Young children adore creating "about me" books, detailing facts about their likes and dislikes, their age and grade, and other tidbits about their lives at their age.
Memory books make a fantastic project for kids and a treasured keepsake for parents. They can also be a helpful introduction to autobiographies and biographies.
Below are free printables to use to create a memory book with your children. The project is perfect for homeschoolers, classrooms, or a weekend project for families.
- Option 1: Insert each of the pages into a sheet protector. Place the sheet protectors in a 1/4" 3-ring binder.
- Option 2: Stack the completed pages in order and slide them into a plastic report cover.
- Option 3: Use a three-hole punch on each page and attach them using yarn or brass brads. If you choose this option, you may wish to print the cover page on card stock or laminate it to make it sturdier.
Tip: Look through the printables to see what photos you'll want to include. Take the pictures and have them printed before you begin your memory book project.
Your students will use this page to make a cover for their memory books. Each student should complete the page, filling in their grade level, name, and date.
Encourage your children to color and decorate the page however they would like. Let their cover page reflect their personalities and interests.
My Grade Memory Book Cover Page by About.com Homeschooling
All About Me
The first page of the memory book allows students to record facts about themselves, such as their age, weight, and height. Let your students glue a photo of themselves in the spot indicated.
My Grade Memory Book All About Me Page by About.com Homeschooling
This page of the memory book provides space for students to list facts about their families. Students should fill in the blanks and include the appropriate photos as indicated on the page.
My Grade Memory Book My Family Page by About.com Homeschooling
Students can use this page to write down some of their favorite memories from their current grade level, such as their favorite field trip or project.
Students can use the blank space provided to draw a picture or paste a photo of one of their favorite memories.
My Grade Memory Book My Favorites Page by About.com Homeschooling
Other Fun Favorites
This fun favorites page provides blank spaces for your students to record their personal favorites such as color, TV show, and song.
My Grade Memory Book Other Fun Favorites Page by About.com Homeschooling
My Favorite Book
Students will use this page to record details about their favorite book. It also provides blank lines for them to list other books they read this year.
My Grade Memory Book My Favorite Book Page by About.com Homeschooling
You may wish to print multiple copies of this page so that your students can record fun facts about all the field trips they've enjoyed this school year.
Add photos from each field trip to the appropriate page. Your student may also wish to include small mementos, such as postcards or brochures.
Tip: Print copies of this page at the beginning of the school year so that your students can record details about each field trip as you go through the year while the details are still fresh in their minds.
My Grade Memory Book Field Trips Page by About.com Homeschooling
Students can use this page to record details about any physical education activities or team sports in which they participated this year.
Tip: For team sports, list the names of your students' teammates and a team photo on the back of this page. Those can be fun to look back on as your children grow older.
My Grade Memory Book Physical Education Page by About.com Homeschooling
Let students use this page to record facts about their fine arts education and lessons.
My Grade Memory Book Fine Arts Page by About.com Homeschooling
My Friends and My Future
Students will use this page to preserve their memories about their friendships. They can list the name of their BFF and other friends in the spaces provided. Be sure your student includes a photo of his friends.
There is also space for students to record their current aspirations such as what they hope to do next year and what they want to be when they grow up.
My Grade Memory Book My Friends and Future Page by About.com Homeschooling