Journal Ideas for Kids
A travel journal
can be a wonderful idea for kids. Not only does it make something
memorable to look back on in the years to come, it is also
great for quiet time with the kids when you don't want them
running around and using up energy! Here are some ideas for
creating a travel journal for your kids.
For younger kids who cannot write yet, have them draw a picture
each day and then you can write a few sentences about the
day that they dictate to you. So they might draw a picture
of Mickey Mouse and they might ask you to write something
along the lines of "Today was our first day at Disneyland
and I got to meet Mickey Mouse at his house."
Some kids need some encouragement with their writing if they
aren't a writer at heart. For this, you can make up easy journal
prompts so they don't have to think about what to write about
or get overwhelmed with the process. For example:
- Today, the thing
that surprised me the most was...
- The best food
I have had so far on our trip was...
- The weather
on our trip has been...
- I got the most
Some creative kids might want to do a scrapbook style. So
bring tape or glue so they can glue in things like amusement
park stubs and maps, a menu from a restaurant, a postcard
from each hotel, etc.
If you have a child that loves to write and who you could
see easily writing pages each day, it could be worthwhile
to purchase a fancy journal rather than just using a notebook.
A writer will treasure and love to write in a fancy journal.
This is also great
to bring into restaurants, so your kids can be occupied with
doing their journals while waiting for dinner to arrive!