Journaling Ideas and FREE Printables

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I love how journaling is having such a comeback. I remember when I was in 5th grade and keeping a “secret” diary was all the rage. Now, journaling is very popular and isn’t just used for writing down your most kept secrets, but a place where you can have a creative outlet.

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There are so many different types of journaling, the sky is really the limit. Keeping a journal isn’t just a way to keep track of what you have done, it’s a way to really write out what you are feeling or express yourself with art work, doodles, scripture verses you love and little notes. Reluctant writers may really enjoy writing in a journal if there are no rules attached to it. It’s also a great way for your children to be creative outside of a textbook, and it’s very relaxing too.

Let’s check out some different reasons why journaling is important, how to journal and fun journaling ideas:

Homeschooling Ideas has a great post on Journaling for Kids. They break down what a journal is, with examples of how to use it in your homeschool morning time! I love this idea. 

101 Reasons and Ways for Homeschool Kids to Keep a Journal from Write Shop.

How to Homeschool with Journals by Homeschoolin Mama explains what a homeschool journal is, and how they used it successfully in their homeschool with lots of tips, ideas and photographs of their journey using journals.

Why Nature Journals are Important from Our Journey Westward explains the importance of keeping a nature journal, and the skills it enhances in your children.

The Beginners Guide to Nature Journaling from Joy in the Home

Happy Thoughts Journals for Kids a Tool for Reflection from Homegrown Friends

Why Bullet Journals are Great for Classical Conversations from Family Style Schooling – there are some really amazing ideas if you have a student in CC, with lots and lots of pictures and inspiration. These are really cool!

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Poetry Journals for Children by Buggy and Buddy – this is such a great idea to keep favorite poems and write notes and draw pictures about why your children love the poem.

Beginning Art Journaling for Kids by The Artful Parent – an art journal is an amazing way for your children to learn how to express themselves without words. This is perfect for the beginning writer.

25 Innovative and Creative Journaling Ideas for Kids by Journal Buddies

Starting a Science Journal for Kids from KCEdventures

Bible Journaling FREE Printables and Ideas

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Journaling Through the Alphabet from Joy in the Home – this is such a fun and creative way to begin journaling and take a break from the textbooks.

Growth Mindset Bullet Journal Ideas for Kids from Frugal Fun 4 Kids

How to Make a Fantastic Notebooking Journal for $5 or Less from Encouraging Moms at Home

Creating and Keeping a Common Place Book in your Charlotte Mason Homeschool

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Here are some of our favorite journaling supplies to get you started:

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Written by Sarah

Sarah

Sarah is a wife, daughter of the King and Mama to 4 children (one who is a homeschool graduate!) She is a an eclectic,Charlotte Mason style homeschooler and has been homeschooling for over 16 years now. She is still trying to find the balance between work and keeping a home and says she can only do it by the Grace of God, and Coffee!

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