Daily or regular journaling can be so beneficial to our kids. I wrote about 4 benefits of journaling for kids here if you are interested.
That’s why I created this FREE daily journal with prompts for you and your child to use. Once you sign up and they will be sent to your inbox.
Daily Journaling for Kids
I think it’s beneficial for our children to start journaling, even if they don’t know how to write yet. A couple ways to journal with little ones would be:
It doesn’t have to take long.
- Let them draw what’s on their minds.
- Let them voice their ups and downs and we can write it down for them.
Maybe during or after breakfast you and your child could do a short simple journal page. Or during your morning basket or circle time.
The Morning Journal page I’ve created allows them space to write down or draw:
- Things they want to do today.
- Things they’re grateful for.
- Their ideas.
There’s a section for what day it is, today’s weather, and how they feel that day.
In the evening, perhaps after dinner or bath time, you may want to set some time to unwind with your child.
Talk to them about how their day went, even if you were with them physically the whole day #homeschoolmomlife (LOL!).
We like to do this with our kids. We often ask, “How was your day? What was the best thing that happened to you today?” Or, “What was the worst thing that happened to you?”
It’s such a great way to connect with our kids, especially at the end of a long day.
In the evening journal page, I’ve also included prompts like:
- Today I helped…
- I’m thankful for…
- Tomorrow I want to…
There’s also a doodle section there too. My kids love to draw and it’s one of the ways kids communicate, especially when they don’t know how to write yet.
Simple journaling creates a healthy habit that gives our kids the opportunity to voice what’s in their heart and minds. It also helps us to connect with our children.
I hope you will try journaling with your child and if you decided to use my journal printables, please let me know how it goes in the comment section below!