Summer vacation is for relaxing, having fun, and making memories. That doesn’t mean you can’t sneak in a little writing practice at the same time. This printable summer vacation journal is a cute way for kids to explore writing and keep track of special summer experiences.
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There’s some statistic that says kids lose a big chunk of what they’ve learned over summer vacation. I don’t know whether that’s really true (every kid is different, right?), but I do think that it doesn’t hurt to practice a few things over the summer, like writing and creative thinking.
I made this summer vacation journal with that in mind. It has space for writing on every page, plus most of the pages also have room to paste a photo or draw an illustration.
Summer vacation journal
This printable summer vacation journal includes eight pages of writing prompts, plus a cover page. Elementary kids (and maybe older ones too) will enjoy writing about what they did on special days. Print extra pages and use them all summer long or just write about a special vacation trip.
There are some pages for writing about a special day or trip.
I included some writing prompts to encourage creative writing – like planning a dream vacation. Some have boxes to draw pictures or attach photos and postcards.
And I also created 2 pages that are completely blank so you can use them however you want. Lastly, there is a page of circles that can be printed on label or sticker paper.
Whether you’re taking a big trip or spending the lazy days of summer at home, I think this is a fun way to keep the kids busy and document the fun. I’m also hoping that it will spark some creativity on days when my kids inevitably tell me that they are bored.
There are 10 pages, plus a page of stickers. I designed this to fit on regular 8.5×11-inch paper, but it prints pretty large so it would be easy to scale it down to fit 2 or 4 pages to a sheet of paper. You can also print extra copies of specific pages by adjusting the page range on your printer.
Note: I updated this printable since taking photos. The design is the same, but the chunky font has been replaced with Arial so it’s easier to read.
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