Printable Travel Journal for Kids

A printable travel journal for kids to use during a trip

One of the things I have exercised with my kids for many years is having them travel journal during our trips.  Keeping a travel journal is a fun activity for youngsters and an incredible way to preserve memories.  My kids and I often go back and read the things they wrote on various holidays..

When Noah was in 4th grade we went and lived in Honduras for 4 or 5 weeks. I had each kid journal off and on while we were there. A few months ago we came across his journal and read it.  He is now a sophomore in high school, so this was about 6 years ago. In his journal he goes on and on about how disgusting the bathrooms were!  Now keep in mind, we have done all these unbelievable things in Honduras.  We snorkeled in the Bay Islands, went zip lining in Copan, and lots more.  It was amusing that all he wrote about was the bathrooms, but he was right, they were awful!  This was his first time in a 3rd world nation and he was making observations only a 9 year old boy can make.  It was neat to find out what made the biggest impression on him even if it was a little silly.

Travel Journal for Kids

To help you get started, I have printable travel journals for kids. All you have to do is print them out and then let them start filling them out. There are three different pages you will need to print out.

Cover Page Printable – This cover page allows your child to take ownership of their travel journal.

Daily Journal Printable – You will want to print out one of these travel journal pages for each day that you will be traveling. For example, if you are traveling for 5 days print out 5 copies.

Daily Drawing Printable – In additional to the daily travel journal sheet you will want to print out this page for each day you are traveling. Sometimes the best way for kids to document is through art. This printable allows them to draw what they did that day.

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I recommend getting a 1 inch binder and hole punching the sheets and keeping them in the binder. Or you could just staple them, that works too!

And don’t forget some pencils and crayons.




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  1. says

    What a great idea! I wish I would have thought of this years ago when my kids were little when we road tripped to Florida; 24 long hours in a car would really have kept them busy!

  2. says

    What a great idea. I m sure the kids like to look back on where they have been and what they thought too. As an adult just like you said the child’s perspective of the place would be very entertaining and honest that’s for sure.

  3. says

    This is an awesome idea! It is so hard to keep kids busy when you travel especially on long trips. Will be passing this on to a few of my friends too.

  4. says

    Journaling is a great thing for kids to do. I think it helps with their writing skills, but also helps them learn more. I will have to have my kids start journaling.

  5. says

    good journal every kid will like and be willing to ask for more of. the drawings and cartoons on them makes it more of an item that will stick in their minds for study.

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