Thursday, May 1, 2008

Nature Journal-Examples from a Young Child

Here is a little slideshow I put together for you to see how our nature journals started out eight years ago. In the Green Hour challenges, a lot of families are giving journaling a try and doing a great job. The nature journals really are what your child wants to make of them.

Here is the link to the slideshow if you have trouble viewing it here on the blog:
Nature Journal-Young Child

In the slideshow I tried to show examples of a simple formula you could try if the drawing is hard for your child.

Simple nature journal entry=sketch, label, and a date.
Another simple idea=a leaf rubbing or an outline

To get the best rubbing, try using the side of a crayon that you have taken the paper off of. Depending on the object you are rubbing, apply firm pressure and make sure to get around all the edges.

I hope this encourages your family to try a nature journal entry after your next outdoor excursion.

Barb-Harmony Art Mom

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