Se7en’s Project A Day: Journaling…

I am a firm believer that our days should include a little writing, a little creating, a little fresh air and a heap of reading, in fact there are a number of habits that we would like to install in our daily lives. Often folks say that if you want to begin a new habit then you have to do it for twenty-one days and if you can keep up a habit for a month then it should be established and your new habit should slot into your routine with ease… And so began our “Project A Day” Adventure… So far we have done Se7en’s Drawing a Day Project… and Se7en’s Painting a Day Project…

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Now I have always wanted to keep a journal with my kids and while they enjoy a little writing… we never last long at it, and it certainly isn’t a habit of ours… so over the next month we are going to be doing a little journaling everyday… Not so much writing as creating… Starting each day with a blank page and seeing what we can create on it… a lot of drawing, gathering, sticking, painting… and writing of course. The point is not so much to create a book, or to develop the discipline of writing pages and pages of words… but to make a record, a snapshot of time… when the shortest person won’t have more than a small drawing on the page and the oldest a whole array of words – and then everything in between!!!

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The point is to intentionally take a little time everyday and create something, a memory sparked, an idea elaborated on… it isn’t for show and it isn’t a command performance. If some folk wander away from the table that is okay and it we can;t get to it every angle day… then that is okay too. The idea is to keep at it and see if we can spark the heart of a young journaled or two.

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So we did some brainstorming around the table and we created a list of things we would like to pop into our journals over the next month… We split them into Se7en Themes:

  1. Monday Maps
  2. Tuesday Travelings
  3. Wednesday Words
  4. Thursday Three Things
  5. Friday Families
  6. Saturday Scavenge
  7. Secret Sundays

#Se7ens Journaling A Day…

Day 1: Thursday Plot and Plan, grab a notebook and supplies…
Day 2: Friday Describe/Draw your own family right now.
Day 3: Saturday Wander through your garden and collect some natural finds, pop some flowers in the flower press.
Day 4: Sunday Whatever you like and use a Code…

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Day 5: Monday Map your favourite outing… the library, the store, the beach…
Day 6: Tuesday Pack your backpack…
Day 7: Wednesday Colourful Words…
Day 8: Thursday Things you use every day
Day 9: Friday Quiz your mom or dad about their childhood…
Day 10: Saturday Collect your favourite colour from pamphlets, magazines, any snippets…
Day 11: Sunday Don’t forget to Code something special…

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Day 12: Monday Map your house…
Day 13: Tuesday Send yourself a Post card from your favourite holiday spot…
Day 14: Wednesday Make a feast of words…
Day 15: Thursday Three favourite items of clothes…
Day 16: Friday “Send” a letter to your grand-child…
Day 17: Saturday Go on a fabric scrap hunt… threads, fabrics, wool, felt… scraps…
Day 18: Sunday It is a code day… pop down a dream…

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Day 19: Monday Map your town…
Day 20: Tuesday If you could go anywhere…
Day 21: Wednesday Watery Words…
Day 22: Thursday Three most useful things…
Day 23: Friday Write a letter to your grandparent, ask them some questions…
Day 24: Saturday Hunt for interesting snippets… candy wrappers, ticket stubs, gift wrap, stickers…
Day 25: Sunday Keep on coding…

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Day 26: Monday Map your garden… maybe using something you popped into the flower press earlier.
Day 27: Tuesday Tourist in your own town…
Day 28: Wednesday Yourself…
Day 29: Thursday Three treasures…
Day 30: Friday Do you have an imaginary family?
Day 31: Saturday Scavenge any interesting flat treasures that you can pop into your journal.

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There you go… 31 Projects to keep you busy. You are welcome to join us anytime… for a day or two, or one or twice a week… or even for the full 31 days… If you do join in then let us know, you can find us on Instagram @se7en_hoods. Tag your photographs, #se7ensprojectaday or #se7ensjournalingaday We would love to see you play along!!! Wishing you heaps of fun and creating all the way through August…

11 Replies to “Se7en’s Project A Day: Journaling…”

  1. THANK YOU so much for this project! You are so awesome to share, this is ANOTHER Se7en month long project that we will be doing.

  2. Oh, So glad you like it Merrin… we are just getting stuck in and I think we are going to love it!!! I love projects that I can do with my kids!!! Hope you have a fun weekend!!!

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