Saturday, 3 March 2012

Making a little book about our outing.

Last week we went to Landsdale Farm School. I love that it is a cheap outing to see animals where at the end I can have a coffee and the kids can play. I took a few photos but not the best as I was trying not take away from the moment. I even missed a few animals! Oh well there's always next time.

I was thinking of what to do the pictures? flash cards? make my own jigsaws? make a book? I think it's important sometimes to extend our little outings - spot the teacher who can't help herself!! I decided to make our own book. I wanted it really simple so choose simple short repetitive language. I wrote it this time but next time I'm going to getting Molly involved more. I simply made up the pages in words and inserted our photos. I printed them so two pages would fit on an A4 pages.

 Then I cut them down, laminated them, hole punched and used ribbon to hold the pages together.


If you don't laminate your pages I think you can take it to Officeworks and they will bind them for you with a see through cover sheet and card back sheet for just a few dollars. Or print your pages 4x6 and pop them in a small photo book. Or use a display folder. There are heaps of different ways to make a book with your kids.


  1. Love this idea! I remember making a little book when I was five of our family's trip to rottnest ....I loved it more than any other book we owned! I'm sure this will become one of your children's favourites :)

  2. This is a very cool idea for your littlies! xx

  3. Bron (a fellow ex-teacher)4 March 2012 at 09:07

    Another idea if you don't have a laminator would be to set up the pages, then get them printed onto photo paper, or online via some of the photo printing places. All you'd have to do is set it up in a paint program so it saves as a picture for uploading. Easy!


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