There are 24 diary writing prompts in this pack, covering all sorts of professions including "people who help us". We ask children to put themselves into a particular profession for the day and write a diary entry. Kids can make it factual, or get creative!
People Who Help Us Diary Writing Prompts
Encourage the kids to put themselves into someone else's shoes with these fun diary writing prompts covering all sorts of professions and "people who help us". Download individual pages or the whole pack.
The children will love imagining that they're a ballerina for a day, and they can enjoy writing about it on this fun diary writing page!
We've got a big set of these writing prompts which ask the kids to imagine they are doing different jobs and professions for a day. This one is for a banker - you could maybe try this activity alongside some money role play?
Driving a bus looks like it could be good fun, but can the children think about what it's really like to be a bus driver and write all about it on this writing prompt page?
Caretakers are usually very busy, and can end up doing all kinds of jobs around school! Can you pretend you're a caretaker and write about a typical day at work on the diary page?
We all think we know what a chef does every day, but is there more to this profession than just the cooking? The kids can find out a little more, then write about being a chef using our diary prompt.
This writing prompt might encourage the kids to do a little research first. Can they find out what it's like to be a CEO of a company, then write a diary entry for a CEO's point of view? Or perhaps they know a CEO and they could interview them first?
My children have always been fascinated by building sites - there's something fun about all the diggers and noise! This fun writing prompt lets the kids imagine they are a construction worker for a day. What jobs and activities might they do?
We all need to go to the dentist regularly for our checkups, but have you ever thought about what it's like to work as a dentist? This writing prompt asks the children to imagine they are a dentist, and to write about their day on the diary page.
Most of us need to see the doctor from time to time if we're not feeling well. Can the kids imagine that they are a doctor for a day, and write about the jobs and activities they might do on this diary page?
This fun writing prompt activity would be great after a visit to a local farm. Can the children imagine they are a farmer and write about their daily activities and tasks?
We all know that firefighters are brave, but do the children know what jobs and activities they do every day? They can do some research then write about a day as a firefighter here. Perfect if you've just had an educational visit from a firefighter at school, too...
Janitors play an important role at our schools and colleges, making sure everything is tidy and runs smoothly. Can the children imagine they are a janitor and write about their daily activities on this diary page?
There's much more to working in a library than just handing out books. Can the children find out more about the job of a librarian, and write about it here?
We've all seen lifeguards at the beach or pool, keeping an eye on everyone to help them stay safe! Can the children imagine that they are a lifeguard, and write about their typical day on this diary writing prompt?
Do you have a child who loves fixing things? They can imagine they are a mechanic for a day with this fun writing prompt printable!
Mountain rescue workers have a dangerous but exciting job - can the children imagine what it's like, and write about it on this writing prompt page?
Nurses are helpful, caring and hardworking - perhaps the children would like to be nurse when they grow up? This fun diary writing prompt asks the children to imagine they are a nurse, and to write about their daily jobs and activities.
Can the kids find out about the activities a paramedic does each day and write about them on this handy diary writing prompt page?
Here's a great activity to try if you've just had an educational visit from a Police Officer at school, but it would be fun anytime! Can the children pretend that they are a Police Officer, then write about their typical day using the diary writing prompt?
Do you think you would like to be a postal delivery worker? Find out a little about what the job involves, then write a diary entry imagining you are a postal delivery worker for a day...
Imagine you are a school crossing patrol officer. What would your day involve, what times of day would you work and would you enjoy it? There's plenty of space to write about it here...
Imagine you are a school lunch worker. What would your job involve? Use this writing prompt to write about a typical day and all the activities you might need to do...
Children spend time with their teachers every day, but do they know everything that the job of a teacher involves? This writing prompt asks them to imagine that they are a teacher, and to write about their day in a diary.