How to Make a Sketchbook
Each season is full of different opportunities for fun-filled outdoor play and exploration. Enhance your young child’s experience with nature by creating garden journal sketchbooks. This project is an activity that allows children to combine artistic techniques, visual aesthetic explorations, and literacy skills while being introduced to basic nature concepts.
The initial lesson focuses on the construction and decoration of the journal/sketchbook. Using printing methods, students will create individual garden themed covers. Then your child will get a chance to develop fine motor skills by "sewing" the books together. The finished product will allow for extension and continuation into outdoor sketching activities and letter writing development. This is a great project to do with your child to get them outdoors and keep their mind active!