Posted by: Amy at FreshlyOrganized.com | October 29, 2009

Fun and Organized Ways to Save Your Kids Schoolwork

PA290389 Kids make some really fun and cool stuff at school.  Last week I wrote about some things to consider when keeping their work.  This week I want to share some ideas on how to keep the treasures.  You can do one of these or a combination of them, whatever works best for you.

  • Keep everything you want for the school year in a box or on a shelf.  At the end of the year you can sort through and pick 5 items that are the keepers.
  • Post all the artwork on a bulletin board.  When the board gets full take a picture of your child next to all the work.  Now you can clean off the bulletin board and start again.  This works great for the pre-K kids who bring home art projects every day.
  • Make a book. This is fun and easy.  You can make a book for each year of your child’s school or you can make one big book that includes all of the elementary years.  There are a couple of ways to create a book.  An easy non-techy way is to purchase a binder and just use a hole punch to put the work in the binder.  You can even purchase sleeves to insert the work into.  The more techy way to do this would be to scan the work and make a photo book.  There are scanners at a lot of discount stores and grocery stores.  They typically have people to help you if needed.  From there you bring home your disc and make a book online.  One of my favorite sites is Heritage Makers for making the photo books. 

These are just a few ideas.  If you like to save the kids work just get something set up so in 10 years you have a treasure not just a box of stuff.  What kind of system do you have set up?   What works and what doesn’t work for you?  I would love to hear your ideas.

Just a note about the picture:  This is my 1st graders recent work.  He drew everyone in our family in the picture except me.  He said I was at the gift shop buying stuff while they visited the tee pee.  It made me laugh so the artwork and the story are making it into his book.

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  2. My company SouvenarteBooks will make a book of your kid’s art for you! It’s really time consuming to scan and photograph your kid’s art and then design a book but that’s our specialty. I know how much art kids come home with because I have two kids. Although they are older now and their creative output has diminished, we always love looking at the
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