BY Amanda Kohr
It’s the last few weeks before school starts back up, and we’re all doing our best to savor the last few moments of summer. This can make it really hard when you’re getting excited to run out to the pool or a bike ride, only to see the sky fill with storm clouds. But just because it’s a rainy day doesn’t mean you can’t make the most of your free time! Journaling can be done anywhere, from a cozy couch to your grandma’s old desk to a towel on the beach.
On your next rainy day (or not!), pull out your journal, and use one of these prompts to ignite your imagination. Use the first question to start a story, write a poem, or just organize some of thoughts. We’d love to hear what you come up with!
What would you do if you were in the circus?
What do you imagine when you hear the words “haunted beach house?”
What are you most proud of?
What is your favorite article of clothing? Why?
What do you believe in?
What would life be like if you were born in another country?
What would happen if you lived in a treehouse with your friends?
What if you switched places with one of your pets?
How have you changed since the beginning of summer?
What would you do if you were locked in the mall all night long?
What would you do if you found out you had magical powers?
What do rainstorms look like from above the clouds?
What would it be like to live in the rainforest?
What would you make if you were the best baker in the world?
What is the craziest dream you’ve ever had?
What was the best vacation you ever took?
When have you felt the most independent?
When have you felt the bravest?
Who do you most admire?
What do you think makes a person a hero?
What would you change about your favorite holiday?
What kind of cake would you make for your best friend’s birthday?
What advice would you give to yourself a year ago?
Where would you go on a road trip with your friends?
What would you do if you owned a candy store?
What do you think it would be like to be a teacher?
What do you think your parents did when they were your age?
What do you like about school? What don’t you like?
Is it better to give or receive?
What is your favorite meal?
Who knows the most about you?
What animals do you wish weren’t extinct?
What is your favorite word?
What is a place that inspires poetry?
What would it be like to have grown up in another city?
What do you like about life?
What fictional character do you want to be friends with? What would you do on an adventure?
What sort of holiday would you like to invent? How is it celebrated?
What would the world be like without television? Would it be good or bad?
If you were lost in the woods, what would you do?
How would you design an amusement park? Would it have a theme?
Are ghosts real?
What does freedom mean to you?
How do you have fun without spending money?
What quality do you like about yourself–creativity, personality, appearance–why?
What part of nature do you like the best?
Do you think it’s okay to have a dress code?
Why is it important to be kind to others?
Which movie do you want to see a sequel to?
What is your favorite room in your house, and why?