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Summer journaling for kids can be a great way to document all the fun they have at home while school is out. Not only is it great practice for writing skills, spelling, and storytelling.. its an amazing keepsake! Add photos, drawings, stickers and more to really make it fun!
While my “journaling for kids” blog focuses mainly on younger children.. you can change things up to fit whatever age you need!
First you will need supplies…
Choose whatever type of journal you’d want. This year we went with a smaller notebook that had a blank cover. My kids wanted to decorate their own covers to make it more their style.
This is a must have item for me when it comes to journaling for kids. A photo sticker printer – also known as a Sprocket! This makes it so fun! These little machines connect to your phone and you can print tiny sticker photos. I have been using one for years and it’s still going strong! Obviously its not the best quality photo but it does the job. Don’t forget the photo paper refills!
Since I’m focusing more on younger children in this post… crayons and colored pencils are pretty sufficient for them. They don’t need fancy pens. I would definitely throw in some extras like washi tape and lots of stickers!
Now to the actual journaling..
We like to start off by creating a SUMMER BUCKET LIST (check out this blog post about that), so we know what we want to accomplish over the summer. This can also be a tool to give kids ideas on what to write in their journals. Once you cross something off the bucket list, you can write about it in the journal. Tape the bucket list on the inside cover of the journal for easy access!
If you can’t think of anything to write, there are a ton of journal writing prompts online for kids. Here are a few of my favorites.
Remember to keep it fun and not turn it into a chore. You want them to have creative freedom! This is something you can put away in their memory boxes and they’ll like looking back on someday.
Here is a link to my Amazon storefront where I have ALL my favorite journaling supplies listed for easy access.
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