Watercolor Journal Page - End of the Year Activity

My heart is absolutely broken over what has happened in Oklahoma.  I have been in constant prayer for all involved by this tragedy.  I actually started crying on my way to work this morning while I was praying.  Please keep these people lifted up in prayer!
Sending love and prayers out to those in Oklahoma.... xox
Melonheadz Illustrating

So, I have been trying to come up with some fun activities to do this last week with my wonderful kiddos!  I have been scouring Pinterest and looking for DIFFERENT......
well, when I saw a  journal page from Jessica Sporn Designs  (link HERE) I fell in love!!!
Oh my how I wish I could journal as beautifully as she does.....that's a whole other blog post...lol.
How could I do something like this and make it work with my peeps?????
I decided to have my kiddos make an end of the year, watercolor journal page.
They had to have a "section" for each of the subject areas we have covered this year:
Social Studies
I also wanted them to put a section called:
What I learned the most about myself this year...
Finally, I asked them to add any words that make them think of their school year....
Believe, Fun, Hard Work.....
First they drew them with black ink pens.

Then they wrote in their words.  In the subject areas, they could write the favorite thing they learned in that subject or their favorite activity with that subject, favorite book they read....
Next, it was time to paint with watercolors

Here are how some of them turned out...

My kids really enjoyed this and I think they all turned out great:)
I am so sad to be saying goodbye to this group and am loving having some last minute fun with them:)


  1. These are fabulous. I am pinning for next year, but I might be able to fit it in before this one is over. ;)
    Brandee @ Creating Lifelong Learners

  2. What awesome pages your kids created. I am honored that you were inspired by my journaling. Thank you for the shout out!!

  3. I am totally doing this... Thanks for the idea!!

  4. YUP...I am SO doing this:) This is awesome! Thanks so much for posting this today!

    Tonya’s Treats for Teachers

  5. So beautiful...and a great little keepsake for your kids. Prayers for Oklahoma. I am heartbroken, too.

    Fun in Room 4B

  6. So doing this next week (we still have 2.5 weeks)... Should keep them occupied for a fair amount of time!

  7. Thank you for your prayers for Oklahoma. I had to shelter my class during the storm, but we were fortunate that it missed our building. However, three of my students lost their homes and one student's family lost their business. So blessed and yet heartbroken for my fellow Oklahomans. The outpouring of love and prayers has been such a comfort.

    1. Tammie,
      I haven't stopped praying! Please oh please...if there is anything I can do to help out fellow teachers, please let me know:)

  8. I'm not sure how to specifically help teachers, but here is a website you could visit to find ways to help.

    God bless!


  9. LOVED This idea! We used it today and used ultra fine sharpies instead of pens to make the text stand out more. You can see a pic of our results https://twitter.com/shahriarysclass/status/342391006823600128


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