Create A Journal About Yourself

What is a journal?

A journal is like a diary.

Why am I doing this?

  • A great way to reflect honestly about yourself
  • A cool way to respect yourself 
  • A safe way to express anger or frustration
  • A fantastic solution for when you say, 'I'M BORED!'
What you need
  • A visual art diary or art paper folded in half to make a book
    (Art paper is good because you can add more pages if you need them)
  • Art materials for decorating your journal
  • A quiet place to do this (listening to music with headphones helps)

What to do

Below are ideas for pages in your journal.

Front Page
  • Decorate with your name, a photo, a drawing, a picture that means a lot to you
About Me Page
  • What are the things you like about yourself?
  • What is annoying about yourself?
  • What do you like to do?
  • What don't you like to do?
  • What do you do when you are bored?
My Family Page
  • Add family photos and a family tree
  • What are the cool things about your family?
  • Why is your family uncool?
My Friends Page
  • Add photos of your friends or draw cartoons of them
  • Why is each friend important to you? 
  • What are some uncool things your friends do?
My Poetry & Songs
  • Collect some poetry or song lyrics that you like
  • Copy, print or handwrite these and paste them on separate pages
  • What do these poems and songs mean to you?
My Images
  • Collect some favourite images from nature that make you feel good
  • Ask if you can print some in colour
  • Why do these images make you feel good?
My Dreams
  • Make a page about the things you want to do in the future
  • How might you achieve each dream?

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