It seems I am more motivated when we travel than when we are home, when it comes to fun school/educational stuff.
We have so much fun stuff planned for this trip! But what I am most excited about right now is our nature/art journals. Yes, I am merging the two. I hope that we make entries each day on the nature side, whether sketching something we see, or journaling what we want to remember. Also, I plan for us to do an art page each day. I am using tons of suggestions from Art Projects for Kids – a favorite blog of mine!!
So, I invested in some new journals – the kind with blank pages. I found our sat Hobby Lobby for a fair price, and no shipping!!
So, I unhinged the spirally part on the back, took off the covers so we could decorate them and then cover them with contact paper to protect them. Then I dug out some nature-ish paper, some stickers (from my scrapbook days) and we got busy!!
I love how they turned out, and I cannot wait for us to work on them once we get to Maine!! What a treasure these books will be when they are full!! I am hoping for the kids to make some gratitude journal entries in there too!! Yes, we are using these books for many purposes!!
We have tried journals in the past, but I always used composition books with lines and all. I am hoping the blank pages elevate the “value” of these books – I hope the kids really want to own them!