Make your own lockdown journal with Get Blackpool Reading

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We’re living through history right now. Encourage your child to complete these literacy-themed lockdown journal activities and create a bank of memories of the 2020 lockdown to look back on in the future. They'll have fun improving their writing and creativity skills in the process!

Download the activity on the button below to get started. You can print it out or encourage your child to follow the activities in a notebook instead.


When your child has filled in their lockdown journal, why not hide it together! Set a date to open it again so you can look back at your experiences together.

  • Find an envelope or make one by sticking/taping two pieces of paper together
  • Pop your journal pages in your envelope
  • Write your name and the date to be opened on the front - you could pick a date a few months away or a year from now.

______'s Lockdown Journal. Not to be opened before: __ / __ / __

  • Decorate your envelope however you like!
  • Find the perfect spot to hide your journal - it could be at the back of a cupboard, under a rug or buried under your socks - but don't forget where you've hidden it!


Extra tips:

  • If you have a spare shoe box, you could turn your journal into a time capsule! You could include some of the fun things you've been up to during lockdown such as your pictures, writing and crafts. Just pop them in a box along with your journal pages then decorate and hide your box as above!
  • Make sure you don't forget where you've hidden your journal by making your own treasure map to find it again! Try this treasure hunt activity on Family Zone to make a map to your hiding place.