Have your child draw a picture of her/himself on the first week of school and put it next to a photograph. Do it every year and compile a book of this little keepsake. A perfect way to see how your child’s illustrations change and evolve. This idea was included on Help! We’ve Got Kids website– a resource for Canadian families. http://www.helpwevegotkids.com/toronto/articles/education/7-fun-ways-to-celebrate-a-new-school-year Materials Cardstock (we used white) Printer Pencil Crayons Pencil Eraser Photo of child on the first day of school Printout of Photo & Drawing Sheet drawing_and_photo_of_me Photo safe glue, tape or photo corners Craft tray Directions Print out the Photo & Drawing Sheet on your cardstock. Have your child sketch out a drawing of themselves with pencil and then colour it in. We used pencil crayons, but you could use other materials as well. Attach your photo to the other side. Add the Grade and the Year in the provided space. Put in a keepsake box or punch holes and store in a binder. Repeat this each year for a continuum of your child’s growth. Purpose Recording your chid’s growth. Safety Notes Use photo safe adhesive for your project. Depending on your child’s age and abilities, you may want to cover the work surface with a table cloth, sheet of paper or put the activity sheet on a craft tray. Please like & share: Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Name* Email* Website Comment Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.