Do you use a daily writing journal? I have my students write in their journals {pretty much} every day and it’s improved their writing skills by light years!!

We cover a variety of writing genres throughout the year (narrative, informative, how to, opinion) but I also make sure to give my students at least one day a week where they can just “free write” in their journals about anything they want!

I don’t grade or assess my students’ free writing so it gives them a chance to practice writing in a low-stress environment. I’ve found that it really helps build my kiddos’ confidence and encourages their creativity!

But what about that kid who never knows what to write about?? (Let’s be honest, there’s always at least one. 😉) Well, I created a journal jar filled with silly prompts that the students can pick from to help them get their creative juices flowing. Problem solved!


These prompts are not only really fun, but they’re also easy to prep – just print, cut, and glue! They’re sized to fit perfectly in a primary journal or a regular composition notebook. Here’s a sneak peek of what’s inside:

You can snag them here! Happy writing!