Fun with Kids

Child writing in memory book

Create a cherished memory book with your kids

Memory books make a fantastic project for kids and a treasured keepsake for parents. It can help children retain some of the memories, thoughts, ideas and feelings that they may otherwise lose touch with. And it will be a great (and sometimes amusing!) thing to look back on as they get older.

The best memory books are full of words and pictures that describe sights, sounds, actions, events, people and feelings. You can make the book long or short, depending on the age of your child and add to it over time.

It’s also a great educational activity. Creating a memory book involves all sorts of skills, including literacy, writing, expression of feelings and emotions, and creativity.

If it helps, you could write prompts at the top of each page for your child to fill in, such as:

  • Our family holiday
  • When I grow up, I want to be …
  • My favourite toy
  • My favourite food
  • My soccer team