Journals are a great way to encourage creative writing and introspection in kids. When I was little, I loved drawing and writing in a blank journal, but today a multitude of fill-in-the blank and fun journals available. These would be a perfect gifts for Christmas! The links in this post are affiliate links and some of these journals were sent my way to review, while others I bought myself or have on our wish list!
The Care & Keeping Of You Journal 1 For Younger Girls (American Girl): This interactive journal helps girls learn to record their moods, track their periods, and figure out their overall health and well-being. There are also informative tips, quizzes, and checklists to help girls understand what’s happening to their bodies.
The Care & Keeping Of You Journal 2 For Older Girls (American Girl): Created for girls age 10 and older, this journal helps girls reflect on the changes that are happening to their mind, body, and emotions. There are tips on building a healthy self-image and how to talk with parents about what they’re going through.
Between Mom and Me: Mother Son Journal (by Kate Clemmons): This unique journal encourages mothers and sons to record memories together, swap stories, and compare perspectives through letters and interactive lists.
Love, Mom and Me: Mother Daughter Journal (by Kate Clemmons): This unique journal encourages mothers and daughters to record memories together, swap stories, and compare perspectives through letters and interactive lists.
Just Dad And Me (American Girl): This is a sweet journal for girls and dads to write back and forth to each other. It is packed full of shared activities with insightful questions, prompts, drawings, lists and lots of free writing space which is sure to strengthen the bond between a father and daughter. Discuss everything from early memories to growing up to feelings about life’s situations and interests.
Spark: A Guide To Ignite The Creativity Inside You (American Girl): This fill-in-the-blank, do-it-yourself guidebook will inspire girls to discover what it means to be creative.
Express Yourself: The One-Year Journal for Girls: This one-year journal for teen girls encourages self-exploration, creativity, and reflection. It includes weekly writing prompts, space to write daily, and inspirational quotes from amazing women in every field.
Gratitude Journal: I Love You To The Moon And Back, Gratitude Journal For Kids To Write And Draw In. For Confidence, Inspiration And Happiness: This is a great way to encourage kids of all ages to reflect on what they’re grateful for.
Me: A Compendium: A Fill-in Journal for Kids: We love this journal! Both Elias and Adeline have it.
Just Mom And Me (American Girl): From quizzes and car games to recipes and story starters, this book is full of fun things for girls to do with their moms. 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 giggling.
This or That Quiz Book (American Girl): A fun interactive journal with nearly 600 silly and serious girl-focused choices to help girls discover all kinds of things that you didn’t know about themselves, their family, and their friends. Includes matching quizzes to take with friends and family.
Write The Word For Kids!: Plant Seeds For The Word: This journal helps kids ages 5-12 learn more about scripture with space to write and draw out verses, Bible Bingo, coloring pages, and reflection sections.
The Feelings Book Journal (American Girl): Designed to help children understand their emotions, it includes specific tips and techniques to help your child identify feelings like fear, anxiety, happiness, jealousy, loneliness, and more.
Kids’ Travel Journal: Your child can keep track of their vacation experiences with this handy journal! It also includes fun facts about the world, activity pages, and more!
Time Capsule: A seriously awesome kid’s journal: The reviews of this Kate Clemmons journal are spectacular. With this time capsule journal, your child will record awesome adventures, achievements, and milestones. The engaging prompts encourage writing and doodling of stories—both serious and silly—while building self-esteem. It also includes spots for photographs and memorabilia.
Just Between Us: Mother & Daughter: A No-Stress, No-Rules Journal: Thoughtful writing prompts and entertaining mini quizzes in this beautiful mom and daughter journal pave the way to discussing everything from friends and school to crushes and growing up. Just Between Us provides plenty of free space for writing about whatever comes to mind, plus pages for drawing and making lists, ensuring this mom and me journal stays refreshingly open-ended.
Bookworm Journal: A Reading Log for Kids (and Their Parents): My book loving heart had to include this one on the list!
My Book About Me (by Dr. Seuss): This classic from Dr. Seuss encourages children to write and draw their own biographies and includes simple writing activities and both serious and silly “Yes” and “No” questions.
Doodle Diary: Art Journaling For Girls (by Dawn DeVries Sokol): This interactive guide teaches girls how to combine images with words and art journaling techniques. It’s a great way to learn about art while having fun!
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