Nature Journaling #87: Bon Appétit

Nature journals are a fun way to pass the time. To many Great Parks nature interpreters, they are a tool that fosters meaningful connections with the natural world.

Want to create a nature journal with your child? Grab some paper and a pencil, step out the front door and use the prompt below. We’ll publish a new prompt daily, so be sure to check back here for more!

A honey bee enjoys a snack from a flower.
Photo courtesy flickr user Matt/Creative Commons (CC BY-SA 2.0).

Today’s Prompt: Bon Appétit

It is National Pollinators Week! Check back each day for different prompts with a pollinator twist.

Today, pretend that you are a chef of a fancy restaurant. Create a menu where each item has at least one ingredient from a plant that relies on pollinators. What would you name your restaurant? What would this special meal be called? How much would you charge?

A Few Tips for Success:

  • Work with your child’s attention span. If they aren’t enjoying an activity, allow them to choose a new one. If they are highly focused, give them plenty of time to continue the observations.
  • Allow creativity. Children often have interests that go beyond the questions we pose. Create a safe environment so they can create and explore on their terms.
  • Journal along with your child. You never know what you may discover and it’s a great way to spend some quality time together.
  • Try activities at different times of day. Observations may change with time and temperature.

Want to try your hand at different nature journaling topics? Click here for more prompts.

Amy Roell
Director of Education & Events