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End of year journalling and writing prompts for kids

Today we have another wonderful writing prompts for the kids around the ending of the Year. We are giving you and the children a chance to look back on what has happened in your life over the last year, focusing on the positive aspects. This is a lovely end of year writing prompt for kids, both encouraging creativity and handwriting. Why not have a go yourself too, it might even be a lot of fun!

There are a few pages within this end of year writing prompts for kids, all with different focus for challenging the children.

Writing Prompts for Kids

This end of year journalling activity includes:

  • Things you have learned,
  • Your favourite memory,
  • Your biggest accomplishment,
  • Your best friend, and
  • Your favourites for the year, including:
    • Best song,
    • Favourite book,
    • Food, and
    • Move you liked the most.

Thinking about all of these things, will, we hope, encourage your children (and you) to remember some of the better times within the year.

Things you have learned

Writing Prompts for Kids - End of Year Journalling

You can get the kids to fill this in as a bullet point list if they want, or perhaps just write about one specific event that taught them something really important. For example:

  • How important it is to help others,
  • How wonderful it is to spend time with people we love, or
  • How much fun it is to play football!

Whatever it is they learnt, get the to chat about it first, and then write it down so you can remember it over the years.

Your favourite memory

Writing Prompts

This is an excellent way to get children to think about THE thing that has meant the most to them throughout the year and why. Get the to think back on their favourite positive experience from the year, and write about it. Ideas might be:

  • That time they rode a horse,
  • When Granny learnt how to use Zoom,
  • The time they scored a goal in hockey, or
  • When you all watched a favourite film together.

Thinking about all your favourite memories as part of this end of year writing prompts for kids should focus the mind on some of the wonderfully positive experiences within the year.

Your biggest accomplishment

End of Year Journalling

This is pretty simple. What did your kids do this year (or you), that you are most proud of? Reflect on it, and get them to write about it. Some ideas to help spark the imagination are:

  • Biggest sporting achievement,
  • When you aced that test,
  • When you managed to change the tyre on the car, or
  • When you baked those chocolate cupcakes for the first time.

Your best friend

End of Year Journalling for Kids

Most children do have a best friend so:

  • Who are they?
  • Why do you like them?
  • What do they look like?
  • What do you like doing together?

Why don’t you get the kids to think about all the things that they did with them this year, and write about the one that makes them smile the most!

Your favourites for the year

We don’t really need to explain THIS one – what are YOUR child’s favourite things, and why. We hope that this isn’t as hard as it looks – who can pick one book, song and movie only….We struggle to do this every time we try!

We hope that you have enjoyed these ideas – you can download the journalling activity by…

Clicking on the circular image here

We trust that this was as much fun for you as it was for us. If you would like to look at some of the other New Years Activities, do take a look at what we have on the site.

New Year Printables

Take advantage of some of our most popular new year free printables and resources! We wish you a happy new year!

We also have a few ideas from further afield for you to look at too.

New Year Ideas from the Internet

Some more activities to do on New Year with the kids from across the web.

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Cheers for coming,


Helen is a mum to two, social media consultant, and website editor; and this site is (we think) the only Social Enterprise parenting magazine! Since giving up being a business analyst when juggling travel, work and kids proved too complicated, she founded KiddyCharts so she could be with her kids, and use those grey cells at the same time. KiddyCharts has reach of over 1.1million across social and the site. The blog works with big family brands (including travel) to help promote their services, as well as offering free resources to parents of kids under 10. It gives 51%+ profits to Reverence for Life, who fund a number of important initiatives in Africa, including bringing running water and basic equipment to a school in Tanzania. Helen has worked as a digital marketing consultant (IDM qualified) with various organisations, including Channel Mum, Truprint, Talk to Mums, and Micro Scooters. She loves to be creative in the brand campaigns she works on. Get in touch TODAY!

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