Cherished times can be saved in memory jars created by your children. They will add an extra layer of excitement to their journey if they know they will be collected souvenirs from their trip or event to showcase in their miniature time capsules.
Here is a fun version of a memory jar I made with my kids to help them remember all of the fun they had at the beach.
Beach Getaway Memory Jar
Have your children scour the sand for pieces of the ocean washed ashore to create your vacation memory jar. Print out a picture from your visit like running in the ocean, building sand castles, being buried in the sand, etc., the size to fit through the jar lid. I attached my picture to a short wooden stick with craft glue. I cut a piece of cardstock in the shape of waves and covered it with blue water-like paper.
Here is a video I created demonstrating how to make the memory jar. I created this design for the August/September 2013 issue of Working Mother Magazine.