There are many different themes for scrapbooking with kids. Scrapbooking can be done a lot easier with kids if you do use themes. When it comes to themes you can use with your kids for scrapbooking there are so many different options to look at. Your kids are always growing and learning new things. There are new years at school and new sports teams. There are so many different themes for scrapbooking with kids that can be easy and fun. Here are some of those ideas to get your creative ideas flowing.
The age of your child will make a difference on what type of them you are looking at and how much work will go into your themed scrapbook. Younger kids don’t always need a big scrapbook. You can make a small one just for them to carry around and show off. They will like helping you no matter how big or small. Having your younger help you out will also help your kids with their motor skills. Some ideas for kids younger then 5 who like to help with your scrapbooking are:
•Favorite animals-Let your children take the animal pictures or find them for themselves in magazines. Use patterned papers that will allow the kids to match up prints and animals.
•Things that are the same color-This is especially great for kids when they are beginning to learn their colors. They can find things that are the same color and take pictures or cut them out of magazines. Let them glue them onto colored papers to put into the scrapbook you are making together.
•Letters of the alphabet-This is much the same as same color scrapbooks except you can use this for older kids. Again, your children can find or take the pictures to go along with the letters. They can also write the letters themselves to add into the scrapbook for a little bit of journaling.
For kids that are a little bit older you can add more work and bigger scrapbooks if you like. Remember that this is for your kids and you to enjoy together. Keep in mind the type of skills your child has and how focused they will be on the project. You may need to do a lot of smaller scrapbooks for some kids and others will like to do one big scrapbook. Here are some more themes for scrapbooking with kids:
•Sports teams-This can be done in colored papers that match the team colors. Take lots of pictures of the team and your child to put into the scrapbook. Use any simple embellishments you can find that will go along with this sports theme.
•School years-This scrapbook will take the full year but can be started on the first day and include any school type embellishments. Use school newsletters, colors, special field trips, and any type of programs or extra activities that were done throughout the school year.
•Friends-Use lots of pictures of your child’s friends and the things they do together. Make a page dedicated to each friend for them to journal in their favorite things.
•Learning to read- This is great for a child to use when they are beginning to read books and they can then have a full account of some of the first books they read. Take pictures of them reading the book and even let the kids do some of their own artwork to show events in the book.
These are just a few of the themes you can use for scrapbooking with kids. There are so many more you can use. Talk with your child to see what interests they have and try to make the scrapbooks something they will enjoy and be proud of.