Summer is by far my favorite season! I love that my children are home, we can take things slow, and enjoy family time together. We love to spend our summers by the pool and beach, taking weekend trips to Maine and Cape Cod. Summer fun goes by so fast and unfortunately all good things must come to an end, right? I decided to make an end of summer scrapbook with my children to reminisce and look through our summer adventures. It will be great to look back on for years to come!
End of Summer Scrapbooking Supplies:
- Cardstock paper
- Hole punch
- Printed pictures from the summer
- Any postcards, movie tickets, water park bracelets, etc.
- Markers, rubber stamps, popsicle sticks, any fun art supplies
Let’s Get Started!
Plan a scrapbooking day before the kids go back to school or work on it throughout the week. Have pictures printed for the children to look through.
This scrapbook can be made to your child’s liking. Let them have free range with their creativity and have fun with it! Start by asking the kids how they want to categorize their scrapbook. Do they want to organize it by month, trips and events, or by type of activity such as swimming, hiking, and playdates? There are so many pictures from summer vacation. Have your child pick a few favorite memories to start journaling about.
Step 1: Decorate the Cover of the Book
Decorate the card stock for your summer scrapbook cover. You can have your child write the year and decorate it with markers, paint, stickers, pictures, glitter etc. Pick one favorite picture to put on the front.
Step 2: Pick a Theme for the Page
Each page can have a theme to it. The theme can go with the pictures or memories, such as a bicycle ride or beach day. Or you can do the theme by color. For example, for a yellow page they can paint a sun, add yellow stickers, glue some yellow sequins, or stamp a yellow bathing suit etc. For finishing touches, use popsicle sticks to create a frame around some pictures to make them pop!
Step 3: Write Captions
Encourage children to write a small caption next to the pictures, where they were and what they were doing. This is a great opportunity for kids to get back into writing with school right around the corner. If they need help coming up with what to write, ask them questions about the picture and that day to spark ideas.
Step 4: Put your End of Summer Scrapbook Together
Once all the pages are complete, hold the pages together and hole punch the sides. Now lace string through and tie it to create a binding. Don’t tie it too tight or the pages won’t turn easily.
This end of summer scrapbook is a simple way to make summer memories last forever! They can even bring it to school when teachers are asking everyone to share about their Summer. For more ways to celebrate the end of Summer, check out these games and an end of summer time capsule.
About The Author
Jaclyn Capilli has over 10 years experience working with children. After graduating from Curry College with her Bachelor Degree she worked as a paraprofessional in a special need’s classroom. Then while in Graduate school at Cambridge College she nannied for a local family for 3 years. After moving back to the South Shore she worked for Head Start for 5 plus years while nannying for a local family. She is now a mother of two and is working for Boston Baby Nurse & Nanny. She owns Jaclyn Nicole Photography, a photography business in the South Shore. In her free time she likes reading, going for hikes and making memories with her daughters.