Monday, June 6, 2016

Summer Travel Sketch Journal Kit

The end of the year is already here or coming soon for most schools.  How did another year zip by so quickly?

Whether you are spending summer days close to home, at the park, local pool, or traveling for a fun vacation, keeping a travel sketch and writing journal kit handy is a great way to keep the creativity flowing for kids of all ages.  Recording what you see or experience in pictures and words will keep those memories alive for years to come.

Have your children take as little as 15 minutes a day to observe something around them. An everyday object in the home, a bird or bug in the backyard, or a sandy beach with colorful umbrellas can be recorded in a quick sketch along with some descriptive words or sentences.  At the end of the summer, you will have a visual diary to remember small details that might otherwise be forgotten.

A travel kit can be something as simple as a small notebook, pencil and some crayons contained in a zippered pouch.  A pencil or cosmetic case makes a great take-along bag to bring anywhere you go.  If you’d like to add additional items to your travel bag, here are a few things I recommend:

*Small sketch journal with heavyweight paper that will hold up to wet media.

*Drawing pencil and eraser (a mechanical pencil works well and doesn’t require sharpening).

*Permanent black fine tipped ink pen such as a Sharpie or Micron pen for sketching and writing.

*Small set of watercolors and or some watercolor pencils or watercolor crayons.

Wishing you all a wonderful start to the summer!

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