Are you looking for something fun to do on rainy days in April? Or just to relax and spend quiet time with your family. Get creative. Grab your markers, crayons, or colored pencils and draw. Do you need some inspiration? Check out the following drawing prompts for April.
Why draw? Spending time drawing enhances creativity, reduces stress, improves coordination, and boosts self-esteem. February is the perfect time to create. Dust off your drawing pencils or buy new ones. Keep in mind, expensive supplies are not required to begin. Buying basic number two pencils and drawing paper at your local dollar store is a great way to start. If you some inspiration, check out the following drawing prompts for February.
Are you staying close to home due to the pandemic? Do you need an outlet to write your concerns, joys, or memories? Pick up a journal, Composition book, or a simple spiral notebook and start putting your thoughts down on paper.
If you are looking for daily inspiration for August, check out the following journal prompts.
How did the month of July go for you? Did you learn anything new about yourself? Your family?
What are you looking forward to accomplishing in August? Make a detailed list.
What is your current “stay at home” status due to the recent coronavirus pandemic? Expand on your concerns over the virus in your area, if any.
What plans did you have to give up this summer due to the pandemic? What was your alternative?
Do you have school-age children? What are your concerns about returning to school? Are you going to homeschool, attend online, or face-to-face? What do you feel is the best option?
What is your biggest hope for your children for the upcoming school year?
What is your best school memory?
What was your favorite subject in school? Why?
Who was your favorite teacher? Why did this person make such an impact on you?
Are you still in touch with your childhood friends? Why or why not?
Did you go to football games, school dances, or other after school activities? What was your favorite one? Why?
Did you participate in sports or other after school activities? What did you learn from the experience?
Do you miss anything about your school days? Why or why not?
Write about the most memorable summer vacation from childhood? Why is this one different from the rest?
Did you go to college? Write about attending your first college class.
What are your plans to celebrate the end of summer?
If you could go anywhere in the world right now, where would you go? Why?
List 10 things you want to accomplish before the end of the year.
Think about a famous person you would like to meet. Who did you pick? Why did you choose this person?
Describe your entire day. Go into great detail.
If you could step into a fictional world from a book, television series, or movie, where would you go? Why did you pick this particular universe?
Write down one thing that made you smile today.
What is your one bad habit? What can you do to change this particular behavior?
What are your best attributes? Try to list at least 5, ten would be better.
What craft or hobby would you like to learn? What is the biggest obstacle?
Middle of the week-free write for 15 minutes.
If you could write a book, what would the storyline be? What is stopping you from writing your first novel?
Happy Friday! What are your weekend plans?
Describe one thing that brought you complete joy from this last week, month, and today.
What were you doing at 11 am, 2 pm, 7 pm? Describe each time slot with great detail.
What are you looking forward to doing in September?
August marks the end of summer. School will be starting soon. Whether virtual or in-person, school and work schedules take up a lot of your time. Finding time to relax and care for yourself is essential to your overall well-being.
Self-Care Ideas for August
Stay hydrated! Drink lots of water.
Get enough sleep! If possible, take a nap or sleep in for an extra half hour.
Go for a hike. Do not forget to bring the dog.
Go for a nature walk with your kids.
Go for a bike ride.
Pamper yourself with an in-home spa day. Paint your nails or give yourself a facial.
Take a long relaxing bubble bath.
Write a letter or send out thinking of you cards.
Call or chat online with a friend.
Do yoga or other exercises.
Meditate or pray.
Read a book.
Binge-watch your favorite television series or find a new one to enjoy.
Have a movie marathon, complete with popcorn or other treats.
Make a gratitude list, at least 10 things.
Try a new recipe or cook an old family favorite.
Listen to your favorite music, turn up the volume, sing along, or dance.
Order pizza or another type of take-out to give yourself a break from cooking.
Buy one new item to try at the grocery store. Your pick doesn’t have to be expensive. For example, buy a new type of fruit to try or a candy bar.
Do not be afraid to say no.
Listen to a Podcast or watch YouTube videos.
Declutter your space.
Go on a virtual tour of a museum, art gallery, or the zoo.
For many, May still brings stay-at-home requests and social distancing. Even with these mandates in place, you still can have fun with photos. Grab your cell phone or favorite camera to see the world through the lens. You may find your interpretations of the world around you completely fascinating. Do you need some photo prompts for inspiration? Check out the following list for May:
Selfie (Start the month with a new selfie)
Mother’s Day (US)
Black and White
To the Right
To the Left
Memorial Day (US)
Photo of Another Photo
Group of 3
Stepping Through a Door
Hopefully, the May photo prompts will inspire you to post photos on social media. Or print the photos to hang on your wall.
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.
April Fool’s Day! Photograph something silly or funny.
Selfie (yes, selfies are generally done on the first of each month )
Good Friday! Remembrance
Happy Easter! Celebration
Black and white
Earth Day! Planet Related Photo
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.
October brings leaves bursting with colors, sweater weather, and Halloween. Keeping a journal this month should reflect your past memories of the changing seasons, goals for the holidays, and past memories.
31 Journal Writing Prompts for October
What do you hope to accomplish in October? For yourself? For your family? For work?
What fun Halloween activity would you like to try this month? Why is this activity important to you?
Think about your childhood. How did you celebrate Halloween? Our of all of your Halloween memories as a child, which is your favorite?
What was your favorite childhood Halloween costume? Was it homemade or store-bought? Why did you like this particular costume so much?
Did you attend any Halloween parties as a child? At school? Or another location? What Halloween party made the most memorable impression? Why?
Do you want to attend or host a Halloween party this year? Why or why not?
Do your children or grandchildren plan to dress up for Halloween? Why did they pick their Halloween costumes?
List 5 things that made you smile today.
What steps do you need to take to be happier every day? Organization? New job?
If you could visit any country or state in the fall, where would you go? Why?
If you could buy one item without worrying about the price, what would you purchase? Why?
Describe the weather today. Cold, wet, warm? Was it typical for this time of year? Did you enjoy the day?
Describe the most vivid dream you can remember.
Are you happy with your job? Your daily routine? What would you train?
What everyday item can you not without? Why?
What is your personal definition of happiness?
What is your favorite book? Describe the main character in the story. Why were you drawn to this book?
What was your first pet? Describe.
Happy Sweetest Day! How do you plan to celebrate? What is your ideal Sweetest Day?
Write a bucket list for the last 3 months of the year.
What one thing do you need to improve your health? Exercise? Eat better? How do you accomplish it?
Write about cooking or baking disaster.
Write a tale about October, Fall, or Halloween. Or ask your children to tell you a story.
Write a letter to your future self.
Go outside and write. (Or take pictures if it’s too cold). Describe the scene.
What home project would you like to start?
Write about your day from your pet’s point of view.
What new fall recipe would you like to try? Why?
Have you started your Christmas shopping? Are you a holiday planner?
Thinking ahead to November, what are you looking forward to doing?
Happy Halloween! Describe your day. Did you hand out candy? Go to a party? What was the most memorable moment?