Easy as 1-2-100
I recently had to teach 150 kids at a local grade
school about writing. I chose
to do a creative writing activity about themselves.
Many people are doing the “100 things I love” layout, inspired by a
piece in Rebecca Sower’s Scrapbooking Life’s Little Treasures.
Some have mentioned it’s difficult to come up with 100 things. For my
grade school activity, I have broken it down into smaller parts to help
the kids come up with that many items. Use this breakdown to come up with
your own list of 100 Things You Love:
16 ACTIVITIES: ex. dancing, reading, playing
16 THINGS: ex. roller coasters, flowers, journals, yo-yo's
10 PEOPLE: ex. mom, dad, aunts, friends, cousins, famous people
3 SCHOOL SUBJECTS (applies to kids; adults could substitute something
2 MUSIC ARTISTS/TYPES OF MUSIC
See how easy that can be?
This was such a fun project for the students.
They had a great time writing about themselves, and this list made
it really easy for them. Believe
it or not, there were some students who even gave up their recess to
finish their writing projects.
Tammy Thomas has been doing
scrapbooks since childhood, and is passionate about sharing her stories
and helping others do the same. For the past 2 years Tammy has
been a guest instructor at her local grade school and has taught many
children the importance of sharing their own stories. Her work has
been published by Creating Keepsakes, Ivy Cottage and Creative Concepts.
Currently she sells her designs in a local store, and hosts a monthly
scrap club in her home.
Tammy is a stay-at-home-mom of 3 great
kids. She lives in Utah with her husband Scott. When she isn't
teaching or designing, Tammy is usually writing, taking pictures,
scrapping and enjoying her family.