Spring Nature Journal Ideas
Plants, trees and fungi
- As spring progresses, observe the changes in plants and flowers around you and create sketches or paintings of your favourite blossoms.
- Take a nature walk and collect different types of leaves, then identify them and create a leaf pressing.
- Learn about different types of trees and the changes they undergo during spring, then create a field guide with sketches or photographs.
- Study the different types of springtime mushrooms and create a drawing or painting of each type.
- Start a garden and document the growth of your plants from seedlings to maturity. (You can even plant seeds in egg shells or pots on your patio).
- Collect different types of seeds and document their different shapes and sizes.
Animals, birds and insects
- Create a nature scavenger hunt, encouraging children to find and document different species of insects, birds, or animals.
- Learn about the different types of birds that migrate to your areas during the spring, then document sightings of each bird.
- Take a nature walk at dusk and document the different types of nocturnal animals that emerge.
- Observe the life cycle of butterflies, documenting the different stages of metamorphosis from egg to butterfly.
- Learn about the different types of bees that are active during spring, then document sightings of each type.
- Observe the different types of pollinators that are attracted to flowers during spring, then document sightings of each type.
Landscape, habitats and environment
- Sketch or paint a landscape scene, incorporating the springtime colours and wildlife.
- Observe and document the daily changes in a nearby stream or pond, looking for changes in the water levels, wildlife, and plant life.
- Create a nature-inspired haiku or poem about the sights and sounds of spring.
- Observe the changes in the sky during spring, documenting different types of clouds, sunsets, and weather patterns.
- Create a nature-inspired collage, incorporating different elements of spring such as flowers, leaves, and insects.
- Take a nature walk in a local park or nature reserve and document the different types of flora and fauna you encounter.
- Study the different types of rocks and minerals found in your area, then create a collection with descriptions and drawings.
- Create a nature-themed scrapbook, incorporating photographs, sketches, and descriptions of your nature journaling activities.