Nature Journaling #201: Senses in Nature | Vision

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 bright orange Mexican marigold is in full bloom at Parky's Farm.

Today’s Prompt: Senses in Nature | Vision

This week, we are going to focus on each of our senses.

On a walk today, concentrate on your sense of vision. What do your eyes pick up? Color? Shape? How does vision help you make sense of the natural world around you?

If you do not have the sense of vision, how do you explore the natural world around you? How do your other senses help you form a picture of it?

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.