Encouraging kids in journaling or scrapbooking - prompt ideas - Rachel The Turtle Journal

Encouraging kids in journaling or scrapbooking - prompt ideas

Journaling and Scrapbooking Prompts for Kids

We all know that kids love to express themselves through art. Whether it’s drawing on the walls or making a paper airplane, children are naturally creative.

But did you know there are many other ways to let them explore their creativity? From journaling to scrapbooking, there are many activities out there that allow children to use their imaginations and learn different types of expression. 


A great way to encourage your child's writing and critical thinking skills is through journaling. You can start by helping your child come up with interesting topics about themselves or the world around them. This can be anything from “What I like about myself” to “My favorite places in my city.” Once they have a topic, give them some time to write down their thoughts and feelings about it. This will help them practice self-expression in an organized way and help spark conversations between you and your child about these topics.

Do your kids or grandkids love stickers?! Easy to add to any creative project, or swap with friends. Browse here.


Scrapbooking is another fun activity that encourages children to express themselves creatively. Start off by gathering materials like coloured paper, scissors, glue, markers, etc., then let your child go wild! Encourage them to make collages out of old magazines, pieces from the garden, kitchen, or treasures collected on a walk around the neighbourhood. They can even make cards for family members or friends using these materials—the possibilities are endless! 

Art Projects

One of the best ways to get children excited about expressing themselves artistically is by giving them art projects they can work on together with you or independently. These projects can range from painting murals in their rooms or creating homemade instruments out of everyday objects like empty boxes or cans! Whatever project you choose for your kids, make sure it is age-appropriate and will challenge them intellectually as well as creatively. This is especially great to explore the texture of things - like crating with sand, clay, dirt, paint.... glitter... whatever; get super tactile!

Grab them one of my handmade Journals in a Disney theme to get started - here.

Journaling and Scrapbooking Prompts

Journaling and scrapbooking give children an outlet for self-expression while also improving important skills such as writing and critical thinking. Art projects also provide opportunities for creativity by encouraging children to explore new ideas with their hands (and minds!). 

Their work and creativity gives you some great conversation starters at tea with the family!

  1. What are you grateful for today?
  2. What was your favourite part of today?
  3. If you could go anywhere in the world, where would you go and why?
  4. What is your favourite season and why?
  5. What is your favourite food and why?
  6. What kind of person do you want to be when you grow up and why?
  7. If you could have any superpower, what would it be and why?
  8. What makes you happy and why?
  9. Who made you smile today?
  10. What was something new that you learned today?
  11. What challenges did you face today and how did you overcome them?
  12. What did you do to help someone else today?
  13. If you could only eat one food everyday for a whole year, what would it be?
  14. If you were a dog or a cat, what breed would you be and why?
  15. If you lived in a treehouse, what essential things from your bedroom would you want to have, and why?
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1 comment

Thanks Rachel, this is a wonderful idea.


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