Nature Journaling – What, Why and How?

Author:
Meena Murugappan
July 19, 2021

If you have outdoorsy children in your home, a great activity to introduce is nature journaling. It is a simple, fun and introspective way for children to connect to nature and their place in nature. And it can be done anywhere, from outdoors or looking out from the balcony.  

Benefits of Nature Journaling

  1. Allows children to slow down and notice their environment.
  1. Becomes a field report, art journal and personal diary over time.
  1. Allows them to express themselves and their observations of nature, flora and fauna.

How to get started

  1. Start simple!

Choose a bio-degradable book and fill it with observations, drawings, and notes

Stuck for prompts? No problem, use our July Month Nature Journalling Prompts to trigger your child’s curiosity

  1. Notice small details!

Encourage your child to notice small details and make it a sensory learning experience (sight, touch, look, movement, smell, sounds). For example, shape of a flower, then the petal, the pollen, and so on and so forth.  

  1. Record diligently!

Coach them to work like field scientists, requesting them to record the date, time, weather observations, seasonal changes and notes on location. This will be good when they revisit the same location over multiple periods of time.  

So, get started and join your child in their nature journey. Modelling a behaviour really helps encourage the child to follow suit. So, while you are guiding them, why not experience nature journaling yourself?  

Click here to download the July Nature Journal Prompts if you would also like to try it out!  

At Organo Et School, we believe in connecting children & adults with nature. Connecting children with the natural world at a young age is the first step in creating responsible stewards of our collective future. You can connect to us at oes@organo.co.in and by phone 9154100775 if you have any queries.

Most Read

Parents’ views on OES Be a Farmer Program

Read More

OES’s Children Farm begins with Seeding & Transplanting!

Read More

Nature Journaling – What, Why and How?

Read More
Explore All