Another Summer Goal: Journals. One of my children (name will be withheld to protect the innocent) really needs practice on his handwriting. I thought a journal would be perfect for this. Not to mention help all my kids work on their spelling, written expression, and let's not forget: help them preserve memories from their fantastic childhood.
If you saw the movie "Up" (which you should immediately do - it is so cute) you will recognize this:
We decided to make our own Adventure Books.
The kids fell in LOVE with the idea. Each kid made their own. We just picked up regular notebooks from Wal-mart and covered them with (self-chosen) scrapbook paper.
(pictures of my little one's still to come.)
Conversations about the Adventure Journals overheard in our home on their inaugural evening:
"Mom, Can we write in them tonight?!!"
"Can we write more than one page?!!!"
"Can we glue our fortune cookie fortunes to our pages?" ("All nine?")
"Mom, Can I glue my putt-putt golf score card on it?!!!"
"Can we write in them again tomorrow??!!!"
The answer to all was, of course, yes.