How to Make the Ultimate Book of Activities


I am always surfing the web (especially Pinterest) trying to find some cool crafts, recipes and activities I can do with my toddler. My bookmarks folder on my laptop were full of interesting activities for kids but it seemed like I never do anything from there. It was there, but not in my plain sight and that was the problem for me.

That is when I decided to make my own ultimate book of activities for kids.

Book of Kids Activities

Just a simple black notebook, right? Well, it’s not! I spend almost a year to fill every single page with wonderful activities for kids and it’s finally done. It has family recipes, interesting crafts, even some life advice I wanted to pass on to my daughter.

Activities for Kids

How to make it?
Pick a notebook with hard cover. You will use this book on a daily basis so it’s better for everyone to be the best quality.
Start simple. Write down your favorite activities, crafts or recipes on a piece of paper. Choose one activity to start with.
Use your favorite pencils, scrapbooking material, buttons, newspapers, whatever you like.
And just start decorating your notebook. One activity by one.
The best thing about this is that every page can be completely different from one before. Let your imagination go crazy!

Recipes for Kids

Recipes for Kids

When you seem stuck and don’t have enough inspiration to move on, just give the book to your friend and ask her to write down her favorite activity or recipe for kids. You will be surprised with how creative your friends can be! Or give to your husband and see what does he has to say.
If you still don’t have an idea what to include, you can choose something from my list ‘101 Things to do with your Toddler this Weekend‘.

Easy cookies for kids

This will be a great memory for your kid (and grandchildren) one day and it can even be a beautiful family legacy. I know I would love to have something like this from my parents or grandparents. Imagine how cool would that be?

Kids activities

*I apologize because some part of photos are blurry. I put so much effort into this that I just feel like it is an intimate part of me, so not really wanted to share everything I wrote. But that is ok, isn’t it? I just give you an inspiration and you will make your own memories, activities, crafts and family recipes…

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  • Reply Natalie Busch March 23, 2015 at 2:39 pm

    How adorable! I love stuff like that. It’s practical, but it’s also the perfect keepsake. You did a great job.

  • Reply veronica lee March 24, 2015 at 5:45 am

    What an adorable idea! I love, love, love what you did!

  • Reply Amanda March 25, 2015 at 2:22 pm

    What a fun idea. I love how it is something more concrete than just a typical Pinterest board.

  • Reply Dawnita March 25, 2015 at 7:39 pm

    I LOVE this! Adding each wonderful image to my “journaling” board on pinterest. We’ve used Smash Books for school before, and I scrapbook for them, but I never thought about this angle. Thanks for sharing!

  • Reply Elizabeth March 25, 2015 at 8:26 pm

    How fun! Love the pages you showed. Just beautiful. And a great idea for creativity with kids.

  • Reply Lee March 26, 2015 at 12:07 pm

    I just found this – and I love the idea. As wonderful as Pinterest is, so much gets forgotten when I have 679 ideas pinned to one board.

  • Reply Crystal From Tidbits of Experience March 27, 2015 at 5:40 am

    I love this idea. It is so cute and adorable, and yet something that the kids can treasure for years to come. Thank you for sharing this idea with us.

  • Reply Sharon Rowe March 31, 2015 at 9:16 pm

    How sweet this is! Thanks for sharing on Monday Madness Link Party 🙂

  • Reply Anna of Stuffedveggies December 13, 2017 at 3:35 pm

    Wow! I LOVE this idea! Thanks! : )

  • Reply Akaleistar December 14, 2017 at 3:04 am

    What a fun idea!

  • Reply lori February 15, 2018 at 5:01 pm

    what a great idea – I’m a grammi now and wish I’d done this with my kids when they were little. Making up for it now. Just started journaling, so it’s going to be fun adding memories of days gone by and new memories! Pictures, verses, poems, random thoughts, drawing, favorite recipes, games, etc.
    Thank you so mch for sharing and inspiring this grammi to leave a legacy for child, grandchildren and beyond!

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