Since learning to read and write, my son has started to show how much he enjoys writing. We find little notes written by him, popping up all over the house. For Christmas this year I decided to find a journal for kids to give him. I researched several of them before deciding on one we can share to use as a way to connect with my son.
There are so many awesome journals for kids these days I decided to share our top picks with you. These are links from our affiliate.
Just between us – This is a sweet and colorful journal for moms and daughters to share. There is free writing space and writing prompts for moms and daughters. The mom will be asked to share about what her life was like when she was her daughter’s age while the daughter is asked to imagine what she’ll be like as an adult. Get this journal for kids here.
Q & A 3 year journal for kids – This kids journal is writing prompts only. It’s a simple way to connect with your kids. Ask them one question each day. It will be the same questions each year for 3 years so you can watch their answers change over the years. We have been using these with our kids for a couple years and we love them!!! Get the Q&A journal for kids here.
Me Journal for Kids – This journal is great for kids who have just learned to read so they don’t know as many words to write out. It mixes between drawing, filling in blanks and writing a little bit. It was sold out when I was ordering for my son or this is the one I would have chosen for him! Get the kids me journal here.
Journal buddies for kids – This is a fun journal for boys! The choose a few buddies to write with at the beginning of the journal. Each entry can be filled out with a friend, interview style! Get journal buddies here.
The pocket scavenger – This journal challenges kids to go out exploring in the world and find special things to tape into the journal. I love that this is an active way to share about their days! Get this scavenger hunt journal here.
Kids write it out journal – Filled with loads of inspiring prompts, Write It Out! helps kids explore their literary side. They can write a tiny poem about food, think about what life would be like if they had 12 fingers and 12 toes, pen a note to their secret crush, and imagine what they’d do if a vampire bit their sister. Get the kids writing journal here.
Doodle Diary – Every page prompts a different project using a different artistic medium. For example, the Extreme School Makeover page directs you to paste a photo of your school on the page and then doodle over the image to remake it. Another page is for your movie reviews, but don’t forget to add your recent movie stubs or photos from ads to enhance the page. Get the girls drawing journal here.
Finish this book – This is an interactive journal that encourages kids to get out, explore and solve mysteries! Get this journal here.
Mom & Me Journal –The engaging prompts invite you to exchange heart-to-heart thoughts, swap stories, share dreams, and explore common and unique interests and perspectives. Your daughter will build self-confidence and improve her penmanship as she writes letters, doodles, answers questions on timely topics, and decorates her journal with photographs that capture the special moments of her life. Get the mother daughter journal here.
Wreck this journal – For anyone who’s ever had trouble starting, keeping, or finishing a journal or sketchbook comes this expanded edition of Wreck This Journal, a subversive illustrated book that challenges readers to muster up their best mistake- and mess-making abilities to fill the pages of the book—or destroy them. Get this wrecked journal here.
All about marvelous me – Kids can have fun reflecting on their past, present, and future! Loaded with fun things to do, such as fill-in-the-blanks, checklists, drawing, and journaling, this 64-page book will inspire children to write and illustrate details of their daily lives and inner thoughts. Activities include taking personality quizzes, designing the ultimate hangout, imagining the perfect job, and many other interesting personal challenges. Get the all about me journal for kids here.
Just dad & me journal – From car games to contests to secret handshakes, this book is full of fun things for girls to do with their dads. They can punch out the paper airplanes and helicopters. They can tear out and share the notes and gift coupons. They can test their knowledge of each other with checklists made for two. And they can get to know each other even better with games and activities that are sure to leave them laughing. Get the father/daughter journal here. Here’s a version for moms and daughters too!
There are so many fun journal for kids options out there! Which one will you choose for your kids?