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Inspire Homeschool Creative Writing with Dream Journaling

By Lily Iatridis  July 17, 2014

VIDEO THUMBN: Summer: dream journalIsn't it fun when you remember an interesting dream? It's neat to think about them and try to figure out what they mean.

Have your kids journal about their dreams as a writing activity! Journaling is outstanding for freely expressing thoughts and ideas on paper.

Focusing around a specific topic prevents journaling from getting boring, and journals make great idea books for future projects. A dream journal can open the door to all sorts of creative thinking and interpretation.

When kids are interpreting their dreams, they're being creative and using their critical thinking skills at the same time.

This makes writing interesting, engaging and fun for both the writer and the teacher!

Watch the video below for step-by-step instructions on how to do dream journaling and craft other specialized journals too. It takes about a minute to get to the dream journal section, so fast forward a bit if you wish.

 

 

If you don't use this idea now, keep it in your back pocket for later. Remember, a key to successful teaching is to have a quick and effective plan B or plan C ready to go when the original plan doesn't fly.

This idea was shared by Magda W., a homeschooling parent living in Poland who took our free Top Teach course earlier in the summer. Thanks Magda!

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