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New York City: Maddie’s Journal

July 5th, 2013

Both kids kept “journals” throughout the trip, though their journaling was not very extensive. I like the idea of encouraging the kids to keep trip journals, so this is a start. I had fun seeing the things that they decided to draw.

They sometimes drew things that they saw, like the Empire State Building.

And sometimes they just drew whatever they wanted to draw. My kids are quite the abstract artists.

She drew this one after the Natural History Museum. Of course, I asked her if she could draw something from the trip, so she didn’t spend a lot of time drawing it. She did spell and write the word herself.

I like this one she drew the night that we saw the bull.

Most of her journal looked more like this.

and this…

She went through a phase where she experimented with drawing with several pens in her hand at once, like this. Lots and lots of this.

I got them some stickers from M&Ms World, and they created scenes for the stickers like this race track for the racing biker M&Ms.

I had hoped that she would do more like this one where she described one of the highlights of her day (I loved the chocolate milk and the brownie).

Overall, it was entertaining to see what they wanted to do with their journals…and it kept them entertained on the airplane, at meals, and in the hotel room. I like the idea of keeping this up on our many future trips!

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