A guided nature journal for children to document their explorations outdoors. This journal can be used by children living in any region across the world. Each page contains prompts to help children connect with the land on a more personal level. Along with exploring local flora and fauna, children are encouraged to make personal reflections and deepen their understanding of the natural world. This printable is great for first time explorers who are just starting venturing outdoors. Children will work on developing their imagination, observational skills while mastering their fine motor movements.
Age: Preschool ages 3-6 years
Subjects and uses in the classroom: Biology, Forest School, Outdoor classroom, Language Art and Visual Arts.
How to Use:
Determine the size of your students’ journal. Print A4 size pages or choose ‘Multiple’ and print two pages per sheet for the smaller size journal. If you wish to take the journal outdoors, I would recommend printing two pages per sheet and use A 5 size clipboard. This way it will be easier to hold and carry around. Younger children may benefit from working with full-size journal pages as it will most likely feel sturdier in their hands.
So decide on the size, get a binder and print the cover. Before venturing outdoors, print pages for the child to work with. Fill them in while you are out and about or invite the child to document his or her thoughts and discoveries upon your return. Insert completed pages into the child’s nature journal binder.
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