Crafting with Niki: Spring Journal

My daughter has been enjoying learning new things this year and we have talked a lot about seasons. When I was searching for a great project for all of us Mom Squad readers this month, I came across the perfect project: a spring journal! It is super easy to make and great for kids of all ages. You can do as many, or as few, of the steps as you need and let your child(ren) do the rest!

  • Gather your supplies. You will need a piece of construction paper for the cover and 5 or 6 pieces of blank paper for the inside pages. You also need a stapler or whole punch and yarn or ribbon.

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  • Put together the journal. Stack several sheets of paper together with construction paper for front and back covers. Staple pages together or punch holes and tie with colored yarn.

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  • Write or draw your springtime experiences in your journal. Draw pictures of seasonal changes you see outside and describe important days. Attach photographs with a Glue Stick and write about your memories of the scene.

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What I love best about this project is that it is a great learning tool for preschoolers and early elementary school, but it can be done with kids of all ages and expanded to their level!

Liliana enjoyed our first “spring” lesson about flowers and the sun. She decided her sun needed a smiley face.

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Hope you enjoy this crafty project this month! Please share your experiences with us by leaving a comment or uploading pictures to the Mom Squad facebook page!

Happy Crafting!

Niki
Niki is a work-at-home-mom of two children, ages 3 and 1. She makes handcrafted items for children and moms. Niki’s Knacks can be found at http://nikisknacks.etsy.com.