Free Daily Journal Printables: Homeschooling Resources

Saturday, March 28, 2020
Getting kids to write in a journal can be a daunting task. It's often difficult for them to put thoughts into words or to come up with topics. Writing prompts help, but we often need a better way to kickstart our entries. I created these printable journal pages to help kids get their thoughts on paper each day.

Disclosure: these printables are for personal or classroom use only. Please do not publish them on another website, in a book or manual, or by any other means without permission from The Jersey Momma. Thanks for understanding!

A Quick Note About Journaling During School Closures

As scary as a pandemic may be, it is also part of history. And as much as we might not like it, our children (and our students) are part of this history. Keeping record of it and putting our daily experiences into journal form is almost like creating your very own historical account of the situation. A journal during this time period can be shared with future generations, and it can also be used as a resource in case we ever experience something like this again. What did we do for entertainment? What was it like each day? This journal will keep record of important points and memories. Remind your child that he/she is a "Memory Keeper," and that's an important job! They are recording memories for future generations, even themselves.

Jersey Momma Daily Journal Quick Draw

My Quick Draw Journal Page is geared towards younger writers, but please don't let that dissuade you from using it with older kids, too. My Daily Journal Quick Draw is also good for reluctant writers because it incorporates the use of artwork instead of words and sentences. There are spaces for writers to tell us how they feel and what they see around them (through illustrations). This type of journal page does not focus on current events, but if you want your writer to add something about the daily news or the current state of the world, feel free to use the back of the sheet.

To print: click on the upper right-hand corner of the image to print, or click this link for a printable PDF version. 

Jersey Momma Daily Journal Entries

The following printable journal page is great for keeping track of daily events and life during homeschooling. You can also keep each page in a folder or three-ring binder for easier use and reference. If you want kids to include more thoughts on these journal pages, you can always add additional lined sheets or have them continue on the back of the page.

To print: click on the upper right-hand corner of the image to print, or click this link for a printable PDF version.

When my students journaled, I tried not to worry too much about spelling or punctuation. This was a place for them to write down their thoughts and share what was on their minds. After all, how would you feel if someone started correcting your diary entries? The purpose of a journal is to encourage a free-form of writing. I also believe it helps to develop a love of writing, for once kids realize that this a "safe writing zone," (i.e. their words won't be graded or analyzed) they (hopefully) won't worry as much about what they're putting on paper. But I would encourage kids to use complete sentences on this page, since it's a form of record keeping and we want our memories to make sense when we look back on them.

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