I am always looking for fun and creative ways to scrapbook. My favorite scrapbooking subjects are my children so I tend to try and come up with ideas for them as individuals and even ideas where they can help out. Since we are a family who loves to read, I wanted to display that in a creative way. Each of my children has their own favorite bedtime stories. I thought it would be a cute idea to use some of their favorite books as a theme for a scrapbook but with a twist. In the scrapbook the child would be the main character. Here are some ideas for you. Once you read these I know you will come up with plenty of ideas to make this unique to your children.
Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What do you see?
This is has been a favorite book for two out of four of my children. To use for a theme, just change the brown bear to your child. For instance, it would say “Kara, Kara, What do you see?” on one page and on the next it would reveal what she saw. So, page one: “Kara, Kara, What do you see?” Page two: “I see Mommy looking at me.” Page three: “Mommy, Mommy, what do you see?” Do this for as many pages as you wish.
Polar Bear, Polar Bear, What do you hear?
This one would work the same as the above except you would focus on how something sounds. For instance, “Kara, Kara, what do you hear?” would be the header of page one. The next page would say, “I hear Mommy saying “I love you” in my ear.”
Harold and the Purple Crayon
This book is great to include your child in on the fun! Show a picture of your child with a crayon on page one. You can then call the book, “Aaron and the Orange Crayon.” Just replace “Harold” with your child’s name and “Purple” with your child’s favorite color. Gather plenty of fun pictures to put in your book. Have your child draw on each page either connecting each picture to each with a crayon line and/or drawing what the picture is about.
The Very Hungry Caterpillar
This is a fun way to keep track of your baby’s first foods. We all love to see our baby’s reaction to that first taste of bananas or green beans. Take pictures of your baby’s reactions to food or just plain funny food pictures of your child with spaghetti all over her face or trying to eat something funny like a pen or dad’s shoe. Then on each page write something like “On Monday, Olivia ate one jar of bananas”, “On Tuesday, Olivia ate two jars of green beans”…etc. You can include “On Saturday, Olivia spit out one jar of peas, one jar of carrots, etc. Just get creative and have fun with it.