CP Gal: Evelyn Pratiwi
It's so hard to say goodbye to Summer, but the reality of Autumn is upon us. It's time to accompany your child to school and to help them with their homework when they return home after a long day in the classroom. Today, I want to share with you how to create a Memory Game Worksheet using simple scraps of paper, a border punch and chipboard. Memory Games were one of my all time favorite activities as a kid when I was in Kindergarten. It assists in the development of memory through the use of pictures and figures. It's also a resource of new vocabulary, which kids really seem to enjoy. Making the game is a cinch! Let me show you...
Choose two different sheets of patterned paper that are simple enough to not distract from the intent of the game. Create both the base and cover squares for the game - each 6 x 6 centimeters, 18 total squares.
Round the corners of each square using a rounded corner punch.
To create the actual board, start by attaching nine base square to the game's chosen background. Adhere them down with regular glue. Select nine chipboard pieces (duplicates) from Crate Paper's chipboard collection and attach them to the squares. Randomly choose a location for each. You'll have one remaining square for housing a misc. chipboard piece - fill it in and note that it's there to challenge the child while playing the game.
Once you've compiled all the "pictures" on your board, cover them with the remaining squares using washing tape to hold the squares in place. They should resemble "flaps" for opening and closing.
To increase the games level of difficulty, add numbers to each box. It encourages the child to learn the numbers while remembering the location of each image.
CP Gal: Piradee Talvanna
I wanted to create something a little different for this week's back-to-school theme, so I opted to create journal booklet or assignment notebook. It's on the small side, but could easily be enlarged - it's absolutely perfect for the classroom!
To make the booklet, I first created the inside sections. I started by cutting two sheets of patterned papers along with a handful of normal A4 papers. Then I stitched each section onto the booklet cover. Of course, the next step was the fun part - I embellished the cover and also, hand-stitched a little pocket onto one of the inside sections to include even more items (and plus, I love the handmade look that it lends).
CP Gal: Kimberly Garofolo
To put a slight twist on the back-to-school theme, I decided to do a layout based on one of the first assignments Foster received at the beginning of the school year. I really love it, and thought it would make a wonderful tribute to his Senior year and life. He had to make a list of a hundred things he wanted to do before he dies - kinda like a bucket list. I think it'll be fun for him to look back on this day and see how much of it he's accomplished. I put his list behind the backing of the photograph with a pull tab for easy access. I used a photograph I shot of him looking into the distance. I wanted to incorporate the message of him looking forward in his life.