Journal Sticks

journal sticks

My daughter’s teacher asked if I could come up with a fun way to display the journaling prompts she would give the class for journal time. I came upĀ  with this fun journal sticks idea, here is what I did:

journal sticks 2The teacher gave me a typed list of prompts on plain white paper. If you need ideas for prompts, google “Kids Journal Prompts”- a bazillion results will come up!

journal sticks 1I took some popsicle sticks and dipped half of each stick into watered-down green paint and then dipped the other half into watered-down red paint. I let them dry completely. Then I glued each prompt to one side of the popsicle stick.

journal sticks 3Lastly, I placed each stick inside a decorated tin can (a soup can covered in scrapbook paper and ribbon) with the green side of the stick facing up. Now when the teacher pulls a stick out, she’ll return it to the can but with the red side facing up so she knows not to grab that one again!

Cute and functional!

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Wife, mom of 5, and creator of Somewhat Simple, Stephanie has a passion to create and inspire. She is an Orange County transplant who is now enjoying life in Phoenix, AZ. She enjoys traveling, shopping, organizing, cooking and creating simple projects for her home and family.
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