School Memories

School Memories lesson plan

Save classmates’ autographs. Collect school photos. It’s easy to make a colorful book to hold a year’s worth of your best memories.

  • 1.

    Remembering your school year is a cinch with this easy-to-make autograph and memory book.

  • 2.

    With Crayola® Scissors, cut posterboard for the back and front covers. Fold the cover. With Crayola Erasable Colored Pencils, draw and color it. Use your imagination to create designs, such as your school logo or mascot. Use your school colors—decorate your book however you like!

  • 3.

    Use the eraser to remove some color. Then add new details to your design. You can make words such as Autographs, your school name, or your grade stand out SO easily.

  • 4.

    To add pages, fold several pieces of paper together to fit inside your cover. Cut along the fold lines to create pages. Insert them inside your cover. Punch holes through all of the pages. Tie them together with ribbon or string.


  • Students anticipate the school year, or reflect back on it, to compile a memory book.
  • Students bind a book with a hand-decorated cover.
  • Students record their memories, write autographs in each other’s books, exchange photos, and compile a keepsake of their classroom experiences.


  • Begin the school year by creating these booklets. Add pages for important events as the year unfolds.
  • Brainstorm to remember and then write about all of the important events of the school year.
  • Try relief printing, a similar technique.
  • Children with special needs may need help to measure pages, punch holes, and tie ribbon.
  • Create similar books for poetry, short stories, sketchbooks, and other records.
  • Assessment: Note how well designs reflect student interests and personalities. Look for detail and creativity.