My daughter loves to have books read to her. She also loves to make up her own stories. So I thought it would be fun to have her help in writing her own story. I also love any way to use up my endless scrapbook supplies since I no longer scrapbook.
First I printed out free coloring pictures from the internet. I chose pictures that I thought she’d be interested in like a princess, astronauts and dinosaurs.
I had her narrate to me a story to do with the picture she was coloring. I wrote it under each picture and attached the pictures to some heavy card stock. I also cut pictures out of her and her brother’s face to put on their characters in the story.
Once we finished the story, I 3 hole punched the pages and used some of my extra yarn to tie the book together. Then I glued letters, again from my scrapbooking inventory, onto the cover for the book’s title.
She’s been enjoying reading the story and coloring the pictures for 2 weeks now.
This would be a fun gift to make for Mother’s Day for Mom or Grandma with them included in the story. Or a great gift for your little one’s best friend with them both in the story. What a wonderful keepsake this will become.