I have been eager to have my daughter “write” in a weekly journal as part of our Sunday routine. I want to remember as much as I can of her thoughts at this humorous and curious stage. I found the following list of prompts online, put them all together, and uploaded it to our site’s wiki.
I made a blank journal by binding together a stack of white paper and creating a personalized card stock cover. I will choose one or two prompts each Sunday, have her share her answers, I will write them down, and she will illustrate. So far we have written about her favorite dinosaur (Parasaurolophus). It is a simple and easy thing to do with your kiddo and yet you are helping to keep those precious memories to enjoy for many years to come.
Go start a journal with your kids!
Hi Keri, journaling is a great way to encourage creative writing skills. I am also trying to encourage my daughters to do the same. The bug has not bit them yet, I hope it will in the next few weeks. You might also enjoy the journaling prompts, tips and advice at http://www.creativewriting-prompts.com/journal-writing-ideas.html. Good luck with the homeschooling.