Our Nature Journals
The other day when I got the new book, I Love Dirt, I had said that the boys and I would be creating nature journals. Well, we did!
Here are the Procedures:
1. Create a cover page for your journal.
*I love to go to discovery school clipart to find great pictures that can be used for various projects.*
You will need to right click on the clipart and save it to you computer. Open up WORD and create a text box. You can insert the picture into the text box and move the text box around on the page until it is in a position that you like.
Our cover page has a plant on it. You can see both above and below the soil which I thought was quite appropriate for a journal about nature.
2. Add a title to your cover page.
I used a free font called BASIC FONT. It is a nice bubble font that allows the letters to be colored in.
3. Print cover page.
4. Allow your children to color using QUALITY coloring any way they wish.
5. Use packing tape to adhere the cover to a composition notebook.
Make sure to cover the entire picture so that it stays put and doesn't end up getting ripped.
*You want to avoid tears if at all possible.*
I hope you enjoy creating a Nature Journal with your family.
Click on the hyperlinks to take you to resources that I used to create our cover page.