scrapbooking with kids 101

I used to do a lot of scrapbooking but recently I’ve been storing most of my photos on the computer and I’ve been too lazy to get them printed out and arranging them in an album. For the most part, this blog has served as my photo album and journal.

However, with our trip to Punta Cana, I thought it would be a fun activity to let the girls put together a scrapbook of our trip. So I picked up an album and scrapbook kit complete with a beach themed paper, stickers and decorations and laid it out for them to tackle.

Top 3 things I learned:

1. Let the kids pick out 2 or 3 photos for their page. Then, if I arranged the photos on the page, it’s easier for them to decorate around them!

2. Sticker decorations are the simplest way for kids to pull it all together!

3. Letter and number stickers and chip board decorations are great ways to teach spelling and reading. Easily identified words like “sun” and their names are great starters!

By the way, yes, these photos were taken in their new soon-to-be-ready playroom. There’s still a few finishing touches to be made, but it’s slowly taking shape. I’m so happy with it and excited to share with you soon!

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