Create a Memory PosterA picture says a thousand words, but adding a few more words
can help to really capture the essence of your child at this pivotal milestone.
Take a photo of your little big kid in their school uniform, perhaps dwarfed by
their giant backpack, against a wall or other blank background. Then the fun
begins! Free online programs such as Canva allows you to turn a photo into a
poster, providing hundreds of potential layouts, colours and fonts. Add
whatever words you like – your child’s name and age, and some fun facts about
their personality and what they love to do.
Draw a Self-PortraitThe super cute first-day photograph is a given, but as a
fun extra activity, get your child to draw their own self-portrait. It could be
of themselves in their new school uniform, maybe even in front of their school
– the details aren’t that important. It’s about capturing how your child sees
themselves at this point in time, hopefully with a big smile on their face,
excited about starting a new chapter of their little lives. Kids’ writing
abilities vary widely at this age, but get them to write “Annie’s first day” if
they can, or a handprint is a cute idea if they haven’t mastered letters yet.
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