A good journaling idea that I came across today is to keep a journal for both you and your child. You can first write an entry, then pass the journal to your child; she can write her own ideas and pass the journal back to you.
Here are a few ideas I will implement with my eldest child:
- Discuss a Bible verse and its meaning;
- Write about our day;
- Have a trait such as patience and discuss how you think the other does well with that trait;
- Have my child build a story with me; I can start the story by writing two or three paragraphs; my child can then write two or three paragraphs, and so forth;
- Have my child write the story about a real or fictional child who did the right thing in a hard situation;
- Research an animal on Wikipedia and write a short synopsis about it;
- Write about her recent vacation;
- Write about a time when she did the right thing in a hard situation;
- Write about her perfect, ideal day;
- Write about her favorite Bible character and why;
- Write about an invention that does not yet exist, but that she would love;
- Use a new vocabulary word she just learned in her journal entry;
- Write a poem.