This project could be done at the beginning of the summer break or, as in our case, right before a summer vacation. I wanted them to have a place to write down their thoughts, sketch when they felt like it or a place to hold photographs and post cards along the way.
I bought them each a blank sketch book and got out the art supplies. I showed them examples from around the web (which I will list at the end of this post) and then let them do whatever they wanted.
I will also be giving each of the kids disposable cameras for the vacation and when we get back they can put their own photos in their books.
Journals to Make:
- Kids Summer Paper Bag Journal at Skip to My Lou
- The Best Summer Ever Accordion Album at eighteen25 (this is where the Best Summer Ever square at the top comes from)
- Summer Adventure Log at Imagine Childhood
Ways to Decorate Journals: