I recently ordered a fun new journal from Timberdoodle that I’m planning to put in my 12-year-old daughter’s stocking this Christmas. (Shhh! Don’t tell!) It’s called My 52 Lists Project, and it is designed to get kids writing — even those who might not normally enjoy doing so.
The concept is simple: 52 writing prompts for 52 lists on a variety of topics. Kids can do one a week and finish the entire book in a year — or three a week and finish in a single semester.
Staring at a blank page is intimidating for many beginning writers — old and young alike. But these list ideas provide an easy starting point. The journalist can make the list as long or short, detailed or simple as she likes.
Prompts include such things as listing your funniest memories, your favorite ways to play, things you want to make, things that make you laugh, people you admire, etc.
My daughter has yet to develop a love for writing. She doesn’t keep a typical journal or diary, but I’m hoping My 52 Lists Project will help bridge that gap. Of course, it would make a great gift for enthusiastic writers, as well as reluctant writers. If you have either on your list this Christmas, you’ll want to check it out. It’s available as a stand-alone product or as part of Timberdoodle’s Sixth Grade Curriculum Kit.
While you’re on the Timberdoodle website, I’d encourage you to look around. We love everything we’ve ever ordered from this small family-owned company!
PLEASE NOTE: As a member of the Timberdoodle blog team, I routinely receive free or deeply discounted products in exchange for writing honest reviews. Opinions expressed in these posts are 100% my own. I’ve been a happy and enthusiastic Timberdoodle customer for decades — long before I ever started blogging for their company.