This holiday keepsake gets your kids creatively writing over the summer.
With summer break in full swing, kids’ writing time can be cut dramatically. They aren’t in class, having their teachers ask them to take out their writer’s notebooks. They don’t jump up down with excitement at the idea of writing a story either.
One way I have found to encourage my kids to write is to make photo journals. Photo journals are great for all ages. Young kids can glue pictures into their journals and write a short caption, using best-guess spelling. Older kids might be interested in telling longer stories to describe photos. Either way, these photo journals have become keepsakes in our house. I love looking back on their writing, and it’s a great way to get all of my photos out of the computer and into a book!
I’m always trying to find new ways to create books. Writing is just more fun when you have something interesting to write in. A simple rubberband book is one of my favorites. It’s easy for kids to make and you can use materials you have around the house to create it.
You’ve created the memories, now it’s time to create a fun way to store those memories for years to come! It’s a great way to get your kids painting, creating, and writing, even during those lazy days of summer.