30 New Writing Prompts for the Summer Journal

Summer is the best time to keep a journal. Summer is, without question, most students' favourite season. 

This beautiful season is filled with laughter, sunshine, and an unending sense of freedom. 

Whether your kids spend their summer vacation at a faraway beach or amusement park, or simply relaxing and exploring at home. They will be having a great time and getting used to their new routines.

Students will reflect on all that makes summer such a special time of year in these 30 new diary topics. 

They'll get the chance to think about how lovely it is to spend your day doing anything you want. They will contemplate issues like summer camp, sandcastles, and time away from school. 

Summer is a terrific time to encourage kids to keep writing and reflecting.

Your kids won't even realise they're working with this fun and festive summer journal prompts!

And when they think about more things, such as their favourite summer vacations, songs, and snacks. 

They will start to think about the distinct preferences and features that define their personalities and make them who they are.

30 NEW Writing Prompts for Kids in the Summer Journal

  • Do you think summer is different from other seasons? Why do you think that is?
  • Have you ever wished you could return to school during the summer? Why do you think that is?
  • What summer traditions do you and your family have? What distinguishes them?



  • National Ice Cream Month is celebrated during July. What are your plans for this crucial holiday?



  • Do you favour a single three-month summer vacation, or would you prefer to have your time away from school spread out throughout the year? Why?
  • Assume you and your pals are planning to construct the world's largest sandcastle. What types of rooms do you think you'd put inside? What unique elements would be included in the castle?
  • Pretend you're a tour guide for someone who has never been to your city before. What would you do if you had the opportunity to show them around?
  • During the summer, would you rather be inside or outside? Why?



  • Every year, what part of summer do you look forward to the most? Why?



  • Have you ever spent a summer at a summer camp? What did you enjoy most about it? If not, what kind of summer camp would you enjoy going to?
  • Spend 15 minutes outside contemplating what you can see, smell, hear, feel, and taste in the summer. Then, write about how you like to experience these sensations in your preferred ways.
  • What is your favourite summer vacation destination? What about it attracts you the most?



  • Write a narrative about three youngsters who get to spend an endless summer together.
  • During the summer, do your parents allow you to stay up later? Why do you think that is? What do you like to do with the extra time if that's the case?
  • Where would you go if you had the opportunity to go anywhere in the world this summer? What would you do in that situation?
  • Write about a great July 4th memory. What made that particular holiday so memorable?
  • Do you ever study in the summer? What are some of the things you're attempting to learn? 


  • Would you rather be excessively hot or excessively cold? Why?
  • Pretend to be an explorer in your backyard. Examine everything from a new angle and up close. Then go inside and write about what you discovered.
  • How often do you see your high school pals throughout the summer?
  • What is your favourite summertime activity to do with your friends?

  • Write about three of your favourite summer activities in your hometown. Then, if your parents agree, go to one of them with them and write about your experience when you get home.
  • What do you look forward to the most throughout the summer?
  • Write about a summer activity that you enjoy (such as going to the beach, setting off fireworks, or getting treats from the ice cream truck). What is it about it that you appreciate the most?
  • What's the most interesting place you've ever visited? What is it about it that you like so much?
  • Write a poem describing how you feel about the sun. What is it about the sun that you admire? When does it get too hot?


  • Before the invention of air conditioning and fans, how do you suppose people keep cool in the summer? Would you have liked to be alive at that time? Why do you think that is?
  • Have you ever gone camping with friends or family? If so, what aspect did you enjoy the most? If not, do you think you'd like it if you were alone in the woods? Is there any reason to believe that?
  • Describe a time when you and your family attended a summer festival or carnival. What are the things that you recall most vividly?
  • What would you do if you had to pick just one summer activity to undertake every day? Why?

Enjoy your vacation, and until the next time, keep writing…

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