101 Journal prompts for kids to encourage kids to reflect and practice their writing skills. You can download any journal prompt on a sheet of lined paper with a click of your mouse.
Are you looking for journal ideas for kids? Below you will find 101 writing prompts for kids to get them started. Many kids enjoy writing but find it difficult to think of a topic or start writing. Journal writing prompts for kids give them ideas and direction. We also offer a free printable journal for kids.
101 Writing Prompts for Kids
- Who do you admire? Why?
- What accomplishment of yours are you most proud of?
- Is there something that you wanted to tell someone but haven’t? What is it? Why don’t you tell them?
- Who makes you feel loved? What do they do or say to make you feel loved?
- Name 5 things you are grateful for.
- If you had a time machine, where would you go?
- Who was your favorite teacher? Why?
- Describe a mistake you made and how you learned from it.
- What is your dream job when you grow up?
- How would you love your life to be like when you grow up?
- What is your best childhood memory?
- If you could design any car, what would it do?
- What do you like about your family?
- What do you not like about your family?
- If you could change one thing in your past, what would it be?
- Name something kind someone did for you.
- Can you think of something kind you can do for someone else?
- Write about something you didn’t think you could do but managed to do.
- What makes you feel happy? Why?
- What makes you feel sad? Why? What makes you feel better when you are sad?
- Describe your favorite vacation and why you enjoyed it.
- If you could be anyone, who would you like to be? Why?
- Did you ever read a book or watch a movie with an ending you didn’t like? How would you have changed the ending?
- If you could be famous for something, what would it be?
- If you could travel anywhere, where would you like to go?
- Is there anything you would love to do but haven’t tried yet?
- What is your earliest memory? How old were you?
- Describe your happiest memory.
- What do you like about yourself?
- Which of your qualities do you think you should work on improving?
- What is your favorite activity? Why do you enjoy it?
- Which season do you like best? Why?
- How do you think life will be different in 2220?
- What do you like to do with friends?
- If you were given three wishes, what would they be?
- Is there something you would love to invent?
- How would you describe an exciting adventure?
- What would you like to change about your school?
- If you could be better at something, what would you like it to be? How can you improve?
- What is your favorite school memory?
- Who are your best friends? Why do you like them?
- What is your biggest goal in life?
- What do you want to be when you grow up?
- Where is the most interesting place you have ever been to?
- Who is the funniest person you know? Why?
- What scares you?
- If you had a lot of money, what would you do?
- What do you enjoy about school?
- What was the most embarrassing moment for you?
- Describe the best gift you ever received.
- What are the qualities a best friend should have?
- What is different about you?
- How would you describe a perfect vacation?
- Describe a rule you broke, why you broke it, and what happened.
- Describe something you wish someone had told you earlier.
- What is the best decision you ever made?
- What is the worst decision you ever made?
- Is there something you would love to know how to make? What is it? Why?
- If you could have one special power what would it be?
- If you were president, what would you do?
- What makes a good friend?
- What would you love to invent?
- Who is your favorite movie character? Why?
- What are you really good at doing?
- What do you find annoying?
- If you could be an animal for one day, which one would you like to be? Why?
- If you could change one rule at school which one would it be?
- If you were the teacher, what would you do?
- What do you think cars will be like in the future?
- If you could spend a day doing anything, what would you do?
- If you could change anything about the world what would it be and why?
- Describe something your parents do that you will never do when you have kids.
- Write a letter to yourself in 20 years.
- What do you appreciate about your parents?
- If someone had to come and live with you, who would you like it to be?
- What is the most courageous thing you have done?
- Write about something that worries you.
- What makes you smile?
- What makes you angry?
- Is there something you like that other people don’t like?
- What could you do to make the world a better place?
- Write a bucket list of 15 things you would like to do one day.
- Have you ever wished you were older or younger? Why?
- What is your favorite sport? Why?
- Would you rather live in the past or the future? Why?
- What do you like about your home?
- If you can spend one day with anyone in the world, who would it be?
- What would you like to do and talk about?
- What is your favorite food?
- If you could eat anything you want for lunch what would you like to eat?
- What do you not like about your home?
- Describe your siblings.
- What would you like to change about your life? How can you change it?
- What do you want to study when you are older?
- If you could learn a new language, which one would it be? Why?
- If you could live anywhere for one year where would it be? Why?
- If you could eat anything you want for breakfast what would you like to eat?
- If you could eat anything you want for dinner what would you like to eat?
- Do you remember any of your dreams? Describe them.
- What is the best advice anyone has ever given you?
- What is the worst advice anyone has ever given you?
Where can these fun writing prompts be used?
They are useful if your kid keeps a journal but needs ideas or journal starters. See the benefits of kids’ journaling.
Creative Writing at School
Kids of all ages can use these creative writing prompts. The level of writing will clearly be different, but the topics are relevant for most ages in both elementary school and high school.
Story Telling in Kindergarten and Pre-School
Before kids can write, you can ask them to answer these questions orally.
Picture Writing Prompts for Kids
Before kids can write, you can ask them to draw a picture that describes their answer to any of the questions. Most of the topics above can be used as picture prompts for kids.
If you have some more good journal questions for kids, then feel free to leave a comment below.