Summer Journal plans & free printables

My children’s school finished last week for their summer holidays and we could not be more thrilled. The children {and us} have been dragging our heels more and more during those final few weeks and the kids, if anyone, needed a little time off. So far, the slow mornings have been wonderful & the bickering has been kept to a minimum, although, knowing my luck I may have just jinxed myself. Hopefully not though…

On the last day of the school year, my two youngest receive their school reports. Both of them did wonderfully, I’m one proud Mama! However, there are always little notes at the bottom giving a little advice on what the children can work on over the summer for their next school year. For Annabelle, it is trying to reduce the size of her lettering when writing. I think she wants outer space to read her words at the moment, and to read lots of books. 

We have the reading part covered. So for the writing improvement side, I thought I would put together a little Summer journal for her to take on holiday. I just whipped it up in Canva, so it’s nothing special but it is something I know she will really love – so I thought I’d share it with you guys, too. 

Here’s a little peek at the one I made {it’s just something simple and it was so easy to put together};

Summer Journal Free Printables

Summer Journal Free Printables

Summer Journal Free Printables

Summer Journal Free Printables

Summer Journal Free Printables

Summer Journal Free Printables

As I said, it’s super basic but it includes a little creative writing with drawing box for every day – which I hope will encourage her to write and improve her creative drawing. I have bought more Zinc photo paper for my HP Sprocket to allow her to print off some photos to add to her journal, which I think is a nice touch.

Obviously, you can make the photo boxes the usual 6×4 for printouts or if you have an Instant camera like the Instax 300 WIDE from Fujifilm, then those work too. Just adjust the photo box to fit your size of the photos you plan to print. 

I added more pages than what you can see, such as, colour by numbers {which are easily found online}, some step by step drawing exercises for her age group {also found online}. I added an “About me” page which I thought would be a fun addition and so on. As I mentioned previously in this post, this is just something I put together for Annabelle to fill in during our holiday to Haven in Burnham on Sea – but it will be something I will carry on with her over the remaining 7 weeks of her school summer holidays. 

If you’d like this journal for yourself, I have made a free printable PDF file for you to download and print. I would love to see photos of your children filling in their journals if you use it, so please do tag me if you get a chance. 

You can download the Summer Journal here and I really do hope your children enjoy it – and we hope you all have a gorgeous summer, too! 




  1. 21/07/2018 / 7:32 AM

    This is such a good idea to do, i used to write a journal when ever I went on holiday. I love some of the print outs you’ve done x

  2. Bryanna skye
    21/07/2018 / 9:05 AM

    congratulations to them for doing so well! I love the idea of the summer journal – what a fun way to keep on top of skills over the holiday

  3. 21/07/2018 / 11:15 AM

    That’s so cool! I can’t believe you made this using Canva – very professional!

  4. 21/07/2018 / 11:15 AM

    That’s so cool! I can’t believe you made this using Canva – very professional!

  5. 21/07/2018 / 1:16 PM

    Oh this is a lovely idea. My daughter loves making booklets and filling in worksheets so she’ll love this.

  6. 21/07/2018 / 9:05 PM

    How creative , I like that they are personalised to suit. It’s always nice for the kids to be kept active and also enjoy the holidays too.

  7. 22/07/2018 / 11:35 AM

    I love this, I think it’s great to make physical books/journals. I know I have some old scrapbooks I made as a kid that I love looking at now I’m all grown up! Adding instant photos is a great touch!

  8. 22/07/2018 / 7:51 PM

    Oh I love this idea!! We always keep a little scrap book for our summer adventures but I quite like this idea!

  9. Dena McGuinness
    27/07/2018 / 3:47 PM

    Oo what a fab idea. Love that it’s free too… something they can keep to look back on too!

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