Dream vacation writing prompts for homeschool kids

by | Jun 6, 2018 | Writing & Journal Prompts

Dream vacation writing prompts for kids let them dream about exotic trips to places they may never get to visit, such as an English castle or African savanna.

These dream vacation writing prompts will sound amazing to your kids.

Why?

Let’s be real. When you say you’re going on vacation, it usually means a road trip to visit Grandpa and Grandma, right?

Sure, you might spend a week at the beach—or even blow a wad at Disney World. But it’s pretty unlikely that most homeschooling families can afford to take the children to faraway places around the globe.

That’s what I love about today’s dream vacation writing prompts: they let your kids dream about exotic trips to places they may never otherwise get to visit. So, what are you waiting for? Pull out the atlas and set the kids free to do some armchair traveling! 

BONUS: It can turn into an impromptu homeschool geography lesson!

1. Hakuna Matata

You just found out your family is going on an African safari! Write about four things you will do at your exciting destination.

2. How I Spent My Summer Vacation

What if your restful summer vacation turned into an unexpected adventure? Write a story about this crazy experience using at least five words from this list: roof, jewels, thief, trap door, popcorn stand, tourist, speedboat, bookstore, escape, camera.

3. Where in the World?

If you could travel anywhere in the world for a two-week vacation, where would you go? Write a letter convincing your parents to take you there.

4. Distinctive Digs

Imagine spending the summer in Great Britain! For your holiday accommodations, would you rather:

  • Lodge at a restored English castle?
  • Explore the Devonshire countryside from a thatched-roof cottage?
  • Stay in a lighthouse on the rugged coast of Scotland?
  • Sleep in a fancy hotel in the heart of London?

Explain the reasons for your choice.

5. Horsin’ Around

Your aunt and uncle have just invited you to spend a week at a dude ranch in Colorado. Make a list of 10 things you’ll want to pack in your suitcase.


Spin-a-Story StoryBuilders for writing adventure stories the easy way! Printable Writing Prompt Spinners

For kids who like adventure, grab our Adventure Builder StoryBuilders writing prompt card set or Spin-A-Story StoryBuilders printable spinners. They’ll be off and writing in no time!

Photo Credits: “Eiffel Tower” by Lauren ManningAn Interesting Animal” by Justin Jensen, “A girl and her Canon” by John Benson, “Bodiam Castle” by Phillip Capperused under CC BY

2 Comments

  1. Annette

    those are some good prompts. I like ’em. 🙂

    Reply
    • Kim Kautzer

      Thanks, Annette! Hope they motivate your kids to dream about cool places they might like to visit!

      Reply

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