Today was our first, official, journal entry (inspiration). The girls really enjoyed it, even though it was fairly simple. I am borrowing these journal ideas from artprojectsforkids.org. Check it out!
First, Hubby and I scoured the newspaper for some kid-friendly articles. Ack! There's a big, bad world out there!! ;) We gave each girl a clipping from separate articles with simple directions: highlight words to make a sentence...the words can't be next to each other and the sentence has to be coherent. I gave them an example and then said, "But you can't use mine!" haha!
I was really impressed with the outcome for both. Sunshine loves to draw, Belle is coming around. She constantly compares her drawings to her sister's, who happens to be 3.5+ years older. We remind her that when Sunshine was her age, the drawings were quite similar. Practice and patience...
|Belle's -- age 8 (grade 2-ish)|
|Sunshine's -- age 11 (grade 6-ish)|