With the end of the school year so close, most families already have their children’s class photos and individual school pictures.
It really nice to have them so that you can see how your kids change and grow each year. The class photos are a great memory for the kids too so they can remember their friends and teachers.
However, once the initial excitement of the pictures are over and you’ve given copies to the grandparents, the photos probably end up sitting in an envelope, box or drawer. I know that was the case when I was a kid.
So a couple years ago, the kids and I decided to create a school photo scrapbook. It’s a simple way to create a school year memory book for the kids, have a special place to store the school photos and a fun project for the kids, all in one.
A School Photo Scrapbook can also be a great activity to take on during the summer break. Once all the pictures are in, then each year, it’ll only take a little bit of time to add the new photos and update the scrapbook.
– Scrapbook or empty art book
– class photo and individual school photo
– scissors, markers, stickers and glue (whatever the kids want to decorate it)
1. The first page can be an introductory page where your child can place their favorite photo of themselves or even draw themselves. If you want, you can write a few things about your child, for example, their favorite food, activity color etc.. Then they can decorate it as they like.
2. Each school year needs two pages. You can do it anyway you like. This is what we did. On the first page you write down (or use letter stickers) for their grade and the year. Glue the class photo underneath that. Then below the photo, you can write down the names of their teachers and classmates. They can even single out who their really good friends were.
3. On the next page, you can glue their individual photo. On the same page you can guys can write down any favorite school memories of that year. It’s nice to do it each year so that the memories and fresh and not forgotten.
How do you save your children’s school photos?
*Some of the years our kid’s individual school photos did not turn out well or they missed photo day, so we used photo’s from our annual family photo shoot instead