I want to start my saying I can’t take credit for this idea. I married the most amazing man in the world. He came up with the great idea. I just have to share it with you because I love it so much.
As you may know I have two children who love to learn hands on. Because of that we do a lot of field trips as part of our homeschool. As a money saver I can’t handle the prices in the gift shops. My husband found a fun alternative that will cost only cents per trip. He put together post card memory books. Now we spend about 35 cents at each place we visit and we have a great keepsake.
How it works
Pick any memory book you want. My kids each picked the designs on theirs. Ours hold 4×6 images but the options are really endless.
The post card can fit vertically. We then add the date of our field trip as well as any friends who joined us.
On the back of your post card write at least one thing you learned at the place you visited. I let R write her own. I know there are spelling/grammar issues. However, she was very proud of this. If you want to proof errors it might help to pre-write before using the post card.
You may also want to make one for younger children. It’s a great place to keepsake some of their funnier quotes.
How do you keep memories from field trips?