Last night I had about 40 teenagers from church in my house, along with about 10 youth leaders. We do this once a month on a Sunday for all the youth in our congregation. It’s always a different topic, a different speaker, and a different house. Always a great experience. I love being with the youth.
So I did a little presentation on the importance of keeping personal records, and specifically focused on keeping a journal. Didn’t even bring up scrapbooking, actually. Each person got one of these little booklets and they worked on filling out the information for about a half hour.
Not super in-depth stuff. Just some tidbits about their life right now. A little record of who they are at this point in time. And possibly stuff they haven’t recorded … at least not lately. And it’s something they could actually take home with them instead of just “talking” about writing.
Anyway, it’s a simple little project and in case you wanted to do something like this for your kids or yourself, here’s what I included on the inside pages. Just click on the image & it’ll go really big on your monitor.
The front cover (that green block) is a place for them to put a current picture. All of the paper (7Gypsies) is cut to be 5″ x 8″ and then the top is another piece of paper that is 5″ x 4″ and then folded in half. It’s all held together with 2 staples. Super easy. Great little activity for kids with “down time” before school’s back in session next month (for many families).