We’re going to go E-A-S-Y this year with the nature journal. With young children, it’s more about getting outside and exploring than it is recording. It will be an educational experience; you don’t have to try to create one. (I’m talking to myself in case you are wondering!) The journal is not necessary. BUT I think this is so very simple that I want to share.
Take pictures. Have your student pick one picture each week and print it.
Give your student letter stickers and a date stamp.
Slip it in to a page protector and smile because you-are-done.
No more lugging the backpack (with pens, colored pencils, and the kitchen sink) outside.
No more meltdowns because…"Mom! I can’t draw a squirrel like that! But I want to!"
Welcome to super simple nature journaling. Yay!