Journal Jar

I found a creative way to introduce children to writing and reinforce writing skills and I can't wait to share it with you- journal jars! Aren't these so cute and clever?

This photograph and activity is shared with permission from Organized Christmas.

A jar is filled with simple, kid-friendly questions that turn journaling sessions into fun!

First, print off the colorful writing promptsNext, cut, fold, and place them in a jar. Have your children/students pick a prompt each day. They can tape it on top of a page in a blank book or copy the questions and then write their responses. They can even add illustrations.


Perfect for Summer Writing

Would you like your child writing over the summer to avoid the summer slide? Simply place the journal jar in the center of your table and have your child choose his topic.


Spark great conversations

Not sure what to talk about at the dinner table or during circle time in class? Pick a topic and go around the dinner table or classroom discussing it. Try to predict each other's answers beforehand to make it even more exciting.

Happy writing!


2 comments:

Mrs. Coe said...

I love this idea and I am going to adapt it to use in my classroom this year.
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Caity said...

Thank you so much for this link...it's awesome. I'm a middle school SPED teacher and we've been in school 4 weeks and I'm TIRED of hearing "I have nothing to write about" every night when they have a free write for 15 mins each night. This will put an end to it :D