Create a Nature Journal
This activity involves observing and recording the nature around you. This is such an exciting time of year with so much activity in the plant and animal world. You will need to take time to really look carefully and notice the nature around you.
This activity is taken from this site
Take a look on the website for more information, a handout if you need it and photographs of lovely examples.
The video about Austin’s butterfly is well worth watching (and will also help you remember the importance of editing in your writing too!)
Try to go through this process:
LOOK – DRAW – REDRAFT IF NEEDED – ANNOTATE – RESEARCH
If you are inspired by something you see but can’t draw it when you see it, you could try to print out a photograph of it to copy or find an online art tutorial for that animal or plant. Remember e-safety if you are searching online.
Here are a couple of examples you could use to get started:
How to draw a blue tit
How to draw a daisy
How to draw a peacock butterfly