Looking for a low-key activity that will keep the kids quiet and entertained? Try summer scrapbooks!
You packed snacks and drinks, took them on a trip, tried to keep your cool through the whining and kvetching, came home soaked (sweat? water? both?), gave baths, served dinner and are ready to collapse but it’s only 7 pm. What next? Maybe it’s just too hot or rainy to go outside. Days like that call for some scrapbooking.
How it works:
Once a week, or every other week, print pictures of that week’s outings and activities. Each kid gets to create their own scrapbook using pictures and all kinds of art materials.
Notebook or scrapbook for every kid (papers stapled together work as well)
Scrapbooking paper, wrapping paper
Zigzag scissors, glitter glue
Ribbon, washi tape
Mini pompoms, self-adhesive rhinestones
Don’t feel pressured to get it all at once. I’m constantly on the lookout for more paper, stickers and decorations to add to my collection. Dollar stores and Aliexpress are great places to stock up on the materials needed without breaking the bank.
Let the fun begin!
Each kid chooses pictures and decorations and has fun creating a memory book that they’ll enjoy looking at over and over. It’s a project that lasts all summer since you’re constantly adding more pictures and they have more pages to decorate. Make sure older kids write a sentence or two describing that outing and writing down the most memorable part of their summer.
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