250 Journal Topics
Remember, you can always journal about the book you are reading !! Goal: 3-5
journal entries per week (18-30 per marking period).
1. If you won the Texas lottery, what would you do?
2. Why do you think some people don't exercise their right to vote?
3. What is your favorite Disney character or movie and why is it your favorite?
4. My full name and how it was decided on
5. My dream house
6. I am the one who....
7. First Grade Memories
8. In the left corner, behind the filing cabinet.....
9. The Holiday I Wish We Had
10. The day I went to the circus.....
11. Yesterday I....
12. Games I like to play
13. I believe....
14. I can.....
15. Sunshine makes me feel...
16. The cartoon I like the most on Saturday mornings....
17. The most amazing thing I've ever seen is...
19. Summer Memories
20. My Dad
21. My Mom
22. My Grandma
23. My Grandpa
24. If I could be doing anything right now, I'd be...
25. What if...
26. My shoe
27. Well, Doctor, it's like this....
29. My most embarrassing moment
30. Inside the box with the big red bow is...
31. The Midnight Visitor
35. Everything I remember about this morning
36. What I would like to receive at Christmas
39. If I was President of the United States...
47. In 20 Years I'd Like to Be....
48. Favorite memories
49. My family
52. It makes me blush when...
54. It was so funny when...
55. What my mom must have been like as a baby...
56. Good things about me
57. It would be funny if....
58. Mother Goose
59. When I get to high school, I will....
60. The knight lifted his sword amidst the dragon's flaming breath...
61. My talents
62. The best book I ever read...
63. The book someone should write is....
64. What confuses me about math
65. The Conversation between Mr. Triangle and Ms. Circle
67. What I'd like to give people for Christmas
67. My responsibilities
69. How It Feels to Win/Lose
70. I'm thankful for...
71. The valentine I'd like to send/receive
74. The first thing I remember....
75. The door was locked and I couldn't find the key....
76. Inside the cave
77. My hero
78. No one would believe me when....
79. I wish I was there when....
80. What My Best Friend and I Have in Common
81. Something people usually don't notice about me is...
82. If I was a crayon....
83. My Life as a Pencil
84. What Do You Mean the Next Stop Is Hell?
85. Who Filled the Pool with strawberry Jello?
86. How to eat an apple
87. How to dribble a basketball
88. How to do a somersault
89. How to drink with a straw
90. How to snap your fingers
91. How to jump rope
92. How to make a paper airplane
93. How to whistle
94. You are a small animal at a historical event. Tell what is happening.
95. What an alphabet journal entry 26 sentences long with each sentence starting
with the alphabet letter as it appears in sequence.
96. Make a list of all the words that are related to or describe heat. Write a story about
Texas in the summer using these words.
97. Places you like
98. Places you dislike
99. TV shows you like
100. TV shows you dislike
101. sports events you enjoy
102. sports events you don't enjoy
103. automobiles you like
104. things you have never owned, but like.
105. things you would never own and never want
106. foods you like to eat
107. food you strongly dislike to eat
108. restaurants you like and dislike
109. sounds you like and dislike
110. smells you like and dislike
111. places you have never been to, but want to go to
112. people you don't know, but would like to know
113. things you have never done, but would like to do (conduct an orchestra, etc.)
114. What if school was in session 6 days a week?
115. What if teachers were paid as much as professional baseball players?
116. What if our school classess only went until noon each day?
117. What are all the things you can think of that come in pairs?
118. List things that give protection, such as a turtle's shell, seat belt, etc.
119. Describe a friend who is NOT in the room.
120. I Did Something Really Nice
121. Observe at least 5 things you see happen on your way home from school. Write
122. Write the directions to a favorite place (home, restaurant, ice cream shop, etc.) from
the school parking lot.
123. Imagine that a close friend has lost something very valuable. It might be a ring,
a pet, a key--something that must be found. How would you help him/her
What would you do? Would you be able to find it?
124. Write about a time when you were "sweating it", a time when you were
125. How a classroom sounds
126. how a puppy feels
127. how a flower smells
128. how a sunset looks
129. the baby was sad because.....
130. how an ice cube tastes
131. What might a curb and a car tire talk about?
132. What might a shoe and a sock talk about?
133. What might a cup and saucer talk about?
134. What might thunder and lightning talk about?
135. What might a cloud and the wind talk about?
136. A typical day in the school cafeteria
137. Things to Do When You Are Bored
138. What are the "in" places in town?
139. Write about an "ideal day".
140. A Time I Was in Trouble
141. The Saddest Day of My Life
142. What I Would Change About My School
143. What I Would Change About My World
144. The Perfect Pet
145. What Makes a Person Nice
146. My Biggest Gripe
147. What I Like About Being a Kid
148. Where Would I Go in a Time Machine
149. What Courage Means to Me
150. A Special Gift in My Life
151. My Relationship with God
152. How to tie a shoe
153. How to eat an apple
154. How to do a somersault
155. How to whistle
156. How I would like to have changed this school year
157. Tell about a time when someone has been kind to you
158. Tell about your favorite childhood book and explain what you like about it
159. Explain how to make your favorite sandwich
160. Why do some Christians seem ashamed to share the gospel with others?
161. Describe dinner time at your house
162. Give advice to a new student who will start school at Lexington next year
163. I'll never forget the day ______(teacher's name) did __________
164. Your mom desires your respect and attention. Are there places you can take
her for an evening to show her your appreciation?
165. Some of the richest times in your life can come from your quiet thinking and/or
praying alone time. Discuss these times in your life.
166. How do you think a person finds out God's plan for his/her life?
167. Review the last movie you saw.
168. Describe the BEST ice cream and tell why you feel that way
169. What is an experience you would hate to repeat?
170. What is the ideal age to be? Why?
171. Do you accept yourself as you are, or would you like to be someone else?
172. Answer this question," Have I in any way done something that has hurt my parents?"
173. What chores at home do your parents expect you to do?
174. What part of the newspaper do you read first, and why?
175. "A wise person learns from the mistakes of others." Do you agree?
176. "How I think will determine how I live." Do you agree or disagree?
177. "If I'm not as close to God as I used to be, who moved?"
178. What are your plans for the summer?
179. Describe a typical day for you in the summer
180. Describe a summer thunderstorm
181. Describe the plight of an animal caught in a forest fire.
182. Tell abut a ride on the most exciting amusement park ride you have ever ridden.
183. Write about an Old West shoot-out in the streets of a western town
184. How might an astronaut feel who discovers that he/she will have to return to earth early
because of a rocket malfunction?
185. Describe the actions of a person who has just hit his or her thumb with a hammer
186. Describe the feeling of being chased in a dream
187. Tell about the moment when a person realizes that he or she has forgotten to do a major
assignment that is due today.
188. Describe the actions of an athlete in the final moments of a close contest when he or she
makes a winning (or losing) shot, play, move, or effort.
189. Describe the action between a predator and its prey at the moment of attack
190. Describe the motions of a ballet dancer.
191. Describe a headache to someone who has never had one.
192. What is a rainbow?
193. Why are leaves green?
194. When and how did Israel become a country?
195. What classes should you take in high school?
196. How are the professional sports teams doing in this city?
197. Has a parent ever told you that you waste your time? How could you manage time better?
198. What is the best place to get pizza in your town? What makes it so good?
199. What do fuchsia and mignonette have in common?
200. How is a skiff like a lugger?
201. What is the same about a coracle and a raft?
202. How many ways can you serve a potato?
203. What are some uses for peach pits?
204. How can your town or church honor senior citizens?
205. Are you planning to go on any missions trips with your church youth group?
206. What games can you play with 3 people?
207. Name as many uses for ice cubes as you can.
208. What can you do to recycle old calendars?
209. What does this mean: "I was furious but I held my tongue."
210. Explain this idiom: "After the accident, things were touch and go."
211. How do you think this idiom got started: "Will you lend me a hand?"
212. Choose a fairy tale. Imagine how it might read as a news article in today's newspaper.
213. You are doing morning announcements. Write an announcement about a surprise
party for your coach.
214. It isn't fair....
216. Write a note to a teacher
217. Write about some compliments people have given you
218. Write about some compliments you have given others RECENTLY !
219. Write about the taste of peanut butter, how it smells, and how it looks
220. Create a menu from a fictitious restaurant and describe the entrees.
221. It was as clear as a bell
222. He (or she) was as stubborn as a mule.
223. He (or she) is as quiet as a mouse.
224. What would you do with a polyglot?
225. What would you do with a bairn?
226. What would you do with a dirigible?
227. How could a vector be harmful to a rector?
228. Could a lapidary play leapfrog in a lyceum?
229. Could you keep ice cream in a calabash?
230. "A good name is more desirable than great riches." Prov.22:1
231. "There is a time to plant and a time to uproot." Eccles. 3:2
232. The day of the Lord is close at hand
233. The dispute over comic books. Are they good or bad?
234. Should grocery stores continue to throw away good food each day?
235. How would you feel as a passenger in a space ship on the way to the Moon?
236. How can you make friends?
237. What farm machines have you ever seen? Describe them.
238. How should we raise money to support a middle school newspaper?
239. How do you like frozen food? Tell about some you have tried.
240. Everyone feels rejected biy family or friends at some point. Tell about one such time.
241. Do you ever have trouble doing your history homework? Tell about it.
242. Tell how you could have avoided some accident, bump, or bruise.
243. Pick out any appliance in your home and write about how it works
244. I remember the stiffness in my jaw from my last dentist's appointment when he....
245. Why I use my particular brand of toothpaste every morning
246. Are horses obsolete?
247. Dating on a dime
248. How do scientists and police now work together?
249. How do "clothes make the man" or "clothes make the woman" ?
250. Catching those "few extra winks" in the mornings
251. Do you ever "eat on the run"? Explain.
252. How to pack efficiently for a trip
253. The struggle to eat neatly while in the car or on a plane
254. The art of babysitting
255. The faces in the subway (train, plane, bus) are stamped by the heel of life
256. Could your dad have been a pirate? What characteristics does he have that would fit one?
257. How do you keep your teachers happy?
258. Describe Sundays at your house.
Hope these ideas help! --Cindy Adams