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Amazoncom exploring nature journal for kids observe and record the outdoors 9781641523639 andrews kim books. In this nature journal young naturalists will get all of the guidance they need to study and record their experiences of the natural world from developing observational skills to sketching and using all senses exploring nature journal for kids encourages curious minds to think creatively and scientifically about the world around them. The beginning has a letter to kids and one to parents notes about safety outdoors and then a bunch of easy activity suggestions like observe the moon as many nights as you can for a month she has a quick and simple nature sketching lesson a few charts phases of the moon animal tracks and scat and a sample two page spread of what a nature journal could look like. Creating a nature journal is a great way to connect kids to the outdoors and encourage them to observe the natural world around them nature journals can be as simple or as creative as desired can have a singular theme or cover many topics and record findings in your backyard or findings from a hike theres no right or wrong way to make a . However the other bonus of having kids keep nature journals is the ability to take the students regular observations and use them in other disciplines here are some ideas for using nature journals across the curriculum encourage students to record their questions about what they see