Free Printable Summer Journal for Kids
Keep your children academically engaged and writing this summer with this FREE printable Summer Journal for Kids, complete with 31 summer-themed creative writing prompts.
Summer Journaling Ideas for Kids – 31 Summer Writing Prompts
Here are 31 writing prompts and ideas to get you started. Each prompt/question also appears at the top of a writing sheet in the Printable Summer Journal.
- Write about your favorite memory from last school year.
- Write a bucket list of things you want to do this summer.
- What is one new thing you want to learn this summer?
- If you could spend the summer anywhere in the world, where would you go and why?
- What makes a good friend? Make a list of friends to write to or visit this summer.
- What is your favorite summertime toy and why?
- What is your favorite thing about the beach?
- What makes summer different from other seasons?
- Imagine you get to open a summer camp for kids. Describe it.
- Would you rather spend the day at the beach or at the water park? Explain.
- Describe your perfect summer day.
- Go for a walk and write about what you see.
- If you were an insect, what insect would you want to be? Explain.
- If you invented an ice cream flavor, what would you call it? Write a recipe.
- List activities that help you cool down on hot days.
- Do you ever miss school during the summer? Why or why not?
- What songs would be on your summer playlist?
- Sit outside and describe the scene using all 5 senses.
- Do you like to spend time indoors or outdoors in the summer? Why?
- What is your favorite summer memory?
- Invent a new creature that lives at the beach or in the water. Describe it.
- What would you do if summer lasted all year long?
- What is your favorite summer snack and why?
- Do you like fireworks? Why or why not?
- Write a story that starts like this: I went to the park one day, and I saw…
- Write the steps for building a sandcastle.
- Write a funny story about a camping trip gone wrong.
- Write a story about your town or neighborhood.
- How does the end of summer compare to the beginning of summer? What feels the same? What feels different?
- How did this summer compare to other summers?
- What are you looking forward to about next school year?
Summer Creative Writing Journal
I designed two versions: one with dotted lines for younger kids and one with regular lines for older kids. Just click the download button below to grab your kids journal.