A Year of Free Journal Prompts

Paper Coterie is offering a free memory jar printable that includes 52 writing prompts for the new year.
Everything you need to put together the cute kit is included in the printable (except a notebook and a jar). Journal writing is a great activity for kids (and adults) that involves writing practice & endurance, critical thinking, and handwriting practice. To make this kit more classroom friendly, store the unused writing prompts in a little pocket inside the front cover of the notebook in lieu of the jar.

If you need to build motivation about keeping the journal, share some stories like Amelia's Notebook, Diary of a Wimpy Kid, or Dork Diaries series, all of which glamorize journal-keeping.  Get more ideas for introducing these books HERE.

If journaling fever takes hold in your class, and 52 prompts just won't be enough, also check out the free journal pages at Grace is Overrated.
Each of the MANY free printable pages is available to print with or without color and with or without borders.  The ultra-brief format of each question should help even the most reluctant writers get started.

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