My Holiday Memory Journal - a summer activity for students
Summer project: A memory book for holidays. Cheap, easy and a way of helping your son or daughter to build confidence (and fill those rainy days!)
Step one: Get a plan A4 exercise book. The first project is to cover the book in plain paper and decorate the covers. Use colours, felt-tips, pictures... be creative!
Step two: decide on what to include. Each day can have a different focus such as:
food (stick in menus, pictures, restaurant reviews);
friends - get new friends to sign the book (this is a terrific confidence booster!);
short stories or poems based on what you see out of your window;
pictures of the view from your room/hotel/tent;
descriptions of what you see, and of course...
the weather! (temperature)
If you can't decide on your topic for the day, put all the ideas in a hat and pull one out.
REMEMBER: this is your child's experience and does not have to be a parent-perfect production!
On your return, show the book around and relive the experiences
Memories can fade but journals do not!