For Emily’s birthday, we splurged on a family membership to our local zoo. Since we plan to make many trips there throughout the year, I thought it would be fun for her to keep a zoo journal filled with sketches of all the animals she sees!
April 2, 2010 by
It was a beautiful day, so most of the animals were out for us to see and sketch! She started by drawing these handsome penguins.
And look at this sweet lorikeet! He kept thinking Emily had food.
Emily’s favorite part is the river otter exhibit! They are so playful and fun to watch!
She is very proud of her zoo journal, and showed everyone who would look at it!
I’m looking forward to seeing how her drawings evolve over the course of the year, plus I love how this simple activity encouraged her to closely observe each animal. We had a great time!!