Even though Journal Sparks is geared towards 3rd and 4th graders I think it speaks to anyone that loves art and desires to journal. Peyton is in 2nd grade and loves art, she is also always making journals out of scraps of paper so she was pretty excited when she saw this book.
As you are pouring over the pages you’ll see there are key ideas throughout the book. You’ll learn how to –
Illustrate a map of your day
Capture snippets of conversation
Imagine a potion pantry and invent remedies
Trace objects from nature
Style funny hairdos
Converse with the cat
List the things that you make
Turn thumbprints into quirky characters
Construct a teeny tiny journal
Create collages with the included one-of-a-kind art papers, shiny foil sheet, paper pop-outs and stickers
Journal Spark will inspire you to be more creative. It’ll help younger readers stretch their minds and try new art concepts. They’ll learn to explore new creative paths and tap into their imaginations.
I felt Peyton uses her imagination daily and is extremely creative. She’s always telling stories and drawing pictures, Journal Spark has taken her creativity to a new level. She is excited to try new things and likes to look through Journal Spark to get inspiration.
If you have a budding artist in your life consider picking up a copy of Journal Spark for them this holiday season.