115 creative journal writing prompts for kids & adults

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Here are journal writing prompts to inspire you every day. The questions below can be added to your child’s daily journal.

Teachers can use it to get children talking about their feelings and thoughts.

The purpose of this journal writing prompts is to tap into your child’s imagination and capture their thoughts through writing.

The questions are also suitable for adults. It is particularly useful for those that struggle to find something to write about.

Using the journal writing prompts below, you can encourage children to be more reflective of their experiences.

115 creative journal writing prompts:

  1. What made you happy today?
  2. Who made you smile?
  3. Who was kind to you today?
  4. How did you show kindness to someone else today?
  5. What are you most grateful for today?
  6. What was your morning routine like?
  7. From a scale of 1 to 10 how would you describe your day? 10 being amazing and 1 being very bad.
  8. If there is one thing you would like to change about today, what would it be?
  9. Did you do something challenging today? How did it make you feel?
  10. Did you try something new today? What was it?
  11. What did you do today to come closer to your goals?
  12. Did you read or see anything that made you upset?
  13. Write about your favorite childhood toy
  14. Write a thank-you note to someone who deserves it
  15. Write an apology note to someone you should say sorry too.
  16. Create new food
  17. Invent a new drink. What would you name it? How will it taste? What ingredient would you put inside it?
  18. Create a new superhero. What are the powers? What will it look like? Draw that superhero.
  19. Write about a person you admire the most in your family. What do you admire about him/her?

    Growth Mindset Questions For Kids : 

  20. Who in your family has the best job in the world? Why?
  21. What will you do if someone gave you one million dollars?
  22. Write down 3 short term goals.
  23. Write down 3 things that make you unique.
  24. Write down 3 of your strengths.
  25. Write down 3 of your weaknesses. What can you do to work on your weaknesses?
  26. If you could travel back in time, where would you like to go?
  27. If you can fly, where will you go?
  28. If you can have one superpower, what will it be?
  29. If you will be spending the next 1 year on an island, what are the 3 things you will carry along?
  30. Who is the one person from the past that you would like to meet?
  31. Describe what your country will look like 10 years from now.
  32. Write down all the things you can see in your own neighborhood.
  33. What is your favorite season why?
  34. What is your favorite family holiday?
  35. What is the best gift you have ever received for your birthday?
  36. Who is the funniest person in this world, that you would like to meet?
  37. If you can be a social media influencer, what will you be talking about?
  38. If you can spend the weekend building something, what will you build?
  39. Invent a new robot. What can the robot do?
  40. If you are the leader of your country, what are the 3 things you will change about your country?
  41. If there is one gadget you can’t live without, what will it be?
  42. Describe a time where you stood up against a bully.
  43. Describe a time you felt very proud of your achievements.
  44. Describe a time you felt very scared.
  45. If you can do anything in this world, what will you do?
  46. What is the one thing you are most scared of doing but would like to try?
  47. What is the one thing that keeps you up at night?
  48. If you can reinvent social media, what will it look like?
  49. If you can reinvent the internet, how will you make it look different?
  50. If you are the leader of Facebook, what will you do to make the platform safe for everyone?
  51. Create a new board game. What will you call it? What are the rules? How many players can play in it?
  52. Write about a time you lied and got caught.
  53. Write about a time you felt disappointed.
  54. Write a story about a boy who got lost in the woods.
  55. Write about a disastrous vacation.
  56. Write about a disastrous vacation you ever had.
  57. Write about the best concert you have ever attended.
  58. Write about your favorite holiday.
  59. Write about the best home-cooked meal you have ever tasted.
  60. Tell your parents how much you love them.
  61. Describe your teachers in school.
  62. Describe your best friend. What do you like about him/her?
  63. What are the qualities that make a good friend?
  64. Write about your earliest memories.
  65. Write about your favorite book. What do you like about the book?
  66. Create a new video game. What will the game be about?
  67.  Write about the best advice you have ever received
  68. Write about the advice you gave someone else.
  69. Write about the funniest joke you have ever heard.
  70. Write about a scary story someone ever told you
  71. What will you do if you became the principal of your school for one week.
  72. Write about the things you will pack if you cannot go home again.

Check out the screen-free challenge book for children that encourages growth mindset & mindfulness

Write about your first :

  1. Steps
  2. Car
  3. Bicycle
  4. Book
  5. Toy
  6. Crush
  7. Food
  8. Pet

Complete the story

  1. I was walking home and I heard….
  2. I looked out of the window and….
  3. I heard the doorbell rang and……
  4. I finished taking a bath when…….
  5. I was getting ready for school but……
  6. The lights went off and……..
  7. I looked out the window and saw the tree……

More creative journal writing prompts:

  1. Do you think we live in an equal society?
  2. Do you think God exists?
  3. Do you think you are treated differently because of your gender?
  4. If there is one law in your country you would like to change, what would it be?
  5. What does it mean to be successful?
  6. Is it possible to be happy without money?
  7. What does your dream house look like?
  8. If you can redecorate your room what will it look like?
  9. What is the favorite spot in your home?
  10. What is the most inspiring quote you have ever read?
  11. Do you think the school hours are too long?
  12. Do you think recess should be extended in school?
  13. Do you think online learning works?
  14. What do you like and dislike about online learning?
  15. What do you miss most about school during the pandemic?
  16. What do you like most about your classroom?
  17. What do you think is the best thing about growing up?
  18. What do you think is the hardest thing about being a parent?
  19. What are the things you like to do with your friends?
  20. What does your dream job look like?
  21. Who is the most important role model in your life?
  22. Describe a happy memory you had with your friends?
  23. What does it mean to be patriotic?
  24. What are the most important values your family has ever taught you?
  25. What is the most terrifying moment of your life?
  26. Create a list of things you like to do to relax
  27. Describe the one thing that means a lot to you.
  28. If you have to choose one thing you cannot live without, what would it be?

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Parven founded Kids N Clicks after obtaining her MSc in Corporate Governance from the London School of Economics. She worked as a business studies and digital marketing lecturer. Internet Matters recognizes her profound knowledge of online safety, dubbing her an Internet safety expert. At Kids N Clicks, Parven keeps abreast of the newest apps. Drawing from her teaching background, she fervently promotes screen-free activities for students and encourages introspective thinking through journaling, games and writing prompts.

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