Vacation Memory Ideas

Many of us are heading out of town in the next few weeks for vacations.  If you have kids, that means that often you will be coming home with “special treasures” that mean a LOT to them, but may feel more like clutter at home.

Here are two ideas that might make those found objects something that the whole family can enjoy for years to come.

Memory Game with Shells

This memory game with shells was featured on Kids Activities Blog last month and I thought it would be a really good thing to think if you are headed to the beach for a summer getaway.

Katey shows how her family made and plays this game.

Our kids love the memory game, and I love playing it with them because it  helps them practice taking turns, good sportsmanship, and of course, it strengthens their memorizing skills!

She made the game with shells and small objects from around the house.  Her kids helped her which made a bonus treasure hunt!

Memory Jar

Making a memory jar can be a form of scrapbooking that kids of all ages can successfully do.

memory jars

We use the jars to remember vacations.  The contents are precious to us, but usually consist of rocks, sticks, berries, shells, small items found along a trail or at a park.

While one jar will remind us of a day on the beach chasing waves, another will trigger another memory.

How do you remember vacations?

 




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She is the mom of three boys ages 7, 10 and 12 who partially homeschools. She believes that you shouldn't have to buy stuff to have fun when there is a kitchen junk drawer full of possibilities.

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