Journal Topics

Journal Topics

1 Would you like to be immortal? Why/why not?

2 You can only wear one color for the rest of your life: bright orange or lime green. Which one do you choose and why?

3 You will wake up tomorrow and speak a foreign language fluently. Which one and why?

4 What do you think makes someone a good friend?

5 Would you rather have an emo or a redneck boyfriend/girlfriend? Why?

6 Who is your hero and why?

7 If you could be anyone for a week, who would you be and why?

8 What is the best thing that ever happened to you?

9 You turned into a spider overnight. Now it’s morning, and your parents are coming in to wake you…what happens?

10 Give me five goals that you have in life.

11What will you do differently when you are a parent?

12 You will get $1,000,000 if you spend one year on a deserted island. Which three things do you take with you?

13 You are president (or supreme ruler, or queen, or emperor or whatever) for a day. What do you change and why?

14 What is one mistake you will never repeat?

15 What is the hardest subject in school – and why?

16 You are the ruler of the world. Are you benevolent or insidious?

17 Your dog died. Your girl/boyfriend dumped you. Your car was stolen. And you just discovered a big wart on your face – how do you cheer yourself up?

18 If you were a color, which color would you be and why? (Blue, purple with green dots, camouflage…what?)

19 If you were condemned to be a tree or a fish, which one would you want to be?

20 Humans have destroyed the planet and we are now being ruled by animal overlords. Would you rather be ruled by bumblebees or dolphins?

21 What is the first impression you make on people?

22 If you were a tree, what kind would you be and why?

23 What is your plan for when – not if, when – zombies attack?

24 If you had an invisibility cloak, would you use it for good or for evil? How? PG-13

25 If you could never eat salt or sugar again, which one could you live without?

26 What mythical creature would you invent if you were a scientist?

27 Would you rather be a starfruit or an artichoke?

28 You have liberated a genie and now have three wishes. What are they and why?

29 If you could invite anyone – alive or dead – to have dinner with your family, who would it be and why?

30 A tornado is coming. You have ten minutes to evacuate. What do you take with you and why?

31 If you could live five years longer, but you had to give up your phone for the next five years, would you do it? Why/why not?

32 You won $1,000,000 in the lottery, but you have to spend it all in one place. Where and why?

33 What was your most embarrassing experience?

34 Tell me what was most important in your life when you were five years old.

35 What is your favorite cartoon and why?

36 If you had a watch that stops time, how would you use it? PG -13

37 What do you like most about yourself?

38 What could you invent that would revolutionize the entire world?

39 Which finger on your hand is the most important and why?

40 If you could pick a superpower, what would it be and why?

41 Invent a superhero – what would he or she look like and what would this hero’s special powers be?

42 Is it a good idea to bring dinosaurs back? Why or why not?

43 What would win a fight – an apple or a banana?

44 Would you rather be a werewolf or a vampire? Why?

45 If you could put a camera on any one person and observe them without them knowing it, who would you pick and why?

46 If you could have your own reality TV show, what would it be about and why?

47 Would it be a good idea to train monkeys to fight in the military? Why? Why not?

48 Write a letter congratulating your parents for having such a wonderful kid as yourself.

49 What would you do if you woke up and saw yourself asleep in bed?

50 What do a baby and a potato have in common?

51 Write a description of yourself from the standpoint of someone who really, really dislikes you.

52 Imagine the man/woman of your dreams agreed to marry you, but told you that they had a 3 x 3 x 3 ft. metal box that you could never open and never know what’s inside, would you do it?

53 If you could change three things at home, what would it be and why?

54 If you had to invent a holiday, what would it be? It cannot be your birthday or any other day honoring you.

55 People have erected a monument to honor you after your death. What does it look like, and what does it say?

56 You were abducted by aliens. What was the worst part? (No probing.)

57 If you could introduce a new subject at school, what would it be and why? PG-13

58 Should we have a back-up planet for emergencies?

59 If you were a character in a book, what would the book be about?

60 What would life be for you if you were a carrot?

61 All dollar bills are abolished. What should we use as currency and why?

62 If you could go back in time to when you were 12 and give yourself one piece of advice, what would you tell yourself?

63 Where do you see yourself in five years?

64 What would you do if all the square objects in your life suddenly turned round?

65 If you wrote a book, what would the title be and what would it be about?

66 If you had to write a journal, what would you write about?

67 If you could live anywhere you wanted, where would you live and why?

68 What item of clothes do you own that has a story behind it?

69 It is twenty years later, and your teenage children ask you whether you always followed the rules – sex, drugs, cigarettes, etc. What do you tell them?

70 Would you rather meet your ancestors or your great-great-great-grandchildren?

71 What would you do to accomplish World peace?

72 Would you eat road kill for money? What would you eat, and how much money would someone have to pay you?

73 You will create a new magazine or a new commercial website. What is it about?

74 What are the pros and cons of being a tomato?

75 You forgot to pick your little brother or sister up from daycare. It is now three hours later. Give your parents the most inventive excuse you can come up with.

76 You have to choose a new school mascot. What is it and why?

77 What do the cows in the meadow talk about when the farmer is not within earshot?

78 What would be different in your life if you had four arms?

79 Would you rather be able to see three seconds into the future or always know what one other person is thinking?

80 Which was the worst journal I made you write and why?

Website by SchoolMessenger Presence. © 2018 West Corporation. All rights reserved.