My Remember Book
Language Arts and Art Activity
Children put down their thoughts in a "remember book" about someone who has helped them in some way.
WHAT YOU NEED
- Drawing paper and materials
- Construction paper
- Stapler or other binding materials
WHAT TO DO
- Tell children they are going to write a remembering book about a special
person. That person is someone who helped them in some way. The book will help
them remember the person. Encourage volunteers' ideas about the kind of people
it is good to remember. Examples might include the person who taught them how
to ride a bike or play a game, a relative or friend who gave them a special
gift or treat, a doctor who made them well, and a visitor who is a great
- Discuss children a contents list of the kinds of things they might
include in their Remember Books. Go over the list with children:
A drawing of the person
sentences that tell about the person
A short description of what the person did that is worth remembering
A promise either to thank the person in some way or to spread the good feeling
by doing something nice for someone else
- Establish a "publishing" date and help children correct
their work and make a clean copy. Have children make covers for their books and
bind them. Celebrate the completion of the books by having each young author
display and briefly describe the book to the class or a smaller group.
Children can also make greeting cards to thank the person they are remembering.
Pair children off to read aloud to each other from their books. Display the
books on the library table so that others can read them.
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