I find that the summer season brings out the nature enthusiasts of our entire family. Days are spent meandering by the creek, collecting rocks, inspecting bugs, chasing butterflies and most importantly – getting dirty… exactly how summer should be.
In order to celebrate the joys of the outdoors, I designed a free printable nature journal party favor. It’s the perfect gift to send home with your camping party guests or make ones for your kids before they head out on a hike. Pair with a set of colored pencils, crayons or even these neat handcrafted twig colored pencils (affiliate) and your budding naturalist will be ready to put pen to paper.
To create your own nature journal party favor, you will need to start with a 4″ x 6″ sketch book (affiliate).
You can make your own nature journal cover by printing out our free printable nature journal cover on full white label paper (affiliate). Download the pink plaid girl version or the red buffalo plaid boy version. Cut out each label using scissors or a paper cutter.
Carefully stick the label to the top cover of your journal.
I’m in love with the e.e. cummings quote that I included on the cover. “The world is mud-luscious and puddle-wonderful.” I know my kids have never met a puddle that they didn’t like!
I gave one of these nature journals to Little Bug for a recent hiking trip. She’s loved sitting in the grass and drawing what flowers and butterflies she saw. It’s so amazing to explore the world from her point of view right now.
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If you’re planning a camping party or interested in more camping party designs to match our free printable nature journal cover, check out the camping party collection. Everything you need to celebrate your child’s summer birthday!