(Friend Nov 2004, suggestion # 4)
A journal is a record of meaningful
experiences that affect our lives.
Writing in our journals is a great Sunday activity. President Spencer W. Kimball, 12th President of the Church, encouraged each of us to keep a journal.
Show the children some examples of journals, such as:
Tell how they can be a source of strength for the writer and for others.
Share a personal experience from one of these or from your own journal.
Give each child materials to make a
Invite them to think of a special personal experience that they will want to remember.
(Younger children may want to draw or cut and paste pictures.)
Maybe it was their baptism day, a visit from Grandma and Grandpa, an outing with Mom or Dad, or special feelings they had in sacrament meeting.
Suggest they write it down as their journal entry. Encourage them to take the papers home and either add them to their journals or begin keeping a journal.