When we first suggested to my Mum that we were going to homeschool, one of her concerns was that the boys wouldn’t have all of those lovely school memories. She gave the example of a little project book full of preschool artwork that my little brother’s teacher organised for the parents as gifts.
Talk about an easy obstacle to overcome. By starting these little Art Memory books I was about to prove to my Mum that the boys won’t miss anything by not going to school (well nothing positive) and in fact they would make an incredible amount of memories, many of which family could share in.
Our Art Memory books are just simple large project books. I bought ones with a lot of pages so hopefully all of our memories will fit into one book.
As the boys finish an art project I glue it into their books. Okay, so I’m not that organised. I usually sit down once a year and glue them all in. Well not necessarily every piece of work, just the significant or much loved pieces. The boys always have an opinion on which pieces should and shouldn’t make it into their books.
As you can see from the photos, we’ve been adding the boys’ artworks since they were very small so there’s a lovely progression of work already in these books.
There are so many ways to collect memories. Has anyone got some good ideas of their own to share?