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End-of-the-Year Memory Book
End-of-the-Year Memory Book
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End-of-the-Year Memory Book

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These adorable keepsakes give students a tangible way to remember the school year!

This activity is appropriate for:
kindergarten - 3rd grade / 5 - 8 years

You will need:

Before you begin:

  1. Take a picture of each student in your class and print out the photos.
  2. Trim each photo to fit on the cover of the memory book. The photos should be approximately two inches by three inches.

Directions

  1. Give each student a copy of the schoolhouse template which will become the cover of the memory book. Invite students to color the schoolhouse with crayons or markers.
  2. Have students cut out the schoolhouse. Then show students how to cut along the dotted lines of the schoolhouse door. Prompt students to fold the door open.
  3. Have students glue the schoolhouse to a sheet of construction paper. Remind them to be careful not to glue the door! Students should be able to open and close the door after the glue has dried. If desired, have students decorate the schoolhouse with glitter.
  4. Prompt students to glue their picture behind the door of the schoolhouse.
  5. Provide each student with a copy of the memory book pages.
  6. Have students mount each page onto a sheet of construction paper. Help students punch three holes along the left side of each sheet, including the schoolhouse cover. Then tie the pages together with yarn to make a book.

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Hanging Holiday Symbols
Peppermint Candy
Handprint Plates

Holiday Treats Gift Bag
Holiday Scrapbook
Decorative Gift Tags
Gingerbread Man Notepads
Holiday Card
Holiday Card Stand
Holiday Candle Holder
Holiday Snack Sticks
Celebration Candle
Candy Cane Ornament

January Holidays
“I Have a Dream” Quilt
Party Masks
New Year’s Hat
New Year’s Rocket
Sharing the Dream of Dr. King

February Holidays
Presidents’ Day Puppet & Poem
Giant Valentine
Valentine Mobile
Chinese New Year Parade
Chinese New Year Drums
Handprint Heart Frame Photos
Valentine’s Day Door Wreath
Valentine’s Day Card
Valentine Tic–Tac–Toe
Love Bug
Valentine Mailbox
Cup of Cocoa Valentine’s
Day Card

Valentine Necklace
Valentine Caterpillar
Valentine Learning Centers
Patriotic Pencil Holders
Presidents’ Day Masks

March Holidays
Shimmering Shamrocks
Shamrock Door Hanger
Leprechaun Hunt
Leprechaun Hat Pencil Holder
Saint Patrick’s Day Pop-Up Card
Rainbow “Pot of Gold”
Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss!
“Red Fish, Blue Fish” Fishbowl

Earth Day
Celebrating Earth Day
Recycled Robots
Caterpillar Garden Critters
Reusable Earth Day Bags

Mother’s Day
Mother’s Day Puzzle Photo Frame
3-D Mother’s Day Card
Mother’s Day Tea
Mother’s Day Bouquet
Mother’s Day Teacup Cards
Mother’s Day Card
Bear Hug Mother’s Day Card
May Day Basket

Patriotic Holidays
Independence Day Drum
Fourth of July Firecrackers
Uncle Sam Hat
Star-Spangled Shaker
Stars & Stripes Place Mat
Star-Studded Napkin Rings
Patriotic Noisemakers
Foam Star Paper Chains
A Flag Day Parade

Father’s Day
Shirt & Tie Father’s Day Card
Father’s Day Card
Father’s Day Trophy
Father’s Day Frames
Father’s Day CD Photo Coaster

September Holidays
Grandparents Day Card


October Holidays
Spooky Spiders
Halloween Countdown Calendar
Handprint Bat Hats
Jack-O’-Lantern Jars
Giant Pumpkin
Jack-O’-Lantern

November Holidays
Giving Thanks Centerpiece
Turkey Trot Relay Game
Fall Table Settings
Turkey Plate
Veterans Day Flag
Pattern Block Turkeys
Being Thankful Sunflowers
Native American Rattles
Colorful Napkin Rings
Pilgrim Hats
Turkey Place Card Holders
Colorful Cornucopia
Turkey Handprint Apron
Turkey Memory Match-Ups
Remember the Day in Photos
Pin the Tail on the Turkey
Thanksgiving Table Art
“A Festive Feast”
Brain Teaser Game

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