Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Summer Lovin Part Two

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.


Meredith said...

What a fun idea!

thecherries said...

Such a cute idea! I'm logging this away in my mind for when my kids actually can write...but perhaps they can use it as a drawing book. Oh the possibilities!

Debbie's World said...

Great idea!!! And their journals are soooo cute!!!

Becca said...

Way to get them excited about journaling!

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