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DIY on a Dime: Summer Fun Journal

Posted By Jessica Fisher On May 23, 2013 @ 12:36 pm In DIY,Family Fun,Summer Fun,Summertime | 3 Comments

Record memories of the summer with this free printable summer fun journal.

summer fun journals

For years I’ve wanted to give my kids a journal/scrapbook experience over the summer. I had the idea that every day we could record the stuff we did and that at the end of the summer, we’d have a memory book to look back on. I’ve been percolating this idea for awhile. This year I’m finally dishing it up.

Last weekend I printed off journaling pages for the kids and devised an economical way of binding the pages into a scrapbook.

This isn’t your fancy-schmancy acid-free scrapbook, but I’m okay with that. I want each child to have a simple memento of the summer, in his or her own handwriting.

FREE Printable Summer Fun Journal

There are two versions of this free printable: a weekly packet and a daily packet. My twelve-year old wanted to record things by week instead of by day, so he gets the credit for that one.

summer fun journal printable

  • The weekly packet contains 12 journal pages.
  • The daily packet has 101 journal pages.

Print whichever you prefer. The pdfs are in color. I printed color covers for my kids, but I printed the journal pages in black ink for economy’s sake.

You can take these to your local printer and have them spiral bound. That was my original plan —  until I realized that it would cost about five dollars a piece. I decided to go with brass fasteners instead. The cost difference was huge. I bought brass fasteners for 4 cents each. Twelve cents per book versus five bucks? It was an easy choice to make.

Do what works for you. Brass fasteners aren’t as nice as a spiral binding, but they’ll do the job.

Do YOU have a special way to record summer memories?


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