Columbus Family Time Can be Scrapbooking Time
Step one is going through photos and deciding what you will use for your scrapbooking adventure. Children love to look at pictures. Young children love to tell you who the person in the picture is. Older children love to tell the story of the photo or ask you to tell the story of the photo. Both of my kids always love to look at the photos my mom has, many are in black and white. They love to see the differences between life back then, and life today. Of course, my mom enjoys sharing with my kids about life back then.
Scrapbooking-Age Appropriate Materials
Again, depending on the age of your kids, they can help you choose the color of the paper used, the stickers you use, any lettering you use and can help design the overall layout of the page. When you open a scrapbook there is a page on the left and a page on the right. Often, my kids will each design one side. If you have all of the supplies organized, it’s very reasonable to be able to create several pages in one evening.
The adhesives I use are all zots or precut small squares that are double sided. These adhesives are amazingly simple to use. Even young kids can attach one side to the photo and then when ready peel off the other side and then press into the album. So, even if your young children do attach a photo a bit crooked, seeing the album, knowing you and child made it together will bring you great joy.
If your Columbus children are old enough to write, have them do some of the journaling. Help them write their story about the pictures they are putting into the album.
Columbus Family Fun For All Ages
Scrapbook pages all should be in sheet protectors, so even small fingers cant smudge photos. It really is a joy to watch young children take out the scrapbook album they helped to create and watch them tell their dolls or imaginary friends all of the stories behind the various photos.
Scrapbooking is multi-generational, allowing young children and even great grandparents to participate in an activity together. One thing that always makes my own children giggle are the bathing suits my grandparents wore in one photo we have. My grandparents were both born in the late 1800Æs and so the bathing suits were quite different from what we see today.
Scrapbooking and photos truly are a way to provide conversation, to bridge the gap between generations and to provide a wonderful opportunity to spend quality time with your children. Spending time with your Columbus family is essential and makes long lasting memories!