Nature journaling

Nature journaling

Key words:

Place/Country-responsive play, non-human play, slow play, sensorial play, creative play, astronomy, water, soil, bugs, living things, biodiversity, habitat


Kurilpa Community Childcare Centre


For Hannah and the children at Kurilpa Community Childcare Centre in Brisbane’s West End, nature journaling is a fundamental element of their bush kindy practice. Nature journaling encourages the children to reflect on their play, and their engagement with local place. Journaling facilitates opportunities for the children to slow down, observe their surroundings and seasonal changes, be creative, and think deeply about questions, ideas, plans and interactions with peers, educators and nature. Children have the opportunity to journal during every visit, and a variety of creative materials are brought along. Nature journaling is also central at Birdwings Forest School.