To go along with the series on Nature Journaling for Kids, I thought I'd share four, simple nature journal page printables that may help children better observe the world around them. These pages are best used with younger children or those just beginning nature journaling and can easily be organized to create a beginner's nature notebook.
All four nature journal page designs are included in one download. One printable contains questions to prompt observations which is great for very young children. For those who want to ask their own questions or would like a bit more journaling freedom, the second printable replaces the questions with blank lines. Both printables are offered in a half-page and full-page format that can be 3-hole punched and placed into a full or mini binder.
For a more effective journaling and sketching experience, I highly recommend printing the PDF onto a decent cardstock or art paper. Two of the half sheet journaling pages will print on an 8.5x11-inch paper in landscape format. Simply cut the paper in half where the light gray dots are. This will leave a generous 3/4-inch left-sided border to allow for binding. The letter-sized printables also have a large margin for a punch or spiral binding.
For the half sheet pages, I used a mini three-hole punch and placed the pages into a mini binder. Ring and spiral binding both work well because the cover can be opened completely to have a flat, unhindered surface for journaling and sketching, but I prefer a binder because notebook pages can be added or removed easily.
If you are interested in a premade journal or sketchbook, affordable recommendations for kids can be found here.
Free Kid's Nature Journal Printables
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