an elf, what kind of toys would you build?
  32. How can you remember the less fortunate at Christmas?
  33. What does Christmas mean to you?
  34. How does your family decorate for Christmas?
  35. Why do we decorate Christmas trees?
  36. Is Christmas about giving or receiving?
  37. Does your family celebrate any other holidays during the winter and Christmas seasons?
  38. Write a story about Rudolph’s cousin, the unknown reindeer who loves to sing.
  39. What does your family do on Christmas Day?
  40. What is the best thing you’ve ever found in your stocking?
  41. Why do people give Christmas gifts?
  42. What would life be like without Christmas?
  43. How can you share with other people on Christmas?
  44. Why is the Nativity story so significant?
  45. Who will you give gifts to on Christmas?
  46. Does your family have real or fake trees? Which do you prefer?
  47. What is your earliest Christmas memory?
  48. Where do you celebrate Christmas? Do you ever go out-of-town to see family?
  49. Why do we celebrate the Advent season?
  50. What Christmas specials do you watch each year?
  51. Have you ever left milk and cookies for Santa? Did he eat them?
  52. How do you know the Christmas season has arrived?
  53. Who decorates the tree at your house?
  54. How do you feel during the Christmas season?
Happy Holidays and Write on!!!
‘Til next time,
Sallie

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