Hey there! My latest post on kid-friendly nature activities is up over at GNM Parents. The topic this time is nature journaling. Most kids get pretty excited about the outdoors without too much help; paper and pencil can capture the experience in a lovely way. From the post:
Journaling is a great way to encourage your child to pay attention to each moment of the natural experience. At the same time, the journal itself can serve as a terrific memento of the trip, sometimes even more evocative than photos.
I also write up three specific journal activities — Sound Map, Bark Rubbing, and finding a Personal Space in nature — that can serve as a jumping-off point for a full-blown nature journal!
So check it out! Here’s that link again… and I’d love to hear how the activities are working for you.
My previous two installments in the “Littlest Naturalists” series were:
- Hit the Beach! — Shoreline activities for connecting with nature.
- Teaching Your Child the Art of Outdoor Observation — Activities around seeing what’s around you just a little better.