Notebooking Deer

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Notebooking Deer: an activity for children of all ages. This activity allows a child to document and organize their learning in a unique and creative way. Deer are interesting animals and live all over the world. There are approximately 47 species of deer so feel free to limit this activity to one type of deer and/or those living in your part of the world.

  • Supplies:
  • Throughout the week, memorize Psalm 42:1, As the deer pants for streams of water, so my soul pants for you, my God.
  • Draw a deer (Learn to Draw Forest Animals & Wildlife) and the tracks that they make. (Field Guide to Animal Tracks is a great book to buy to learn about and better identify a variety of animal tracks and their droppings.)
  • Have your child tell you what they learned from the lesson and/or from the books you have read and include it on this page. Record a younger child’s explanations/dictations as needed.
  • For an older child: have them include interesting facts such as the foods deer eat, their habitats and where they live (do they live in your area?), how to prevent them from getting into your garden, their predators, etc.
  • For additional learning, have your older child draw the life cycle of a deer: fawn, yearling, adult buck and/or adult doe. List a description of each stage/cycle. For more learning, you can also include the deer’s antler growth cycle.
  • Feel free to add poems, memory verses (Psalm 18:33 and 42:1 and 2 Samuel 22:34), stickers, memories, or quotes about deer to your notebook/journal as well.
  • Place the page(s) in a protector when finished and include them in the garden notebook/journal.
  • Take pictures and tag #theabundantgarden on Instagram to share your fun and for an opportunity to be featured @theabundantgarden.