Do you do a preschool memory book at the end of the school year? If you don’t yet or want to change yours up, I have a cute one for you. It is filled with fun, hands-on activities that the kids can make and personalize. It also has some great sensory elements to it.
I’m calling this the preschool memory book, but it could work well for kindergarten as well. I’ve included a kindergarten title page for you, and the rest of the book will be the same for all age groups.
Would you like to see some of the pages in action? Here’s how we used it:
Preschool Memory Book
The title page comes in black and white. This makes it easy to print, and the children can color it if they want to.
This Is Me – Hand Print Self Portrait
The memory book is all about the cute kiddos. I let them start by making a self portrait. There are so many ways to do self portraits. I opted to do a hand print self portrait, because it commemorates the size of their hand and gives them a base to start with on which they can make a face, color hair, ect.
They also get to show off their name writing skills on this page.
This is My Family – Fingerprint Family Portrait
Fingerprint art is a lot of fun, and here we used it to tell the story of their families. They got to do a fingerprint for each member, and they draw a body to go with it.
You could have them write their family member’s names or titles, (i.e. mom, dad, sister, brother..,) if they are at that level. If they have a pet, they could add that too for extra cuteness.
How Old – Favorite Color
Kids can showcase some of their favorites in this part of the book, but we wanted to do it in a very hands-on, way. I had them use a hole punch to show how old they were and we used our kid favorite paint daubers to fill a box with their favorite color.
Favorite Shape and Letter
Again we’re showing some favorites, but we did it in a hands-on, sensory way. The children got to glue ripped paper scrapes to make their shape. For younger kids, you may need to draw the shape for them to fill in.
Our letter we made with a pipe cleaner, and glued it down.
I Grew This Big
There are a couple of ways you can use this page.
- Have the children show how tall they think they are. Based on short to tall, where do they feel like they fit? Have them glue paper rectangles to that height. This gets them critically thinking about and comparing size, but leaves a lot of freedom for interpretation.
- Option 2 would be to keep track of how many inches they grew throughout the year. Use non-standard measurement, the paper squares/rectangles, to model that amount of growth.
When I Grow Up
This is where the kids can show their big dreams. They can practice writing their community helper words or just draw a picture.
I hope you love this Preschool Memory Book idea. I’d love to see how you use the pages. Tag us on social media and use #planningplaytime. You can also share in our teacher groups on Facebook.