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Journal for kids to encourage a growth mindset

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Journal for kids to encourage a growth mindset

Meet our friends at Spark Journals. They've created this amazing hard cover journal just for kids. It's been a labour of love and years in the making.

Created and founded by Jenn Wu, mom of 2, this journal is filled with hours of activities to train our kids' brains towards a positive mindset, at a formative age.

Jenn and her team researched the best strategies in positive psychology, and combined their findings to build their own journaling practice in their homes, which became the inspiration behind Spark Journals.

Encourage a growth mindset for kids

Kids can be given a great start in life, no matter what circumstance they're in. They just need to have the right tools and the right guidance to encourage them to grow into the best version of themselves.

As an adult, I journal a lot. In my journal is where I write down my big goals and let my imagination run wild with possibilities. It helps me visualize my life the way I want it. Journaling doesn't have to be for adults only. In fact, getting kids started with journaling early in life provides an outlet to navigate through their emotions and helps them develop the habits of positive thinking and anything is possible mindset.

Writing in a journal might seem like a simple step but it is a powerful one. Spark Journals created this journal for kids so that we can shape our own mindset as parents, and instill the belief in our kids that we can shape our life the way we want to.

A toolbox to create a positive mindset in kids


This journal for kids is filled with fun activities that encourages mindfulness at the same time.

The exercises in the journal are fun and engaging for kids. While they are colouring, drawing and writing, their subconscious is working to absorb all of the happy and positive emotions they experience.

You'll be surprised at what a few minutes of journaling can do for your kids' mental health, self-regulation and well being.

Building confidence

Every kid is unique and that's what makes them special. This journal for kids has activities to help them identify what it is that makes them special, their "super power" if you will. Every kid wants to be spider-man, right? Maybe not, but I know my kids do.

Being able to identify their super power helps to build self-confidence and feel empowered to contribute to the world in an impactful way.

Gratitude at an early age

When we are grateful for what we have, life becomes much better. I practice gratitude with my 6 and 4-year old kids every night before bed.

The beautiful thing about practicing gratitude with your kids is that they really do appreciate the little things in life. It's amazing to hear what they are grateful for every day.

Spark Journals includes activities that help kids notice the good around them and encourages them to write down what they feel.

A great gift for kids

Spark Journals make a great gift for kids. I don't know about how any other parent feels, but I feel that my kids have too many unnecessary toys. In fact, I have banned more toys from coming into our home.

If you're looking for a unique and thoughtful gift for your niece, nephew or your friend's kids, consider buying a Spark Journal instead of a toy.

For other great gift ideas for kids, check out our Products for Kids section.

Your purchase goes a long way

Our friends at Spark Journals provides a school meal for a child in need with every journal purchased. They are on a mission to change the world, let's join them!

Use our code THESHOPPINGUNICORN to get 10% off your journal.

(28) Comments

  1. Wow this journal seems like a life changer. I really think my kids would enjoy it thanks for the inspiration.

    1. Yes, absolutely! If you’d like to check it out, it’s 10% off with the code THESHOPPINGUNICORN. Thanks for reading!

  2. I love the idea of a journal for kids, this would for sure make them grow emotionally and intellectually. Great idea.

    1. I absolutely agree. Get them into the habit at an early age. Thanks for reading!

  3. I love this so much! And I know my girls would too!

    1. Yes it’s a great journal and a great idea! 10% off with the code THESHOPPINGUNICORN

  4. Melanie williams says:

    This is such a good thing, people need this at this time

    1. I agree. It’s a great way for kids as well to let out their emotions. They have such a hard time expressing themselves with words.

  5. I have a passion for journals because in my opinion they inspire and invite the person who keeps them to dwell on themselves. This is wonderful for children.

    1. I do too. I started journaling as a kid, and then stopped, and then picked it back up a couple of years ago.

  6. Spark Journals are a win for sure! I like the activities and how they help in bolstering the child’s confidence, self esteem and provide them a safe and fun outlet. I think some of us as adults could also benefit from this.

    1. Yes I totally agree! And they make it so fun too!

  7. This is absolutely brilliant! I won’t mind using it myself!

    1. I know, right? I totally agree. You can get 10% off with the code THESHOPPINGUNICORN!

  8. Kristine Nicole Alessandra says:

    This would be a great journal to give my older nieces. I want them to grow up to be empowered and confident. This journal will help them achieve that!

    1. Yass! Such a fantastic idea to get kids started on the right path at an early age. 10% off with the code THESHOPPINGUNICORN. You can also try out the free digital download first.

  9. A book that I will tell you, even as children, excites and intrigues me.

    1. Absolutely. As a child I would have loved something like this. I like it even as an adult!

  10. Melanie williams says:

    This is a good thing for sure. Actively keeping a journal is a great way to learn, develop and also reflect too xx

    1. Yes and such a great concept to teach kids how to start doing this.

  11. Having a journal is important and we should start introducing kids to use the journal and have the habit of writing down their ideas and thoughts.

    1. It’s a great way to channel their energy.

  12. I kept journals my entire life and know how helpful they can be for channeling energy and getting things straight. This is great.

    1. Thank you, the founder does journaling with her kids and that’s how the idea started.

  13. Back again. I really liked this post and the concept behind it so much lol

    1. 🙂 I’m so glad you like this post and the concept for the journal as well! I love to journal as an adult too so I’m with you there, that this concept to get kids started on this early is brilliant.

  14. This is such a great idea. Especially at the moment where they are having to deal with so much at the moment. Looks like a lot of thought has gone into it.

    1. Yes, Jenn has definitely put thoughts into this, also using the experience by using this with her own kids.

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