Memory Keepsake

Memories survive by being passed down from one generation to the next. Due to the pandemic, most of us are spending more time at home with our families. The goal of this activity is to learn something new about someone in our family. Then, create a keepsake to be passed down to keep your family member’s memory alive.

  1. Ask someone in your family to think back to when they were a kid. Then ask them to share a happy childhood memory with you.
  2. Listen closely to their story. Listen for descriptive details. Ask them to describe the memory’s physical space  — the colors, textures, rooms, furniture, or landscape. Who was with them? Why? Ask clarifying questions. Gather details about their experience so that you can recreate it using collage.
  3. Gather colored paper, old magazines, scissors, glue, and any other materials you can use in your collage to capture the memory. If you would like to create a small keepsake try using the size of either ¼ or ½  of printer paper by folding it down and cutting it out.
  4. Once you have created your memory keepsake using collage — share it using the submission form at the top of this page, or give it to your family member as a gift.