Simple kids travel journal idea using a notebook and quick dry gel pens. Great for on the go, pages to draw and write memories, an adventure keepsake.
This is a sponsored post with a simple DIY kids travel journal, created by me in partnership with BIC. We are gearing up for back to school, which means I'm organizing everything, including books and curriculum.
I get a little excited this time of year, in anticipation of the new homeschool year. This year I'm adding something new to the boys' studies, a kids travel journal.
We do a lot of traveling, even during the school year. What I do requires quite a bit of travel (have I mentioned I love what I do?); of course, it also helps that we love traveling and spending time outdoors.
What better way for the boys to remember some of the memories they've created than by journaling those memories with both writing and drawing? Not only that, but it's also a great way to make school a little more fun when we're on the road. Creating a keepsake and practicing their skills… It's a win win.
Create a simple kids travel journal.
When we went school supply shopping, I picked up a couple of middle-sized, easy to pack and carry notebooks… Totally affordable. The notebooks have a clear pocket on the front, so the boys can insert a paper with any sort of picture, their name, or whatever they want to be the front cover.
Inside each notebook are pages and pages of absolutely nothing… Blank white pages just waiting to record family travel memories.
Coupled with BIC Gel-ocity Quick Dry gel pens, they can journal whatever inspires them on our travels. It might be a bright green alien from Roswell or the beautiful Colorado mountains. Whatever piques their interest is what these journals are all about.
BIC Gel-ocity Quick Dry gel pens inspire creativity.
BIC Gel-ocity Quick Dry gel pens aren't your ordinary gel pens. I'll be honest; normally, I avoid gel pens at all cost because I don't like the smear they bring with them.
BUT these pens are different. They dry up to 3 times faster, meaning less smearing. (vs. BIC Gel-ocity Original, based on average dry times of blue, black and red. Individual dry times may vary by color.). They also come in super bright colors like orange, green, blue, pink, and purple. This means the boys' journal (and any lists I might make, because let's face it, I'm a list maker) will be bright and cheerful.
With fast-drying ink, what you've created, stays created.
You can keep it simple, or you may want to add a couple more things.
Since this is a kids travel journal, you may want to grab a few more supplies, things like a pen pouch (to hold all those beautifully colored pens), stickers, or washi tape.
Really, the sky's the limit, and this is where I'd let my boys lead. While they like to keep things pretty simple, I may have to pick up a small pack of travel stickers they can use to maybe designate different areas of their journals.
I have to admit that I'm excited to see how they fill these notebooks and what memories they decide to record. Someday I hope I'll be able to flip back through these journals and remember all the places we've explored together.