Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Prompt ideas for Journal Jars


My friend, Dianna, over at Maxwell Academy Homeschool, posted that she was working on adding more prompts for the journal jar she made for her children to use.  I commented on her post with a few ideas.

I had a journal jar full of strips of paper with fun prompts on it when I was in high school.  I loved being able to grab a prompt and WRITE.  

I have been thinking about it and have come up with some more prompts.  Have fun writing and sharing your stories! 

*It is 1849 and you have heard stories about lots of yellow stuff being found in California.  The gold rush is in full force!  Describe your travels to California, who you meet, where you camp, and how much gold you do or do not find.  Draw a picture of yourself panning for gold.

*Pretend you are in another country that you have read or studied about.  Write a story of your time in that country.  Are you on a field trip, a vacation, or do you live there?  

*It is 1999 and everyone has theories about how the new century will turn out.  Some people are afraid of massive computer viruses and issues.  Describe your thoughts and what you think will happen when the clock strikes 12 midnight on December 31, 1999.

*You and your family decide to take a cross-country trip across the United States.  What states do you anticipate driving through and why?  What historical sites will you stop at to see?  What time of year will you travel and what do you think the weather will be during your travels?

*It is 2000 and the next year is fast approaching.  Did your expectations for 2000 come to pass or did you expect the end of the world?  Describe your expectations and the outcomes for the year.

*You and your family are on a plane to . . . where???  Tell a story about the flight, where you are headed, and what happens after the plane lands.

I am sure that I will think of more...when I do, I will post them.

I would love to hear about your favorite writing prompts!