A class on Nature Journaling
Nature Journaling in itself is easy and fun. Basically, you go out in nature, observe and draw!
Although the kids and I have done it before while inside and sick …
But when I heard there was a class at the Mo Department of Conservation- I signed us right up! I was curious as to how they would teach this!
First- we made upcycled journals 📓 with old calendar pictures!
Second- the instructor explained to the kids to write the date, the location, and the weather at the top of their journaling page.
Third- the instructor flew a mounted bird across the room. She had the kids describe it, after it had flown past. You don’t draw while you are looking… observe the animal and all it’s unique characteristics – then draw it!
Fourth- we got to go outside… with binoculars! We changed locations a few time!
Fifth- we drew!