Family Memory Collage

Family Memory Collage
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We all want to teach our children that it's not the material things in life that are important, but it's not always an easy lesson. One way we can begin to teach this is to focus on family memories in the making of a collage.
You will need:

Construction paper

markers or crayons

magazines or newspapers that can be cut up

glue

Gather your magazines as the first step. Ask the kids to look through them and find pictures of what they think would be a good "memory". Allow them do this on their own with no prodding. Have them cut out the pictures. Next they can arrange the pictures on a piece of paper and glue them down by overlapping and filling the page. They can also use markers or crayons to make designs in the blank spots.

Here is the lesson! When they are finished and you praise their work, sit down and talk about the pictures. What do they consider a good memory? Is it when they are given toys? Is it gardening, crafts, the zoo? Really examine this with them as you look at the pictures they chose. This will give you an idea of your children's interests, and also allow you to talk about how important family memories are. After everyone has shared their ideas, you can start a family list of activities that you can refer to when it comes time to find something to do on a free day!

About the Author:

Brenda Hyde is a wife, and mom to three, living in the Midwest. She is also editor of Old Fashioned Living.com and a freelance writer.

 

About The Author

Brenda Hyde is a freelance writer living on ten acres in rural Michigan with her husband and three kids. She is a mom, grandma, gardener, cook and writer. She blogs on all of these topics at Harvestmoongazette.blogspot.com.

 
 

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