This activity aims to spark interest and connection with nature through using observation and creative skills.
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What you need
- Cardboard (eg,a used cereal box) cut into a size slightly bigger than A4 – this is for the outside sleeve.
- Selection of A4 paper (try out different colours) making up the pages.
- Elastic band, string or ribbon to hold it together.
- Envelope (A5 or smaller) and glue stick/stapler – glue or staple on an inside sleeve and use as a pocket for pencils and anything you wish to collect.
- Pens, coloured pencils.
What to do
- Work together to put the journals together and decorate them.
- Explore your outdoor environment and record your observations in the journal in any way you wish to. For example, writing, drawings, leaf rubbing.
- As you explore, collect natural objects to keep in your journal. For example fallen leaves, seeds, flowers, bark, twigs.
- If you have a camera, take photos of plants, animals or aspects that interest you.
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