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Jennifer Silcott
Hi, I'm Jennifer. I am a wife of 12 years to my high school sweetheart and I am the mother of our 3 children. We homeschool! No matter what you call it, we educate and train our own children under our own supervision, with God's guidance and strength. Follow our journey!
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I’m not sure about your family, but my family absolutely adores Autumn. There is so much to be learned from all the seasons, and Autumn is no exception. For one, it’s gorgeous. Don’t you think? Today, I’m going to be sharing some fun ideas for creating an Autumn journal.  


First though, What is an Autumn journal?

Like a personal journal or diary, an Autumn journal, much like a nature journal, is a place to record our observations and to reflect on them, but unlike a diary, an Autumn journal is used specifically to record our observations of, and thoughts on, Autumn. Take up journaling and you can end up learning more about nature and about yourself.


Creating an Autumn Journal 

With an Autumn journal you can be as creative as you want. It’s your journal, so design it however you want. Remember, you don’t fill a journal in one day, so your probably not going to finish an Autumn journal in one day. You will want to fill your Autumn journal with things as you observe them or create them. 

Below is an idea on how you can put a journal together. You don’t have to make it like this, it is only an example

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Things you can add to your journal:

  • Poems
  • Drawings/Art
  • Leaf rubbings
  • Bark rubbings
  • Pressed Flowers
  • Stories
  • Observations
  • ribbon/twine


Find a nice spot in nature where you would like to sit quietly and observe.  It helps if you sit for at least 30 minutes and look all around. Find something you want to write about or draw.  It can be relaxing observing nature. Take this time to learn more about the world around you.


Materials you might want to use:

  • Binder
  • Folders
  • Notebooks
  • Paper
  • Plastic sleeves
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Pencils
  • Crayons
  • Markers

Journal Tips:

 Keep your journal somewhere that is easy to access. This will encourage you to use it more often, especially if it’s somewhere easily noticed. Make sure you add your journal to a list of things to take for hikes, camping trips, vacations, etc.

Begin each entry with the location, date, and time. Like any journal, you’ll want to be able to look back at your Autumn journal and know exactly when and where you were when you wrote each entry.

Once you’ve gone out and observed things in nature, go back home or visit the library and research more about what you’ve seen, especially if something interested you or if you have unanswered questions.


I want to share some of my FREE Autumn Printables. You can also add these into your journals. 

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Have fun creating your journals!

We would love to hear what you have done with yours.