Monday, August 29, 2011

Kids Nature Journals

Do you keep a nature journal with your children? These were the journals the students at Nature Preschool went home with last spring.

I've found that the easiest journal for young children is to use a two pocket folder that has built in brads. Now is a good time to stock up on them since many stores sell them for five to ten cents as a back-to-school deal buster.

I whole punch plain and colored paper and insert it in the journal. There are countless things to record and write about in the journal. For now my son mostly likes to draw pictures of what he sees in nature. I've tried to get him to write sentences or even label the pictures but so far he is reluctant to do so.
Another favorite activity in the journal this summer was to trace the cucumbers and measure them.

Do you use a nature journal with your kids? I'd love to hear more about it!

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