Making Memories Month by Month (CTP 2399) will help you create a memorable keepsake that will be cherished by parents for years to come.
When I was working in our retail store we made a sample scrapbook. We placed a simple display of the sample and the Making Memories book on a counter. Every day we had to replace the Making Memories books. The books seemed to just disappear. The sample book was all a teacher needed to see. The book was sold!
If you go back in my blog to November 17, 2009, you can see all the pages of the sample book.
|At the top left side of each double page, place the name of the month. Then arrange things that you have collected for the month. The books has suggestions of poems, story frames, craft ideas, picture frames, but you can also add your own ideas.|
|Remember, for little ones, drawing pictures is a form of writing.|
Poems and songs are included in the book. Encourage the children to memorize the poems or sing the songs.
|A digital camera is your best friend. |
Add pictures of activities from the month.
All of the art projects in the book are fun. There is at least one hand print or foot print project for each month.
The spider in the web is a thumb print.
The pumpkin is a collage of orange, red, and yellow tissue paper.
|Each month is a double page spread.|
|We give thanks. Check out our turkey.|
|The corn is a math activity. You add real corn to the corn cob and count the number of kernels. The other corn cob is a collage of fall-colored construction paper. |
I used different styles of the mini cut-outs to liven up the pages.
Making Memories Month by Month is one of my favorite books.
At one time they tried to discontinue it, but I cried until they made it available again. It also comes as an e-book so you can order it, and use it immediately. Check it out at www.creativeteaching.com .