This week I had each of my kids make a summer journal so we could document some of the fun things we've done this summer. I have a scribbler all the way up to a fancy-pants ten year old who did hers up beautifully! And this activity was fun for all.
We started with just a few sheets of construction paper stapled together, then they got to work decorating with stickers and coloring to make it their own.
After we finished our books and had added a few memories, we decided to go on a nature walk and document what we saw and heard while we were out - they all loved it!
Above you can see my little guy with his journal in hand, excitedly peeking through a fence. All of them were eyes wide open, trying to find something super cool to write down. Every few minutes someone would say "shhh...listen!" and they would all pause then plop down and write down "airplane" or "music" or whatever they had just heard.
They also filled their pages with vacation memories, splash pad adventures, muddy puddle jumping moments, and swimming fun.
The books were super simple and quick to make but I will treasure them and the memories they hold for years to come!