Preserving Childhood Vacation Memories

Your family vacation may come and go quickly, but you can still keep those sweet memories close at hand. Curly Birds has two great ideas to get your kids involved in doing just that.

The first project is a small album all their own. They pick out their personal favorites from your photographs and attach them with photo squares. Then, you write down a list of their favorite memories and insert it in the album. We love how Helen copied the memories her little ones dictated verbatim including grammatical errors. A memory like "I swimmed by myself" really captures the stage a child is at.

The second project is to let the child paint a few of her favorite memories. We really like how Helen showcases a photo from the trip next to a painting of the same thing here. It'd be fun to let the child paint the memory first and then compare it to a photograph. Finally, Helen framed a few of the paintings and put them in a prominent place.

Both of these are simple, low-cost, and heartfelt ways to take a little of your vacation home with you.

Visit Curly Birds.

(Image: Curly Birds)