We often ask kids what they’re good at, what they like, or who they are. Here are four ways to help them answer those questions and express who they are through writing and art –art journals.
1. Collage “I Am”
2. Collage – Favorite Things
3. “I Believe” Sun
3. List – Favorite Things
4. Portraits – with or without describing words
You can see how this gives us an opportunity to be self-reflective.
Not only that, it’s a great together activity for both kids and grown-ups.
This summer, I spent many hours art journaling. There’s something so soul-nourishing about both writing and creating art – it’s hard to even explain. It just helps. (I’m very nervous to share these pages . . . they are very personal.)
Art Journaling Materials
You don’t need any fancy materials to art journal. I love using a spiral-bound blank, thick paper journal and magna artist pens. Use whatever you have around the house – water colors, acrylics, recycling, . . .
We tried Smash Books but haven’t found them as useful as a blank notebook. Have you tried them? What did you think?
Try these activities with your kids and let me know what you think!
Did you read Art Journals With Kids?