As the kids in my life get older and their things accumulate it can be tricky trying to decide what to keep! The sheer volume of art work, research papers, class photos, soccer pictures, certificates and birthday cards can be intimidating to sort through.
And while no one wants to be a pack rat you do want to save things that they will want to look through later. Possibly memories they or their kids will cherish.
And in the case of this Dr. Seuss Memory Box you can also add a new memory they may not even know you were creating. It’s something I would love to have now.
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Directions for the Easy To Make Dr. Seuss Memory Box:
- Grab a copy of Oh, The Places You’ll Go! Hardcover by Dr. Seuss. Be sure to get hardcover and write their name on the front.
- Find the plastic box you would like to use. If you have multiple kids I found this pack that I liked with good reviews and good price.
- Also grab some Hanging Organizer File Folders (I like the reviews and value on these). Or you can choose some with some different fun colors.
- On each of the folders write the school year on the front. During the year choose items to tuck inside- pictures, report cards, drawings and anything else significant.
- At the close of each school year have your child’s teacher sign it with a message for them to read at high school graduation. Put the book in the front of the box so you can see their names from the outside.
- Then store it wherever the boxes fit! All your memories are in one neat place to revisit whenever you like or you can hide them until graduation.