These are the moments that you will look back on and wish you could have held on to.These DIY summer memory books are a fun activity and keepsake for kids.

DIY Kids Summer Memory Books

These moments right now are the moments that you will look back on and wish you could have held on to. Long after the tantrums have subsided and kisses no longer heal boo-boos you will remember. You will long for the little humans your children used to be while simultaneously being proud of the adults they are becoming. That is why I believe in creating and preserving memories (probably a little too much if you ask my family). This summer, I’m trying something totally new with my kids. We’re going to work together to make summer memory books! I want a way to preserve a little piece of who they are, right now in these moments. Remember the activities, events, and crafts they get excited about. These aren’t just for parents to hold on to the memories. This is also for kids to have something they can look back on later in life and smile at who they used to be.

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These are the moments that you will look back on and wish you could have held on to.These DIY summer memory books are a fun activity and keepsake for kids.

 

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These are the moments that you will look back on and wish you could have held on to.These DIY summer memory books are a fun activity and keepsake for kids.

 

Materials

 

 

These are the moments that you will look back on and wish you could have held on to.These DIY summer memory books are a fun activity and keepsake for kids.

These are the moments that you will look back on and wish you could have held on to.These DIY summer memory books are a fun activity and keepsake for kids.

Step 1

Let the kids decorate the cover of their memory books however they want. Younger children may need more hands-on help from you.

 

These are the moments that you will look back on and wish you could have held on to.These DIY summer memory books are a fun activity and keepsake for kids.

 

Step 2

Have each child write his or her name and the current year on the back of the front cover.  (You can do this for them if they are unable to write yet.)

 

These are the moments that you will look back on and wish you could have held on to.These DIY summer memory books are a fun activity and keepsake for kids.

 

Step 3

Throughout the summer tape keepsakes and pictures into the book.  You can also have the child journal periodically about their days and activities. This is the part to let his or her creativity shine!

Tips:

  • For toddlers, you can have them draw pictures, write in memories for them, or both!
  • These are a great place to put things that you get on vacation like ticket stubs or things you find camping.

 

These are the moments that you will look back on and wish you could have held on to.These DIY summer memory books are a fun activity and keepsake for kids.

These are the moments that you will look back on and wish you could have held on to.These DIY summer memory books are a fun activity and keepsake for kids.

These are the moments that you will look back on and wish you could have held on to.These DIY summer memory books are a fun activity and keepsake for kids.

It is that simple to create this summer memory book with your kids. It is also one of the closest ways you can get to hold on to these fleeting moments. This is an awesome activity for summer fun and an incredible keepsake that they can look back on for years to come. My kids are already crazy excited and all we have done thus far is decorate the covers! Keep all the fun coming on our Summer page!

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I’m a nerdy, crafty mom of three adorable little kids. I love writing and creating, but in my non-existent free time I also love karaoke, taking my kids to the zoo, and reading. I got my degree in Science (no idea how that happened) but I took every English class I could get my hands on because, yeah, I’m that girl.
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  • Treat and Trick

    Such a wonderful project! Great bonding time for the whole family..

    • Agreed! Hope you enjoy making memories you can look back on!

  • Great idea. I’m planning on doing it with the grand kids

    • Marie

      Thanks Tamuria! Hope you have a great time recording memories with your grandchildren!

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  • A foam scrapbook! Well, I’ll be! This is a wonderful idea. I’ putting it on list of things to do with my grandkids!

    Thank you so much for sharing this at Grandma Ideas Sharing Time link party. It’s a great post! Thank you so much for sharing this at Grandma Ideas Sharing Time link party. (I’ve pinned it!)

    All the best,
    Nina

    • Marie

      Thank you so much, Nina! The kids are really loving making it! I hope your grandkids enjoy it, too!

  • OK _ I LOVE LOVE LOVE this! I love to scrapbook and never even dreamed of trying it with my little ones!! This is going on my summer bucket list!! Thank you for linking up with #TuesTalk!!
    Sarah (co-host)
    http://www.sarahefrazer.com

    • Marie

      Thank you so much Sarah! I’m a big into scrapbooking too and mine have started showing interest so I thought this would be a great way to dip their toes in the water, so to speak.