The end of the school year is fast-approaching. For a lot of kids (and moms) the end of the year is bittersweet. Your schedules are thrown out of what which can be frustrating. Kids miss playing with friends that they only see at school. On the flip side, you have more time to spend together and strengthen your family. If your kids love school as much as mine, though, they will miss it and all of their teachers over the summer too. Unfortunately you can’t change the school year but you can give your child a keepsake to look back on over the summer break. Let him collect memories of the school year with a DIY end of year autograph scrapbook.
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- Blank Black Book (I got mine in a 5-pack at Target but you can click the link for similar)
- School-Themed Scrapbook Stickers
- Colored Pencils
Put a ruler sticker border across the center of the cover of your book.
Trim any excess off of the border.
Place a sticker with your child’s current grade in the center of your border.
Next, add the school year above the grade sticker and add embellishments.
One the first page, add a border sticker across the top of the page.
Then add a teacher sticker to the bottom.
On the next 2 pages create a class autograph section by adding a title to the pages and embellishing them.
Next, add an art page.
After you have created your heading, embellish the page.
Add a library page next.
I didn’t have any stickers that I liked for the title so I hand drew mine (and many others in the book). If you choose to use a sticker, skip to step 14.
Start by drawing the “R” in block style in the bottom center of the page.
Next, draw the rest of your block letters working out from the “R”.
Fill in your letters by drawing a series of lines inside of each one as pictured.
Finish off your library page by embellishing with a book sticker.
On the next page draw 5 straight lines at the top of the page as pictured.
Next, draw a treble clef and write the word music on the staff.
I dotted the “i” with an eighth note but that is completely up to you.
Highlight the word “music” with a silver colored pencil to help it pop against the black.
After you have finished drawing the title, embellish your music page.
On the next page, draw the word “GYM” in large block letters in the bottom center of the page.
Fill in the letters with angled lines as pictured.
Next, embellish your gym page.
On the following 2 pages, draw the title “Lunch Time” and embellish.
This lets your little one get autographs from friends that are not in the same class.
Finish your book off with a recess page to let your child catch anyone they may have missed.
Let your child pull out this DIY end of year autograph scrapbook anytime he is missing school or his friends this summer. You can take it a step further and preserve memories about your child too. On the last page, have him answer questions so that you have a record of this year of your child’s life. Here are a few ideas to get you started:
- Favorite Subject
- Best Friend
- Favorite Show/Movie
- Be When Grow Up
- Favorite Food
- Favorite Toy
These are just some ideas to give you inspiration. Anything that you would be interested in 5, 10, or even 20 years from now would be fun to include. If you want more ways to preserve your kids’ memories, check out these DIY Kids Summer Memory Books! Make one for each kid or complete one as a family to preserve your memories for years to come.
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