Just Between Us journals – An easy way to connect with your child. Make these simple journals for less than $3 and have fun writing back and forth with your child.
I’ve mentioned before that Connor’s school is no longer giving homework. And, as a teacher, I’m totally okay with that. Homework was an extremely stressful time for Connor especially after sitting in class all day. Some days he really just needs to ride his bike and run around outside instead of having an hour of homework after school.
I also know how important it is to practice reading and writing daily even when you aren’t in school, so I created these fun Just Between Us journals. I made one for Connor and me and one for him and his dad.
The concept is easy. Write little journal entries back and forth. You can ask a question or just leave a sweet note. The key is to make it a safe place to communicate with each other. All you need is a small journal and letter stickers. I used my Cricut but you can easily use regular letter stickers.
I can’t wait to get started! Some days we can just write about our day or ask a specific question. I’ve included a list of journal prompts for days when we need a little help with what to write about. I’m probably way more excited than Connor but I think he’s going to love this too.
Just Between Us Journal Prompts:
- Tell me one thing that made you smile today.
- If you could take a road trip this weekend, where would you want to go?
- What is your favorite family memory?
- Cool things we’ve done together…
- Awesome things we still need to do together…
- What is one thing you would like to learn well?
- If you could keep one thing out of all your things, what would it be? Why?
- What three words best describe you?
- What’s the best compliment you’ve ever received?
- If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be? Why?
- What is the nicest thing that someone did for you today?
- What do you wish you could do more of at school?
- What do you wish you could do more of at home?
- Tell me two things you like about yourself?
- I’m grateful for…
- My favorite thing to do together is…
- When I grow up I want to…
- What superhero power do you wish you had?
- What is your favorite song/movie?
- What can mommy and daddy do to be a better parents?
- What can you do to be a better son/daughter?
- If you could have 5 wishes come true, what would they be?
- What would you add to our family bucket list?
- What has been the best day of your life?
- What is your favorite holiday?
- Name someone you look up to. What have you learned from this person?
- If you could have lunch with anyone in the world, who would it be? What would you ask this person?
- How do you make yourself feel better when you are frustrated of angry about something?
- What do you think is special about your family?
- Describe what the perfect day would look like to you.
And, sometimes I might just want to say something encouraging so I created a list of 40 Positive Things to Say to Your Child.
Have you created a special journal for you and your child?