After looking at animal tracks in a field guide, Gerrick wanted me to draw some for him in his nature journal. I won't draw in his journal and he knows this. I'll draw in my own, but his is for him. I suggested we each draw some in our own journals. He would NOT attempt to draw and got really frustrated. What would you do in this situation?
I then suggested we search for some online that we could print and glue in the journal. He thought that was a good idea. We found these and these. This compromise turned his frustration into a positive experience. We cut them out together and talked about each one as he glued them in his journal. I really want him to draw, but I certainly can't force it, and I'm more interested in keeping his interest in nature alive.
How would or have you handled situations like this?