So the kids are back to school and you are starting to feel like you have reclaimed the house. But then the kids start to bring home all of their wonderful creations and certificates. You can start to feel like you are drowning under piles of paper that has no home. This is how I felt a few years ago. Then I stumbled across a great idea on how to store the kids school, clubs and other achievements and memories.
Welcome to the school years memory box. It can include all of your child’s school work that they bring home, school reports, certificates and art pieces that you just can’t throw away. And to help you get started I have created a free download. This download really helps to capture what was going on at that specific time. It has a place for you to add a school photo for each academic year as well as a place for them to write their name, what school year they are in and who their teacher was.
To get started in creating this school memory box you will need:
- A filing box with lid – I found mine in Staples
- Files with tabs – the tabs are optional
- A4 white card – enough sheets to have one for each file
- My free download – you can find the link to this at the bottom
- Glue stick
- Something to decorate the box – this is optional but could be stickers, name stickers, basically anything to make it unique for your child
Once you have all the supplies it is so simple to put together.
Step 1 – Decide how you will file your child’s memories
The first thing to to is to decide how you want to file your memories in the school memory box. It could be by school year, including an extra one for pre-school, or it could be all the school years and then one for all the clubs that your child attends i.e. gymnastics, swimming, music etc.
I opted to have a file for every school year, and within each file I keep any artwork that is brought home as well as school reports, school certificates and certificates or awards the girls receive for their clubs. This then creates a lovely yearly record that you and your children can look back on.
Step 2 – Print off my FREE download onto the white card
Now you know how many files you will need in each box, print off this number of my free download onto the white card.
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Step 3 – Create files
When you have finished printing, glue one of the downloads onto the front of one of the files and place in the box. Now you are ready to start collating all your memories
I love our school memory boxes, and the girls already enjoy looking back on the memories they have created. Not to wish life away but I think that when the girls finally leave home to start their own adventures they can take this box with them as reminder of how they got to where they are.
How do you store your child’s school memories and achievements? I would love to know so don’t forget to leave a comment below.
Lets get organised!