Nature Journaling Prompts For Children
A nature journal is a fun and rewarding way to record the observations, reflections and experiences you have when you spend time in the natural world.
These prompts are designed to inspire your child to observe, reflect, and connect with the natural world around them.
Encourage your child to use their senses, imagination, and creativity to fully engage with the prompts and create meaningful entries in their nature journal
- Draw a picture of a plant or animal you saw today and label the parts.
- Write a poem about a tree or flower.
- Describe the sounds you hear in nature and what they make you feel.
- Make a map of a park or nature trail you visited.
- Write a story about a bug you saw and what adventures it might have had.
- Draw a picture of a beautiful sunset or sunrise you witnessed.
- Write a list of things you are grateful for in nature.
- Draw a picture of a bird and write down three interesting facts about it.
- Write a description of a nature scene you find beautiful and why.
- Create a sensory poem about the feeling of sunshine on your skin.
- Draw a picture of a landscape and describe what you see.
- Write a story about a day in the life of a bee.
- Find a natural object and write a description of it using sensory language.
- Draw a picture of a tree and describe the texture of its bark.
- Write about a moment in nature that made you feel peaceful.
- Draw a picture of a river or stream and describe the sound it makes.
- Write a list of things you want to learn about in nature.
- Find an interesting rock or mineral and describe its color and texture.
- Write a story about a butterfly and where it might go on its journey.
- Draw a picture of a cloud formation and describe its shape and movement.
- Write a poem about a river and how it flows.
- Draw a picture of a bird and describe how it moves and flies.
- Write a story about a seed and how it grows into a plant.
- Draw a picture of a mushroom and describe its unique features.
- Write about a time when you felt small in nature and what you learned from it.
- Draw a picture of a landscape at night and describe what you see and hear.
- Write a list of things you can do to help protect the environment.
- Find an animal track and describe what you think the animal was doing.
- Draw a picture of a plant and describe its lifecycle from seed to seed.
- Write a story about a squirrel and what it does to prepare for winter.
Remember, the goal of nature journaling prompts is to encourage children to observe, connect with, and learn from the natural world around them. Use these prompts as a starting point to spark curiosity and creativity in your child’s nature journaling entries.