First I gathered some supplies:
Composition Notebooks- donated to me from a parent's left over supplies. Score.
We worked on out journals for a few hours over the afternoon. Before we started, I talked with them a bit about the different ways to pray, and how sometimes journaling or writing prayers to God can help us focus. It also can be nice to have a place with beautiful spiritual things, quotes, Scripture, etc. That's what I wanted them to create- a tool to help foster prayer. It also wasn't something to create in one afternoon. It could be written in and added to for years.
Here is my final journal. They all looked so different and unique to the girls' personalities.
We delegated one section of the journal "colors."
On those pages, they just smashed pictures, quotes, etc. of that color. My pages aren't quite done, but you can see the effect
Use paint sample strips as a place to make a list:
I would love to know how people adapt this idea and make it their own, or how you use it with kids!