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journal prompts & job jar

by Shawni
Ok so I forgot to put in the main question I meant to on Friday so I’m putting it in here quick while Dave scrubs the Sunday dishes and the kids are laughing their heads off about something in the family room.  Here you go:

I see some people have asked for your job and journal prompt lists {from this post} – I would
love those too if you are sharing! We are half way through summer now,
and are ready for a ‘reboot’ on some of our goals and lists and things.

I just made these up and added some ideas from a writing thing I went to a while ago.  It’s a good way to get kids to write about things YOU wonder what they think about 🙂  There are also a whole bunch of great questions here if you want more (our kids have finished all of ours so I think I’ll start adding these ones).  Here’s what we have had in our jar:

my favorite summer memory
the thing I’m most worried about when school
starts
the thing I’m most excited about when school
starts
my favorite trip ever and what made it so
great
my favorite restaurant to go to and why
what makes a good school teacher
List the things on your counter in your
bathroom
what kinds of things could my mother do that
would make me listen to her better?
Describe yourself.  Use lots of details.
List all the people who love you.
List all the things you are thankful for
today.
What is your favorite thing your mom makes
for dinner.
What are things you always have in your
backpack?
If you had one wish, what would it be and
why?
What is the worst job you have to do?
What would you buy if you won the lottery?
What did you used to think when you were
little that ended up not being what you thought?
What is your favorite memory?
If you could have any talent, what would it
be?
If you had to live in a different country,
which one would you choose and why?
Where do you hope you live when you’re grown
up?  Why?
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People asked for our jobs too.  Although each home needs different jobs
done, here’s our list to get your mind going.  (We need to add to this
one too.)
 

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4 comments

Saren Loosli July 2, 2012 - 1:23 am

I love seeing your lists, Shawni! If you want more writing prompts, an exhaustive list of 5-10 minute jobs kids can do daily around the house (along with instructions on how to do them that kids can refer to), and tons more charts to get things organized around your house and make summer fun, check our our "Summer Camp Kit" (http://powerofmoms.com/summer-learning-adventure-camp-kit/)that 100's of moms are finding great success with. Shawni talked about it last Monday on this blog but I don't think she realized it has further examples of these very lists that might be really helpful.

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Ruth July 2, 2012 - 2:59 am

Just wanted to take a second to say thank you so much for sharing ideas on your blog! I have adapted so many ideas to help my own family run smoother.

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Shell in your Pocket July 2, 2012 - 8:53 am

Thank you! Blinds is a great one!

sandy toe

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Eyrealm July 11, 2012 - 6:03 am

So happy for this idea while we're all 25-40 together in the same place in July. Perfect way to keep some semblance of order!

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