Sunday, July 1, 2012

journal prompts & job jar

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?
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.)
Dust pot rack

Dust around tv and black table

Dust black table and inside piano in living room

Wash windows going into back yard

Help make dinner

Clean out bathroom cabinets and drawers

Dust bottles on top of cabinets

Clear off back porch

Sweep off front porch

Straighten piano music in living room

Wipe out shelves in fridge

Straighten stuff in the pantry

Dust pictures going up the stairs

Wipe down fridge and microwave

Clean out inside of microwave

Wipe down chairs and stools

Dust one set of blinds


  1. 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" ( 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.

  2. 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.

  3. Thank you! Blinds is a great one!

    sandy toe

  4. 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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