Journal Writing Prompts for April

Happy April! Are you ready for more writing? Whether you are an avid journal writer or just beginning, check out the following journal writing prompts for April.

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  1. How did March go for you? Your family? Work? Community? List all your highs and lows from last month.
  2. List your April goals.
  3. Who is the one person in your life who can always make you laugh? Describe this person.
  4. What is your secret guilty pleasure?
  5. Write about your favorite childhood memory. Why does this one stick out over the rest?
  6. List your personal strengths. How do you use them in your daily life?
  7. What book or movie impacted you the most? Why?
  8. Write 10 words to describe yourself. Why did you pick these words? Go into detail.
  9. What is causing you stress or anxiety right now? Why? And, what can you do to alleviate the situation?
  10. Free write for 15 minutes.
  11. What is your biggest fear?
  12. Write about your entire day from the point of view of a fly on the wall.
  13. What do you do for yourself? List at least 5 self-care habits.
  14. Who is the one person you trust the most? Why?
  15. What do you hope for yourself, your family, your friends, and your community for the rest of 2022?
  16. What 3 things would you tell your younger self? Why?
  17. Happy Easter! How did you spend your day?
  18. Fast forward to your 95th birthday. What have you accomplished?
  19. Make an action plan to be the person you want to be.
  20. How do you feel about the current news events? What ones worry you the most? What brings you hope?
  21. Do you feel like the victim or hero of your own story? Why?
  22. It’s Earth Day! What are you doing to help the environment? What areas could you improve?
  23. What kinds of nature or wildlife do you like to watch? Why?
  24. When you look in the mirror, who do you see? Why?
  25. What 5 things did you have to learn the hard way?
  26. Describe a current accomplishment.
  27. What areas of your life could use more organization? Why?
  28. Write about your last vivid dream.
  29. If you were given 3 wishes, what would you pick? Why?
  30. Writer’s Choice

Happy April! Happy Writing!

Journal Writing Prompts for April

April is here! Are you finding time to keep up your journal writing? Make writing in your journal a habit. Try to sneak a few minutes out of each day to get your thoughts down on paper (or type on the computer).

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Are you ready for new journal writing prompts? Check out the following 30 prompts for journal writing in April.

  1. How did March go for you, your friends, family, work, and home life? Write about your highs and lows of each area of your life.
  2. What do you want to accomplish this month? Make a list of at least 5 goals.
  3. What is your biggest dream for your personal life, work, family, etc.?
  4. Happy Easter! Did you celebrate? Write about your day.  How did you celebrate?
  5. Write a gratitude list of at least 10 things.
  6. Start a paragraph with the words, “Happiness is.” Then continue to write at least 2 paragraphs. Or make a list of 10 things.,
  7. Name a person or event that has made the biggest impact on you in the first 3 months of 2021. Explain your choice.
  8. What or who made you laugh today? What happened?
  9. Free write for at least 10 minutes. Or try a new goal of 20 minutes.
  10. What do you do to relieve stress? Why does this help you?
  11. Write about your day from an outside perspective.
  12. Think about all the people you encounter daily. Write down each person’s best characteristic trait that you admire. Then, write down a trait or habit you wish each person would change. Why did you pick these traits?
  13. Who gave you a compliment recently? What were the circumstances leading up to the praise? How did the compliment make you feel?
  14. If you could write a letter to your teenage self, what would you say? Remember the more details the better.
  15. Do you find yourself blaming others for your unhappiness? Who? Why? What can you do to change the situation?
  16. Do you worry about what others think about your personal life, work, family, or friends? Why does this bother you?
  17. If you could hold any job in the world, what would you pick? Why?
  18. What is your worst habit? Why? What can you do to change it?
  19. Make a list of your top best traits. (Yes, there are at least 10).
  20. Write about your day in intervals. What were you doing at 8am? 10am? Noon? 3pm? 5pm? 10pm?
  21. What amazes you about yourself, family, community, friends, or work? Is this a good or bad thing? Why?
  22. Was there a difficult moment in your life that later turned out to be a hidden blessing? Describe the event.
  23. Write about a recent news event. What happened? Why do you feel so strongly about this event?
  24. What do you do to show people you care?
  25. What past decision changed your life?
  26. What song always makes you turn up the radio to sing along? Why?
  27. What is your idea of a good day?
  28. What was your last vivid dream? What do you remember the most about this dream?
  29. What do you hope people will remember you by when you are gone?
  30. What are you looking forward to in May?

April Photo Prompts

Spring is here. Flowers are starting to bloom. Days are slowly growing longer. The nicer weather is perfect for being outdoors and taking pictures. Whether you use your phone or a camera, use your imagination to create beautiful images.

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Do you need some inspiration? Check out the following photo prompts for April.

  1. Selfie
  2. Birds
  3. Easter Décor
  4. Happy Easter!
  5. Nature
  6. Insects
  7. Family
  8. Weather
  9. Trees
  10. Flowers
  11. Bubbles
  12. Food
  13. 2 pm
  14. Low Light
  15. Patterns
  16. Lines
  17. Historical
  18. Black and White
  19. Faces
  20. Colors
  21. Landscape
  22. Earth Day
  23. Bright Light
  24. Shadows
  25. Home
  26. Water
  27. Movement
  28. Culture/Art
  29. Street
  30. Random

Non-Candy Easter Basket Fillers

Easter is just around the corner. Are you starting to buy Easter basket fillers? Do you want something different than candy? Check out the following list for inspiration.

  1. Bubbles
  2. Books
  3. Bookmarks
  4. DVDs
  5. Color Books
  6. Crayons
  7. Markers
  8. Drawing Paper
  9. Construction Paper
  10. Hard Cover Sketch Book
  11. Drawing Pencils
  12. Colored Pencils
  13. Watercolor Paint Set
  14. Craft Kit or Supplies (Feathers, googly eyes, beads, string, glitter, wooden plaques, etc.)
  15. Air Dry Model Clay
  16. Lip Balm
  17. Jewelry (A cross necklace is always a good idea for this holiday)
  18. Sidewalk Chalk
  19. Stickers
  20. T-Shirt (Roll the shirt up to place down into the basket)
  21. Socks
  22. Playdough
  23. Toy Figures (Farm animals, dinosaurs, etc.)
  24. Sunglasses
  25. Beach Towel
  26. Flip Flops
  27. Beach Bucket and Shovel
  28. Hat
  29. Swimming Pool Toys
  30. Keychain
  31. Bath Toys
  32. Bath Bombs
  33. Magazines
  34. Comic Books
  35. Hair Ties
  36. Head Bands
  37. Nail Polish
  38. Nail Embellishments
  39. Shoelaces
  40. Expandable Washcloths
  41. Stickers
  42. Temporary Tattoos
  43. Golf Balls
  44. Tees
  45. Baseball
  46. Baseball Glove
  47. Softball
  48. Yo-Yo
  49. Travel Games
  50. Toy Cars
  51. Gift Card
  52. Money (Roll up dollar bills inside plastic eggs)
  53. Jump Rope
  54. Umbrella
  55. Glow Sticks
  56. Writing Journal
  57. Pens
  58. Calligraphy Pens
  59. Trading Cards
  60. Ear Buds

Journal Writing Prompts for April

Everyone is doing their part to help stop the spread of the coronavirus. Keeping a journal while self-isolating is a perfect way to get your feelings down on paper. Do you need some inspiration to help with your journal entries? Check out the list of journal writing prompts for April.

  1. How has your life changed since the start of the pandemic?
  2. List 10 things that bring you joy while you are self-isolating and social-distancing.
  3. What is the one thing you want to do when the health warnings are lifted? Why is this activity so important to you?
  4. Describe your day. The more details you add to your entry, the better.
  5. Palm Sunday-Do you celebrate Easter? How is this Easter week going to be different than in previous years?
  6. Describe your happy place during this time.
  7. What made you laugh or smile today? Your family? Your spouse? Your dog? Why did this one moment bring you joy?
  8. What is your favorite Easter memory?
  9. Describe your Easter celebrations as a child? Teen? Adult?
  10. Good Friday-write about your day.
  11. What in-home Easter activity are you and your family doing this year?
  12. Easter Sunday! Happy Easter! Describe your day. Make your entry at least a paragraph.
  13. Free write for 5 minutes. Set a timer. And, just write about whatever comes to mind.
  14. Write about your biggest fear or worry at this time.
  15. Make a list of activities you can do when you are bored. The list should include personal and family activities.
  16. What is one goal you want to complete by the end of the month?
  17. Make a list of areas you want to clean, declutter, or organize.
  18. What values did your parents, grandparents, or other family members pass on to you? Why are these important?
  19. Make a list of questions to ask your parents or grandparents about their lives. Use the answers to start a family tree or journal.
  20. What is your favorite song right now? Why does this song bring you joy?
  21. Write down goals or dreams that you want to accomplish.
  22. Earth Day! What are some activities you can do to help the planet?
  23. What was your toughest part of the day?
  24. Recall a favorite memory from your high school days? Why does this memory make you happy?
  25. What book are you reading right now? Describe the plot. Why did you pick this particular story to read?
  26. Write about your previous travels. Why was the trip important?
  27. How do you think people describe you?
  28. What is one activity you are doing to keep yourself healthy? Why is this important? What can you do to improve your health further?
  29. Write yourself a letter. Forgive a past mistake. Give positive affirmations.
  30. What do you hope May brings?

Please stay safe and healthy.

Photo Prompts for April

Participating in self-isolating and social distancing does not have to be boring. Grab your camera a photograph of what you see daily. Looking at everyday items from a different perspective can be a fun part of the day.

  1. April Fool’s Day! Photograph something silly or funny.
  2. Selfie (yes, selfies are generally done on the first of each month )
  3. Stuffed animal
  4. Pet
  5. Morning
  6. Easter Decor
  7. Spring flowers
  8. 2 pm
  9. Bunnies
  10. Good Friday! Remembrance
  11. Easter eggs
  12. Happy Easter! Celebration
  13. Blue
  14. Signs
  15. Art
  16. Something Old
  17. Something New
  18. Crafty
  19. Black and white
  20. Green
  21. Comfy
  22. Earth Day! Planet Related Photo
  23. Night
  24. Clean
  25. Bubbles
  26. Current View
  27. Snacks
  28. Favorite Beverage
  29. Meal
  30. Love

Have fun with April’s photo prompts. Get your friends to participate in the challenge. Post photos on your social media pages with a fun hashtag. You may be at home, but you still can enjoy each other’s creative visions.

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